People choices define their capability to prep. Sometimes you are lucky and you already live in an area which supports prepping, you may even have spare money or you may have a job that allows you to work from anywhere.
Most of us are not that lucky though. We don’t have that many choices. We either work and stay in a bad tactical situation or we don’t work and can’t afford to prep properly. We need to work to keep ourselves and some of us if we are lucky may have a little extra to put aside for prepping but it is not enough to move on and continue doing what we are doing. If we did then our incomes would be reduced. Our choices are Hobsons Choice.
Generally, those that live in the wilds either go there with existing money or they live on reduced money.
Personally, I couldn’t move anywhere because it would move me too far away from my job. I would then have difficulty paying for my dream place. A catch 22 situation.
So I have now revised my plans and decided that my best option is to compromise and stay in a decent job. Prep as much as I can there and find myself a bit of land close by that I can use as a BOL. I just can’t afford to move and live on the property.
This then creates a different issue for me. I will have some land that I can use to practise on and prepare for a BOL whilst still having my home in suburbia with all the risks in that. I’ll keep my preps spread between the two with longer term preps buried in the back garden and enough in my home to survive for a few months, while the land will contain the bulk of my preps well hidden. I will then evaluate the situation and either dig in at home or move to the BOL when it is suitable. I will consider staying at the house full time but the BOL is there for just in case.
It’s not ideal but I can’t see any other way of doing it and it suits my circumstances. The issue is getting a bit of land that is suitable, I have a list of criteria, the key areas are
- Within 45 minutes of my house
- Not to close to main roads
- Access for machinery
So, the next step is finding some land before I go any further.
Wish me luck.