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A house in the mountains

How to Start a Retreat from Scratch

Read the story of a family that bought raw land and built their own retreat, including the many steps they took.
An early edition of Strategic Relocation

Strategic Relocation–Do it Now

How long are you going to wait before make the strategic decision to relocate somewhere safer, less crowded, and better suited for survival.
A woodland cottage

Thoughts on Dealing with Unprepared Neighbors

How should we treat the owners of nearby vacation homes or undeveloped property on our mountain if they show up after the SHTF?
A hot tub in a remote setting

Preppers Don’t Need Hot Tubs

Why do so many prepper properties advertised online feature hot tubs? They won't do you much good after the SHTF.
snowy mountain cabin

The Single Biggest Reason to Move to the Country

When the SHTF, you want miles, mountains, bridges, and other obstacles between you and the Golden Horde pouring out of the cities.
Average annual perciptation

It May be Time to Move

If you live in Southern California or in any of the states that draw water from the Colorado River, you might want to move before it is too late.
Drought monitor for July 12, 2022

Heatwaves, Drought and Dust Bowls

The western drought has spread into the south, threatening agriculture and the food supply. This may be the time to move to the mountains.
A cabin or retreat in the mountains

How to Find Your Survival Retreat

Having a retreat is one of the ultimate prepper dreams, but you don't have to buy one, you just need to identify a place that will welcome you.
A cabin or retreat in the mountains

Looking Back One Year After Buying Our Prepper Property

After living with our house hunting decision for a year, we look back on what we have learned and would do differently.
We opted to live halfway up a mountain, far from the nearest city. Photo by skingery314 from Pixabay

Lesson Learned from One Year of Rural Living

One year in, we would move from the city to the mountains again. If you are looking to go rural, maybe you can benefit from our experiences.