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    Best Place To Live In US To Prepare For Economic Collapse

    What Is The Best Place To Live In The United States To Prepare For The Coming Economic Collapse

    Author: Mac Slavo- May 3rd, 2011
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    The following article has been recommended by The Daily Crux http://www.thedailycrux.com/ and republished with permission from The Economic Collapse Blog. http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/arch ... c-collapse

    Some additional SHTF Planning thoughts and considerations appear as a supplement to this article in Considerations for SHTF Living & Bug Out Locations. http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-prepa ... s_05032011

    What Is The Best Place To Live In The United States To Prepare For The Coming Economic Collapse



    What is the best place to live in the United States? I get asked that question all the time. My answer can be summed up in two words: it depends. The truth is that the answer is going to be different for each person. All of us have different goals and different needs. If you have a very strong network of family and friends where you live right now, you might want to think twice before moving hundreds or thousands of miles away. If you have a great job where you live right now, you might want to hold on to it. You should not just assume that you are going to be able to pick up and move to another part of the country and be able to get a similar job right away. The United States is in the midst of a very serious economic decline right now, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/arch ... in-america and wherever you live you are going to have to provide for your family. Just because you move somewhere new does not mean that you are going to leave your problems behind. In fact, you might find that they moved right along with you. With all that being said, the reality is that there are some places in the U.S. that are going to be much more desirable than others when the economy totally falls apart. For example, during a total economic collapse it will not be good to be living in a large city or in a densely populated area. Just think about what happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. If the entire nation is going through something like that, you don’t want to have hundreds of thousands of close neighbors at that point. So when thinking about where you want to be when everything falls apart, population density should be a major factor. But there are other factors as well and no area of the United States is perfect.

    If you live in or near a major city right now, that is okay. Most Americans do. Even if you have limited financial resources at the moment, you can start developing a plan that will get you where you eventually want to go. If you want to move to another part of the country you can start applying for jobs out there. You can also be working hard to develop a business that would enable you to move. Perhaps you have friends or family in more isolated areas that would allow you to stay with them during an economic collapse.

    Those that possess more financial resources could start thinking about getting a second home in a location that is more rural.

    The key is to come up with a plan and to be working towards accomplishing that plan.

    If you don’t have a plan yet, hopefully the following information will give you something to think about. Not all areas of the United States are equal, and all of them do have problems.

    The following are some thoughts about the best place to live in the United States….

    The Northeast

    A major problem with the Northeast is that it is just so darn crowded. Yes, there are some rural areas, but the overall population density of the region is so high that it would be really hard to go unnoticed for long in the event of a major economic collapse.

    Another thing that is not great about the Northeast is that so much of the population lives near the coast. As we saw in Japan recently, living near a coastline is not necessarily a good thing. While it is likely safer to live along the east coast then the west coast, the truth is that there is an inherent level of insecurity when it comes to living in coastal areas. You never know when the next hurricane, oil spill or tsunami is going to strike.

    Also, the Northeast is really quite cold. So staying warm and growing your own food would be more difficult than in some other areas of the country.

    The Mid-Atlantic

    The Mid-Atlantic is one of the most beautiful areas of the nation. Unfortunately, it suffers from many of the same problems that the Northeast does.

    The Mid-Atlantic has a very high population density. For example, the area around Washington D.C. is pretty much all suburbs for 50 miles in all directions.

    The weather is nicer than in the Northeast and there are some less dense areas once you get south of Washington D.C.

    If you think that the Mid-Atlantic might be for you, you might want to check out North Carolina or South Carolina. The people tend to get friendlier the further south you go and there are definitely some areas that could potentially work.

    Florida

    Florida is generally not going to be a place that you want to be during an economic collapse. The housing market has absolutely collapsed down there and the crime rate is already very high. It is also very densely populated.

    The weather is very nice down in Florida, but one big thing that you need to consider when it comes to Florida is the fact that it is very flat and most of Florida is just barely above sea level. In fact, quite a bit of Florida is actuallybelow sea level.

    In addition, hurricanes are always a major threat in Florida. It is a beautiful state, but there is a lot of risk to living down there.

    The Southeast

    The Southeast has really taken a pounding over the last few years. First it was Hurricane Katrina, and then it was the BP oil spill and then it was the tornadoes of 2011. http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/arch ... ne-katrina

    There is a lot of poverty in that area of the country. There is also a lot of crime.

    There are a lot of great people who live down in the Southeast, but if you do not know your way around it can be a very difficult place to move to.

    The Mid-South

    One of my favorite places east of the Mississippi River are the mountains along the Tennessee/North Carolina border. If you must be in the eastern half of the United States, that is not a bad choice.

    Where you do not want to be is anywhere near the New Madrid fault zone. http://futurestorm.blogspot.com/2011/01 ... adrid.html The New Madrid fault zone covers portions of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. The biggest earthquakes in the history of the United States were caused by the New Madrid fault. Many are convinced that we are going to see an absolutely catastrophic earthquake along the New Madrid fault at some point.

    So if you want to live in the Mid-South, it is highly recommended that you stay far away from the New Madrid fault zone.

    The Upper Midwest

    The Upper Midwest was once one of the great manufacturing regions of the world, but now much of it is known as the “rust belt
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    Florida

    Florida is generally not going to be a place that you want to be during an economic collapse. The housing market has absolutely collapsed down there and the crime rate is already very high. It is also very densely populated.
    1. Florida is gone... like I said there was an Econonomic collapse here

    2. ILLEGAL ALIENS are EVERYWHERE and the crime rate is souring. You better think once, Twice, Ten Times before you consider this state for refuge

    Note: The Police do a real good report as they haul you away in a body bag; but that is basically the extent of the police protection; they show up after the slicing and dicing and the crime scene is already cold
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    Dumb ass Americas will have to suffer the consequense of the Sub prime crisis created by the Banksters (FUELED by Houses told to Illegal Aliens) using NINJA No Doc Loans

    Congress is complicit and is NECK DEEP in the Corruption

    G.W. Bush / Obama are 2 heads on the Same Beast

    Daddy Bush and Clinton are just as culpable with their New World Order Scheme; NAFTA and the Never Ending Wars

    So Suck down your medicine; watch Dancing with the stars and ......

    to all of you Open Border Liberals / NEOCONs that begged for open boarders / Amnesty / Illegal Immigration

    The Crime rate from the Economic collapse will be SOARING .. so my answer to the Open Border Liberals / NEOCONs on your question of what do you when the Criminal Mob or the Illegal Aliens come to take what you have is

    Shhhhh ... Dont Scream, it will all be over soon

    and if you do it will only make me laugh and shoot beer out of my nose as I sit in my Cheap Lawn Chair made in China.

    I have NO Sympathy for Stupid People
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    Related: Considerations for SHTF Living & Bug Out Locations http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-prepa ... s_05032011
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    If the big purge comes like what happened in other Collapses like Rome, Ukraine, Argentina, China where Millions starved to death or were killed by government or rioting mobs; it might be a good thing

    Open Border Liberals / NEOCONs are trusting; with any luck they will the first to be consumed by the onslaught .... that gene pool has to be the goofiest the world has ever seen and they should not be allowed to reproduce to produce more of the same screwed up Mentality

    Michael Savage is Correct; "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder"

    and damn they are going to take us all down with their screwed up thought process

    so hey ... make the best of a really screwed up situation and do the best you can all .... but when they pound on my door looking for shelter it "No Way Jose or George, Bob the Liberal" .... blah blah Blah

    I guess there is always the Never Ending War for a Job or the FEMA camps as a last resort for 3 Hots and a Cot

    in the mean time

    pfffft ... I got enough food for me until my time comes
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    So what would you recommend for a Floridian who was born and raised here and all of my relatives are either in NC/SC or FL? Do we have at least 'till 2016 to prepare, or do you think the collapse is coming much sooner than that-like this year or next year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sacredrage
    So what would you recommend for a Floridian who was born and raised here and all of my relatives are either in NC/SC or FL? Do we have at least 'till 2016 to prepare, or do you think the collapse is coming much sooner than that-like this year or next year?
    the collapse has already happened and will get worse over time; but I think it is being introduced in stages to keep mass panic to a minimum... thats why they did QE1 and QE2 with a possibility of QE3 and 4

    Who knows how long it will be drawn out but NC and SC sounds tempting at this point and if you have family there that can only be a plus

    we are in a 10 -12 year Hyper Inflationary depression ... the beginning of year three and it will only get worse; much worse in my opinion

    but you know what they say; Opinions are like assholes and everybody's got one
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    Unfortunaltey I barely know my relatives up north and I'm not sure I could count on them in case of mayhem...the two I can count on for sure are right here with me in SoFL. Do you think I'm necessarily doomed?

    The plus things about my area is that we don't freeze to death in winter should the power be shut off, the growing season for veggies can be all year and the races get along (so far).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sacredrage
    Unfortunaltey I barely know my relatives up north and I'm not sure I could count on them in case of mayhem...the two I can count on for sure are right here with me in SoFL. Do you think I'm necessarily doomed?

    The plus things about my area is that we don't freeze to death in winter should the power be shut off, the growing season for veggies can be all year and the races get along (so far).
    you should be fine ... I am just worried about it getting worse... thats when I'll have to make decisions on what I will do
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    Yeah, I know what you mean....eventually I picture myself getting out of FL and heading somewhere like Montana (like where BillCunnane is from) but I need some more time for such a venture, and I can't see myself in a freezing cold climate like that without the electric on... and wood still costs money to burn.

    I guess I should get a really good alarm and a good dog (but then again maybe the alarm won't work if the police won't come due to mayhem and robbers could kill the dog) but we can't paralyze ourselves with fear either, you know? SOMEthing's gotta give for the positive eventually!

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