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Monday, December 1, 2014

moving


MOVING

Besides the obvious answer, The Dreaded Spouse, I can’t understand why so few preppers move.  Unless survivalism is a mere hobby and you don’t Honest Injun believe the end is nigh, moving out of a bad location should be as important as getting out of debt or procuring a basic stockpile.  It might be that this lack of imagination on my part is my fault.  Perhaps the statistics proclaiming that the average American moves once every five years ( or something real close, my memory is struggling to work after only several cups of coffee short of a full pot ) has deluded me into thinking that the nature of upheaval and relocation is not as traumatic as all my fellow survivalists make it out to be.  I could be a freak of nature, having moved as a child on average every other year until middle school when we settled down, and the act of moving to me is second nature and unworthy of concern.  To me, it is all about logistics only.  I have no concern over deciding to move.  There is no worries I wouldn’t make it in a new location, once I decide to move.  I just worry about how to do so.  I have now been in Elko longer than any other one physical location in my entire life, just to tell you how many times I’ve nonchalantly moved.  Need a new location, a new girlfriend, a new job, better weather?  Just move!  I’ve never invested my ego in a job ( except this relatively non-paying one of writing ) and never had a problem giving one up to move.  Neither, now, do I place much credence in a particular wife if they need to be jettisoned due to refusal to move.

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Hell, I still check E-Bay for real estate ads even though I’m pretty content staying here.  Just to keep the dream alive of moving to better myself, even if that is nothing more than an illusion.  If I had to move again, say Elko became a fracking site which looks possible, I’d have only one criteria and that would be if I could buy land cash on the barrelhead elsewhere.  I’m now too enamored with being rent/debt free to ever take it up again.  I wouldn’t even have to worry overly much about job availability this time like I did the last when the wraith of the ex-wife eagerly awaiting her  “child support” check which was more like her “Ford Mustang car payment” check.  I can liquidate all my other real estate holdings and my bank account and collect Food Stamps and use my writing income for propane and cigarettes.  I have far more preps than I actually need, even if they are low grade to the extreme.  Hell, just writing about it makes me want to seriously pursue it.  So why is it so hard for others to contemplate moving?

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I understand spouse refusal.  And I understand potential spouse attraction.  You leave the bitch, she kills you financially.  If you are free to leave the bitch without financial consequences, you then have zero chance of attracting a new mate without a good paying job.  Believe me, I’m experiencing it first hand.  Just to have a chance with the lowest social order of female you have to have a minimum of the first rung in promotional positions at a workplace ( I’m not talking booty calls, I’m talking long term relationships ).  Women act like what’s between their legs isn’t shared by 52% of the population.  With females slightly overrepresented in population, and with their increased longevity, you would think attracting a mate wouldn’t be so difficult.  You’d be wrong.  So, in essence, to move out of the city, you either give up lots of money or you give up women ( if you have to take a big cut in position to move ).  To stay, you give up your life sometime in the future.  Which, I guess, is the acceptable default choice.  And, I suppose, sacrificing anything is too much to ask.  Better to hope and pray for nothing bad to happen.

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22 comments:

  1. I seem to read your blog less and less. When I do bother to read your blog, I am beginning to believe that there are worst things than collapse, such as being a survivalist and hiding out in a hole somewhere. Per your instructions: "If you criticize me..." I hereby praise your hair.

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    1. But, WHY do you read less and less? Too repetitive? Not Happy Happy Joy Joy enough?

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    2. The funny part is, I find myself reading your blog less and less, right before you change the format. Doesn't seem to matter what the change is, it always gets more interesting after you change it.

      I'm not saying that you should change it all the time, but I think you have a good handle on when your creative juices start to run out.

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    3. With the ( now ex? ) wife leaving, I should be full of piss and vinegar for awhile. My sex drive might be way down but not getting any still fills me with hate and discontent.

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  2. Age helps, the older i get the less i need women for anything other than housekeeping and cooking.The ones over 50 don't stirr the loins anymore and to keep up with a youngin leads to an early grave.I'm content to take it or leave it.

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    1. The young'uns to blow, and not in a good way

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    2. It is interesting how describing a 'Hunters Loo' (Pooping in a bucket) weeds out lots of female choices. That's ok,I am 33 more payments on the mortgage.

      Jim, you might consider phone consultations.....just another way of generating some $.

      MOFreedom

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    3. I can't imagine the phone would be any better than online. Plus, I'd kind of feel like a heel charging. If someone is a retard and I tell them that, we all win. They do something smarter and I feel superior. :)

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  3. I personally picked up and left the state I'd resided in from birth.
    Jobs(mine and the wife's). Family(blood). Friends(hard to replace going from city to country).
    Left it all for a cross country trip with all my remaining belongings in two cars and trailer. Left at 3 in the morning and had to be on a ferry by 6 that night many, many miles away. No fucking around. No screwups. Nothing. Still barely made it. Arrived with almost no funds or furniture. Picked up the key for a shitty shack we'd rented, sight unseen. Gritted my teeth, smiled for the wife and kids, and we all sucked up the suckful suckyness of the first six months like troopers.
    Looking back, the act seems huge but I recognise our survivability at the old location to have been a percentage of the decimal variety.
    Let's face it in Darwinical terms.
    If you can't even drag your ass out of your comfort zone PRIOR to the collapse then you're going to be SHTF roadkill one way or another.

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    1. Unless of course you use fracking oil to power your armored BOV away from the city at the last minute, shooting semi-auto fury about at the unworthy poor masses. Why, then you'd be THRIVING instead of SURVIVING. Barf, vomit.

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    2. It's a sad thing that I'll never be able to see their faces at the very moment they realise that their ridiculous plans are completely god-damn stupid.
      I suspect for most of them it will be before they even get in the car.
      Standing there, trying to stuff their crap in the back of a wagon that's overdue for a service with shitty tires, wife screaming at them that this will all blow over in a couple of days, it will hit them like a ton of bricks.

      "How in God's name did I ever think this was going to work?"

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    3. Yeah, I was just thinking along the same lines, if you're planning on bugging out as a survival strategy, then you should be willing to pick up and move before TSHTF.

      Myself, as someone who has changed my legal address once in my lifetime, realize that for me, bugging out is an absolute last resort I'm-already-dead-anyway kind of thing. That's why I'm living in community where the permaculture/homestead/survivalist community is probably 10-100x more prevalent than the average in the US and am working on building those connections.

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    4. Reading the comments is always good specifically for comments like yours Wombat.
      "the act seems huge but I recognise our survivability at the old location to have been a percentage of the decimal variety.
      Let's face it in Darwinical terms.
      If you can't even drag your ass out of your comfort zone PRIOR to the collapse then you're going to be SHTF roadkill one way or another."

      I too picked up and relocated to more survivable environs. Not once. Not twice, but now _5_ times. With wife, and child in tow. Jobs are currently essential- so that is on the list of things needed for a move. But each time was (usually) toward a more survivable location. Living where the population was lower, where food is grown with minimal artificial inputs, etc. It can be hard to find jobs, housing, and friends in such places. It is WORK. but if you aren't willing to do that sort of work and minor discomfort to survive now, how are you going to be willing to schlep 2 miles through the cold to fill up the water buckets? How are you going to be willing to hide in a latrine to avoid the attacking gang of cannibal rapists?
      If you cant do it, just put your head down on the road in front of the oncoming semi.

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  4. Isn't it strange how so many people just happen to be be born in the most perfect of all places? Well, actually I think I came close. Only missed it by about 15 miles and fixed that soon as I was able.

    Of course, I spent about the half the year living as a nomad. It gives me the chance to check out a lot of places and ways of living.

    By the way, I've got a lovely wife who doesn't mind peeing in a bucket. She's a pearl beyond price.

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    1. My first reply was, WHAT??? 40 below in winter is the perfect place? Then I realized, idiots such as myself live in 20 below without a forest and smart people live in 40 below with firewood.

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  5. I want to move, my wife does too !
    The logistics at this time are not good though.
    I'm walking, but just barely. Not able to make it very far without rest.
    So moving at this point ain't in the cards.
    At least I'm not a total slug now lol. Was really worried that shtf while I was totally down.
    I'll keep working at it and perhaps the body will recover enough to handle moving all that crapola he he.

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    1. Dude, I thought things were sweet at your jungle fortress?

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    2. Oh no doubt the swamp is better and will be a go to place if need be.
      Yet my accident and the fraility of life has made us both homesick for the mountains. That and we've decided that some elevation might be nice.
      What else is new , we had a place in the sticks out in Idaho . Decided that without oil the north just is not viable.
      Then we traded all that for a sailboat and lived on it down here for seven years. Came to the conclusion that given the hatred for Americans once shtf makes that avenue risky at best anywhere outside U.S. soil.
      The swamp set-up was the next evolution toward security. It works for so long as we're here. The huge population and low elevation are its drawback.
      I suppose there really is no perfect solution eh...
      Whatever we decide in the long run, it will be well thought out before the next redux.
      Getting almost killed has a tendency to make one reevaluate priorities. Even though the wife and I still feel the need for long term security in this crazy world in the form of a retreat of some sort. We both feel that life is too short not to enjoy its location.
      We have a deep longing for mountains once again, just needs be far enough south to be survivable without oil and grid down.

      Maybe I bounced my head to hard on the highway lol

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    3. I feel ya, brother. Always greener pastures.

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  6. I found a woman who took me in when I was stone broke. She will poop in a bucket but only in a emergency. Jesus is good to me (yes I believe).

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    1. Jesus might feel sorry for you and throw you a bone, but I am still his favorite.

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  7. Must be the hair. ...

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