I’ve been getting a daily e-mail full of article links from Prepper Website ( .com ) and I’ve been finding them more and more helpful and inspirational ( I’m sure this was a minion recommendation and I thank you ). Today was an article on the western half of the US being totally unsuitable for relocation for survival:
In short, without water you can’t do much except die, and the West is in a century long drought. I don’t disagree, but several things are unstated. For instance, the West has always had very long droughts and agricultural societies have always perished because of that ( Anasazi, Mayan ). This doesn’t mean the West is a bad place to live, it means the West is a bad place to grow crops. Survivalists and preppers are so concerned with civilization collapse but none of them seem to equate agriculture with collapse, which is exactly HOW the seeds of destruction are sown ( pun intended ). The West is good for nomadism, not farming ( outside a few areas ). And in the meantime, just stockpile the wheat you need to transition to that existence. It is far cheaper than buying farmland and much safer. ALL state warfare throughout history involves the same type of farmland. You put yourself there, you might as well put a target on your back. The West is perfect for retreaters, as long as they don’t think they can live as a farmer ( or, if they do farm, it is in remote areas they migrate to after the collapse ). Don’t discount the very real danger of crowds. Since man’s only natural predator is man, stay away from as many as possible.
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