Sunday, October 14, 2018

survival hermitage book 2


SURVIVAL HERMITAGE BOOK 2
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Of course, there could always be a nuclear war.  It isn’t completely off the table.   In the good old days when we actual did control half of the globe for reals, instead of For Pretend, if some Podunk punk ass bitch like NorK had a nuclear weapon we would have already invaded, rather than huffing and puffing like some rabid mangy wolf.  So, we don’t control who has the nukes anymore, plus, like the world’s biggest dumb ass, we are allowing the nukes we ourselves have to rust away ( just like Russia in the 90’s-but what is our excuse? ). 
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Twenty years ago, we could let our nuclear arsenal shrink.  We had few enemies that could say Boo.  Oh, we kept them afloat, such as giving away military technology to China so we had an excuse to keep the Military Industrial Complex alive and kicking ( which is why I believe we actually gave Russia the tech for nukes after WWII-if we didn’t have an enemy as big as the Nazi’s or the Nips, our factories and economy might go idle again.  And, yo, we had central bank war loans to pay off! ).
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But we were strong enough that they were a paper tiger.  Now, we are the Paper Mache Power.  Our ability to assume no one would dare attack us with nukes is no longer there.  Hell, China has back-door access to all the computer chips they sold our military and infrastructure assets.  You have to wonder if we could even nuke whoever we needed to.  But despite all that, I think the probability of a nuclear war is still low.  Low enough I simple don’t worry about fallout.  Well, I do about fallout from Fukishimo, but there isn’t much I can do about it except fatalistically await my rectal cancer.
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This does give you more freedom of action, if you don’t need to plan for global thermonuclear war ( I’m not saying it is silly to plan for it, just that if you play the probabilities you most likely can place that threat down lower on your list ).  You have more remote areas to pick as a retreat.  Not Yuppie Scum Cement Castle On The Mountain Top retreat.  Sorry, but you know the economy isn’t coming back from double ( any day now, triple ) derivatives bubble burstings, PLUS global Peak Oil ( peak net energy, peak BTU delivered, NOT peak volume ).
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The only thing you should be doing is prepping madly ( because of the lack of time left ) and frugally ( far more bang for the buck ), and that means no FLIR scopes and no quarter million dollar fancy ass retreats.  Which always seem to have a yellow brick road for present thieves and future looters to follow up to ( either paved roads or power lines, if you have ties with modernity than you aren’t really hidden or remote enough ). 
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Since your biggest expense is going to be land, and by definition When This Sucker’s Going Down, you need to minimize the cost of said land so as to have the investment funds necessary to buy all your other important crap like food and ammo ( you don’t necessarily need to buy the land if you are remote enough.  I hate that strategy, though.  A legal squat is so cheap, and the value of not drawing the attention of the authorities so valuable, just friggin buy the damn land already.  A LOT of junk land sells for under the price of a Fun Boy Toy full thirty semi-auto battle rifle, and hence leaves you zero excuse to not purchase it.
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The great thing about that cheap junk land is that it is way out of the way.  Here is the general rule of thumb.  If you are a few hundred yards from any road, and hidden, the odds are that no one will find you. Because as a culture and society we are some lazy fat bastards.  If we get out of sight of our motor vehicle we break out in a sweat and hyperventilate. 
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If you are a mile or three from that first few hundred yards, and there is no indicator that anything of value is out your way, odds are that you will be left in peace for a very long time.  Obviously, there will always be the odd ATV rider or hiking hunter, but we are still talking about avoiding far in excess of 99% of all people in your immediate area of operations.  If I was three to five miles from the nearest house or power line I’d feel perfectly safe ( not to let down my guard, but safe as in not having the feeling I’d be overrun ).  And then a road would be okay as long as it led no where important and was hardly ever used except by off road vehicles ( like an old abandoned development road ).
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This is where you will find cheap land.  Because few folks finding even land for a mere thousand bucks will accept living on it since it doesn’t have running water or electricity.  They actually believe they are roughing it on par with real ‘Ol Timey pioneers just for getting their shiny paint on their vehicle dusty from living on a by gum dirt road.  I crap you not.  People are embarrassing, and the worst part is that these are lower income folks.  Imagine how helpless and pathetic actual Rich Bitches are.
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Of course, we aren’t even close to Survival Hermitage yet.  We are just moving to Off Grid Frugality right now.  The next big thing after real estate ( and lack of car, obviously, otherwise you are far too easy to reach if your vehicle can easily get to your land ) is going to be ONLY having a casual income source.  If you have to commute to work every day, you aren’t far enough out of town to avoid everyone.  Because, duh, newsflash everyone.  There is only one way to survive what is coming, and it is the same as it was for nuclear war.  You have get way out away from people where you can hide.
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Continued whenever next time.  There will probably be more introduction, if I can really stretch this puppy out.
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10 comments:

  1. Good Jim, keep covering those ground rules first, before minion wannabes make decisions and purchases based upon half baked ideas learned from the internet. I am carefully making such decisions, (using too much time to do so, but necessary) so as to not settle and locate self in area by hasty decision and viewed through rose colored glassess. Many site selections may look good versus where your fleeing from, but only covered half of requirements of minion checklists. Hermitage kinda means just that.

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    1. Definition of me writing a book: I get to cover all the basics again to pad the word count, PLUS I get to add a lot more detail you don't want to hear :)

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    2. Jim, can you post that link to junk land you posted awhile back? I'll bookmark it this time. Thanks.

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    3. https://www.landwatch.com/default.aspx?ct=r&r.PRIC=880%2c999&type=268,6843
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      You don't need to bookmark it, it is included every day at the end of the article in my Info Dump paragraph ( the one I beg shamelessly for donations. At the end of that are links to my web site, Wal-Mart wheat, junk land )

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  2. Over at the hermitary.com website, there are quite a few writings from actual real hermits (There’s some kind of vetting process to make this determination; one imagines from the grand puba of hermits, or whatever the hell title such a dude that decides on such matters has). I don’t recall there being any actual tips on being a hermit, but it might give one insight into the mindset required in order to be a successful hermit.

    Most of these dudes seem to squat on public land, but I completely agree with what you say about having junk land. Personally, I wouldn’t think that you could count on a cache being there when you needed it on public land. How hermit dude’s get around this, I can’t say.

    According to your criteria, my remote Elko land sounds pretty darn secure (What can I say? I never get tired of these confirmations, that for once in my life, I might have actually made a sound decision :D ).

    Yeah, I’d say that nuclear war is pretty far down on the list of threats. I’d say that the biggest threat is massive unemployment and civil unrest, followed by looting. There’s also the possibility of an unforeseen event, such as an EMP flare, or terrorist attack, that might usher in an immediate collapse, if only perhaps in a specific geographic area. And while this is likely higher up on the list than a nuclear threat, it’s still probably lower on the list than an economic crash.

    http://hermitary.com/

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    1. I checked out this site before and walked away completely unimpressed. But I thank you all the same. Hopefully some minions will appreciate it.

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    2. Sorry. Yeah, it’s not at all pertinent to survival, so I guess it really doesn’t have any place here. It’s mostly related to philosophy, and will appeal to those that enjoy this topic. It will probably provide some value to those minions that are actually considering the hermit lifestyle, but I’m sure not to anyone else (Except again, those that enjoy philosophy).

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    3. I don't object personally on grounds of having a place here. Hell, Walking Dead has no place here, other than to point out a declining industry. I objected on it lacking ANY interest. But, that is personal not professional. If it works for some minions, more power to the site.

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  3. I have to keep working because I cant figure out a way to make it without a little money. I'm not smart enough to write pornography for 10 cents a word. I cant stomach selling plasma anymore. Also I don't have great hair. But I do live now on 6000 a year. Looked at another parcel of forest land. 5 acres for 7000 dollars. Its a lot more remote than my current location. About 60 miles southeast of me. I would stay where I am but cache on the new location as a fallback if I'm somehow forced to retreat. Keep up the good work, Lord Bison

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