I reserve judgment on the property until I know more about it but is seems like a deal.However, it raises a topic that I haven't seen discussed on this forum and I'd like to hear Brock's opinion and that of others as well. If you read the likes of Rawls (I have no great problem with him) or many of the other survivalist/prepper groups you might conclude that you just can't be safe unless youare in northern Idaho, west Texas or at the very least the Cumberland plateau.I happen to think there are lots of places in coastal NC where no self respecting "zombie" would be caught dead if he could get there dead or alive but those same spots are more than survivable and indeed "thriveable" (to coin a term).What say you Brock and others familiar with NC and what say you others with intimate knowledge of your own locals?I have an open mind about the topic but I have a strong opinion about some well hidden spots on the coast but I'm not saying where they are.
I reserve judgment on the property until I know more about it but it seems like a deal.It is being sold by my Cousin John to settle an estate. He is a SCV member and a gentleman, so never fear.:)========what say you others with intimate knowledge of your own locals?I fully agree with you as there is no love lost for the federal government among the fishermen here and in addition we have the huge Croatan forest which can take good care of you. If you gamble that there will be no atomic incidence, then I think there are many places in the US other than what Rawls states that would be quite survivable.
Brock, I wasn't doubting that the land sale was legit. Just saying that I'm not personally aware of the location and surroundings and thus the value of the land. No insult intended.
Not at all and I took it the way you meant it.
We did the same thrive-ability calculus back in the mid-70's, Brock, prior to purchasing 35 acres on the White Oak River near the Croatan. Back then we were prepping for a possible Soviet attack (Red Dawn) and the resulting economic collapse. We figured the commies would strike the nuke launch sites out West and the mega population centers in the East (Northeast, DC, Atlanta) first and use conventional warfare to occupation and pacify the survivors. The opening of the Brunswick nuke plant was a factor, however, we figured the the distance and prevailing winds were in our favor. Our first instinct was toward the mountains, however, the longer growing seasons and access to both fresh and salt life of the coast tipped the sustainability scale. I'm also a blowboat guy and prefer sailing a Bug Out Boat to toting a Bug Out Bag!Now we are back in our cozy home along the river after nearly two decades as missionaries in over 30 nations on three continents. We like to say we built our last house first. We do move a bit slower now, but we are in pretty good health and are enjoying renewing our skills in fishing, hunting, and gardening. We also enjoying learning lots of new skills, including how to protect ourselves. And if the TWAWKI ends along the way, we are prepared to batten down the hatches and ride out the storm.
the longer growing seasons and access to both fresh and salt life of the coast tipped the sustainability scaleAgreed. Pin fish will keep you alive.:) I guess you are on the White Oak in Swansboro and I'm in Cape Carteret, so we ought to get together.
"We ought to get together"I'd like to add myself to that. I'm s/e of New Bern about 1 mile from the edge of the Croatan.
Certainly. I'm in Morehead City part of the day Monday through Thursday, but Dixie and I are home on Friday for sure as that is a homeschool day. Usually around on the weekends also. Just let me know, please.