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Old 05-04-2016, 09:14 AM
 
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Are you all paying attention to the chaos breaking out around the world? Anyone following the situation in Europe, & Syria? China's currency about to crash. I feel that it's only a matter of time, potentially that more & more global chaos reaches the US.

Anyway. What are the best types of places in the US to be, to survive any coming madness?

I am -- 37, caucasian, female, single.... Writing/developing an online business. Realize I got a late start having a family, but believing it is still possible -- even if I (also) adopt! I take really good care of myself, anyway.

I have family in Virginia, Texas, Pennsylvania.. would be moving from NYC.

Just looking for any fellow survivalist perspectives out there. And not I don't have a bunch of savings to buy property, etc - or even a car! Ha. So therein lies part of the adventure. I would need some kind of day job, realistically, while I write for my site.

Just not sure I want to stay in NYC that much longer. But I certainly can if I have to.

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Old 05-04-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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So, what exactly are you looking for?
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:01 AM
 
Location: New England
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I feel like Rural places would be best for survivalists. Any large urban area is a target for terrorism or nuclear war. I would recommend just buying a car and living out in the middle of nowhere where you can be self sustainable. It would be best if you could avoid contact with the outside world to avoid any plague that might alienate the human population. I would get a group of people and try to start a settlement in where no one else lives, somewhere in Alaska might work.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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A place where private enterprise is strong. So definitely not DC, nor any state capital,as they all depend on government. Go for a place that isn't prone to natural disasters either, so nowhere on the coasts nor parts of the central states with tornado potential. Best to avoid cold winters as well to be safe. Nowhere too isolated though, as trade lines are going to be even more important. Need somewhere with decent natural resources too, so no deserts.

Cincinnati.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:31 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Did you see the forum here?

http://www.city-data.com/forum/self-...-preparedness/
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:57 AM
 
Location: New England
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Cincinnati.
Tornadoes?
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Tornadoes?
Relatively small risk compared to Tornado alley. Hamilton County Ohio actually only has had 14 tornados 1950-2012. Always some risk for natural disasters anywhere, but Cinci has zero risk of hurricanes, no forest fires, no mud slides, very little earthquake potential, not a lot of tornado potential either. Winters exist, but are mild and short compared to places like Minneapolis, Buffalo, Boston.

Cincinnati is also good because it is right on the Ohio River. It's unlikely to be targeted for terrorism over places like NYC, LA, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco.

Cincinnati terrain would make it difficult for invaders. Southern Ohioans are more likely to own guns for self defense than anyone to the north. Would be possible to form coordinated groups and nice militias if need be.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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Or possibly look at the places least likely to get a natural disaster thread.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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study the nuclear strike risk map below:



apparently you're good in WV, Oregon, and Arizona!
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:34 PM
 
Location: New England
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study the nuclear strike risk map below:



apparently you're good in WV, Oregon, and Arizona!
Why are the upper plains at risk? Where did you get this map?

And just saying snow is not a natural disaster. It's part of life in many northern states there aren't many safety issues involved with it.
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