Where To Live In The United States?
also good to have you, Poet, contribute, letting us old timers know you are out there and still care.
I am minded of a story about a man who saw WWii on the horizon, so he looked at where to relocate, and picked one of the best, most out of the way spots, something like Tunisia, and found himself at the center of one of WWII’s worst battles. So then he decided to relocate to the peaceful pacific islands…
Sometimes the best spots today are still the worst when the house of cards falls, because of the way it falls.
But it is good to think about and read; at least you can start getting an awareness of what is best NOW.
Also good to see you still above ground LOL. I'm afraid that degrees of freedom including health and spouse, always was the big limiting factor, rule out a move for me. Am on the coast where a Katrina or Sandy, way overdue, would drown us back to the Stone Age though I have a BO place with friend further inland. I might have liked to be out near where CM lives but it is wtf cold there.
Thanks for pointing us both to the article, and the site itself, which looks like it has all kinds of interesting stuff on it!
Left the States 30+ years ago and still lovin' it. It's only been down to -46 C. once in the last 35 years, so that's not too bad. Besides, a month of mosquitos and having to plug your car in so it'll start in the morning, has a tendency to keep the riff-raff someplace warmer. Still haven't had snow in July. Have a hell of a garden, though. Merry Christmas!
Exactly like you mention Wendy, it's almost a big city versus rural issue. Tennessee (where I am relocating my family this spring), is horribly skewed by Memphis, and to some extent Nashville. Where I am looking the overall crime rate for the county is better than where i currently am in NH.
Website called Homefacts.com breaks down by cities or counties for everywhere in US.
first, I would refer to a book 'The Long Emergency', most readers here likely are familiar with(?). In particular that author points to regional sub cultural assessments. EX where would you rather run out of gas New England or So Cal? Personally I'd pick New England.
Western TN? maybe I have some old 60's-70's prejudices I can't shake about being stuck in the back woods of TN on a hot night.
This next bit is a bit far a field but I offer it as a experiential template from folks who have had to deal with the kind of issues we comfortable ameeerikans can only blog about. http://earth-roamers.blogspot.com/2014/10/sveiki-atvyke-i-lietuva.html
BTW here in Manhattan we have secret farms underground where old people go in and waffers come out. Highly productive and a big plus to the GDP of NY State. But that's a secret for PP members only.
Thanks for your hellos! I've missed you all. I still lurk here, but I spend most of my time on Reddit nowadays (under a different pseudonym).
Here are a couple of videos. The narrator's criteria and rankings may be subject to debatable, but they are still worth a few minutes of watching and thinking about:
Top Ten Safest Countries if World War 3 Breaks Out
Ten Countries That May Not Survive the Next 20 Years
Would love to hear your ideas and assessments! Personally, I think Canada looks safe.
I find a vast majority of the population & its "leaders" above the mason-dixon line nauseating & economically inept.
Well, sir, as a southern gentleman, I am sure that you are familiar with the phrase, …You can catch more bees with honey than with vinegar. …
Is your statement (above) some sort of code for … well you know … it served as a demarcation line for the legality of slavery or something having to do with, ah, black people? perhaps you could embellish your thoughts along that line [sic]
Personally I find it vaguely offensive although I do recognize that we here are trying to discuss rather distasteful subjects without giving offense to those like myself who live, work and apply ourselves day in and day out often all night if necessary to provide life, liberty and such.
I dare say confirmation bias may be Your worst enemy as opposed to any survey by Mr's Charles Mason (astronomer) and Jeremiah Dixon (surveyor) and the good people of the great states of Maryland or Pennsylvania.
Cheerio my good fellow,
[quote=joesxm2011]Is there anyone here that has some first hand experience on what it is like in Idaho up near Lewiston?[/quote]
We have friends there. It's only about 1,000 foot elevation so warmer/less prone to freezing than other areas of ID. We've seriously considered living there, but it's very brown much of the year. We're just not ready to make that move.
It's in between a lot of things…which is good news bad news. There's a Costco across the river in Clarskston so you can get what you need there…but it's a few hours to a city. They have a good regional airport that tacks on a hundred bucks to connect to a major airport like Seattle.