In real estate and business location is everything. But, for a Prepper seeking the ideal hide-a-way, location takes on a whole new meaning. Preppers don't want an in-your-face, splashy, busy, popular location. Preps want an out-of-the-way, off-the-beaten-path, remote location that's hard to get to, hard to find, has no access roads, no phone line, and no utilities. The great thing, besides the obvious, is that this land, if you can find it, is dirt cheep. Case in point. . . One of my readers found such a place, 15 acres, backed up to BLM land, surrounded by forests, with semi-rough terrain, and a small, year round, spring fed creek. The property, as he describes it, was in no-mans-land. He picked up this property for $6800 bucks, with only $200 down, and, I think. payments of, about, $79 dollars per month, owner financed. Can you believe it! There are good deals out there to be found. You just have to look for them. I live in a Central Colorado, touristy, mountain town. And, I'm trying to find a similar piece of property as the one described above, through tax lien auctions. I'm not trying to take advantage of someone else's misfortune. A lot of these properties are in limbo and most people don't want to purchase the type of properties that I have described. Works for me.
Ideally, for security purposes, you want some open area with, at lease, a 100 yard diameter, to provide a 360º field of view. It also serves as a fire break. You'll want a nearby source of water, like a stream or creek. Another good feature is a limited entry point, like an opening through a narrow ravine. Strategically, this allows you to focus your early detection system at the most likely source of entry. Having a gate can sometimes be an invitation. If a perpetrator wants entry, a gate is not going to stop them. On the contrary. It gives a signal that someone may be living there. It would be good to have a fall back location elsewhere on the property complete with ammunition and stores.