There are many different potential scenarios for a disruption of our social structure, and many different approaches to how people should be prepared. Some people even make preparations based upon some of the potential scenarios. For me, most of the ways that people would like to prepare do not work for me. I don’t want to move to a co-housing facility, I don’t want to fortify my house and hunker down, I don’t want to alter my current employment and lifestyle, and I don’t want to talk endlessly about how to be prepared. I just want to quietly and covertly prepare a remote location for an emergency arrival and long term survival, aka “bug-out” site. If there is ever a disruption in our society, I want to quietly disappear, get out of the way, then come back out when things get better. Even if nothing ever happens, at least I have my own private place to go for recreation any time I please.
Many of the prepper opportunities today can be very expensive. Whether it’s pre-packaged survival foods and equipment, buying or building a house in a community or acquiring land, these things can be quite costly and reduce your ability to acquire supplies. It can be quite discouraging for preppers on a limited budget, especially if they are doing all the work by themselves. It’s also tough to be dependent on others for their survival, especially in today’s society. It’s a double edged sword – you can’t do it alone, and you can’t rely on others so what do you do? My approach makes prepping a little more affordable, allows preppers to make their own preparations without relying on anyone else, and joins together like minded people to work towards a common goal.
This is a brief overview of the plan. I own 40 acres that is remotely located in the San Luis Valley (near the Great Sand Dunes). It is completely paid off. Each member would get 1/4 acre (104′ x 104′) to set up as they please with campers, trailers, RVs, etc. enough to house their family/clan and supplies. These items are abundant, inexpensive, easy to repair and maintain, and provide immediate shelter and storage. You may think they are not ideal for long term survival, especially during winter, but this can be mitigated very easily and affordably. Members will be responsible for their own site, making improvements when they can and growing their stockpile a little at a time. Members will also work together with the other members to make general improvements to the 40 acres for sustainability.
This is NOT a ready-made community where everything has already been done. Members will NOT live on the site, but may use their site for camping and recreation as often as they like. We do NOT accept work in exchange for membership, and we have no income opportunities at this time.
Membership is open to anyone that is willing to work hard, get dirt under their nails, go above and beyond, and able to work well with others. We are NOT religious, political, lesbians, artists, militia, separatists, anti-government, or extremists of any kind. We will NOT discriminate against sex, race, color, nationality, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, financial status, disability or any other reason.
There is alot more to the plan, but it’s too much to put in this post. This plan is very affordable, allows members to make preparations at their own pace and within their budget, and assembles a group of people willing to work together for a common cause. Some of the ideas I have will allow us to accomplish the things we need to accomplish at a fraction of the cost, many of them utilizing unconventional means. If this plan is interesting to you and you would like more information, please send an email to havaclue [at] gmail [dot] com
The project developer lives in Colorado Springs.