Looking for others of like mind, to move to our area, or convince us to move to yours (in the south central/south eastern OR area).
We currently reside northeast of Klamath Falls OR. The area offers small rural parcels, close to resource rich national forest land, for affordable prices. We currently reside on 3+ acres on a river that we are working on turning into a homestead.
We are not looking for anyone to join our homestead, but instead, we hope to encourage preppers to move to our area. This would allow like minded people to work together as a community; but with most individuals or families owning their own place, so as to avoid the common technicalities and potential difficulties that come with joining someone else’s homestead property.
There are many options in this area, ranging from 1.5 acre parcels on or near a river, to 5-20 acre forested parcels, to ranches hundreds of acres in size. Land is reasonably priced. Land with homes can be a little over priced, but given the status of the real estate market, you can likely negotiate significant price reductions. If you buy bare land, you can get a well and septic, and live in a fancy travel trailer, or build. Whatever works for your situation.
As for us, we’ve been in the area for over a year. Most people here are your typical rural folks. Hard working and self reliant if they can be, church going, looking out for each other, sometimes a little gruff, but with good hearts. There is a growing number of awake, preparedness minded people in the area, although there are still some people dependent on government hand outs.
We hope to turn that around, by getting more self sufficient folks to move here, who are awake, know the economy inevitably will eventually collapse, are willing to work hard for a free and self-reliant lifestyle, and potentially bring more skills to the area.
The winters are cold, and you have to be prepared for such. If you’re going to work in a town, be prepared to drive in snow. If you have your own business, your customers will be limited unless it’s an internet business or something the locals need regularly.
The advantages: Lots of firewood, wild game and fishing. Authorities rarely come out here, water is plentiful and clean, and depending on where you buy, wells can be shallow, though some areas are deep. Summers don’t get too hot. Lots of knowledgeable/skilled folks.
The disadvantages: It’s rural, closest descent shopping is an hour away. It gets cold. Soil may need some amendments (depending on where you end up). Not as many preppers here as we would like yet (that we’ve met – but we all know none of us really advertise). And like I wrote, we hope to change that.
If you are prepper who is serious about relocating to a rural area, and would like more info or to possibly network, feel free to contact. If you are not serious don’t waste my time.