I am a regular Army officer with about 7 or so years until i expect to retire. I am exploring options for purchasing land near a group or rereat area that adheres to the principles articulated by James Rawles in his various works and web site. I explain a bit about my background and then layout the options paths i am exploring.
I am looking for advice, comments, or even to establish contacts for a long term exploration of preparing a site for my family, either as a stand alone family style location, near a set of like minded families, or even to buy land adjacent to an current retreat location for an existing group of people like in the book Patriots. Location is open, but must adhere to Awles principles, and others such as the book Strategic Relocations.
Background: Regular Army Field Grade, MFE branch (maneuver, fires and effects as the branches were reorganized several years ago), screening for Bn Cmd this year and next. I have several deployments with close combat experience, and lots of combat patrols leading men under fire. Also have battle staff experience, again in an operational environment. I am married, 15 years now, 4 kids, with my oldest son joining the Ranger regiment this summer. My military niche is is operations, training, and planning. And of course leading Soldiers. I have a TS-SCI at present.
I’d like to find property in east Texas or the Palouse hills area of the NW. Options include making my family farmstead out alone, abutting another retreat area, or even joining the Right group.
My skills are mainly military skills, but i am starting to learn farming skills now, into my second year with a large garden plot on my 2 acers i own now near my base of assignment. I am mostly prepared for about 4 months, but am going to play the odds and wait to acquire a long term retreat site for a few years, building my skills and establishing a network of folks that are similar in mid set.
I am taking a slow, deliberate approach and am interested in establishing contact with folks in the Ralwsian mind set, and building relationships over time. The size land i am looking for is about a 100 acers but that of course has many tactical variables that could shrink the size or expand it.
This is a great forum. To the webmaster, i would be cautious about plants etc, as in my work, i have access to certain knowledge regarding HLS and the like. But i am sure you are considering that.
Looking forward to the future!