Question from Harold
I read with great interest a few of your articles. From all I’ve read, you are dead on. We live in Florida and plan to move to TN in early spring ’14. Most of the articles I read mention mid-to-eastern Tennessee. My search for property has taken me more to mid-to-western TN. Any opinion or advice? Also your opinion on joining the Tennessee Preppers Group or another?
Thanks for any info you care to share and keep up the good work of providing accurate and honest info.
M.D. Creekmore Answers : Get as far from Memphis and Nashville as possible. Those are the main population areas in the state, and where most of the danger is. Don’t buy property, along any main routes of travel (interstates and state highways) look for property on county roads, with several turns before reaching the property if possible. As for a group, I’m not a member of any prepper groups – my “group” is my family and neighbors.
The higher the property values the higher the taxes – I have five and a half acres and my taxes are less than $100 per year. Fentress County TN is a good location if you’re retired or self-employed. Same with Scott County – try to find land near the big south fork if possible, if in Scott County stay away from the brimstone area, because it is a tourist attraction and a couple of times per year there maybe 10,000 ATV riders in the area.
If you have to find a job then your best bet would probably be to move to a neighboring county that joins Knox County so you can work in Knoxville but not live in the city. Living near the TN / KY state line is good because KY has no tax on food and TN has no income tax. So you can live in TN with no income tax and drive across the state line into KY to grocery shop and pay no tax on food…