Survival Retreat Locales

How we Found Self-Sufficiency in Newfoundland

by Guest Blogger - February 19, 2014 • 38 comments

This is a guest post by Lake Lili and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. We moved last year to Newfoundland. If you aren’t sure where that is, find the Gulf of St. Lawrence on your maps of North America. Go north to Canada and head to the east coast. It’s the large island between Quebec and the […]

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Questions and answers with The Wolf Pack : Moving to the Redoubt of The East

by M.D. Creekmore - February 19, 2014 • 154 comments

My family and I currently live in NE Florida and really want to move to a more rural area that supports a self-sufficient lifestyle. Areas in Florida are not ideal, by any stretch so we had been looking in Western North Carolina as a possible area to move the family and start our own homestead. Until […]

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Letter from B : Fifty below Zero

by M.D. Creekmore - January 1, 2014 • 68 comments

You read the title correctly. Last night when I went out to do chores, it was 40 below with wind chill making it feel like 50 below. As cold as the surface of the planet Mars. It was close to midnight and my first chance to get outside. This is the kind of weather that […]

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WBIR local news TV report – Survivalists deem TN Plateau prime prepper property

by M.D. Creekmore - November 28, 2013 • 39 comments
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A couple of days ago local news channel WBRI ran a news report entitled “Survivalists deem TN Plateau prime prepper property.” It was all about the area and how preppers are buying property and flocking to the Plateau, for safety and support in the event of a collapse of the current system. Sadly, me or TheSurvivalistBlog.net was not mentioned in the […]

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Cumberland Plateau: A Popular Destination for Preppers

by M.D. Creekmore - November 13, 2013 • 31 comments

Press Release… KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Are you preparing for doomsday? Maybe not, but many of your neighbors, friends and family are doing just that. Many Americans feel that the country is in a crumbing condition and are anticipating a doomsday scenario. This has them running to the mountains to seek the amenities of remote land. Owning […]

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Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : Advice on moving to Tennessee

by M.D. Creekmore - October 16, 2013 • 58 comments

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. […]

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Here Are the 5 Freest States in the U.S.

by M.D. Creekmore - August 14, 2013 • 31 comments

According to TheBlaze.com (Glenn Beck Show) The 5 Freest States in the U.S. : 1. North Dakota is the freest state in the U.S., followed closely by 2. South Dakota, 3. Tennessee, 4. New Hampshire, and 5. Oklahoma, according to the Mercatus Center at George Mason University’s third annual “Freedom in the 50 States.” Surprisingly, Texas did […]

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Map of gun owners in the Eastern Redoubt

by M.D. Creekmore - July 10, 2013 • 10 comments

Each yellow dot represents a gun owner… According to this report over 379,209 background checks for firearms purchases in TN in 2012 – that on top of the millions of guns already in the state.

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A Prepper Stronghold The Redoubt of the East?

by M.D. Creekmore - July 1, 2013 • 52 comments

The results of our recent poll “Where the Wolf Pack lives” was very interesting. According to the poll 45 preppers / families (who read the blog – I’m sure that there are many more) live within the Redoubt of the East (Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee). Folks it looks like we are developing into a prepper stronghold here […]

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Friday Poll: Where the Wolf Pack lives…

by M.D. Creekmore - June 28, 2013 • 153 comments

Click on the following link for more information about The Redoubt of The East, and why you should consider moving here if you’re looking for a retreat location located east of the Mississippi.

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Monday : Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack

by M.D. Creekmore - June 24, 2013 • 61 comments

Question from Mike S I live in Florida, and unfortunately for me Joel M. Skousen in his book “Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places” lists Florida as the worst state in the U.S. for a retreat location. My question is this, do you think it is worth the effort of moving my family to […]

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News form the Redoubt of The East

by M.D. Creekmore - June 19, 2013 • 7 comments

U.S.’s Oldest Cave and Rock Art Discovered in Tennessee : “At more than 6,000 years old, prehistoric cave and rock art found in what is today Tennessee is easily the oldest discovered yet within the United States.” America’s Ancient Cave Art : “Deep in the Cumberland Plateau, mysterious drawings, thousands of years old, offer a […]

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Welfare map or where not to be when the SHTF

by M.D. Creekmore - April 5, 2013 • 99 comments

Via an E-mail forward – original source unknown – accuracy unknown. The 11 States highlighted on the attached map now have More People on Welfare than they do Employed! Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. […]

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Why South Dakota is a great Bug out location

by M.D. Creekmore - March 28, 2013 • 73 comments

This guest post by Cindi N and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. I’ve been reading the entries for a few months now. At first I didn’t feel I had much to contribute because everyone seemed so knowledgeable and way ahead of the curve on preparations. Frankly I was a little intimidated by the level of preparations some […]

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A Great Place to Hunker Down

by M.D. Creekmore - March 20, 2013 • 37 comments

This guest post by Marilyn C and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. If the SHTF on Saturday while I was away from home I was defiantly in the right place. I attended the National Preppers and Survivalists EXPO at the Nashville fairgrounds. I will admit I was excited as the publicity promised lots of educational opportunities and booths […]

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Letter and question from Backwoods Prepper

by M.D. Creekmore - March 20, 2013 • 85 comments

We discuss a lot of things on here, why we prep, how we prep. I have a burning question that I would love to start a conversation about. But first for some of you that don’t know me. In 2005 after getting the survivalist / prepper bug I picked up and moved 750 miles away […]

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News from the Eastern Redoubt (the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau)

by M.D. Creekmore - January 21, 2013 • 18 comments

Unemployed in Tenn. at lowest point since 2008 : “The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.” TN bill would charge federal agents for enforcing gun laws : A Tennessee lawmaker Rep. Joe Carr is introducing legislation to stop the federal government from enforcing a ban on […]

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South Texas as a Survival Retreat Option

by M.D. Creekmore - December 21, 2012 • 65 comments

This guest post is by KNB  and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. I’ve read all the available blog/book info on retreat locations. I’ve reviewed everything on JWR’s Survival Blog, including his directive that everybody go live in the “American Redoubt”. I get it. However, I’m from Texas, and I’m probably not leaving anytime soon. If […]

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From The Redoubt of The East aka the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee

by M.D. Creekmore - December 20, 2012 • 12 comments

Tenn. gun law to move forward despite school massacre : “Supporters of gun control have called for tighter restrictions on ownership in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, with President Obama hinting that he might back such an effort. But in Tennessee, gun rights advocates say they have no plans to change course. The […]

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Our Location, My Parents, and Our Last Defense Location

by M.D. Creekmore - November 20, 2012 • 17 comments

This guest post is by By buckiqt and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . I live in a small town in Pennsylvania, Located right off of Interstate 80. Its your regular small town where everyone knows what is going on, and its usually pretty quiet. We are blessed with a beautiful river, which is even more beautiful now […]

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