Thousands Of Americans Are Fleeing The Big Cities In Preparation For The Coming American Apocalypse

Why are so many people suddenly moving away from major U.S. cities? Recently, I wrote about the mass exodus that is happening out of the state of California, but the truth is that what is happening there is just part of a national phenomenon.

The populations of some of our largest cities are steadily shrinking, and many experts are completely mystified by the seismic demographic shifts that we are now witnessing. Of course there are a whole host of reasons why people would want to move away from huge cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and Cleveland.

For some families, it simply comes down to wanting a better life for their children. But as you will see below, there are others that believe that things in this country are about to take an apocalyptic turn, and the big cities will not be a place that you want to be when economic collapse, rioting, looting, civil unrest and crime are all spiraling out of control.

Urban Prepper Basics for Catastrophe Survival in the City and Urban Areas

Even if you are fortunate enough to have a retreat out in the country getting to your safe-haven maybe impossible during an urban upheaval. Roads blocked by wrecked and fuel-less vehicles will stop most people who are bugging out in their tracks. Maybe you were born lucky and can make it out safely before the balloon bursts, then what?

People in rural areas will start shooting if threatened by mobs of refugees fleeing the city. Don’t expect to be welcomed with arms outstretched. Most country folks don’t trust outsiders; you will likely be greeted with a load of buckshot and not the cup of fresh coffee and meaningful conversation you had hoped for.

After the cities are in ruins, criminal gangs will start to migrate into surrounding rural areas (especially known farming areas) where they will continue their business of stealing, raping and terrorizing in more fruitful territory (when selecting a rural retreat location get as far away from urban areas and main roads as possible).

If you can’t or won’t get out of your urban location NOW at least start making plans to survive the best that you can where you are. It won’t be easy, but it can be done.

News from the Redoubt of the East – Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau

Some interesting developments in my state of Tennessee aka The Redoubt of the East – if you’re from Tennessee say hello in the comments below.

Strategic Relocation The Film FULL VERSION

And if you want the book – Strategic Relocation: North American Guide to Safe Places.

Cities Of Refuge: Why Are People Creating Hundreds Of Places Of Refuge All Over America?

All over the United States, cities of refuge are being created. Now when I say “cities”, I don’t mean vast areas of land that can hold hundreds of thousands or millions of people. Rather, I am talking about much smaller places of refuge that can accommodate dozens or hundreds of people. In a few cases, I know of places of refuge that will be able to take in thousands of people, but that is about as big as they get. There are individuals all across America that have specifically felt called to build communities where large numbers of people will be able to gather when society totally collapses. So why is this happening? Why do so many people feel such an urgency to create cities of refuge that would presumably never be used if we don’t ever see full-blown societal breakdown?

Homestead / Prepper Retreat Located Within the Eastern Redoubt

A ready made homestead / prepper retreat located within the “Eastern Redoubt“. It needs a little work on the inside of the house but at only $79,000 it’s a bargain. It looks like someone was setting it up with the goal of being self-sufficient but something happened (probably divorce)  and they are having to sell…

Check it out – note I am not affiliated with this property in anyway, and earn not money from the sell nor am I being paid to mention it here.

The Beginners Guide To Selecting, Stockpiling And Defending A Survival Retreat Part Two

Once you have your retreat purchased you can begin the serious work of getting it ready to receive you and your hand-picked group. Everyone needs a place to live, sleep, eat and relax. All members of your group will need a place to be alone or completely by themselves for a period of time. I learned that lesson when I took off on my forty-one foot sailboat many years ago and headed for the South Pacific. Take my word for it, everyone needs to have a place where they can be completely alone.

The Beginners Guide to Selecting, Stockpiling and Defending a Survival Retreat part one

It should be no more than three hours of driving to from where you live. It must be large enough to grow your own food, and steps should have been taken well before the disaster occurs as to what to do to get it livable and defensible. The first and most important thing to do is to make the purchase or at least be in the process of purchasing the land. A deed in hand is better regardless of what happens later than to be a squatter on land that belongs to someone else.

Seeking Advice on Choosing a Retreat Location

Hi, MD. Thank you so much for your articles. They are quite informative. At this point, I’m trying to decide between buying land in the Cumberland Plateau towards Chattanooga or North Idaho near Sandpoint or Priest River. I’m currently in Nor Cal, but from the Midwest originally.

Getting Out Of Dodge. One Couples Story.

It was raining early that morning as the wife and I threw the last of our belongings into her trunk, and then herded the dogs into the back seat of my truck. We were approximately three hours ahead of what would become known as Superstorm Sandy skimming the coast of Virginia as it reserved its rage for the Northeast. I took a last look at the house we’d owned for the past eight years, and thought of the money we’d invested in the place. The hardwood floors, the crown molding, the flat screens mounted on the wall in every room, the stainless steel appliances, the three tiered deck with hot tub.