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If you live in the United States, which state do you live in? If the grid went down nationwide and society as we know it collapsed, would be people be escaping from your state, or escaping to your state? Hopefully, you live in one of the latter states. If not, you might want to think about moving.
Of course, it really depends on what type of disaster you’re anticipating. In many scenarios, you might be better off living in the suburbs outside a major city. In other scenarios, moving deep into rural areas might be your only chance at survival. With that in mind, I want to share this article from Survival Blog.
I’ve come across many articles about where to live when the SHTF, but this is the most detailed and well thought out one I’ve ever seen. In addition to population density, the author takes many criteria into account: water supply, farmer’s markets, low housing costs, defendable terrain, natural disaster risk, healthy local economy, and even the number of noxious weeds. Follow the link below to read his list of states and thoughts on each one.