Where to live

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edwards1
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Where to live

Post by edwards1 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:28 am

Hi Everyone
I’m a new member and this is my first post. I’m so happy to have found a uk preppers forum.

So the question is.

I’m putting my house on the market hopefully next year. I’m going to be looking for somewhere with land to move to for off grid living. Where is the safest place to go?
I’ve thought about going abroad, I really just don’t know, I’m rubbish at languages and finding a job would be difficult. I’d like to be away from nuclear reactors, army stations and densely populated areas, Growing food needs to be possible and livestock. We currently live in the south east of the U.K. anywhere down here is out of my price range.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Where to live

Post by pseudonym » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:00 pm

Hello and welcome to the Forum. :)

I'm afraid that without your full history and circumstances (Which we do not expect) I cannot give you anything but go North or West to Scotland/Wales.

Good luck with your search. :)
The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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Re: Where to live

Post by Arwen Thebard » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:11 pm

Hi Edward and welcome. :D
What is your family set up? Single? Partner/married? Kids? Age range?
Do you have any skills yet for living an off grid life?
Look forward to hearing more.
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korolev
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Re: Where to live

Post by korolev » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:10 pm

I spent a week in rural Herefordshire last week. We were on a farm about 5 miles from the nearest shop and 15/20 miles from Hereford.
It's very sparsely populated (compared to the SE where I live) and property prices are very attractive.

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Re: Where to live

Post by Arzosah » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:46 pm

Welcome to the forum, Edward - an off grid life is a great goal, and the questions on the thread are important. In terms of populations movements, I think we have a huge advantage here in being an island offshore from Europe, and I'd stick with that. The population density of SE England, which is where you say you are, is very high, and taken along with the prices, as you say, its not really viable.

In terms of nuclear power, army bases, population density etc - lots of research can be done online. With the nuclear issue, you need to think about the normal wind direction, because that will make a huge difference. And sea level rise - just in terms of being flooded intermittently, not necessarily going under!

It's also necessary to think about how you'd earn a living, not just how you'd live at home. How will you bring money in?

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