This is a discussion on SW Idaho, SW Missouri or Panhandle Florida? Asking advice within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by Kur0n Dillon MT is a beautiful little place and would be great from a live stock stand point. The weather can get ...
Hence why I don't factor the job in too much, I am retiring from the military so that small check won't cover everything but I can do most anything with a smile on my face after military life.
Well, since this a prepper forum I'm going to assume that you are thinking about doing some prepping. Personally, I think the Florida panhandle is not a great location. It may be relative to the rest of Florida, but you are still pretty close to large populations, not to mention hurricanes, and so on. So there is a trade-off going that route. Your other choices seem better from my perspective as long-term prepper spots. Just my opinion.
I actually live east of Dillon, but this place has a lot to offer, mountains rivers streams etc. World class fishing and game. Winter is just a part of the trade.
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Worked in s/w Missouri in the mid 70's, I loved it and the people I met were always friendly and helpful. But I have lived in the Panhandle for the last 30years ( with occasional pilgrimages to Tennessee) and I really like it here. The only thing I would change is to be more rural than where I am now. Missouri will get you some snow in the winter if you like that but 10 months out of the year the Panhandle is great and it's not the winter that sucks Its August and September. Man it was hot this year, or maybe age is making me feel it a little more.
Given your stated priorities and intentions, you might consider eastern Ohio. Surprisingly for one of the 'eastern' states, it fits a lot of your requirements. There are LOTS of farms and rural areas. Heck, the area I'm in doesn't even have zoning laws. Lets see, lots of hunting, fishing, colleges not too far away, summers not very hot, a d winters not too cold. Your wife could find a vet job in no time. The only thing more in demand is nurses. A place to live is easy to find. Farms go up for auction every year. There are cities, too, but I avoid those unless medically necessary (like a visit to Dunkin Donuts). There's something else that helps keep me afloat- low cost of living.
As for your list, all I can do is give you my feeling on them. Florida panhandle- nice climate, if you don't mind a hurricane butting in now and then. Missouri- Flat. Then more flat. And a river that floods way too often. Then hope the ice caps don't melt further. SW Idaho... what is there to say? Ice age winters, right next to yellowstone, several mountainous tendencies that are sure to take the fun out of travel, but at least the scenery is nice.
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I was stationed at Corpus, that border issues isn't getting sorted out any time soon....
Well it looks like MO won out, getting close to making a cement choice and 4 seasons did have a lot to do with it. I was reminded how much I hate a warm winter. I also like the location access to TN, AK an the other surrounding states. I ride a Harley and looking forward to a few sturgis runs, I'll have a lot more time to travel out and hunt, so FL dropped off the list and ID, well not enough of a growing season killed off ID. Plus I discovered this little gem of information....
Military Service Member Exemption
For the tax year beginning January 1, 2013, 60 percent of a military pension income will be exempt from Missouri state tax. This tax deduction will increase 15 percent annually until January 1, 2016, when all military pension income will be tax free. Pension Exemption may be taken on the Form MO-1040, MO-A, Part 3, Section D.
Not bad if I do say so myself.
Now its time to get serious and look for some land and a house.. lol
Thanks for all the advice, this plus other sources made it easier to weed past the usual stuff.