A thread where it would be easy to like every post, all make sense. Buying a home latter in life you must consider condition. You do not want to be trying to make a lot of improvements or have one that needs a lot of work. Size is another thing S may not hit the fan in ways we think. Don't be trying to pay for or maintain to big a house.
Location is a big thing avoid where others will head to both during SHTF and just because it is a good place to move to.
In my way of looking a Preping major things must work both ways if SHTF and if it don't. I personally am more concerned with all out civil unrest.
Good luck buying a home is a major life changer.
06-05-2016, 09:33 AM
Originally Posted by Kron1
A free-standing wood burning STOVE would be a far better choice than any "FIREPLACE". Also consider where the fuel for a woodburner would come from (in a long-term SHTF situation).
This! Very muc this!
06-05-2016, 03:32 PM
My current home was built with no wood stove or fireplace. The 2nd owner bad 2 wood stoves with brick pads and back walls for thermal mass added. They had to add support for the additional weight in the crawlspace. I seriously wish I had a basement but the 3' high concrete and brick walled crawlspace does help keep the temperatures lower for my food preps stored down.