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This is a discussion on Buying a house within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; My wife and I have been apartment dwellers for most of our adult lives up to this point. However we're currently saving up as much ...

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    Buying a house

    My wife and I have been apartment dwellers for most of our adult lives up to this point. However we're currently saving up as much as we can to buy our first house. Tentative plans would be to move in about a year from now. I've told her there are basically three things on my list as far as what I'm looking for; stay in the general area we are now, close to the outskirts of local suburbia, a wood burning fireplace, and a lot of storage space. From a prepping standpoint what are some other things that are useful to look into? Just trying to get more ideas and input.
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    A basement, space for a garden, and most important no HOA.
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    A defensable location, dead end street and the like. Good neighbors, they will become your fireteam in a SHTF. Elevation over the general population, for power-off sewage flow. Is there a nearby stream, or can you drill a well?

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    A roof line facing the south 180' azimuth so you can enjoy solar power at the best conversion rate possible.

    A home with mature fruit trees is nice. If not at least the room for you to plant them.

    Neighborhood Neighborhood Neighborhood. You know how businesses say location, location, location well its the same in buying a house. If you are surrounded by thugs and criminals you're hosed.
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    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).

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    Clear field of fire, your own water supply, high ground.
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    Location is the biggest concern. Having a wood stove on 2 acres with no wood is pointless. Water is the biggest resource, can't live long without it. Security is next on the list. Neighbors or better lack of neighbors.

    I see your in MI which is great IMHO. The cold winters will quickly rid the area of lowlife that can't or aren't prepared to survive. Don't move into southern states with warmer climates. Think of the millions that will head down to warmer weather to survive. Once they travel down south the sheep won't relocate back up north. Prepare for this and enjoy.
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    Clean water source, not having sewage flowing to you. More acrage, the more food sources and/or firewood. A neighborhood that has a low crime rate. How far out are you willing to go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel923 View Post
    Clean water source, not having sewage flowing to you. More acrage, the more food sources and/or firewood. A neighborhood that has a low crime rate. How far out are you willing to go?
    Right now we're only about a 5 minute drive from being out of suburbia and into farmland area. I like the area we're in as it gives us all the resources of the city but with the ability to make a quick exit if needed.
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    We are currently looking for a place too and our criteria includes all of the things listed above and either a barn or area for a barn to be built. We want to have a few animals so that we can produce our own food.

 

 
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