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Lake house as a bug out location? opinions?

4868 Views 21 Replies 17 Participants Last post by  15yrs off grid
OK, I have a cabin on Douglas Lake in east TN. Google it to get some pics to get the idea. It is crazy hard to find by road. Lots of little 2 lane winding roads thru the foothills of the mountains. Only old country folk with old houses and no major population as far as the road getting to the cabin. I could block it off and defend it no problem as it is really forested and secluded. It's off the beaten path. A dude from the projects ain't gonna walk'll leave it at that. What I am concerned with is the water access. Give me some thoughts on whether you would take your family there. I assume there will be people in boats hitting the homes on the lake scavenging. Keep in mind some houses are million dollar homes, but my little cabin, even though its on a point, is really covered by the trees. Is it worth defending the boaters to have access to the fish, etc. By the way I have a well there too. Great location but i worry about the water access. Any defense ideas? Am I wasting my time heading up there when it hits the fan? Opinions?
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It sounds like a good plan to me. An attack originating from the lake is a concern, but normally your greatest concern would be an attack from the land side. Small roads that can be easily blocked and living some distance from a large population center would alleviate much of that concern. Although there will be a draw to the location because of the fresh water, Tennessee does have allot of fresh water sources that IMO would dilute that draw. In the end, my advice would be to plan on falling back to the lake house, and take extra steps to defend against an attack from the lake. Dogs, a green chain link fence, and be prepared to install traps and pitfalls.
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