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Lake house as a bug out location? opinions?

4865 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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my thoughts on this description of the lake house...
my fear would be flood

but next summer set up a video camera over the lake and work out the traffic... some people refuse to go too far up stream

to defense, try and make 0 landing points, good wild shrubs work, no one is going to want to come to land if it looks like bush right??

other water defense's, a early warning system would be handy, (maybe some form of ir set up, but this is expensive) a high powered rifle, would go with that, and find a good shooting spot, good view of the water,...
I doubt you will have too many problems if you make the border look like national park... more so on the river bank, the boat users will most likely skip your area and move to the next pontoon....
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