I've never been there, but from the hunting videos I've seen it's sure beautiful country. It looks like a sportsman paradise.Life up here in the Ozarks of NW Arkansas might bring some advantages if/when SHTF happens. We have plenty of spring fed water sources that run all young long including during summer droughts and most people here are hardy, and independent plus most are well armed. Very little to none gang activity with the largest town being Fayetteville. Lots of caves and rural areas might come in handy too. The downside is that it gets plenty cold up here and stays below freezing sometimes several days in a row so shelter is a must. I know that there are many other preppers here but they, like us, keep a low profile.