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Here in the rocky Mountains we get about half our snow in March and April, sometimes it sneaks up on you since the grass is already green.

I live below a 10,000 foot mountain so most of the year we don't have a lot of snow on the ground, go up the ridge 5 miles and its 14 feet deep.

This is out my living room window overlooking my south pasture and my barn, on the other end of the field is my closest neighbor, I think you can just barely make out the outline of the house.
 

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..I live below a 10,000 foot mountain so most of the year we don't have a lot of snow on the ground, go up the ridge 5 miles and its 14 feet deep...
Yeah climate will play a big part when SHTF, for example lots of snow around a place in the country will protect it from prowling zombs who'd huddle in the city rather than die of frostbite out there.
On the other hand it'd be harder for prepper/survivalists to grow food and stay warm in colder areas.
Here's a typical winter temperature map of the UK, most of it is a sub-zero blue but my area (SW England) and much of Ireland is a warmer green, I haven't seen any snow down here at all this past winter.

 

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I can't imagine prepping in the Uk, 650 people per square mile is ridiculous, and no modern firearms. How are you planning on surviving the initial die off?

The only thing I can think of is digging a hole and not coming out for 2 months.
 

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It will be a big change moving out the Chinook,MT from here in the south.. We are lookin forward to it though.. Our last winter we spent there was in 2010 and they said it was a pretty harsh winter and we did pretty well. It will be interesting.. It has already been over 90deg here already.. I am actually lookin to get away from the summer heat and humidity for the summer.. Seems like it has been getting hotter and hotter over the years..
 

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I can't imagine prepping in the Uk, 650 people per square mile is ridiculous, and no modern firearms. How are you planning on surviving the initial die off?
The only thing I can think of is digging a hole and not coming out for 2 months.
We Brits are very laid back, and anyway cricket bats make fearsome weapons.
Basically as long as the milk for our cups of tea gets through we'll be happy.
Hitler hurled the full weight of his Luftwaffe at us to try cutting our milk supply lines and failed miserably..:)

London milkman during the Blitz
 

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All is Green here is Louisiana we got the Garden put in . View attachment 1912 View attachment 1913 canning will start soon. Lord willing .
We're due to get another 6-9 inches of snow this afternoon and evening in MN. If that stupid groundhog comes anywhere near me this year, I am going to kill him! Although Mrs. Inor did start some seeds indoors this afternoon.
 

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Here in the rocky Mountains we get about half our snow in March and April, sometimes it sneaks up on you since the grass is already green.

I live below a 10,000 foot mountain so most of the year we don't have a lot of snow on the ground, go up the ridge 5 miles and its 14 feet deep.

This is out my living room window overlooking my south pasture and my barn, on the other end of the field is my closest neighbor, I think you can just barely make out the outline of the house.
This is why i live in Florida.
 

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Okay I have figured it out. Right now it is snowing and we are supposed to get six or more inches. Last year it was warm and sunny this time. We are all familiar with Leap Year when we add an extra day. So this is Leap Month - we get an extra month - Marpril. All you folks already planting get another month to your growing season. All of us here in the snow get another expletive month of the expletive white stuff.
 

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74 degrees today, T-storms in the forecast for tomorrow. Morning are crisp and cool and need a jacket, afternoons are warmer. But right now, which is unusual for us.... mornings are anywhere from 34 to 44 degrees rising up by another 30-40 up by the afternoon.

The pollen is so bad the mountains look like they are on fire, resembles smoke rising. The lake, well...the visibility has been so horrible because of the pollen blowing across the lake and pooling in bands around the banks with yellow rings it's unreal.

Spring has kinda sprung here, tree's are leaved out, but God help us with the pollen!
 

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After I finished with the "garden" the other day, . . . I wasn't too sure if I had plowed the garden or aerated the swamp.

One of the great things about Ohio weather is that there ain't nothing great about it, . . . never predictable, . . . never normal, . . . mostly never nice. With any kind of luck, we might have one of those Wisconsin 6 day summers the way things are going now.

My garden is plowed and tilled, . . . and for the record is nothing much more than a 6 inch deep muck hole, . . . about 50 by 50. Ugh !

May God bless,
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What part of Florida? I am from Okeechobee,Fl.
I grew up in northern Palm Beach County (Riviera Beach, Lake Park, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach and finally Jupiter) and lived there many, many years. It finally got to be (a) too crowded, and (b) a suburb of New York, so the wife and I made our escape to rural Northeast Florida in 1995.
As far away from South Florida as we could get without leaving the state. Just shy of the Georgia state line.:mrgreen:
 
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