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I want to move out west when I'm older, somewhere like Wyoming or Kansas where there is a lot of land, preferably on the cheaper side if possible (not real cheap but I'm not looking for a million dollar lake front property or anything). What I want is a fairly large piece of land out in the Midwest area where it's in a rural area. Anyone have any advice on which state is the best for this. I also want it to have lenient gun laws.
 

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Update, I guess what I am really asking is what is the best state for a Prepper to live in, with the emphasis on land. That is my main concern/interest is the best state for affordable and good quality land that is in a rural area yet still close enough to society that im not in the middle of nowhere.
 

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Funny you ask that. I friend has done a lot of in depth research regarding that very question.

He is going to Missouri as soon as he has all his business wrapped up in Georgia.

Seems it is one of the freest states and there is available land that is reasonably priced.
 

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Funny you ask that. I friend has done a lot of in depth research regarding that very question.

He is going to Missouri as soon as he has all his business wrapped up in Georgia.

Seems it is one of the freest states and there is available land that is reasonably priced.
I'll look into it more, but what I am looking for is more flat land like open prairie which is why I was considering somewhere like Wyoming or Kansas. Although having woods nearby is very beneficial so I whatever state I move to I would want some sort of forest nearby so I could hunt. But like I said I'll have to do more research and see what the others on here say, thanks for the info though
 

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I don't think the state is all as one imagines. My buddy is going to continue ranching. He's into cows for a livelihood. I don't think he is going to be in a mountainous area.

Yes, do research. You asked, I relayed. :)
 

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The problem with Eastern Colorado... is the lack of water. Land can be very cheap... but also very dry.
 

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Arizona is still a great choice for lots of land at affordable prices, and it's the most gun friendly state there is......BUT there's a lot of California people moving into AZ and they're pushing some anti-gun legislation!!!!!
 

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Pennsylvania, in my opinion. Great gun laws. Lots of water available. Good farm land. Lots of game...
I agree with you, my Uncle actually has a couple hundred acres in PA, but my problem with it is that it's really close to major civilian populations, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York (if your in the East), D.C. ...etc. That's why I'm thinking mid west because the major civilian populations are smaller, but then the military threat is higher because there are so many military bases and missile silos that you have to worry about that, but then again, as long as you are far enough away from the blast radius that shouldn't be a problem. Right now I'm looking at Mid Western Kansas and South Western Nebraska.
 
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This is where I am thinking of buying land. It's close to Denver, but if a nuclear bomb were to be detonated I don't think the fallout would hit this area the way the wind blows, and there aren't any major military bases near there, there are but they are farther east. Thoughts on this area? Overall there aren't any major civilian populations and like I just said the major military bases and missile silos aren't near here.
 

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Eastern Idaho would be a good choice too. Make sure its a 'Red" state. Forget Ca. Wa. or Ore.
Actually I totally disagree. My group and I are working on a nonprofit that is currently moving to Oregon to start an ecovillage/prepper community. When we were looking for land and which states are the best, I also thought we were going to be looking at only Red states. Not to get into a political discussion it's just that we thought they would meet our needs best. Turns out though, I was incorrect. As I stated earlier in this post, we're headed to Oregon, lol.

The point is that you need to be very, very careful. Here's a step by step of how we worked it out. Approach the decision from all angles and consider every need. Create a list of things that are important to you and don't leave anything out. Then put prioritize your list. Use that to pick your top 2 or 3 states. Once you're done you can worry about prices of land. Keep in mind that it's not so much the area you're looking in (though that comes into play) but how you look for the land that will determine the prices. There are lots of ways to find cheap land even in states that trend on the more expensive side like California or NC (where we are).

If you'd like a little more help finding land or learning how we were doing things contact me on this site. Or if you're interested in joining other preppers, please let me know.

Again no disrespect JC, I thought the same but Oregon ended up suiting our needs exactly.
 

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I agree with you, my Uncle actually has a couple hundred acres in PA, but my problem with it is that it's really close to major civilian populations, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York (if your in the East), D.C. ...etc. That's why I'm thinking mid west because the major civilian populations are smaller, but then the military threat is higher because there are so many military bases and missile silos that you have to worry about that, but then again, as long as you are far enough away from the blast radius that shouldn't be a problem. Right now I'm looking at Mid Western Kansas and South Western Nebraska.
Wow. Smart guy. People would be surprised to see how much of our military, especially intelligence, is on our east coast. You sound like you'd be interested in what we're doing. While I'm appreciative of our soldiers, I'm not interested in putting my family so close to the brave men and women who make themselves a target.
 

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I would say parts of Kentucky or Tennessee would be good. I would prefer something near the mountains with woods with game to hunt. As for gun laws if society collapses what difference does the laws that existed prior to it matter. I would go where land is cheap to buy and easy rules as to what you can build on it.
 

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I would say parts of Kentucky or Tennessee would be good. I would prefer something near the mountains with woods with game to hunt. As for gun laws if society collapses what difference does the laws that existed prior to it matter. I would go where land is cheap to buy and easy rules as to what you can build on it.
What have you found as far as building permits go? Which states are the most lenient?
 

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What have you found as far as building permits go? Which states are the most lenient?
I originally was born and raised in S. Florida and Kentucky where I live no has no where near the building codes they do there. Here if you have a couple acres no problem putting up a trailer for example but banned in S. Florida since Andrew even temporary. Even pouring a piece of concrete in Florida you must submit a blue print get a permit to do it and that is for about 3 sq ft or larger even if replacing an existing piece. Not a problem here or Texas, Louisiana the other states I lived in for a while.
 

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As for eastern colorado western kansas there is not a lot of trees I have ever noticed and as mentioned previously no water! not to mention it is only a 2.5 hour drive from denver to kansas at best! Wyoming is cold cold no matter where you are there. Also last but not least the wind blows to the east! I have rarely ever seen the wrong blow back at the mountains and denver.

Land is cheap out east colorado but other than some antelope there is nothing there! My mom lives in a little town called hugo just south east of limoncolorado. And granted land is cheap there is just nothing left out there.

Also do not forget about the Tornadoes! Montana (eastern) I hear you can get some decent deals on land plus plenty of game and water
 
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