Least populated, warm climate, states for a retreat

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by fortunateson, Feb 9, 2010.


  1. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    Well, from the way it's looking, the wife and I will put off our purchase of retreat land until the kids are out of the house (~5 years or so) then live there full time.

    So where's a good place to buy?

    I know Rawles has a list, but most of those places are COLD (Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, etc.).

    Me no likey cold.

    Any warm climates that would make a good retreat area?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Re: Least populated warm climate states for a retreat

    Warm vs Cold is often relative to what you are used to now. Where do you live (generally)?
     
  3. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Re: Least populated warm climate states for a retreat

    I'm feeling the North Carolina area [booze]
     
  4. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    Re: Least populated warm climate states for a retreat

    Belize
     
  5. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    Re: Least populated warm climate states for a retreat

    I'm in NC. Climate is great.
    Cost, population and politics - not so much.

    Also a TON of military bases. Not good.
     
  6. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Re: Least populated warm climate states for a retreat

    Costa Rica.
     
  7. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    Re: Least populated warm climate states for a retreat

    Southern Colorado. Northern New Mexico. Much lower humidity than you're used to. No major population centers south of Pueblo. The area around Las Vegas, NM is pretty. Red Dawn was filmed in the are. The Santa Fe National Forest is near. Santa Fe, NM is also a great community and a reasonable drive to Albuquerque for shopping.

    Byte
     
  8. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    Re: Least populated warm climate states for a retreat

    You might be onto something Byte. A bit cooler than I like, but sounds nice overall.
     
  9. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    Re: Least populated warm climate states for a retreat

    Rawles has a profile of a CR retreat on his site. Sounds nice, but land cost is outrageous.
     
  10. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Re: Least populated warm climate states for a retreat


    Not really. I have friends that live there already and have been for years....They bought their 2nd piece for under $17K...and it's a beautiful piece of property, and far enough away....but close enough if they have to get to a town....

    It helps to know someone already there....
     
  11. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I'm all for leaving the states but generally you will find this:
    Small, Prosperous, Easy Immigration -- Pick 2

    In states? Sounds like you want the SW: Colorado as a corner and then draw a line south and west, cutting carefully around the state of Colorado.

    Don't think of the NW as necessarily cold, I left TN for WA and OR and have found the winters here quite pleasant. Was 55 degrees here today. The low humidity works both ways, hot & cold.

    Best to take a scouting mission first.
     
  12. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Not sure, maybe the 4 corners region?
    I am NOT in a great location, but I have all 4 seasons, rain and snow right now, in Northwest Az.
    I researched Utah, New mexico, and lower part of Colorado....
    Decide to buy 150 m iles from Phoenix....surrounded by mountains, and in the middle of nowhere!
    No one wants to go up there, hi desert and all that!
    But it was more than reasonable @ $8k for 4.5 acres...dang few neighbors!
    'cept that dang big cat is BACK!
    (anyone know if catnip has an effect on the really big guys?)
    It all depends on where you can grow food or at least have some ranch abilities, I think....
    IMHO
     
  13. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    .
    well i really have no idea, but this thought popped into my head.... would you really want to do that anyway!?? i have seen how crazy small cats can get on catnip.... so would'nt dosing a 175-190 pound cat be sorta like feeding a grizzly bear LSD and then poking him in the rump with a cattle prod. ya just don't know what the result will be, but the possibilites could truly be horrific.seesaw
     
  14. OzarkSaints

    OzarkSaints Monkey++

    lol, at this rate, there might not be any warm states left in the States in 5 years!

    If you don't mind dry, W TX is awesome if ya ain't trying to have a job, which if you'll be retired, then that wouldn't be an issue...very relaxed area and land is abundant and cheap as hell.
     
  15. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    Can you grow crops up there?
     
  16. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    So, Quig was about right about the time estimate for the cat's territorial "rounds"? Way to go QS!
     
  17. jungatheart

    jungatheart Beginner's Mind

    I agree. It's where I chose to live and have never regretted it.
     
  18. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Re: Least populated warm climate states for a retreat

    Well I go that one right...LOL
     
  19. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    You trying to attract it or get rid of it or both?
     
  20. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Lets just say there are a few less of them in the world because I figured that out...lol[stirpot]
     
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