Okay, this may be in the wrong place though I couldn't figure where to put it. Also, I don't know if this has been asked or not. This may be lengthy or not. Okay, I will post an idea for a place and I would like your opinions on it. I am a single guy without children. I have family though they may prepare for themselves. So with that said, if I prepared a place it would be a place prepared for ten people including myself. Ten as I can see myself with a mate and helping some who couldn't help themselves. I am not trained in any survival techniques, crop growing, livestock tending or anything that would be beneficial. The only thing that I bring to the table now is that I can and without a second thought, pull the trigger on anyone that is threatening my safety. Second, I have a level head on my shoulders and can think things through enough to see some things that should be done and do them correctly. Here are my thoughts on.... I am thinking the location would have to be in some kind of moutain country, Colorado type. This would give me several advantages. Defense, possible underground water source, good soil for food, livestock grazing grounds and wild game. I would have to grow crops of some kind of vegetables, plants for ropes and such. I know that it would be somewhere where game is frequent to pass through, even if it's an old tough bobcat. I think that you can use fat from most animals as fuel. I would like to be at the head of a waterway that I can control through force if needs be. This would be patrolled as to keep maroons from messing it up for people downstream to a point. Not going to go too far on patrol. Neighbors would have to take up some care of their own stretch. I also know that a second backup pump would be needed to hit reserves of water should the main body run dry. It would have to be an easily defendable position. Mayhaps it could be dynamited out to have a narrow ledge leading to my area or something like that, would have to see the area. I would have a bunker built underground with a very well sealable and disguised entry though have it built in such a way as to offer gunports should it be anything other than chemical or nuclear warfare. My question is what should I take into consideration and where should I start looking for the closest to perfect locale for this type of venture? Also, how many acres would be a good area for having a homestead or 'compound' if you will? This is just the start of my questions, I will try to keep them all in this thread as not to keep making more threads for my constant questions.