The Falc and his family, if you did not know, have been contemplating the purchase of a new plot of real estate. My quick question to all you monkeys is this: What, within reason, would be a decent distance from a major metro area? Consider a TEOTWAWKI or SHTF situation where the city dwellers start mass exodus from their now defunct or defective urban center, and they start seeking rural farms etc for "hoarded" food or livestock. Think post WWI Germany. I have decided on my property, and it's distance, ease of access (for nessecary runs, legal work, and such), etc. I am asking for other people's opinions to see if my descision is about average, or not. Additionally, it is to get the brain matter into gear. Like when your teacher would give you a sentence, and tell you to write a story. Basically, fellow monkeys, my family and I are headed for the proverbial hills and I was wondering what you guys thought would be far enough out... I'm anticipating the replies. . .thanks in advance for humoring me.