A reader has requested assistance on determining a viable place to re-locate. Perhaps someone out there can give them some help in deciding their best place to re-locate from the big city to an area that may be more advantageous.
Here is their request:
From: Cindy in Austin
Date: August 05,2008
First off I’d like to thank you for your articles, I read them daily. Second, we moved to Austin a year and a half ago from California. Actually, we turned an old bus into a motor home and toured the US for two years looking for a new place to live.
Although we love everything Austin has to offer, I cringe daily at the thought of being there in bad times. We are renting downtown and had planned to buy when the chips were down, but now we understand how silly it would be to buy in the city during such times. After our trip we kept the bus, and we know that if it were necessary, we could live pretty comfortably on some land until we could build more housing.
We are busily prepping with some hope to buy a few acres soon in outlying rural areas. Any suggestions from readers regarding locations in Central Texas would be appreciated. So far we are considering the Tyler area as well as Bastrop/Smithville. We would love to meet others interested in forming a group that can come together when things get ugly. We have two children 16 and 13 who would welcome a self sufficient way of life. They are home-schooled and don’t understand the culture most of their peers embrace.
The kids and I have been visiting friends and family in CA during the past month with the hopes of getting my parents out of the stock market and setting up some modest preps. No one (including friends) wants to hear anything about the economy, “everything will work itself out…let’s watch ‘Dancing with the Stars”! You would think that living in earthquake country (SF Bay Area) they would at least see the value of preparing for a natural disaster, but apparently I’m just Chicken Little. The malls are full and people have no clue. We can’t wait to return to Texas on the 11 th and as my 16 year old daughter keeps telling me, at least we tried. Anyway, thanks again and keep up the good work!
Cindy in Austin
Let's see if we can help out Cindy in Austin. Thanks.
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