I have been thinking about moving to another state for years, due to many factors including the lack of like minded people, similar values, social norms and now social engineering, income potential, tax rates, weather, growing zones, religious leanings and most importantly good old family values. Remember the Andy Griffith show? Does Mayberry even exist anymore in real life??? It has been very hard to find the right place that calls to me, even though i have prayed on it and spent many sleepless nights thinking about it. Some people say make the best of where you are at but I find that harder every year. I promised my son i wouldn't move until he was grown, he is now in his 20s and wants me to be happy, wherever i move. I have done hours upon hours of research (including maps based on culture, diversity, population density, disasters, crime, mountains, forests, water sources and animals) about most states that interested me (Idaho, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, West Virginia, Wyoming and Montana) but nothing jumps out at me. Starting over alone in a new state is not easy. I have done it many time before when i was young but never for myself, always for some other reason. I am looking for land in a cooler, rather than hot climate where i can homestead with a house, water, garden, animals, etc and be far from the disgusting Babylon that has become most cities. Especially now with all the signs of what's happening. I ask Bear Nation for some idea's, wisdom, opinions and help in this life altering decision. I want to add that if you are in my shoes, do your research, research, research like i have.. It may be easier for you to find your perfect spot. I'll post a small bit of some of my research in a reply. Thank you Bear for the inspiration to get focused again.
Looking for a group into the homestead self sufficient life style and prepping for SHTF. My girl and I have been doing it on our own, neither of our family is interested and love Babylon. After preaching the prepping life style, still no hope. So I turned to the forums to find some like minded people. We’re in Murfreesboro N.C. .franklin Suffolk ahoskie.