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kallman28 Apr 2016 3:17 p.m. PST

You can live here and have one these homes.

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I've never understood the whole "survivalist" thing and it appears folks will pony up lots to survive the hypothetical apocalypse. Maybe they will be the last ones laughing but I doubt it.

Who asked this joker28 Apr 2016 3:27 p.m. PST

Ah. Montana! I heard this on NPR on the ride home today. I agree. It is a waste of time and resources.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2016 9:17 p.m. PST

There are people who make sure they have enough food and supplies in case of a significant emergency.

There are those who are very serious about being self-sufficient for extended periods of time and having the means to defend themselves in case the situation really breaks down.

And then there are those who watch things like Mad Max or the Walking Dead with the kind of smile usually reserved for those watching an extended commercial for a six-star hyper-luxury cruise in the Caribbean thinking they would make an awesome God-Emperor absolute dictator over all life and death and carve out their own personal empire in a way that would make Genghis Khan puke …

coryfromMissoula29 Apr 2016 5:05 a.m. PST

Hey, I'm one of those agents selling these houses. Not my primary niche, but I do sell the occasional place to some folks I wonder about.

I have actually had someone say "Is there a clean line of fire over the entire road into the place".

nazrat29 Apr 2016 5:22 a.m. PST

From the article--

"These are not crazy people," she says.

Yes, yes they most certainly are.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian29 Apr 2016 6:31 a.m. PST

If you are buying in Montana (or Wyoming) it is not because you want to be around people

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2016 7:17 a.m. PST

I don't know how crazy they are (in general). I get a definite "Ant and the Grasshopper' vibe, though I would fall into the Grasshopper category.

Cold Steel Inactive Member29 Apr 2016 7:49 a.m. PST

Not crazy at all. A lot of people, self included, take reasonable precautions others scoff at. We always keep a week's worth of food and water, back up generator, alternative heat source and other items on hand. Went through the Loma Prieta earthquake in 89 and 5 days of ice storms and no power 2 years ago. Lots of the locals who previously thought we were crazy were eating and sleeping at our place for a few days. I would love to have a place like that, if for no other reason than to get some peace and quiet away from modern life.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2016 9:26 a.m. PST

Self reliance is always a good thing. Good Mormons are required to have a 6 month supply of food and basic essentials on hand.

We have a well stocked larder, a portable generator, and cash on hand because you never know. One EMP attack and society stops dead in its tracks.

Dave in Colorado

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2016 1:29 p.m. PST

I'm with Cold Steel and Stone Mtn. I was interested in survivalism until the realization that no matter what other stuff I kept my string would be cut when I ran out of prescription meds. The itch is still there but realism intrudes.

kallman29 Apr 2016 1:40 p.m. PST

One EMP attack and society stops dead in its tracks.

Well that is extremely likely. (note sarcasm)

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There is nothing wrong with being prepare for natural disasters. Having potable water, a well stocked pantry with can goods and food stuffs with a long shelf life is not a bad idea. Same with having plenty of batteries for flashlights, some candles and ways other than electricity to heat water and cook.I lived through having three weeks without power when Hurricane Hugo came to town. Here was the thing. Society did not break down. There was not mass looting in the streets and running gun battles. We humans carried on more or less as normal and griped about when the power would come back on.

There of course have been worse disasters than Hugo, yet it appears humanity, instead of reverting back to barbarism in these cases have pulled together and shown us what is best in being human. Of course there will always be those who will seek to profit from misfortune but it appears that in times in crisis that overall human beings tend to do the right thing. We do not suddenly turn around and try to eat our young.

The people who are looking to buy the properties in Wyoming seem to think otherwise. Granted the area is breathtakingly beautiful and there is something to be said for solitude and getting away from the urban environment. But the later seems to be the last think the potential purchasers of these properties intend.

One more point about being prepared as StoneMtnMinis mentioned. Count your blessings that you are able to have the space and financial where for all to have a stock of supplies in case of a crisis. Currently I live in Dallas, Texas and in a small apartment in a less than affluent part of the city. I doubt most of my neighbors have the means to stock up since they are just trying to survive from paycheck to paycheck and take care of thier families.

Toronto4805 May 2016 2:19 p.m. PST

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