People who choose to prepare for an uncertain future by stocking up on survival food, water purifiers, solar-powered generators and more – folks like you and me – are scattered all over the country. And we always will be.
But we’re also seeing a trend as more and more people who refer to themselves as preppers are moving to an area being called the “American Redoubt.” This territory in the Pacific Northwest includes parts of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon.
They stockpile food, water and ammunition. They grow their own vegetables in gardens. They plant fruit and nut trees. They eat fish they catch from their boats.
They melt lead to make their own bullets. They invest in gold and silver. They own hand-cranked radios and solar-powered washing machines.
They generate much of their own electricity with solar panels and wind turbines. They enjoy a simple life in a safe place with few government regulations and fewer gun control laws.
They love the fact that they can breathe clean air, have access to plenty of water, grow their crops in fertile soil and fish in clear streams. And of course, they’re thrilled that they aren’t living in or near polluted, crime-ridden cities.
Many Americans consider these preppers crazy and dangerous. The reality is that it’s a lot crazier and more dangerous to live in notoriously liberal urban areas that it is to reside in the “American Redoubt.”
This is a trend worth watching. Who knows, maybe we’ll all end up there someday.