Like most people, you're probably aware that this is no longer the
country you grew up in. Things are changing, and changing fast. Not
quite ready for an off-grid doomsday bunker in the woods? Maybe a little more elbow room between you and the urban masses is all you need. Regardless of which potential negative scenarios you may be anticipating
(financial collapse, environmental degradation, false flag terrorism, political upheaval, social unrest, etc., etc., etc.), removing yourself from a densely populated area is not a bad idea. Following is a list of advantages that Oberlin offers in terms of bugging out:
- Oberlin is nowhere near any major urban areas. Of the closest, Denver is 4 hours by car, Omaha is 5, and Kansas City 6.
- Decatur County has an extremely low population density - just 3 (yes, three) people per square mile. Oberlin itself has a population density which is still considered to be low at just 918 people per square mile.
- Oberlin is nowhere near any nuclear power plants. The two nearest plants are in Brownsville, NE and Burlington, KS, each about 5 hours away
to the east.
- Oberlin retains its own electric power plant. Though currently
utilizing power from the grid, Oberlin has the ability to generate its own power independent of the grid in an emergency.
- The Second Amendment is alive and well in Northwest Kansas, and
the state's permitless open-carry laws include concealed carry.
- Northwest Kansas is a hunter's paradise. You do need a permit for that, however!
- As an agricultural area, you're not going to get any static over having a vegetable garden.
- With such a small population, everyone knows at least a little about everyone else. This provides a sense of community that enables people to pull together when the need arises; rioting and senseless looting are not going to happen here.
- People in rural areas often wear many different hats and possess
multiple skills of necessity; as a group the people of Oberlin are far more self-sufficient than their urban counterparts.
- At night, it is quiet - and you can still see the stars!