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Could You Survive TEOTWAWKI in Your State?

Fellow Patriots,

I found this article very interesting. I'm pretty certain the author lives in the Northwestern US of A or may have real estate ties to a certain organization pushing the northwestern region. Now, I am not complaining because I lived in Montana for five years in my prior military life and loved it. But living in Montana in December with a house and heat is different from living a Preparedness life with cattle and no heat. I can appreciate the vastness and low populations in the states suggested as well. Just my thoughts. Thought you may enjoy the article and points made. I found the factors the assessment was based on interesting if it is going to be based on a TEOTWAWKI situation. Some of the factors will not apply most likely.

Could You Survive TEOTWAWKI in Your State?

Here are the 5 Best and Worst States for Survival

December 30, 2019 (UPDATED: January 1, 2020) by The Survival Mom —

Have you ever wondered how your current home location ranks in terms of survive-ability in case of a major catastrophe? When you consider the possibility of The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI) how survival-friendly is your location? Did the prepper craze of the early 2000s leave you feeling unsettled and thinking about moving to a rural location?

Joel Skousen’s book Strategic Relocation has some of the answers to those questions and may be able to help you assess the security of your current location. His book is fascinating reading and a bit controversial, but after living in some of the states he reviews, I’d say that portion of the book, at least, is pretty accurate.

He bases his assessments on a number of factors:


•Population density

•Cost of living index

•Food production

•Health environment




•Corruption and crime

•Gun liberty

•Homeschooling liberty

•Military targets & nuclear power plants

One thing I always keep in mind is that no location is perfect, and no matter where you live, there’s such a thing as dumb luck or the hand of God. Just ask the people in Joplin, Missouri, whose homes remained completely intact while those of their neighbors were devastated.

Just because a family lives in one of the Top 5 states, doesn’t mean they can kick back, relax, and ignore signs of coming turmoil or potential natural disasters. Likewise, residents of one of the Bottom 5 states, may be well prepared enough to mitigate some of the disadvantages.

Take a look at the five states Skousen regards as the best for survival. Keep in mind that these observations and opinions come from his book published in 2011 and much has changed since then. (By the way, I think his book is fascinating and worth a read, even if it is a bit outdated.)