This thread reminded me of James Wesley Rawles (bestselling novel “Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse”) ‘American Redoubt.’ http://survivalblog.com/redoubt/ Updated: April 18, 2014 Mr. Rawles, a former Army intelligence officer, has well articulated views on collapse & where to be SHTF. I don’t share all his views but certainly food for thought. I’d imagine there are ‘redoubts’ for other regions in the world/US. Certainly something to consider in our preparations — ‘plan for the worst, hope for the best.’ It was a consideration relocating to Pacific Northwest years ago. Also have a cabin in Alaska which we use as a get-away for hunting and fishing etc. We hop on plane in the morning at our home here and quick flight…have lunch in Alaska. Kudos to everyone for making this forum interesting and helpful. Thanks!