Tolik, Maine isn’t still taking in Somalis are they? The bunch that went to Lewiston didn’t work out so well. Northern New England (VT-NH-ME) is the whitest part of the country. Come SHTF, the lack of diversity will be a good thing. That and the largely rural nature of the population. And you are very right about the terrain and climate, though this non-winter we’ve had would have made it a whole lot easier for refugees trudging through. The neighborhood to the south (BoWash) is just too crowded. That is our biggest problem.