Too late to relocate? If not, where? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Been reading the threads here (in the archives too), and other than the post above for Hawaii, have not seen recent questions pertaining to relocation? For you "pros" on this forum, do you consider it too late?

We are presently located on a warm, sunny southwestern CITY (Arizona), that turns real HOT (as in hell) in the summer. For personal reasons we have been unable to move before this time (or even look).

Thinking about the logistics of moving sometime in March or April. Wondering is this is too late? Thinking about White Mountains of AZ, also SW Missouri, or possibly Montana.

Please, thoughts, suggestions?

BTW, I must be getting paranoid. Have posted in this forum before with my real name. Now I am the "lizzard." Been there/done that?

-- lizzard (, November 04, 1998


Phoenix in the summertime. It does get hot down there. I'd say head for the White Mtns. It's cold in the winter, but there is lots of firewood, water, game, etc... Plus, you can still keep your home in Phoenix (or Tucson)

-- Bill (, November 04, 1998.

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-- JSK (, November 04, 1998.

Hello, We live in Hagerman in the Snake River valley in Southern Idaho and have a few lots for sale. Because Hagerman is surrouded by farmland, has lots of spring water, good climate, fertile soil, etc. this is a good y2k retreat.

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-- Park Place (, November 04, 1998.

Seek out a town with a population less than 35,000 people, mild climate, a home with acreage and spring water, established garden area, at least 10 miles from town and 100 miles from a major city, and a town that is not on a major freeway. Because you do not have much time left, find a town ASAP and rent a house on acreage. If Y2K hits at least you are somewhere safe. If things get back to normal and you decide you don't like where you are living, you won't have a house to sell and can pick up and move again.

-- Bardou (, November 05, 1998.

It is highly advisable for you to move out of whatever city you're in and get to a rural area in time to get established there, make friends, learn the local ways, etc. I have a number of good y2k properties for sale on the real estate page of my website (, one of which is in southern Missouri, as a matter of fact. I will be glad to help in any way I can. As long as you have a good plan, anywhere rural will be better than anywhere urban if y2k hits as hard as I think it will.

-- cody varian (, November 05, 1998.

A town of 35,000 or less is good, so is being over 1 full gas tank away from a major metropolis like Phoenix, LA, Denver, etc. When you settle somewhere, you should plan on having a little plot of land to grow food and a close source of water. Find out what can grow and when in your area, then treat that little plot like your life's blood. Read Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. You got the rest...

-- (, November 06, 1998.

My wife and I are moving in April.

It appears that the accepted wisdom is that people should move to warm climates. So, we opted to be contrarian and move to cold climate (British Columbia). You can grow food there, especially with greenhouses, and we think the colder weather will keep the riff-raff down to a manageble level.

We want to move there anyway, and Y2K just accelerated our plans.

-- Big Squid (, November 07, 1998.

We're moving to colder climate. We just put an offer on 20 acres outside of a town of 4,000 that's about 2 hours away from a big city. Hope to be in by spring. We thought it would be better to be in the woods with game around us and snow on the ground. Most everyone I know speaks of going "where it's warm" because it's all going to come down in the middle of winter. We don't want to be where everyone else is going!

-- Smitty (, November 10, 1998.

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