Grants Pass,Medford OR. a safe haven ? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Does anyone have good information about the Grants Pass, Medford Oregon area as being a best bet.I only live about five hours from there and could relocate in a worst case situation.I`m prepared in all areas of prep unless they (Russians) send the nukes. Thanks ! Ken G.

-- Ken G (, November 27, 1999


Its a great place if you get far enuff out of town. The biggest problem with the area is water. Grants Pass has grown a lot in the last 20 years and is not the "survivalist haven" that it used to be. And Medford is just up the road and that has become a large city. Actually there are a lot of places in Oregon, Washington and Northern California that are wonderful havens. They are all small towns with farming areas. I personally would choose one of those over the Grants Pass area. Climate is VERY different west of the Mtns from east of the Mtns so make sure you understand that. There are just tons of places to live safely in this general area. And I sure wouldn't overlook Idaho or Utah, either. If you wonder why I am in Florida, when I know the NW like the back of my hand, it is because of the weather and a disease that I have. I cannot tolerate cold.


-- Taz (, November 27, 1999.

I answered that one in a previous thread, "Why I relocated (AGAIN!)"

It might still be listed with the "new answers."

In summary, I agree with Taz.

-- hunter (way@up.north), November 27, 1999.

Sure, come on up. We'll welcome you with open firearms.

-- (sasquatch@grant's.pass), November 27, 1999.


Here's the address for the thread I mentioned,

-- hunter (way@up.north), November 27, 1999.

Cold. Cold there.

Go farther north to the "banana belt" southwest of Portland. Never lack of water, does not get below freezing for more than 3 weeks, sometimes only for 1 day in Winter. Lush productive farmland, gorgeous, hills 'n dales, ferns 'n vales, forests, an enchanted rolling emerald land. Got earthquakes though. Ocean < -- > skiing 2 hours drive, awesome coast.

Lots of bike trails 'n lanes too :-)

Got pedal power wheels?

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, November 27, 1999.

Actually, Medford / Grants Pass is WAY too crowded. I'd go to the Klamath Falls area. Though more arid, it still has LOTS of water. Also the land prices are much cheaper than Rogue River Area.


-- Jollyprez (, November 27, 1999.

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