Map: Where You Don’t Want to Be When It Hits the Fan

When it hits the fan America’s population centers will explode in violence, looting, and total breakdown of law and order.

It’s a theory put forth by numerous survival and relocation specialists, and one that makes complete sense if you consider what happens in a truly serious collapse-like scenario.

Survival Blog founder James Rawles calls them the golden horde:

Because of the urbanization of the U.S. population, if the entire eastern or western power grid goes down for more than a week, the cities will rapidly become unlivable. I foresee that there will be an almost unstoppable chain of events:

Power -> water -> food distribution -> law and order -> arson fires -> full scale looting

In his recent documentary Strategic Relocation, retreat expert Joel Skousen echoes Rawles’ warnings:

The number one threat that I concentrate on. It’s not terrorism, it’s not natural disaster, it’s not even government or war.

The major threat is population density.

Because every crisis that threatens, even a local crisis, can turn exponential because of close proximity to people who cannot help themselves. Even good people panic in a crisis…

So, where should you be when it happens?

To find the answer, let’s consider where we shouldn’t be.

Recent U.S. census data indicates that out of the 3000 counties in the United States, fully 50% of the population lives in just 146.

If you want to have any chance of surviving a wide-spread catastrophic event by avoiding the hordes that will be searching for critical resources in its aftermath, then check out the following map to get a visual reference of the areas you want to stay away from.

US-population-map

When considering your retreat locations or emergency evacuation routes, be familiar with the population densities of the area you’re headed to, as well as those counties in your immediate vicinity.

In his book, Patriots, James Rawles specifically points out that Highway 80, running through California, will be one of the busiest evacuation routes in the country as millions of people pour out of major cities to flee disaster or in search of  food.

So, no matter where you are located, consider your proximity to high traffic thoroughfares going in and out of the city. During Hurricane Rita, which hit Houston several years ago, every major pipeline out of the city was jammed for hundreds of miles. Interstate 45 from Houston to Dallas was bumper to bumper traffic. Normally a 4 hour trip, those who didn’t evacuate in time were stuck on the highway without food, gas, sanitation, or potable water for upwards of 15 hours.

This is why Joel Skousen suggests that those looking for strategic retreat locations or homes outside of major cities consider highway proximity. Be at least 5 – 7 miles away from any major thoroughfare, which is generally outside the range people want to venture off familiar roads, and far enough away to make any ‘walkers’ too tired to attempt the trip without ample clean water and food.

If you have no choice but to be in a major metro area during a serious emergency situation, consider strategies that can help you remain sustainable in the city even in the midst of panic.

THE U.S. NUCLEAR TARGET MAP

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Source: shtfplan.com

 

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16 comments
    • shortly after we see a big black,,, ( very black ) celestial body in the sky as big as 5-6 full moons, earth will flip on it’s side,,,, billions will die in a few hours of the flip,,,,,,,,, there will be an inland sea from Chicago to the golf, +/- 200 miles wide,,,,,,,, I am from the Chicago area ,,,, not there any more,,,,,,,
      we have the safest place on the planet,,,,,, ( not in the usa ) as there will be lots of killing, before during , and mostly after the shift,,,,,,, there will be very few survivors,,,,,,, good luck,,,,,, stay well my friend,,,,

    • some will think that all of this is stupid,,,,,,, the few know better,,,,,,,
      and it’s a good thing, mentality like this will not survive after the flip,,,,,, you know,,,,,,, different vibrations,,,,

    • some will think that all of this is stupid,,,,,,, the few know better,,,,,,,,,,,,, you know,,,,,,, different vibrations,,,,

  1. Well if you are not at least 800 foot elevation and 130 miles from any coastline, you will die. Suburban and Rural are fine for defense from the rogue forces among us. There is safety in numbers when this shit hits the fan. It will straighten even the worst of crooks to walk straught. After all, what is about to go down, is justice from the hand of God Himself. He will follow just so you know. Have the faith and use a little common sense. Use the Navy’s map of the future US to know what the new coasts are apt to be. Then, get ready!

  2. i feel sort of lucky being right next to one of the urban areas that’s targeted (norcal). once they’re done shooting, looting and eating each other pickings are gonna be plentiful, plus i can hunt the thugs left over 🙂

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