PATH OF STAMPEDE
A loyal minion asked about my thoughts on living on the I-80 corridor, in the path of the Golden Hoard. I will be living a half mile from the river and one mile from the Interstate. Yet I am not really worried. Why not? Won’t the rush of worthless mouth breathing Yuppie Sheeple from the ( former ) Golden State threaten me?
Simply, no. Elko Nevada should hold little appeal for anyone other than the corporation mining gold nearby. There are no trees for firewood. Little farming. Why would this be a destination? The Sierra’s would be a more likely stopping place for Californian’s, as would Idaho or Oregon. I think the Great Basin is last on the list of most refugees. There is no potential here other than small scale nomadic herding. People will be leaving there, not coming. And why would there be that much traffic passing through to begin with? California refugees go north, not towards Utah. Utah folk coming here, why? I just can’t fathom why I-80 through Nevada will be traveled en masse. Some folks will be going to family in the Midwest or east. They won’t stop. If they break down or run out of gas, the numbers staying should not equal those leaving.
I would be more worried about living in Idaho, even off the beaten path. The natural inclination will be to head for the mountains. The odds of that many folks stopping by my neck of the woods will be remote. It is a God-forsaken desert. Which is why I like it. It is three hundred miles from Reno, about two hundred from Salt Lake. Few will make it that far. The odds are in my favor. And all that is a full scale collapse. In the coming economic collapse things won’t be as lawless or dangerous ( I know crime will increase- but not firefights over a can of beans ) and most folks won’t have the money to travel on $8 a gallon gas. They will stay put and be homeless in their current location.
Great news, sports fans. I can pre-post on this blog site. I publish a post, but specify a day and time instead of publishing it immediately. It might be obvious to you but I wasn’t aware of this feature until just now. So I can post several days ahead of time, not needing an Internet connection everyday. So, perhaps there is no need to cease publishing for the two weeks I’m moving. Let’s see what develops.
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