well ,what is it that you would really like to do? Are you planning on staying in college? Are you looking at finding a place to go? Are you simply looking for a place come shtf or something more permanent? There are loads of alternatives out there but i aint gonna even begin to type about them: without knowing a bit more of what is is you are actually asking?
Perhaps I should have worded it differently. With my circumstances being what they are, I find the prospect of setting up a survival retreat to be very difficult. It is my hope that the members of this board would be able to provide me with advice on setting one up given my predicament.You now seem to want something which you initially stated was impossible, so this is a little confusing (at least for me). Wolfe's suggestion was good, judging by the content of your first post. If a tent isn't acceptable sire, then may I suggest you an urban exploration forum for your country and then refine the search to your locality.. caves, mines, abandoned warehouses, tunnels and so on are capable of holding what you have proceeded to describe as a year's supply of food/water. For the latter the get a job suggestion was good, a part time job whilst at college.
I like this and will certainly consider it. There is a lot of untamed land around here that could be used.You can always build yourself a couple of caches one for your gear and one for food leaving them in the woods that is what I did. I had buried two 6" capped PVC tubes. Just be sure your not being watch when you stash you cache or you will loose everything also get yourself a mailing addy if at all possible. Can't get any cheaper rent than that!
I will be quite frank, my friend. I am not terribly familiar with the land outside of the city. Nor do I possess many survival skills. And I do not have any weapons.EXCELLENT!
Tennessee is a great place to be.
How familiar with the terrain outside of any large city are you?
Now, how much woodcraft, lore or knowledge do you have?
What weapons to you own?