I am confused, is he part of your Prepping group or just some guy/owner/Land Barron would be the tittle after SHTF, maybe?Hi,
I have a opportunity to be instrumental in establishing a bugout retreat but want to proceed carefully and with wisdom.
My family has been praying for a retreat opportunity for some time. I recently had a conversation with an owner of a large cattle farm who is interested in establishing a prepper retreat on his land. His land looks like a good spot - lots of acreage, water, game, defensible, some miles from population centers and highways (google earth view so far - going out to see it in the next couple weeks). He said he doesn't need money or equipment but rather he needs people.
Also, I am involved with a couple of prepper groups that each have several people who would be very interested in participating and contributing to a retreat. And I am VERY interested in making this happen.
I think all the ingredients are present to establish a vibrant self-sustaining retreat community. My issues/questions are on how to proceed such that both the land owner and the individuals and their assets and contributions are protected. I want to make it such that we can gather people who are serious and committed but not scare away people either.
The land owner is wide open to suggestions/proposals.
I would like to come up with a framework for a community agreement with written expectations and goals. While I wouldn't expect the landowner to give up his rights as the land owner, community members would need assurances that they had access rights once they reach some benchmark of commitment.
Does anyone know if some such document exists that I could use as a starting point? Even if the basic concepts for such a community were articulated somewhere, we could come up with any agreements ourselves.
A contract can be done by an attorney in real estate law, I would get one if your going to play in someone else land, last thing you want is him getting ****ed at you for one reason or another and going all "you kids get off my land." :
After a SHTF contracts will be meaningless and of no use, he can pretty much say NO to your group, and you would have no real recourse except well leave or expend some ammo
I am not a fan of people I don't know or trust been the owners of a place I am going to bug out to. I rather have 1 archer to go to; than a 1000 that is not mine to start with. But that is just me.