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premise; one of us hits Powerball and invests the $ into buying land and starting a town for SB members.

where? Kansas? Oregon? Texas?

what businesses? grocery, cafe, gun store/range.
electronics/radio shop.
auto repair.

could we import conservatives to run the schools?
would the local radio station play Rush in the afternoon? news/talk?

should we have a squirrel/nut on the flag?

I volunteer to work 911 dispatch. great way to know what's going on, I mean to serve my community. :thumb:

your thoughts on Prepperville?
 

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I like the thought experiment. I suggest that OK, AR and possibly MO be added to the potential site list. I volunteer to be the town/colony dentist, health consultant, researcher, mad scientist. We should have plenty of useful skill sets represented here to set up in style. I offer Gault's Gulch for a name and the Gadsden Flag unchanged. Dual authority of a mayor and sheriff over a 'well regulated militia' should provide all the law enforcement/security needed. What would be the criteria for the initial settlers/founders and what would be the policy for latecomers/'immigrants' ?
 

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Let's say for the argument that someone hits the powerball and wants to do this. Is that winner going to build all the homes or do we have our own homes built on his/her property? Do we pay for our parcel?

Ok, so those questions are answered and we have members who are doctors, nurses, police, firemen, auto technicians, plumbers, carpenters, gunsmiths, and some who want to open stores to sell products or services. Who builds the schools, hospital, and who pays for it?

Ok, those questions are answered and 25% what to move - they sell their homes to someone that nobody knows - or worse they decide to rent it out....

How do you deal with folks you just can't seem to get along with. Maybe the winner is a good Christian man and his family - will he allow others of different faiths live there? We might have some Jews, Catholics, or maybe even Wiccans in our membership. Are we all going to be able to "get along"?

There are a lot of issues that have to be dealt with in a community that only shares the concept of sustainability (which means different things to each individual).

Will the governing factors be the constitution - or at least the bill of rights? Do we suspend the bill of rights that are less tolerable to us?
 

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I think it should be in a place that has no horrible weather, rich natural resources. Somewhere in Appalachia. Pennsylvania, west Virgina....

PA already has a large vol. Ambulance, vol. firefighter base..

Proected from earthquakes, hurricanes, wild fires are controllable, tornados are small & rare. Lots of water. No crazy water laws. Most diverse wildlife population in North America, one of the most diverse in the world.
 

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premise; one of us hits Powerball and invests the $ into buying land and starting a town for SB members.

where? Kansas? Oregon? Texas?
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your thoughts on Prepperville?
[] Location?
If you want prime land, you will pay $$$$$$$
If you want subprime land, you will still pay a lot.
...
As to disaster resistance, a dual ring village might be a viable solution.
Some ideas already covered here:
http://www.survivalistboards.com/showpost.php?p=5136078&postcount=90
and here:
http://www.survivalistboards.com/showpost.php?p=5736469&postcount=6
http://www.survivalistboards.com/showpost.php?p=5741248&postcount=71

If one is hunkered down behind a 40 ft to 50 ft high barrier ring wall, parking the DRV in a flood plain is not illogical.
Or in a coastal region...

{The highest documented storm surge in the U.S. occurred in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina, when Pass Christian, MS, recorded a 27.8 foot (8.47 m) storm surge above mean sea level. The highest High Water Mark on record for a U.S. hurricane occurred in Biloxi, MS during Katrina, where a High Water Mark of 34.1 feet (10.39 m) above mean sea level was recorded on the outside of the Beau Rivage Lighthouse. The surge was 22 feet high in Biloxi, so the combination of the tide (about 1 foot) and 11-foot waves on top of the storm surge created the 34.1-foot high water mark. }
 

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premise; one of us hits Powerball and invests the $ into buying land and starting a town for SB members.

where? Kansas? Oregon? Texas?
Not Oregon unless you get a good buy on the Moonies property.
what businesses? grocery, cafe, gun store/range.
electronics/radio shop.
auto repair.
Those and a few hardware/saloons/brothels mega stores.
could we import conservatives to run the schools?
Sorry but the are a endangered species and require special permits to import. Might go with Libertarians since there are a lot of them (mostly young and just out of College) and a few are somewhat conservative.
would the local radio station play Rush in the afternoon? news/talk?
Whats a radio station?
should we have a squirrel/nut on the flag?
I prefer the porcupine or skunk as a symbol of leave me the **** alone.

your thoughts on Prepperville?
You seen one HOA you have seen them all. Slipping away again to Prepperville. :cool:
 

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premise; one of us hits Powerball and invests the $ into buying land and starting a town for SB members.

where? Kansas? Oregon? Texas?

what businesses? grocery, cafe, gun store/range.
electronics/radio shop.
auto repair.

could we import conservatives to run the schools?
would the local radio station play Rush in the afternoon? news/talk?

should we have a squirrel/nut on the flag?

I volunteer to work 911 dispatch. great way to know what's going on, I mean to serve my community. :thumb:

your thoughts on Prepperville?
As long as they're my kind of conservatives, I'm all for it. :)

That's the problem with this kind of thing. You have a vision in your mind's eye, and I doubt it conforms to the vision most others bring to the table.

For example:

Rush Limaugh? Are you kidding? We'd want people who THINK, not who look to a has-been radio "personality" to know what they should believe.

See? It isn't so easy, is it? :)
 

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premise; one of us hits Powerball and invests the $ into buying land and starting a town for SB members.

where? Kansas? Oregon? Texas?

what businesses? grocery, cafe, gun store/range.
electronics/radio shop.
auto repair.

could we import conservatives to run the schools?
would the local radio station play Rush in the afternoon? news/talk?


your thoughts on Prepperville?
Interesting But I really doubt If anyone who hits the Powerball jackpot will buy land especially for SB members. I might but I don't waste money on lotteries or gambling...
Lot of other things to waste money on.

I have found my place in possibly the most conservative, outdoors loving, fishing, hunting, camping etc. paradise that might exist anywhere. It is called the Good times valley by locals and the 2 biggest towns are Saratoga and Encampment, Wyoming. My mtn place is a few miles to the west near the Divide.

And I have to post the following, apologies to Hank Williams Jr. There is more to the song but I am quoting the most relevant to what I do and too long to quote all of the song...

I try to live and do what this song says and I think there are people like it all over the USA - few ever hear or see much of them though. There are actually "Survival - Preppervilles" all over if people look hard enough >

"I live back in the woods, you see
A woman and the kids, and the dogs and me
I got a shotgun, rifle and a 4-wheel drive
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive!

We came from the West Virginia coalmines
And the Rocky Mountains and the western skies
And we can skin a buck; we can run a trot line
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive!

Cause you can't starve us out and you can't make us run!
Cause we're them old boys raised on shotguns
And we say grace and we say Ma'am
And if you ain't into that we don't give a damn!

We're from North California and south Alabam
And little towns all around this land
And we can skin a buck; we can run a trot line
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive!!"
 

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Maybe the winner is a good Christian man and his family - will he allow others of different faiths live there? We might have some Jews, Catholics, or maybe even Wiccans in our membership. Are we all going to be able to "get along"?


ummm... Catholics ARE Christians... just saying....
 

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I'm not living in the same town as some of the people on this board! I'm pretty disturbed I have to be on the same PLANET as they are! Even if they're on a different plane of reality than the rest of us...

And I would sincerely hope they feel the same way about me. :D:
 

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Just a quick list from another list

Prepper Community of about 5,000 people

Southeast of Springfield Missouri, on the James River, off US60 Highway

25 sections of ground (5 miles x 5 miles) 25 square miles 16,000 acres

14,000 acres of farmland in 40, 80, and 160 acre farm fields, each with living barrier fence on dike with barrier ditch.

1,000 acres of walled town located near the river but not on it. Some distance from US60 on an all-weather road.

Oblong Grid pattern: 100m x 200m = 328.1’ x 656.2’ w/16’ alley & 36’ streets, 2 lots x 10 lots
(656’ c/l of streets - 18’ ½ street – 18’ ½ street)/10 lots = 62’ effective wide lots
(328’ c/l of streets - 18’ ½ street – 18’ ½ street – 16’ alley)/2 lots = 138’ effective deep lots
10 62’ x 138’ (18.9m x 42.1m) usable lots per side per standard block with 16’ alley & 36’ streets
(Streets 8’ parking, 10’ lane, 10’ lane, 8’ parking) = 36’ wide

1,000 acres of commercial and industrial space.

Municipal services:
Electricity
Water
Sewer
Natural gas w/LNG tanks to continue service when outside sources fail
Trash/garbage pickup w/recycle center/methane extractor/mulcher/incinerator/landfill
Streets & roads (maintenance/repairs/cleaning/snow removal/sanding)
Dusk to Dawn lights/Street lights
Postal service/post office
Internet service
Telephone service
Cablevision service
Police Department
Agricultural Extension Service
Animal control
Fire department
Ambulance
Search & Rescue
Civil Defense
Ferry boat service
Town Bus service
Teen center w/serving kitchen/activity/game rooms/arcade/dance hall w/bandstand
Adult meeting/activity center w/lobby/serving kitchen/administration offices/ meeting/activity rooms/halls
Public swimming pool
Public parks (picnic tables/grills/tennis/baseball/basketball/volleyball/exercise/pavilion/bikes/skates/boards)

Community Transportation Terminals
Cab terminal
OTR Bus terminal
Town Bus terminal
Ferry boat terminal

Education complex
Pre-school
Grade school
Middle school
Junior High School
High School
Junior College
Tech schools
Military academy
Special Learning Center
Dorms
Playgrounds
Sports fields
Parade grounds
Quad
Gyms
Daycare center (child, adult, disabled)(indoor & outdoor play areas/kitchen/health unit/administration offices)
Emergency Services substations w/fire trucks, rescue van, ambulance, police cars/Civil Defense

Cultural center
Ballroom
Stage theater
Outdoor stage/theater
Music hall w/philharmonic orchestra
Library
Museum of Art
Museum – Natural Science & History
Public park (picnic tables/grills/tennis/baseball/basketball/volleyball/exercise/pavilion/bikes/skates/boards)
Zoo
Botanical garden
Street artists’ area (art, music, juggling, mimes, etc.)
Daycare center (child, adult, disabled)(indoor & outdoor play areas/kitchen/health unit/administration offices)
Emergency Services substations w/fire trucks, rescue van, ambulance, police cars/Civil Defense

Downtown district
Government hall w/EOC
Regional Hospital w/trauma center & roof helicopter pad
Large multi-floor department store
large office buildings
town houses
condos
large apartment buildings
Parking Garage
Parking Lot (oversize vehicles, semis, RVs, vehicles w/trailers, etc)
Public park (picnic tables/grills/tennis/baseball/basketball/volleyball/exercise/pavilion/bikes/skates/boards)
Daycare center (child, adult, disabled)(indoor & outdoor play areas/kitchen/health unit/administration offices)
Emergency Services substations w/fire trucks, rescue van, ambulance, police cars/Civil Defense

Commercial areas
individual commercial establishments
open air highway malls
small office buildings
large office buildings
Commercial business park
Daycare center (child, adult, disabled)(indoor & outdoor play areas/kitchen/health unit/administration offices)
Emergency Services substations w/fire trucks, rescue van, ambulance, police cars/Civil Defense

Suburban areas
single family dwellings
duplexes
quadraplexes
small estates
large estates
small apartment buildings
condos
dual use housing/cottage industry
Public parks (picnic tables/grills/tennis/baseball/basketball/volleyball/exercise/pavilion/bikes/skates/boards)
Individual commercial businesses
Outdoor strip malls
Churches/Temples/Synagogues
Daycare center (child, adult, disabled)(indoor & outdoor play areas/kitchen/health unit/administration offices)
Teen center w/serving kitchen/activity/game rooms/arcade/dance hall w/bandstand
Adult meeting/activity center w/lobby/serving kitchen/administration offices/ meeting/activity rooms/halls
Emergency Services substations w/fire trucks, rescue van, ambulance, police cars/Civil Defense

Light industry parks/areas
small to moderate size businesses
low pollution
low noise
low visual impact
Daycare center (child, adult, disabled)(indoor & outdoor play areas/kitchen/health unit/administration offices)
Emergency Services substations w/fire trucks, rescue van, ambulance, police cars/Civil Defense

Heavy industry area (edge of town)
Rail switch yard & terminal
Truck terminal
major industrial plants
moderate size to large industrial businesses
Emergency Services substations w/fire trucks, rescue van, ambulance, police cars/Civil Defense
smoke stacks/waste discharges
high noise
high visual impact
natural resource development (quarries, mines, dams, logging, etc)
Emergency Services substations w/fire trucks, rescue van, ambulance, police cars/Civil Defense

Waterfront district
Marina
Ferry dock
Public park (picnic tables/grills)
Public beach
Daycare center (child, adult, disabled)(indoor & outdoor play areas/kitchen/health unit/administration offices)
Emergency Services substations w/fire trucks, rescue van, ambulance, police cars/Civil Defense

Edge of town facilities
8 Water tanks around perimeter of town
24 water wells around perimeter of town
Animal control impound
Cemetery
Community services maintenance yard
Convention center
Electrical power plant (gas/coal/solar/wind/hydro/nuclear)
Fairgrounds
Golf course
Indoor events center
Indoor sports arena(s) (basketball, hockey, etc)
Juvenal Hall
Outdoor events center
Outdoor sports stadium(s) (football/baseball/soccer, etc)
Stockyards
Town armory
Town Jail
Waste treatment plant
Water treatment plants
Daycare center (child, adult, disabled)(indoor & outdoor play areas/kitchen/health unit/administration offices)
Emergency Services substations w/fire trucks, rescue van, ambulance, police cars/Civil Defense

In the country, served by the community
Campground
Landfill/recycle center/incinerator
Motorsports area (4x4/quads/motocross)
Observatory/planetarium
Weather radar site
Wilderness area
Wildfire firefighting stations (plus fire fighting aircraft at airport)
Emergency Services substations w/fire trucks, rescue van, ambulance, police cars/Civil Defense

Agricultural areas
Small homesteads/farms
Large homesteads/farms
Truck farms
Commercial farms & ranches
Large commercial farms & ranches

Primary agricultural crops (all open pollinated)
Ash trees (firewood & lumber)
Barley (grain & alcohol)
Black walnut trees (nuts & lumber)
Citrus fruit trees (oranges, lemons, limes)
Corn (for grain & oil)
Cotton
Fodder beets
Fruit trees (for fruit & specialty lumber)
Great Northern Beans
Ground & bush fruits
Hay – Alfalfa
Hay – Timothy
Hay – Fescue
Hay – Red Clover
Hemp (for grain, fiber, paper, & straw)
Hickory trees (nuts, firewood, & lumber)
Hops (alcohol)
Kamut (grain)
Oak trees (acorns & lumber)
Oats (for grain & straw)
Other Nut trees (for nuts)
Pine tree – Construction
Pinto Beans
Popcorn
Potatoes
Quinoa (grain)
Rice (grain)
Rye (grain & alcohol)
Small red beans
Sorghum – feed
Sorghum – popping
Soybeans (for grain & oil)
Spelt (grain)
Sugar beets
Wheat – Durum (for grain & straw)
Wheat – Hard Red Winter (for grain & straw)
Wheat – Hard White (for grain & straw)
Wheat – Soft White (for grain & straw)
Yellow pine trees (SYP) – Construction lumber


Small scale/Specialty agricultural crops (all open pollinated)(open field or greenhouse)
Bananas
Cocoa
Coffee
Culinary herbs/spices/seasonings/flavorings/etc.
Pharmaceutical source plants
Tea
Tobacco

Businesses
Adventure sports shop (skating/boarding/surfing/swimming/kayaking/boogie board/climbing/caving/etc.)
Alcohol distribution service (liquor, beer, wine)(on perimeter)
Alternate energy business
Ammunition manufacturer (on perimeter)
Ammunition reloader
Antique business
Appliance factory (light industry)
Appliance shop
Arbitrator/Judiciary
Arborist service/tree felling/removal/planting/care
Architect
Asphalt plant (on perimeter)
Assay shop
Attorney/lawyer offices
Auction service
Auto accessories store (window tinting, electronics, etc)
Auto lube & service business
Auto parts production companies (light industry)
Auto parts store
Auto production plant (heavy industry)
Baby/toddler store
Bakery
Bank
Bar
Bar & Grill
Barber shop
Basket shop
Battery production company (light industry)
Bee/honey business (rural area)
Bicycle shop
Biodiesel production plant (on perimeter)
Blacksmith shop
Blasting service
Boat rentals (at marina)
Boat yard/boat building operation (at port)
Boat/ship chandlery (at marina)
Boat/ship sales (at marina)
Book binding
Book store
Bottling plant (light industry)
Bowling alley
Brake & Muffler shop
Brewery
Brick production plant (light industry)
Buffalo ranch (in rural area)
Bulk fuel plant (heavy industry)
Bullet casting shop
Bus service
Business/commercial/reunion/meeting retreat facility
Business management corporation
Butcher shop
Buying club membership store
Cab/limo service
Cafe
Candle shop
Candy shop
Cannery
Car/truck sales lot
Card & Gift store
Carpenter shop
Cartwright shop
Casket/burial vault manufacturer
Catering business w/commercial kitchen
Cattle ranch – Herford (in rural area)
Cattle ranch – Mixed Holstein/Jersey/Milking Short horn cattle from Dairy Farms
Cement production plant (in rural area)
Ceramic & glass products factory
Charcoal manufacturer (in rural area)
Chemical production plant (O2, CO2, nitrogen, ammonia, fertilizer, etc) (Heavy industry)
Chicken farm – Cornish (in rural area)
Chicken farm – Leghorn (in rural area)
Chicken farm – Barred Plymouth Rock (in rural area)
Chicken farm – Rhode Island Red (in rural area)
Chimney sweep
Chiropractor office
Christmas store
Clothing factory
Clothing store w/tailoring and repair services
Coffee house
Coin/stamp store
Collectibles store (cards, comics, memorabilia, etc.)
Commercial gym
Computer sales and service
Concrete plant
Concrete services
Cooking equipment manufacture
Cooper/barrel maker shop
Copper ore mine (in rural area)
Cotton gin/compress (on perimeter)
Crafts shop
Crude oil/natural gas wells (rural area)
Cruise line (at port)
Culinary herbs/spices/seasonings/flavorings/etc. plantation/greenhouse farm
Dairy farm – Holstein (in rural area)(beefs go to multiple dairy breed cattle ranch)
Dairy farm – Jersey (in rural area)(beefs go to multiple dairy breed cattle ranch)
Dairy farm – Milking Short horn (in rural area)(beefs go to multiple dairy breed cattle ranch)
Dairy/milk processing business
Dance hall w/bandstand
Dance instruction studio
Data processing operation
Dehydrated/freeze-dried food production/packaging plant
Demolition company
Dental office
Diaper service
Diner
Distillery (on perimeter)
Dive/SCUBA shop (at marina)
Doctor office
Dog boarding kennel/dog training/dog grooming business (on perimeter)
Dog Kennel – Airedale Terrier breeder
Dog Kennel – Welsh Terrier breeder
Dog Kennel – Siberian Husky breeder
Dog Kennel – Bull Mastiff breeder
Donut shop
Drafting service
Dry food production & packaging plant (in light industry)
Dye shop
Electrical lineman
Electrical shop
Electronic parts & equipment factory (light industry)
Electronics store (repair & sales)
Emergency Prep store
Entertainment company (karaoke/comedian/dancer/singer/musician/story teller/etc)
Explosives factory (in rural area)
Eye doctor office
Eyeglass store
Fabric and sewing shop
Farm laborer/harvester/picker service (in rural area)
Farm/ranch store
Farmer’s market (year round)
Fast food shops
Feed & seed business
Fencing company
Fiberglass/polymer product manufacturer (pools, tanks, parts, etc) (light industry)
File shredding business
Fine hand crafted goods factory
Firewood business (in rural area)
Firing range/self-defense training (in rural area)
Fish hatchery/Fish farm
Fishery operation (at port)
Fishing charter boat operation (at port)
Fishing gear manufacture
Flea market
Flour mill (on perimeter)
Flower shop
Frozen food plant (light industry)
Fuel alcohol production (in rural area)
Furniture factory (light industry)
Furniture store
Gallium Arsenide production facility (light industry)
Game trapper (in rural area)
Garage/mechanic
General construction company (on perimeter)
Glass factory (light industry)
Glass shop
Goat farm (in rural area)
Grainery (on perimeter)
Grocery store
Grounds keeping service
Gun manufacturer
Gun powder manufacturer (on perimeter)
Haberdashery
Hair/nail salon/day spa
Handyman/tinker business
Hardware store
Hay processor (in rural area)
Heavy equipment business (on perimeter)
High/new technology store
Hobby/model shop
Home automation company
Home builders supply
Home construction company
Home security & fire alarm company
Home security materials company (safes, security bars, gates, vault doors, hidden rooms, monitoring systems)
Horse Ranch – Clydesdale
Horse Ranch – Barb
Horse Ranch – Morgan
Horse shoeing shop/farrier
Horse stable/boarding/riding trail/trainer/wrangler (on perimeter)
Horticulture operation (in rural area)
Hotel
Hunting/trapping business (in rural area)
HVAC business
Ice cream shop
Ice purveyor/harvester/maker
Ice skating rink
Import/Export company
Imported goods store
Ink production
Inn
Integrated circuit & LED production facility (light industry)
Irrigation installation & service business
Insurance office
Investment corporation
Iron ore mine (in rural area)
Jewelry store
Karaoke service
Kitchen supply store
Knife maker
Knife store
Knitting/crochet business
Laundry/dry cleaner
Leather goods store
Liquor store
Log home/building business (in rural area)
Lumber production (in rural area)
Lumber yard
Machine shop
Maid service
Martial arts studio
Meat packing plant (light industry)
Medical center w/doctors’ offices/specialty services/etc.
Mega-Mall & Apartment Complex (earth sheltered) w/ 3 5-story earth sheltered parking garages
Metal foundry
Metal goods fabrication factory (light industry)
Metal shop – coppersmith
Midwifery
Military surplus store
Milk maid service
Milk processor/creamery (on perimeter)
Milling shop
Millwright shop/machinery manufacturer (heavy industry)
Mobile DJ service
Mobile vending service (ice cream/hot dogs/pretzels/soft drinks/tacos/etc.)
Mortuary/crematory (on perimeter)
Motel
Motorcycle sales lot
Movie theater
Mulch/compost/manure collection business (in rural area)
Music instruction business (playing instruments/singing/writing music/etc.)
Music store
Musical instrument store
Newspaper publisher
Night club
Nursing home
Office complex
Office services store (copy/print/etc.)
Office supply store
Orchard (in rural area)
Outdoor entertainment business (party truck/mobile disco & karaoke w/food service equip & sound system)
Outdoor gathering business (in rural area)
Outdoor mobile advertising (searchlight/PA system/mobile billboards)
Outdoor toy sales lot (PWC, ATV, Snowmobiles, etc)
Paper production (light industry)
Pest control business
Pet grooming/boarding business (on perimeter)
Pet shop
Pet supply store
Pharmaceutical source plants plantation/greenhouse farm
Pharmacy
Photograph studio/framing shop
Photography store
Photovoltaic cell production facility (light industry)
Pickup truck customizing shop
Plant Nursery (suburbs)
Plastics/polymers production/molding/forming/extruding production factory (heavy industry)
Plumbing business
Plumbing supply store
Pool hall
Portable toilet business (on perimeter)
Pottery shop
Precious metals & currency mint
Precious metals processing plant
Precious metals/gems/jewelry business
Printing/publishing business
Propane business (on perimeter)
Pub
Radiator shop
Radio station
Radio/TV shop
Real Estate Agency
Recording studio
Refinery (heavy industry)
Rental garden space (suburbs)
Rental tool business
Research facility (Chemical/Biological/Medical/Physics/Optical/Electronics) (on perimeter)
Resort (in rural area)
Restaurants
Retirement home
Road construction company (heavy industry)
Roadhouse
Roller skating rink
Roofing business (standard/metal/copper/thatching)
Rope, cordage, net production (light industry)
RV/camping trailer sales lot
Sail making shop (at marina)
Salesman service/travelling/static
Salt shop
Salvage & recovery business (from homes and business to be demolished) (light industry)
Salvage yard/junk yard (light industry)
Sand & Gravel quarry (in rural area)
Seasonal food store
Secretary/scribe service
Security service
Self-pick gardens (suburbs)
Semi-Trailer sales lot (on perimeter)
Semi-truck sales lot (on perimeter)
Septic tank manufacture (light industry)
Septic tank service
Service/fuel station
Sewing machine and vacuum cleaner sales and repair
Shake/shingle production (in rural area)
Sheet metal stamping plant (heavy industry)
Shed maker
Sheep farm (in rural area)
Shipping/receiving/mail service store
Shoe factory (light industry)
Shoe/boot store
Skilled nursing facility (on perimeter)
Slaughter house (on perimeter)
Small appliance shop
Small engine shop
Soap making shop
Spa w/massage/therapeutic pool, gym, tanning beds, etc
Specialty food shops (tea/coffee/ethnic, etc.)
Spice/seasonings/herbs/flavorings/etc. importer and shop
Spinning/Weaving fabric business (light industry)
Sporting goods/outdoor activity goods factory
Sporting goods/outdoor activity goods store
Stonemason shop/rock/brick installation (light industry)
Storage room facility
Stove/heater/furnace manufacturer (light industry)
Sugar production operation (heavy industry)
Surveying business
Swimming pool installation (on perimeter)
Swimming pool maintenance
Swine farm – Landrace (in rural area)
Swine farm – Duroc (in rural area)
Tannery (on perimeter)
Tax preparation service
Tea plantation/importer (in rural area)
Tea shop
Television station
Temporary employee service
Tent & awning maker
Textile factory (heavy industry)
Timber forest for lumber production (in rural area)
Timber/sawmill/papermill operation (in rural area)
Tire manufacturer (heavy industry)
Tire shop
Tobacco products production business (in rural area)
Tobacco/smoke shop
Tool & Die shop (light industry)
Toy & game production (light industry)
Toy & game store
Travel center w/truck stop, hotel, motel, fast food, restaurant, RV dump station, RV hookups, casino
Traveling carnival (fairgrounds)
Traveling circus (fairgrounds)
Trenching/backhoe/dump truck service (light industry)
Trucking company (light industry)
Tug boat service (at port)
Turkey farm (in rural area)
Underground secure records storage facility (in rural area)
Uniform/linen service
Urgent medical care facility (suburbs)
Utility Bobcat service (Bobcats & Toolcats w/attachments for various services) (light industry)
Utility PU truck service (moving/trash/garden supplies/snow plow/deicer/winch/hoist/lift gate/platform hitch)
Utility tractor service (utility tractor w/attachments for disking, mowing, etc.)
Utility truck service (Unimog U500 w/attachments for various services)
Vending machine placement, service, and refilling
Veterinarian hospital – small animal (suburbs)
Veterinary hospital – large animal (in rural area)
Video game/jukebox/gambling machine installation/servicing
Watch/clock manufacturer/repair shop
Water sports park (on perimeter)
Water/soft drink bottling plant (light industry)
Water/soft drink distribution service (light industry)
Wedding chapel
Welding shop (light industry)
Welding supply store (light industry)
Well drilling business (light industry)
Winery/Vineyard (in rural area)
Wood gas generation equipment production (light industry)
Wood shop

Just my opinion
 

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I have given this some thought were I to win the powerball in the range of 300 million. I have on occasions located land tracts of 700 to 1000 acres which in this area will support a lot of agriculture activity.

I'm of a age that moving doesn't appeal very much so I'd build Prepperville right where I'm at.

I'll do that through a combination of targeted start up businesses and affordable housing.

In a separate personal business account I'd operate a warehouse/distribution center in conjunction with the agri-business. I'd also open and operate a security business.

I think doing things this way allows me to prep without prepping. Take for instance the warehouse or the various businesses that I'd own some percentage of most of which supports a self reliant life.

It seems to me this gives the best of OPSEC and freedom to the at large community.
 

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I think most of us at one time played this mental exercise. It would be real nice to be in a large group of like minded folks. Hippies and artist squat in big groups in run down sections of town. Liberals build massive suburbatopias to camp in. Most immigrant ethnic groups tend to clan together.

But preppers? Nope. The need for land and OpSec keep us apart. It is our nature.

Plus as Jerry's list shows you need a lot of skilled folks just to run a small town that is not dependent on outside skills and supplies. At a certain level of population the OpSec goes right out the window.
 
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