There are a lot of
out of state license plates still hanging around. Usually, this time
of year, we have the place to ourselves. Sure, there are folks that
will come up on the weekend, but now they are here all week. A good
part of that is that they are new residents.
Housing here in
Northern New Hampshire is going fast. It’s common for buyers to
offer 30% above the asking price to assure they are going to get it.
My neighbor works in the school system and they are dealing with an
influx of new students.
This, my friends, is
what one version of bugging out looks like. Most of these new people
are escaping big cities. They have the ability to work from home and
are taking advantage of it. Preppers tend to think of bugging out as
someone with a bug out bag. That’s the low end of the spectrum. The
high end is a massive yacht with it’s own on board doctor and
security. In the middle we have these urban folks moving into modest
homes in the hinterland.
There’s a sense of
panic in the air. That explains the premium they’ve been putting on
quick sales. This is the 11th hour if you are looking to
avoid trouble in the big cities. Heck, things look pretty iffy in a
lot of the moderate sized cities. A friend of mine lives about a half
hour outside of a city of about 70,000 people. He’s upped his
security quite a bit with better doors, locks, walls, and security
windows -plus other interesting things.
Another popular bug
out option is the bug out vehicle. Frankly, when winter sets in most
of those are impossible to keep warm. The far north is not a good
place for mobile living. That’s why the smart money is establishing
themselves in small towns. This influx has been happening at a good
pace ever since about March.
While there’s been
some growing pains, most of the towns and small cities are handling
the increase fairly well. However, space is running out. Time is also