Locations don't always stay the same.
Hey, I'm new to the forums here and while reading a lot of good information here, I wanted to share a bit of my story.<br>
About 10 years ago, my house was a few miles outside of our town on a two lane highway with a gas station down the road and nothing but farms for the next twenty odd miles. I was happy with my 5 1/2 acres away from most of the snooping types and I was able to get away with a lot of stuff like digging a cellar, putting up a barn and shooting into the hill behind me with out people freaking out.<br>
All of that changed about 3 years ago when Walmart decided to put a store about 600 yards from my house. I won't go into the fight I had with them (I have my own reasons for never shopping there before), but suffice it to say I lost. Now I have a 4 lane highway with turning lanes in front of my house and three neighborhoods that have sprung up with startling speed. The entire area has built up and has been swallowed up by the city. Again I lost a battle when the city included me in the areas taken over by them.<br>
Since everything is so close now, I am not even able to load up my car without people watching me and my family. Our gardening has been under scrutiny since, as a resident of the city, they have strict (and stupid IMO) rules on how big they can be, and what they have in them.<br>
I am going to be moving further out again. This time I hope to be far enough away from people (or have enough land), that I can go back to the way my life was.<br>
Moral of the story: A good bug-out/bug-in location can be ruined by someone else with little or no warning.