Although the “retreat location” criteria has a sound basis and the stated criteria are good, just like buying a ticket on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, there is a serious overlooked flaw in the plan, which is the nearness to locals that are potential missile targets, such as Whiteman AFB in Missouri and Malmstrom AFB in Montana. One should not evacuate/relocate to an otherwise good area then find yourself downwind of a potential NUDET. As a former SAC pilot during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, I well know that things can get out of hand rather quickly, if amateurs and egg heads are running (or ruining) our government. I pray that we are blessed by the Lord again to keep our nation safe; but then again, our leaders have kicked Him out of our schools, our government, our military, and our priorities. Preps always begin on Sunday with prayers. – GCA
HJL Replies: Which is why I highly recommend JWR’s book “Rawles on Retreats and Relocation”. Even if you use different criteria than JWR, you can still use the ideas and principles to your advantage.