Editor’s Introductory Note: Today, after a long interval, we present another Retreat Owner Profile. This one is for Mr. and Mrs. Whiskey Whiskey Whiskey (WWW). They recently relocated to Idaho.
Present Home: 5 flat fenced acres with private irrigation and potable wells and river, 15 minutes from two small towns in central Idaho. 50,000 pop city 1.5 hours and 200,000 pop city 2.5 hours drive time. Relaxed CCRs with no enforcement. 5,000 sq ft living space [1,300 sq ft in rentable apartment] and 2,000 sq ft storage. 4 horse stalls, barn, sheds. 3 gas furnaces, 2 fireplaces. Planning on 2 wood stoves.
Ages: 65 and 61, one 25-year old child, who lives elsewhere
Annual Income: $275,000 plus latent available portfolio income.
Profession: retired portfolio manager and retired C suite executive and public company board member [3 boards].
Investments: Large amount of gold stored overseas with liquidity. Multi-million dollar California home to sell and invest proceeds. Substantial long term puts on US Markets, some income long positions.
Vehicles: 2016 Jeep Rubicon 4 door petrol, 2019 Range Rover Long Wheel base 5L petrol, 2012 Porsche C2S Cab, and 2018 Porsche GT2RS.
Firearms: 5 .308 Garand T-26 from Roland Beaver with scout scopes and 1/2 minute of angle accuracy, 200 clips. 2 SCAR 17 in .308, 20 20-round mags. 22 WMR rifle and revolvers. 30 Glocks in .45, 10 mm and 9 mm. With the new powerful 9 mm ammo available, no longer plan to sell our 9mms. Over 200 Glock mags. 2 gen 4 night scopes and FLIR scope. 8 portable ham radios and base station. 4 12 gauge Reminton 870s. A .375 H&H Magnum rifle, and .300 Wincheter Mag McMillan. 3 bullet stop vests [handgun only w/o plates]. 4 .30-30 lever action rifles [car long guns]. Etc.
Ammunition: 150,000 rounds 308, 50,000 rounds .45, 50,000 rounds 9mm, 25,000 rounds 10 mm, 20,000 rounds .30-30. 400 round Dixie slugs, 12,000 rounds buckshot 12 ga. 100000 rounds .22 WMR.
Fuel storage: just starting wood build to 30 cords under roof, considering propane nozzles and 2,000 gal tanks for gas furnaces back up if gas pipe supply stopped. Evaluating solar as house has sun every day even 5 hours in winter.
Improvements: As just purchased, Joel Skousen has been engaged to provide plan for retreat structures. TB reported.
Annual Property Tax: $9,500
Livestock: chickens, adding steers and sheep. 4 Labradors, 2 cats.
Communications: 8 Ham handheld Yaesus.
Food Storage: 2 years for 3 adults, 1 year dog and cat food food. Plentiful trout in our river and Elk and deer feed. Large supply household goods.
Hobbies: Investing, Geology, Hiking, Large Dog Rescue, Shooting, and Reading
Background: 30 years in Southern California as fish out of water conservatives. As our son grew, evaluated numerous US and foreign locations. We previously owned a Joel Skousen-designed retreat in Utah. Have permanent residency in stable English-speaking country, but recent events led US relocation to Idaho. While our Idaho county has some liberals, they are truly surrounded. (As opposed to California, where we were surrounded.)
All assets held in corporations owned by foreign trusts. No mortgage. No debt.
Why our location: For 12 years, sought location that appealed to husband and wife, finally found one. Idaho is Constitutional carry and conservative. We considered AZ again this time, but it’s about to go Democrat.
Who would join you: Our son, although we prefer that he go overseas, as he has residency. If it is nationwide civil war with the people being bombed, we’d likely exit to our foreign residence.
Worst case scenario: 2 years no winter utilities and bombs falling.
Shortcomings: No strong room or emergency exit yet, and security layers. Joel Skousen is preparing the plan for improvements to our retreat property.