Read a complete account of our dilemma in my book, "From Riches to Rags to Right-Sized Living."
Everyone knows that the number one survival strategy is to have shelter. At a minimum, people need protection from the harsh elements of weather. Having been homeless and close to living on the streets, we did not ever want to be without shelter again, so we decided to purchase land using cash that we could extract from liquidating possessions.
We figured that if worse comes to worst, we could always pitch a tent and live off the land. This way of thinking began setting up our minds to the mindset of what people call preppers.
Eventually, we built a house on the property and began setting up small-scale strategies for future survival.
What is a prepper?
"A prepper is someone who actively prepares (preps) for worse-case scenarios, such as the end of the world, by practicing survivalist techniques, including hoarding food."
"A survivalist is a person who makes preparations to survive a widespread catastrophe, as an atomic war or anarchy, especially by storing food and weapons in a safe place."
Why be a prepper?
The world (to me) appears to be changing into a place where we can no longer depend on our government to provide and protect us. Providing for ourselves seems to be a wise maneuver.
Dobbins is notoriously designated as a high fire zone. We anticipate that we may be required to evacuate, so we are prepared to leave at a moment's notice with our prepared "Go-Bag" containing enough supplies for at least three days. And now that my husband and I have animals, we need to be ready to complete measures to protect them, as well.
A prepper never tells
Living in a remote location such as Dobbins has opened my eyes to the possibility of Dobbins being a fabulous location for preppers. Being remote, Dobbins is a survivor's best strategy. Living on a property, isolated from others is a prepper's ideal location. And for preppers who want to live off the grid, Dobbins' elevation makes it as much possible as can be desired.
- The Farmer's Market is loaded with fresh produce, a food stand, a play area for children, live music, and more every Saturday.
- The Farmers Market also hosts Taco Thursday in the afternoon.
- For wine enthusiasts, there is wine tasting at Lucero Vineyards & Winery, showcasing award-winning wines.
- And last but not least, stop by Lake Francis for many outdoor activities.
Come to Dobbins and explore a lifestyle worth living.
Marlene Bertrand, Broker, GRI, SFO, ePRO, NHCB
Dept. of Real Estate License #01056418 (since 1989)