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I read alot about living in the woods if SHTF but

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are there really "enough"woods?I mean if something were to happen on a National level it seems that quite a few people would immediately think"woods/back country/& etc.)
I understand that the inner cities could rapidly become a burning,gang ridden,decaying mess.(atleast until they all starve/freeze/die of disease)
As the countryside disappears more & more every year in favor of sub-developments & strip malls the wild places are no more.At least in the east & along the coasts.
Are the mountains the answer?Appalachia & the Rockies as a last holdout?
I realize that there are a literal ton of variables to take into consideration but what are the generalities?
So,then what?
What have I missed?
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andy said:
what a lot of guys "overlook" is that the PINE woods are going to BURN, in areas that aint as wet as Washington State's coastline. :)
Still planning on setting all of the forests on fire JD?
41mag, there are 'woods', and then there are 'woods'.

Yes, in the event of a calamity, there will be a lot of people heading to the national forests, especially the established campgrounds.

It just depends on how rugged you want to get and how you get there. There's more than one way to 'skin the cat' on this one.

One way is to head really deep into the mountains and get high up near a lake or stream. The colder it gets the more it will thin out the riffraff.

Some places, of course, this will be easier to do than others, especially out west. In AZ, for instance, the outback is actually rather thinly populated and there are some pretty remote places, since the vast majority of the population lives in either Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott, or Flagstaff (most live in the Phoenix valley).

Back east, I'd either get a well hidden cabin with a spring (a natural cave nearby would be excellent), or get a tailerable boat that you can live on that can traverse the river network that links the interior of the US east together. A MacGregor 26 would be perfect for that.
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