In an era of almost crazy economic hard times, many people are starting to take the words and ideas of John Galt seriously for the first time. The catch words up and down the internet are Gulching and Economic Secession. A whole lot of people are suddenly looking for a safe, secure place to ride out the storm without interference.
When we bought the famous Christmas Place, one of the things we laughed about was "Well, if the electricity ever stops we will at least have a safe place to go" or "If the Mongols swarm over everything we have a place to go" Now the saying is "If the motors of the world stop, we have a place to live."
We have over 2000 acres of rich delta land for crops and cattle, gigantic hardwood forest, plentiful game, free running springs and a big lake. We have a nice house and we are very isolated. (don't want no revenoors around bothering folks)
I suggest anyone serious about Gulching look to the South. Good climate, fertile soil, natural resources, low land cost and a whole lot of people that basically already live in a Galt's Gulch type environment.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Good Luck to everyone.