R makes this trip between the Sierra's and Boise pretty frequently. His girl friend lives in Boise and he spends about a third of his time there. He's been a survivalist (not a prepper) for about twenty years. Because he has significantly greater financial resources than I do, he's been able to cover multiple bases while I concentrate primarily on my place in the Smokies and on my kids. One thing he has done is to establish caches along this route. They contain food, fuel, and other necessities . He has them marked with GPS coordinates. While these might be nice to have if he got caught in an ice or snow storm and was stranded along the way, his real purpose was to ensure he could get to Boise, get his lady friend, and get back to the Sierras in the event of a collapse. He leaves nothing to chance. The guy made a lot of money after he left the Marine Corps through his capability to anticipate trends and take advantage of them. He applies those skills to his survival preparations as well. While I always think in terms of a fixed base, he plans to get from whatever point he's at, to whichever of his safe locations he thinks will be best depending on the situation. He is far more flexible than I am.
|Left to right, my brother T's son, brother T, brother R.|