Country Living Series

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Urbanized areas

Here's a fascinating map I found through SurvivalBlog which details urbanized areas and urban clusters from 2010 census data.


I confess I found myself staring at this map for minutes on end, marveling at the population distribution.

5 comments:

  1. Yet iif we could just get the EPA, FDA, and the rest of the government out of our way we could feed ourselves, a good part of the world, and have plenty of homegrown energy to meet our needs.

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  2. I'm sure liking the 'un-purple-ness' of our regions, Patrice. While my place does have an urban center only a couple of hours travel time distant, those are travel hours that require at least one long water crossing via a ferry system that would be one of the first things to go bye-bye in a SHTF scenario.

    And even if some managed to make it here, they'd have to contend with mountains, rain forest, predators, possible severe weather, and some very well-trained citizens before they got within miles of my home....whereupon things would get really tough for them. Really tough...IF they could find us.

    No straight lines of travel, no flat lands, one road in and out and lots of miles of all the above.

    Feels good.

    A.McSp

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  3. Unfortuneately, I live in a purple blob.

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  4. It makes me feel a bit better that i live in a part of Michigan that isn't a purple blob. (Sorry Anon!) I do have *one* urbanized center near me but as soon as you get 'out of town' it thins out. A lot. I don't have the money to move to the American redoubt and I won't leave my family....but with my mindset, and a good network of neighbors and awesome, preparedness-minded parents, I think I'd do alright.

    I would have to, because it's all I've got.

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  5. It makes me feel a bit better that i live in a part of Michigan that isn't a purple blob. (Sorry Anon!) I do have *one* urbanized center near me but as soon as you get 'out of town' it thins out. A lot. I don't have the money to move to the American redoubt and I won't leave my family....but with my mindset, and a good network of neighbors and awesome, preparedness-minded parents, I think I'd do alright.

    I would have to, because it's all I've got.

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