My best guesstimate is 50 houses per square mile. We are all conservative, we are in a location that is NOT likely to be looted. We all are looking out for each other. There is a farm next door to me.
We can maintain and repair our own pump. Hubby and I are engineers.
Thanks for the advice. If anyone is thinking of moving, my best advice, move rural, on a well and septic. It’ll save half in property taxes and less gov intervention.
Prepping is easier, we don’t have to bug out of a city. But, even if we don’t tell people we’re prepping, they’ll still come here ‘because’ we’re not in the city. I’ll NEVER live in a city again, EVER! And I’ll NEVER tell anyone I don’t trust I’m a prepper.
Yeah, you would be insane to bug out unless someone dropped a nuke on your doorstep!
You will still have the zombies coming - even the most idiotic of them know that food comes from farms - but it sounds like you have a solid base to work with, and, as engineers, you will be a valuable asset to the community.
Lay in a couple of drums of lime if you don’t have any limestone kicking about - it is useful for all sorts of things, but especially for sanitizing graves.
Thinking ahead, it might be worth looking at choke points on the various roads since you are not too far from the city. A couple of dropped trees in strategic locations will certainly slow down any incursions.
Plan for the worst and hope for the best!