Retiring to a hellhole... Good idea?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pokute, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    So, I am strongly motivated at the moment to cash out and head for the sandy wastes. Pretty much down to a coin flip between Boron and California City. Cheap places to live, gun friendly sheriff, and BLM land just a shot away.

    These places attract a certain kind of folks... Basically people who are tired of putting up with the rat race that makes even a trip to the grocery store a life defying feat. Unfortunately that seems to include a lot of folks with tattoos on their faces that grew there because they never expected to see daylight again.

    Some of them make Charlie Manson look like a stand up citizen.

    But, if you can manage to "get along" out there, it's quiet, cheap, and... uh... quiet.

    As the last gainfully employed member of this forum, I seek the accumulated wisdom of the happy retirees to tell me whether I am deluded.

    A plumber in Boron:
     

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  2. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Yard sale in Boron:
     

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  3. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Boron "fixer-upper":
     

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  4. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Boron tourist festival:
     

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  5. CPTKILLER

    CPTKILLER Senior Member

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    Maybe you need to talk to a therapist.
     
  6. DudeLove

    DudeLove Member

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    Keep taking your meds everything will be fine.
     
  7. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    You're chances of survival might be better in Chicago,just saying.:D
     
  8. RichT

    RichT New Member

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    Pokute, you really want quiet, try Aravaca Arizona... even cheaper than Boron and Cal city, and it's NOT in California, so you can own any gun you want....lol.
     
  9. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Looks like my kinda place, except the humidity is up around 60%... What's up with that?!

    And it's even more expensive than CA City, let alone Boron. I think you've got old info, looks like a hippy haven these days.
     
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  10. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    I take it you're not into Love Wagons.:D
     
  11. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Wouldn't mind a 1963 Chevy BelAir wagon.
     
  12. RichT

    RichT New Member

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    Possible, haven't been there for nearly 10 years, however, couple of notes, only time I've seen 60% humidity in the Tucson area is during a monsoon. Most of the year it's closer to 12/15%, much drier than here. When I was there, it was mostly retired rancher/cowboys, and folks who, like you, just wanted to "get away" from the rat race. Only about 2 mi. from the Mexico border. I'm sure if you look around, you could find housing for under 100K, especially if you stay away from the "city" itself,,,lol. Just kidding, there is no city there, just a few stores. Anyway, I have friends/acquaintances who live in Cal City. Verrrrry boring. As to Boron, been through it, but never spent time there. You're right however, it's pretty desolate. Good luck on your decision, and stay on the meds,,,lol.
     
  13. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    I'll keep monitoring the RH in Arivaca, it looks promising.
     
  14. RichT

    RichT New Member

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    Pokute, you might also look south of Green Valley in the desert. Pretty nice there, and it's also pretty much off the grid. Or, head up into the mountains around Patagonia, really nice up there.
     
  15. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Interesting... Thanks! I normally stay in CA because I already know my way around the deserts here, but it looks like there are some nice places in AZ. I'll need to get some USGS mineral maps for Patagonia!