Monday, February 8, 2010
Prepare your “safe house” before you need it!
The first known safe house in history was one used by two Israelite spies. They hid themselves in the house of Rahab, a prostitute in Jericho. (Joshua 1:21 – 2:24)
The term “safe house” is often seen in spy novels and in movies such as “Mission Impossible.” However, a safe house can be used by anyone, including you and me. If you have any money to invest, now is a great time to buy a vacation-type property that can serve not only as a weekend retreat but as a safe house for unexpected dangers in the future. (I currently own more such safe houses than I need. If any of you readers might be interested, I have one available which includes 1000 feet of river frontage and a private island in Washington’s Skagit River.)
The ideal safe house will be owned by a New Mexico LLC with a PO Box address in a faraway state. Nothing, nothing should connect you to this property. Even if you never need it yourself, perhaps a brother, sister, son or daughter may someday be able to use it as a refuge while they sort out a temporary emergency.
Ten years from now, who knows what prices vacation properties may bring? Especially if your safe house is on an island or on the bank of a scenic river.
However, if you prefer not to purchase property at the present time, low-cost alternatives are available. These are dealt with in my e-book OFF THE GRID: Living or traveling in a van, truck, or converted cargo trailer.