Frequent reader, rare poster here with a question I haven't seen addressed (though I could have missed it in my searches)...
I live in the suburbs of a major city in a small (less than 100 homes) community. Am I better off staying here or pulling up stakes and high-tailing it ASAP out to a rural homestead?
Rural life sounds good, considering the potential to grow food, have chickens, and have your own water supply (especially one you can go fishing in!). But I'm very concerned about being the "stranger" out there, the city rube who's not quite part of the community; also very concerned about security if the SHTF and my nearest neighbor (who doesn't really know me anyway) is two miles away.
The suburbs may be the safest option, with good relationships with neighbors and lots of folks nearby, but with little opportunity to live off the land (city water, no chickens/fishing spots), etc.
Which would you do, or better yet, if you've made a decision on this front, what and why?