I heard the term “hollow” many times while watching Justified and even looked it up to see what it meant, but I did not understand the concept till yesterday when I went with a friend to look at some places in Northern Tennessee.
This was one of the houses in the area: Honest-to-God Old School log cabin, recently remodeled/rebuilt. The location is remote, gorgeous and quiet! I was amazed at how far voices carry when there is not a constant hum of power lines and modern machinery cluttering the air. Conversation being held 50 yards away or more, could be heard clearly which I figure is why mountain people are kinda reserved: Some stuff does not need to be heard by others.
Where I went was not off-grid as per survivalists dreams. They have basic services, so even a city boy like me would stay for a long while with too much hardship. But nothing is near, and that includes emergency services. Something happens to you, you better be ready to drive yourself or have somebody take you about 30 mins away to the closest medical unit. I guess you learn what and how much to buy and have so you don’t waste time going back and forth or do without if the weather turns.
It was not a bad place to be for the SHTF moment. Hell, they would need to find the way to get near the Zip Code first.
This is why I need to hit the Lotto and get me a place like that.