7 Best Places to Go in the U.S. in Case of a Societal Collapse


Alaska is huge and sparsely populated, with tremendous natural resources. Its isolation would protect you from a social breakdown.

The Pacific Northwest

Another potential alternative is the Pacific Northwest, with its temperate temperature, fertile land, and fresh water.

The Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountain climates range from high alpine meadows to deep lowlands. Timber, freshwater, and wildlife abound in them.

The Great Basin

The Great Basin is a vast desert from Oregon to Nevada. Many small, isolated villages have long been self-sufficient.

The Ozarks

The Ozarks are central US mountains. The area is secluded and rich in freshwater.


Hawaii is a Pacific Ocean archipelago. If you like warm weather and pure water, it's ideal. However, Hawaii's tsunami and storm threats must be considered.

Puerto Rico

The US island of Puerto Rico is in the Caribbean Sea. It's tropical and has freshwater.