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117: Choosing The Perfect BOL


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117: Choosing The Perfect BOL

  1. 1. 117: Choosing the Perfect BOL By Ken Jensen
  2. 2. • Know your property • Know the area the property is in • Know the hazards in the area • Don’t discount convenience • Know the climate zones and growing periods • Choose a location with hobbies and enjoyment in mind • Choose your neighbors wisely
  3. 3. Easy Ways that You Can Learn about Your Potential Home In final stages of your decision making, consider doing the following: • Taking Vacations • Bed and Breakfasts • Renting • Taking Vacations
  4. 4. What steps do you need to take to protect from Hazards? 1. Storms 2. Tornados 3. Hurricanes 4. Flooding 5. Wild Fires 6. Volcanoes 7. Water Supply Risks 8. Nuclear Accident Potential 9. Burglary or Mugging Rates
  5. 5. Convenience You May Enjoy: • Gasoline • Grocery Items • Family Doctors • Post Office • Hardware Stores • Libraries • And much more
  6. 6. Bug Out Location • Should be convenient to Traveling • Should be near in Hospital for Medical Support. • Should be based on your Hobbies and Outdoor Activities.
  7. 7. How To Choose a Convenient Location?  Know Climate Zones and Growing Seasons  Choose the Perfect Hardiness Zone for Your Preferred Crops – Know your climate zones. – Know which plants grow there. – Be aware of your limitations. The USDA hardiness map is probably the best place to go.
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  9. 9.  Diversify with Microclimates Create a micro-climate a little warmer than the rest of your property • reducing wind • providing evening sun • while heating an eastern thermal mass. Create a micro-climate a little warmer than the rest of your property 1.sun patterns 2.wind patterns 3.overall climate 4.Heat storing masses 5.locations of other items
  10. 10.  Determine the Solar Patterns before Visiting It – Look at the solar patterns before taking time to visit a property: – Google maps: Images have time stamps. Pay attention to time of year. – Find My Shadow: CAD and grid-based software • draw your property • choose a date • and see where the shadows will be throughout the day
  11. 11. • Sun Calc Map – choose your location – the date – and the time of the day – determines where the sun will be It also has time stamps for dawn, noon and dusk. You can move it to see different times.
  12. 12. Make Up for Limitations with a Greenhouse Use a Greenhouse • Different models • Different building techniques • Extends your growing season by months • Make them warmer with heaters and masses. • Make them cooler with burying them. Don’t rely only on Greenhouses • Use your seasonal planting dates for full production
  13. 13. Know Your Neighbors – Have a conversation with them under the assumption that you are looking at the property to learn about them.
  14. 14. To learn more visit: