Strategic Relocation book 4th edition.
Strategic Relocation: North American Guide to Safe Places 4th Edition
nuclear targets
Strategic Relocation color coded maps.
Worst counties to relocate to.
Strategic Relocation: North American Guide to Safe Places 4th Edition

Strategic Relocation: North American Guide to Safe Places 4th Edition

Regular price$49.95

  • 30 Day Hassle-Free Return Policy
  • Free Domestic Shipping On Orders Over $150

NOTE: This book has a very limited supply. Due to the popularity of this book we are working to secure a large number of these books as quickly as possible.  This book IS in stock right now.

The new 4th Edition is now available with the latest statistics including text, tables, and maps of

  • Political demographics
  • Military threats
  • Crime
  • Taxes
  • Gun laws
  • And other crucial factors

Survival Gear BSO is proud to be one of the few distributors out there carrying stock of the brand new 4th Edition of Strategic Relocation.


Strategic Relocation is an in-depth analysis of North America's safest places to live. Unlike most guides in today's bookstores that tout the "best places" to live based on golf courses, doctor/patient ratios, warm sunny climates, availability of cultural activities, status of educational institutions and the growth potential of the local economy, this book will help you consider future threats that most other people fail to see or choose to ignore such as:

  • A labor crisis or pandemic that halts the inflow of food and business goods
  • An economic crisis that threatens your pensions, investments and other so-called "guaranteed" income streams
  • A major earthquake or other natural disaster that suddenly upsets the natural social order for months at a time
  • An emergency that clogs the area's freeways
  • The "unthinkable" nuclear war or major terrorist attack on a U.S. city with chemical or biological weapons

It is easy to dismiss these threats during times of peace and prosperity, but they are real and the probability of such events occurring increases every year.


In this 4th Edition we have updated our country-by-country and state-by-state reviews based on the continuing political and demographic changes, including recent events such as the exaggerated Covid-19 pandemic which revealed which local and national governments were quick to create permanent economic damage and curtail personal liberties under the improper use of emergency powers. As a result most places suffered a downgraded rating but there were notable exceptions, including South Dakota which we upgraded after the governor’s refusal to be bullied by the fear tactics.

Safe Places

There is no place that is perfectly safe. Everyone has to choose between desolate and remote areas with greater safety from people, with the added costs of travel, building and being away from society with potential impact to job, family, spouse, health, climate and many other factors. We help you develop your own customized strategy in this book, by taking you through each threat and helping you recognize which threats require relocation and which can be mitigated through common-sense preparations. To help you evaluate the pros and cons of each area we have summarized the most valuable information in easy-to-read formats including:

  • Expanded text and graphics for weather, pollution, population density, natural disasters, nuclear and military dangers and more.
  • Color maps by state showing terrain, public and private land use, and military target areas.
  • An evaluation of all the most attractive foreign “expat” countries.
  • Regional maps outlining the best general retreat areas.
  • Individual analysis of every state and province in Canada.


About the Author

As a relocation expert, Joel Skousen also offers personal paid consultations for those who want advice on selecting land or working out special contingency retreat plans. He recommends that anyone interested in these services read the book first. Email Mr. Skousen at to set up a consultation appointment.

Shipping Calculated At Checkout

Note: USPS First Class Packages are not insured, which means we will not reship in the event that the package is lost. We recommend adding the Route Package Protection or choosing USPS Priority Mail.

All orders are processed within 2-3 business days.

All orders are processed and shipped during our business hours. Orders are not shipped or delivered on U.S. holidays.

If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed.

Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. 

If a significant delay in shipment is expected, then we will contact you via the information you provide at checkout.

Overnight delivery is only available for orders with delivery addresses within the continental United States.

Delivery delays can occasionally occur.

Expected Transit Times

All transit times are based on once your order ships.

UPS Ground - 2 to 5 Days

UPS Standard - 5 to 10 Days

USPS First Class - 7 Business Days

USPS Priority - 2 to 3 Business Days

USPS Priority Express - 2 Business Days

USPS Parcel Select - 7 Business Days

Once we receive your item, we will inspect it and notify you that we have received your returned item. We will immediately notify you on the status of your refund after inspecting the item. If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund to your original method of payment. You will receive the credit within the terms set forth by your credit card/debit card company. 

You have 30 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition in which you received it. Your item must be in the original packaging. Your item must have the receipt or proof of purchase .If you make a purchase for the holidays between October 1st and December 25th we will accept returns for those items up until January 31st of the following year provided that the same requirements above are met - the item is unused, has original packaging returned with it, and has a proof of receipt showing the date of purchase. PLEASE NOTE:  The purchaser shall be responsible for paying return shipping costs. Initial shipping fees are nonrefundable.  If your return qualifies for a refund you will receive the refund for that item(s) minus a 10% restocking fee.

Ever want to talk to someone, but there is no phone number to call?

Survival Gear BSO provides a direct-to-instructor (a real life human being!) phone line for any questions or inquiries related to our bushcraft & survival products. Let us be your guide!


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Michael Regan
Very useful information

The guide book has very useful and well organized information on various regions and for me US States where I may retire to. Taxes, climate, crime, near by strategic targets, soil and water info, level of political corruption in state and local government etc., are all summarized and well presented.

Free Domestic Shipping

For orders over $150

Money Back Guarantee

30-Day Guarantee on All Purchases

American Owned & Operated

Proudly located in the USA