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Sailing around Central America – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingI personally would not consider Nicaragua as a bugout location. Usually in any scenario that might cause one to bugout from North America the first mode of transportation to be grounded is air. So you are going to have to plan for ground travel, which would cause several problems with borders that could be closed at any time and fuel for your transportation. Any location that uses more than one tank of fuel requires dealing with strangers in a crisis situation.

Maybe if you have a sailboat and can bypass the problems of land travel and you still want to consider Nicaragua. You will have to consider that during your prolonged absence from the property any buildings will be broken into and things stolen. You may also have to deal with squatters.

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Lot view of Marsella Beach near San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingNicaragua is a wonderful location for a prepper or a survivalist. You can get a large piece of land for a relatively affordable cost and have multiple growing seasons for your crops. It is also relatively cheap to build your home.
 
If you want to be isolated or on your own, there is certainly the land to do so and many opportunities in Nicaragua. In order to have access to water, you can dig your own well, the feasibility of which will determine your best location.   You can either have a hand-dug well or a drilled well. There are some places in Nicaragua that are better for wells than others, but access to well water is definitely available.
 
There are a lot of people in and around San Juan Del Sur who are able to live off the grid. If you want a fully functioning system 365 days a year, you would probably have to work with both wind and solar. The wind direction in San Juan Del Sur is always offshore so you can take that into consideration. There is always plenty of wind in San Juan Del Sur for wind generation. We also get a lot of sun. There are a number of real estate projects that are off the grid in San Juan del Sur, so preparing yourself to live off the grid is a relatively easy thing to do.
 
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Waterfall in a Nicaraguan rain forest – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingNicaragua is absolutely a good place for preppers to have their bugout location or to be a survivalist.  They can have their own little fortress and nobody bothers them.
 
I had a situation one night where a police officer came over and demanded the rifle we had be handed in.  My guard said, “No, I’m not handing you my rifle.” The police could not enter my property legally.  It’s just like what happens in the US; they cannot enter. So Nicaragua is good for a bugout location because the government respects your property right and doesn’t just burst in, unless you’ve done something terribly against the law.
 
Also, Nicaragua has places with access to water, which are defendable, where you can grow your own food, and be off the grid.  You can build anything you want.  For example, the Nicaraguans build what we would call “earth homes.” They’ve been doing this for years. Nobody will tell you not to build an earth home. They do have freedom here, believe it or not. 
 
They have these big containers of water that you can put on your land. What I would suggest to anybody is buy land with a stream or a river on it.  You can do that here in the mountains, although I don’t know the other areas of Nicaragua. 
 
Everything grows here. Plant it and it’s going to sprout. It’s amazing. The things that you buy like cilantro and certain vegetables, they just grow wild. It’s a farmer’s paradise.
 
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Carlos Roman Gutierrez Solis of Casa Granada Properties – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Nicaragua would probably be a good place for preppers and survivalists to have their bugout location.  We already have several Amish groups living in Nicaragua that already live similar to how many would live in a bugout location (they have their own food, water, etc.), although perhaps not as extreme.  I’m quite certain that the Amish did research before they decided to come to Nicaragua, so they must believe it is a good location.
 
However, if the government in Nicaragua finds out that those in your group are pedophiles, you deal in pornography or there are drugs, you would be out.  The government is very strict in removing people like that.  But, on the other hand, if you follow the rules, you’ll be fine.
 
If you would just like to come to Nicaragua and live without any assistance like government electricity, water, etc., you could do it.  We already have lots of poor people in Nicaragua who live like this every day.
Juan Carlos Espinosa of Hacienda Puerta del Cielo Ecolodge & Spa – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
If by “survivalists” you mean “heavily armed people”,Masaya Lagoon, Nicargua viewed from the mountains. – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living that wouldn’t work in Nicaragua.  The government wouldn’t allow people making compounds and threatening other people with their guns, etc.  (You can, however, get a permit for a gun in Nicaragua.  See my answer and those of others on “What is Nicaragua's gun ownership policy and gun laws? “ on this site.)
 
If you mean people who just want to have a place to go where they can live off the grid, grow their own food, be self-sufficient, that type of thing, there are people who do this now.  In Nicaragua, we have quite a few American Mormons who tend to be more of a closed community, and who do a lot of this.
 
You can grow your own food in Nicaragua, which is easier to do up in the mountains, because it’s a little cooler, it rains more often, and the land is very fertile.
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Nicaragua is a great place for preppers because it is off most people’s radar screens.   Even better, Nicaragua is not a favorite government of the US and doesn’t cow tow to US pressure.   Nicaragua is also known for its rich volcanic soils and agricultural production, making it a great place to farm.

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