In Calif earthquakes and riots seem to be the main issues here. I live in a city east of los angeles so incase of say a earthquake levels out entire neighborhood and I cant saty there. I have a 10 acre lot about 100 miles north in the Mojave desert. Its not in a empty, remote no neighbors for miles place either. Its a small farming town (alfalfa farms) with homes scattered and a real paved road and thers a real city (Mohave and Cali City) 10 miles away.
I set up a 5th wheel there that I use as a camp site when I hunt Quail/rabbits. I do have a good supply of ammo stashed away there and once I pay off the truck I'll sink a well for water.