I'd like to make a little note about the episode of Doomsday Preppers last night. It showed a man now living in Alpine Texas. Here are some facts about Alpine Texas for those of you who have never lived there. It's hot, it's dry, there are very, very, very few trees and even less water! If you want to go somewhere to learn how to live after doomsday has occurred, then Alpine Texas is the place to be. Alpine is pretty much a dying town. Now, I'm not saying that to be mean or harsh, I used to live there. I loved it. However, I lived in the town of Alpine before the college lost its accreditation and when people still basically were able to get along. Now, the stores are closing the restaurants are all closing and it's basically like I said a dying town. If you want to live in an isolated remote area and are used to living in a dessert climate then the Alpine, Marfa, and Van Horn areas are perfect for you. Just be prepared for dry hot temperatures with little shade and little water.