Prepare, don't despair!
Finca Bayano is a small community in Panama. It’s being established for people who believe that a future crisis may be difficult to survive in Europe and North America, in especial. According to our plans, 100 people are going to live in our village, focussing on self-sufficiency. Neither will the world end, nor will humans become extinct, however, the system we live in may collapse. That’s what we’re preparing for. We call our project 'Survival Insurance'.
Our farm, 75 acres (30 hectares) in size, is located about 200 miles west of Panama-City, at an altitude of 1,600 feet (500 meters) above sea level. The coordinates are according to Google earth: 8°06' N and 81°28' W. The area is sparsely populated and malaria-free. The climate is ideal with an average temperature of 75°F (25°C). The soil is fertile and there is adequate rainfall. Firewood is available in abundance, and there is mostly a fresh breeze. A creek divides Finca Bayano into two equal halves. There is no industrial pollution and there are no power plants in this region. Also, there are no active volcanoes.
For decades it was possible to live passively and at the same time be in a comfortable position. This time is over. At the national level, there is the probability of rioting in many countries. And at the international level, the danger of a nuclear war is rising. Current events suggest that a major conflict is supposed to be provoked. Perhaps the struggle for Ukraine marks the beginning of the war for the heartland.
The idea of farming together with like-minded people emerged in 2010. By then, we were concerned that we would not have enough time to prepare. Up to now, our fears have fortunately not been met, and we are a lot closer to leading a virtually independent life at Finca Bayano. Most important, besides owning the land, is a good relation to our Panamanian neighbors. Our attitude towards politics and religion is neutral. Although our project is of an exceptional nature, we do not represent politically extreme opinions. Neither do we assume that the crisis has anything to do with biblical principles, nor do we believe that seers of past centuries could have foreseen the crisis.