Re: Bug out boat
There are four pillars that keep our society running. Food/water, Energy, transportation and communication. If any one of those were to be interrupted, even for a less than a month, it would be a significant event. Several months would cause the catastrophe people fear. The fantasy that it will all happen in one big rush however, is very unlikely. Maybe it will happen in one local area, like it did in New Orleans, but over the whole USA, I don't see that kind of event happening, even if there was a hyper inflation. It's a slow motion train wreck that is most likely. They are planning for it anyway. They even have new money printed. Its red instead of green, so its easy to tell from the old stuff.
It is an interesting idea to have a " bug out boat ". In a sudden crisis, about the last thing you want to do is jump on your boat. In all likely hood, the locals would stop you and take your stuff. In a long slow decent, say two to eight years, your boat may be the best thing to leave in. Provided you can figure out where to go... and how you will live when you get there... If you figure out that part, please let me know.
"Ulysses" - Alfred Tennyson