. . . uh . . . you getting old?
- I couldn't agree more. I think I poked in to SSCA on this topic a while back as well. Think the recommendations I saw for safety were to avoid attracting attention of bad guys to begin with such as . . .
1) travel in packs around questionable areas as bad guys less willing to prey on groups.
2) Consider the need to have running lights on at night when in questionable areas (creates some obvious problems).
3) Set a watch rotation if able. Use cheap NVDs (available on open market) to avoid nav problems at night and observe others
w/o lights on.
Addtionally, . . .
If boarded by such "Non-Government Officials
" you're done, and you could only improve an inevitable outcome by playing to the pshycologies of least resistance. Chances are that if they get some loot with ease - they won't have to waste ammo or clean their weapons afterward.
in any way its really out of your hands by that time. Once someone has the advantage - you're along for the ride. Regardless of whether you have a pee shooter or not.
Me personnally . . . I am of the mind that I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by six. I do subscribe to the "be a hard target" not easy prey philosophy of avoiding probelms. That would involve avoiding questionable waters anywhere, using some of the recommendations above, but I'd try to legally arm myself with something
respectable when able.
It all too bad that the USCG is admitedly not able to provide for one's security in this regard, and at the same time it has been legislated that we cannot either.
Such is socialism!
I'll do some digging around on this one some more and see what I get.
Still looking for some good sea stories, though!!!!!!