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well i look at it this way, i have enough ammo to get what ever boat i want.

in reality we would all die, if its enough to kill off 99 % of the humans, what makes you think the animals will do any better. heck it takes people months sometimes to get a deer while hunting if there was only 1 % of the deer left how hard would it be.
Actually, it's pretty surprising how fast nature recovers when man is excluded from the area. Take a look at the no-dive zones off the NZ coast (I think it was NZ... maybe Australia). What was almost entirely dead from over-fishing is now abundant with an undersea ecosystem in just a few years.

If you get a chance, read the book "Earth Abides". A pretty interesting take on such a disaster written in 1949.
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Being so far inland I doubt a seaworthy boat would be very high on my list of priorities for a while. That and I know so little about any of them I can't intelligently say anything.

However, I believe my wife and I would be about as well off as one could reasonably expect, if we were any of those who survived. Growing up and when we were first married we lived a great deal off what I killed or caught and what we raised in the garden and off the livestock we raised. We both know how to can, cold pack, dry and otherwise preserve food. We heat with wood now and both of us have about all the experience we want cooking on a wood stove. Just the way it was back then, we were no different than lots of others.

Practical skills such as hunting, fishing, trapping, preserving foods, the ability to provide shelter, a source of potable water and the ability to protect ones self will determine the survivors.

I would think a fast boat, with all the armament one could practically carry. Storage would be important, obviously, and a place to stay away from the nasty folks who are left. I belive that would be the biggest problem. Those few left would probably end up reverting to tribal societies for survival.

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Hell, you live in the ozarks. The apocalypse would be an improvement.
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I've got a friend who owns a boat that the original owner built for the situation you describe. I could put you in contact. We're in the Pacific Northwest.
Hi Walt. I know its been a few years since you posted this, but I'd be very interested in knowing more about your friend and this boat you speak of. Thanks much --Ed
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Re: In case of apocalypse what sailboat and how to use it?

Whatever boat you use, make sure you have a sea anchor. According to the canon, zombies can climb anchor rodes.

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