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Yah, but what if they Zombify the fish? That would be really bad - your dinner would be trying to eat you!

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Hopefully the fish can get to them before they can get to you. Good odds considering that the zombies are essentially 'walking chum' for fish.
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Re: Bug out boat

no need to paint my boat. if this really did happen i have a few boats in the harbor that would be the first thing for me to "borrow" till it gets better. make a few and raft then together
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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.
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There are four pillars that keep our society running. Food/water, Energy, transportation and communication.
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Re: Bug out boat

While the idea of getting offshore to protect yourself for a short period of time may be feasible, there is no way that a boat will sustain you for any lengthy period of time.

If you are relying on solar or wind for power, what will you do when the regulator fails or you need new batteries?

If you are living without any modern electronic convenience, what will you do if your rudder breaks? No where to haul out. I suppose you could attempt to mend your sails for a long time, but eventually that won't work. Then what?

If I went one season without access to parts and tools that I don't have, living aboard would start to become dangerous........
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Oh yea, this one just gave me a chuckle........ How would you pump out????

Wouldn't you love to see what a fanatical environmentalist does in this situation. I'm betting they would be at the head of the line to go in the Bay.
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Re: Bug out boat

We're totaly self contained .. throw off the lines and we're good for a year or so..
had an instance a few years ago that was impressive..
We had stopped at Brookings Oregon on our way back down from the far north.. While there they had a tsunami warning.. and we all know when one of those comes in, you want "Deep" water..
We untied the boat and were headed out withing 1 to 2 minutes.. joining us was another 3 or 4 cruisers equepted as we, but it was kind of funny watching all the people running up and down on the docks throwing crap around, and trying to get there boats ready to leave..
Went a few miles offshore and spent a couple hours bobbing around and chatting with others.. the warning came and went, nothing happeded that day, but it did show the difference between those that are ready and those that say they are..
Bugging out for us is just another day on the water.. this is where we live.
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If you are living without any modern electronic convenience, what will you do if your rudder breaks? No where to haul out. I suppose you could attempt to mend your sails for a long time, but eventually that won't work. Then what?
Asking questions like that on a thread like this is like asking "why would she open that door?" during a zombie movie.
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Asking questions like that on a thread like this is like asking "why would she open that door?" during a zombie movie.
So, you're saying this thread is not to be taken seriously? Seems like it has received some serious replies.
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Re: Bug out boat

My take on the "bug out" option is to get away from the crowd and let things settle. The other option is to get you to somewhere else that is safer.

Circling at sea is likely not an option and I suspect that you would be a target that's easily caught if observed by the smokers!


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While the idea of getting offshore to protect yourself for a short period of time may be feasible, there is no way that a boat will sustain you for any lengthy period of time.

If you are relying on solar or wind for power, what will you do when the regulator fails or you need new batteries?

If you are living without any modern electronic convenience, what will you do if your rudder breaks? No where to haul out. I suppose you could attempt to mend your sails for a long time, but eventually that won't work. Then what?

If I went one season without access to parts and tools that I don't have, living aboard would start to become dangerous........
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