Originally posted by gariac
reply to post by Donnie Darko
There is a town in Northern California called Bolinas that doesn't want to be found. The state would put up a sign indicating the edge of town, and
the town folk would take it down. Last I heard, the state gave up. I can't say I ever saw the sign when I invaded their town. So it is on the map,
but no signs when you get there.
Shhh! I grew up in Bo' chanting "go home tourist!" in the early nineties.
I never did join the BBP(bolinas boarder patrol), but I always liked the shirts they made and the way the stories of their adventures in thwarting
caltrans efforts to "label" the town always seemed to inflate over time.
They had a story about how they gave up erecting signs and just painted it onto the road, so the BPP chiseled it out of the asphalt. I dunno, could be
There are good and bad aspects of living in a small, dysfunctional and somewhat geographically removed town like Bolinas. Take the 4th of July, for
example...the town swells to the point that a couple years ago the cops blocked the road and weren't letting any non-residents beyond the
checkpoint...so back to Stinson instead(really, a better home for Martha anyways).
Ever been to Forrest Knolls? If you blink while driving down the road, you'll miss it...well, almost.
Which leads me to an interesting story my stepsister told me about awhile ago.
She explained how she was with some people and I can't remember why or how this ended up coming to be, but she went with them way out into the forest
where they came upon the rest of these people's community.
Apparently the local sheriff knew about these people living out in the woods, but they didn't bother anyone and there were no disputes that would
eject them from the area, so they've apparently just been camping out there for awhile now(she told me about 2 years ago).
Kinda like establishing their own little village...or exactly like it, I guess.
So, that's basically the best "survivalist" method for making it through the rough times that I've read about.
Join a small and tightly-knit community that is entirely self-sustaining.