Interestingly enough, I've been thinking heavily lately about where my first place of refuge would be when TSHF.
And each time I do, I'm invariably drawn back to the sea.
Why, you ask?
Firstly, I'm a Sailor. I've spent a few years at sea and I absolutely loved it out there. The sea is something I'm familiar with. Granted, I spent
this time on a 567' long US Navy destroyer, but I saw my share of rough waters (North Atlantic in November, anyone?)
Anyways, back to the topic.
A 30-35' sailboat seems like a very good candidate to me for a group of 6 people or so to ride out the initial crisis. I've been doing research
lately as to how much water, minerals, food, etc., are needed per day by the averaged sized man, woman, and child for survival.
Also, a sailboat requires no fuel and produces no waste or smoke stacks to be seen from a distance. Obviously, its not as fast as a motor powered
vessel, but the idea is not to outrun, but simply to stay off the map.
To this end, I've begun learning, a very small bit so far, about celestial navigation and purifying water for drinking and hygeine purposes. And
after that I plan on learning how to sail properly, when I have more time to devote to it (extremely busy lately, hopefully TEOTWAWKI will wait a tad
The largest hinderance to this 'dream' of mine at the moment is that I need to find 4 others who share the same ideas as me to help fund the
purchasing and outfitting of the vessel, and these would have to be people I would trust with my life.
Since that is obviously what would be taking place.
I can only hope that my wife does not get seasick