posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 09:30 PM
reply to post by saltdog
Saltdog, the original poster, is discussing the morality of breaking and entering / theft after the SHTF. But let me give you a non-shtf example of
Back in 2006, I worked out in Dutch Harbor / Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands. One weekend, three of my co-workers borrowed our Supervisor's boat to
go fishing in one of the many remote coves around the island. So they pulled the boat up to a beach, tied it off to a chunk of driftwood and went
looking for a good spot to cast their lines from shore.
Several hours later, the tide had come in. And the driftwood they had tied the boat to had drifted out to sea along with the boat. So they were
trapped in the middle of nowhere. If you've ever been to Dutch Harbor, you are probably pretty familiar with the highly impassible terrain. So they
The three of them weren't sure which direction to go, so they picked a direction and started walking. It was slow going. But the benefit was that at
that time of year, the sun didn't go down until around midnight. But the temperature dropped to around 30-degrees Fahrenheit. It was cold.
The three men finally came across a remote cabin. They had to strip down and cross a very cold run-off river to get to it. So they did. And
hypothermia was starting to set in. They got to the cabin and broke in, in order to survive. The cabin was fully stocked with food and other supplies.
So it pretty much saved their lives.
They had no ill intentions. They just didn't want to die. Luckily the cabin also had an emergency radio. They were able to contact the coast guard
and were eventually picked up. They did leave all the cash they had and an apology note in the cabin.
On top of that, the boat was also found drifting a few miles out to sea, just by chance. So my supervisor wasn't too upset about it.