reply to post by darrman
Whatever disaster happens, if it's such so that all local authority breaks down, social cohesion will last only as long as supplies, and then it'll
go free for all.
As far as bugging out, where is anyone to bug out to?
Most, when asked, respond with a run-to-the-hills answer.
Okay, so, WHO owns those hills? Hmmm?
Again, where is someone with a bug-out plan bugging out TO?
It's a bit hypocritical when someone voices concern over protecting what they OWN, when part of their very own plans and activities will involve the
exploitation, poaching, or use of someone else's property.
Of course, when it's all free-for-all, and everyone for themselves, polite society takes a hike, as well as such concepts of legal ownership of land,
water access, food resources, etc., except where one has the firepower and people to protect and defend such.
Further, anyone and everyone bugging out is going to bug out probably to the same places you, very well, may be planning on doing so.
Not only will you be required to deal with whatever catastrophe is cause for bugging out, but, you'll need compete with other people for what
remaining 'free' resources are available. Beyond that, of course, there's the direct competition of force of arms, and banditry where winner takes
One means by which such might be mitigated is to choose several far-flung foreign countries accessible by ocean travel as potential candidate
destinations, where plans include running to the coast, as opposed to the hills, where a sailboat may either be obtained, or is already owned and
provisioned for a quick get-out.
Wind is free. Fuel might not ever again be available.
A properly outfitted and provisioned sailboat can get anywhere from a single person to any number of other people (boat size and provisions dependent)
anywhere on the planet there's ocean to get to.
Even in a global disaster, there's certain to be some places LESS effected than wherever one is bugging out from.
Besides that, one can effectively live off the ocean if one knows how, and is prepared. Small isolated and disparate islands can be leveraged to grow
food, relatively lower in risk for others looting or poaching crops. Multiple small island crops insulate against loss if one crop is indeed poached.
Sailing and ocean travel gives clear long distance defensive sight lines.
After a few months or years of the world stewing in violent Anarchy, coastal landing parties to mainland locations might exploit supplies and
resources left over such as container ships docked and abandoned in international shipping ports that could contain anything and everything
Don't run for the hills. Get a sailboat and go for the deep blue.
Pirate up before anyone else decides to get their jolly roger on.