crusing sailboat(of any size) as "bug-out" option for Zombie Apocalypse???

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  1. WestVanHan
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    This talk of a Zombie Apocalypse is foolishness-we all know it will be a Robo geddon when the cyborgs take over.

    But before that it will be a massive earthquake on the west coast of N America.
    Hopefully a whole bunch of little ones will take the stresses off.

    I can be on my boat and gone,with enough supplies for a year,within 30 minutes.
    Give me 2 hours and I can be prepared for years.

    So no matter what happens, be prepared..it doesn't need to be expensive.
     
  2. mydauphin
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    Rather fight zombies than cyborgs. Zombies are slow and easy to kill. Sure there are lots of them, but never seen one swim. Cyborgs, are smart, fast, carry weapons and take heavy firepower. They also don't need to breath so swining or diving should not be a problem. Got to work on my x-ray gun to shot the cyborgs.
     
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    AHhhh maties we 60'2 kids are way ahead of ya-- We went thru this whole senerio back in the late 60's early 70's- Anyhow before i left the Rock 25yrs. ago (NFLD) In a wilderness natural cave I tucket away two 45gal. plastic drums (screw on rubber gasket lids) loaded with survival gear. (and I do mean survival gear). The Island is teeming with wild animal protein on the hoof and I have the vessel to get me there. Thats where this boy is headed if she all goes to hell in a handcart. Failing my using it imagine some mulitude of years from now when the brown stuff finally hits the fan a roaming half starved survivor accidenty finds this stuff--- Meanwhile I keep and always have kept a years advance supply of food at home protected by S&W ---
     
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    That is what the pirates did, but they usually got kill or talked too much after getting drunk , and seldom collected their treasures. Be careful who you tell.
     
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    Padilac, I'm envisioning an encounter with gun toting thugs on a GoFast boat, so I'd

    be mostly wanting something to instantly prevent them from retaliating by returning fire, which they would certainly do if I tossed a sticky Molitov cocktail onto their boat and it was a 'sticky' rather than wide spreading thin liquid.

    I wouldn't care if it will surely destroy their boat in two minutes, I'm only concerned with stunning them for the next 3 long seconds while I open fire with guns.

    Likewise, I wouldn't want a surface RC, because while it might be hard to hit(shotgun might work) they would see I was trying to 'get them' and would open fire on me and my boat, regardless of what the RC bomb might do to theirs.

    The first indication I want them to get that I'm not surrendering or that I'm even on the boat needs to be able to prevent them from doing even any "dying gasp" retaliation shooting at me. I'd assume they have multiple guns trained on me just prior. I'd need to have all their "bells rung" by a blast.

    Besides a shotgun and pistols I'd go for semi-auto .308 assault rifle with several sizes of clips, and whatever is most lethal(API?) ammo I can get, and a movable shield of Kevlar/steel to hide behind while I open fire from either cockpit or inside the boat from porthole. 22lr just loses too much power over distance and might not even put holes in a reasonably stout boat's hull...but I'd still pack a 22 pistol and rifle just 'cause.


    That Jarcat J6 looks real good for trailer-able option. As fast as a MacGregor with 1/2 the hp, and sails a whole lot faster. Also not an offshore, but might be better able to dodge storms better due to faster sailing. http://www.duckflatwoodenboats.com/designers/jarcats/J6cross2.jpg
     
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    viking north VINLAND

    Ha Ha --It's my home turf -- and I know where the lawnmower is located -- and I seldom drink --only then in small medicinel quanities---:)
     
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    Bunch of sissies- go on, run off when your community needs you most.
     
  9. WestVanHan
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    I'm 16 floors up and can throw things into the ocean off my patio.

    In an earthquake with no power-no elevators,no water..nothing..what else should I do ??
     
  10. Squidly-Diddly
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    West, I recently took "OSHA" worksite safety course....

    the max distance between rest platforms for "straight ladder" is 160ft or '16 stories' straight up!!!

    I believe that corresponds to tallest clipper ships, but according to OSHA you should be able to make up and down without a rest.
     
  11. rberrey
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    Down is easy. Rick
     
  12. CatBuilder

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    Exactly.

    Maybe WestVanHan can use one of these to get down quickly?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4U6T_BB1N8 :eek:

    Incredible video - watch it. :D

    The really good stuff starts at 1:00 into it.
     
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    Yikes.
    They are cutting it a bit fine on the glide path vs rocks for me....
     
  14. WestVanHan
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    I used to be into rock climbing,so there's no problem getting down.
     

  15. Squidly-Diddly
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    for those who don't believe in Zombie Apocalypse and escape by sea....

    Vietnamese boat people - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boat_people

    I might be poor enough now to supposedly benefit from a "total redistribution of wealth" as described by our current Government's creators,

    (normally, when someone claims some political group is "trying to destroy the nation" or "create a crisis" it is hyperbole, but these people are quite open and honest about it)
    http://floppingaces.net/2011/07/30/...sky-and-their-influence-on-obama-reader-post/

    but it wont be like everyone just wakes some fine morning with a equal amount in their checking accounts by Government edict.


    More like this, which is how it has always gone down it the past, at least a dozen times in last century.

    Jose Angel Gutierrez, professor, University of Texas, Arlington and founder of the La Raza Unida political party. His full comment was: "We have an aging white America ... They are dying ...We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him."


    FBI agent who infiltrated Bill Ayers group "Weather Underground" on their plans to eliminate 25 million Americans who can't be re-educated. Bill Ayers launched Obama's political career and ghost wrote his book "Dreams from my Father".
    Bill Ayers remains the #1 suspect in murder of an SF police officer.






    PS-How did any land based "Bug-Out/Hide-Out" plans work out in any of the areas in the "Boat People" link at the top, or in any "Communist Revolution" in Russia or China? Hint: we don't have any information because not one has ever made it out alive to tell.

    OK, there is the occasional Japanese soldier hiding in the jungle after 60 years but no one was really looking for him.
     
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