Looking at the thread title - "Global Economic Depression" I would think that we are originally talking about what is occurring now. Where to ride out the current
problems with collapsed markets and increased unemployment for a year or two.
- - I would think that any "remote" or low population place along the US ICW
system would be very good. Low cost living on a boat along with removal
from the problems and costs of major population centers. North & South Carolina & Georgia
and maybe northern Florida
offer some remote
places where you can hang on the hook and keep in touch with Wifi
cafe's/shops/marinas to track you assets.
- - Having your financials set up to be managed by internet
access is important in both good and bad times as a cruiser.
- - Outside USA territorial waters I would rate Luperion in the Dominican Republic
at the top of the list for "economical (cheap)" places to hunker down until good times return. Same with Dominica
in the Windwards - a place with very low population, low costs of being there and very good access to local foods instead of imports. Outside the "hurricane belt" places like Venezuela
would be very cheap
(except for repairing bullet holes in your boat). Also Central America
on either the Caribbean
or Pacific sides would probably be great places to minimize living costs.