Micah I hear everything you say. If it were up to me I would have been living on the hook a long time ago. The freedom that presents to just up and go is very appealing particularly in todayís world where you pointed out that one more major wrinkle in our economy or world politics and we can be back in pre industrial times.
Have you ever been on the roads trying to get out of the way of a hurricane
? I have and you better have a vehicle that has enough fuel
to get you where you want to go or you WILL be stranded. Itís not a pretty sight with all those desperate people out of gas trying to dodge the eye of a storm. I vowed that would never happen to my family and have a vehicle with 250 gal. of diesel
to get us non stop to VT. But if a major collapse would happen that would be a very dangerous journey.
I donít take this subject lightly because I am working feverously to get off the grid on my farm up in Vermont. The current
state of affairs worldwide is precarious to say the least. Self-dependence could be the key your survival in the future. What I have to consider since I spend my time equally between Florida
and Vermont is what happens if the sh*t hits the fan and I am land locked on a peninsula with only one direction out, north?
Frankly speaking, women are not hard wired to think that way. My wife would only believe if that day arrives and I bet she would be in denial. But then as you know it would be too late.
Therefore, if we plan on spending half the year in Florida a boat that can get you out of dodge is a MUST! The boat purchase
was not a selfish act, something she undoubtedly will accuse me of. It is a calculated attempt to provide security for the family.
Like you said, ďthe veneer of civilization is mighty thinÖĒ