many can write about the cost of cruising-- however, is only the cost of THEIR cruising you are reading. i find it most entertaining to read about the folks who have to emulate others in their ventures rather than start out on their own adventures. "oh, but theXXXXX"S had this-- we soooo neeed it....." rofl.
i realize emulation is the highest form of flattery but does everyone have to live alike??? is why most of us left land--all looks same same same. like modern boats are getting to becoming. no one has any imagination anymore. we becoming "samed out."
sorry-- i didnt read any "how to" books
about living aboard
in 1990-- there wrent any. living aboard
IS survivalism. unless you have too many dollars and not enough sense. look at santa cruz
and crescent city and japan
and NY under the trade
towers-- there were a boat or few there when all hell broke loose-- is that not considered survivalism??
one residing on board is subjected to all the angers of the sea. if that isnt survivalismm, then i dont know what could be considered survivalism. this is NOT a reality tv show, wherein survivalism is portrayed as an extreme sport. this is real. is life and is terminal if you screw up. even in a marina.
look at the damage done to marinas
in storms and in disastrous natural occurrances. now tell me this isnt a survivalist lifestyle.
cost of cruising can be rewritten to read-- the cost of the authors cruising. everyone is different. everyone is gonna have different costs for living and different needs for their individual lifestyles. god forbid any kind of natural disaster afflict the area in which these non-survivalists reside aboard.
granted, until now, we have been most fortunate as to have to have survived few natural disasters other than hurrycames-- fact is-- we are overdue for real activity on htis planet.
so pray that no large scale disasters hit within your lil world. i have lived aboard during earthquakes that levelled marinas
, tsunamis in more than one place-- from one inch to wtf this alst one spozedly was---lol--we were most fortunate, as we were not advised of the impending disaster---i was advisd of it not by the authorities who are suppposed to advise the citizens of the impending doom, but by a friend in texas
, who at 0430 decided to awaken me to the potential. we were lucky to escape without any sign or problem. not so santa cruz
or crescent city or other sea facing harbors/marinas. and now we will be showered with some kind of rain containing what we need to use for cancer cures and such rather than raining on our heads, due to reportedly poorly designed bastions breaking and allowing their glow to rain on us. that doesnt matter how much is raining on our heads--is the fact it is that is the consideration. lets hope is just the right amount to cure our individual cancers..
so--just because it doesnt LOOK like a survivalist tv show, you are the star of one-- your own. goood luck and i hope you see what you are residing in--is a big ocean with attitude. enjoy with knowledge that you do not control your lifestyle-- nature does. among other things.
my bike is a tooo small forme mountainish bike..lol..i can jump curbs in "civilized" nations..LOL
OMG!!!! i am gonna be beat on for my long observations!! uhoh......