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Old 11-10-2014, 06:32   #91
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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

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Agree. The cat is out of the bag, but we have no idea right now how it will progress. Most concerned people are just frustrated with all the conflicting information coming from the news, CDC, and Wash.DC. We will all know pretty soon I guess.
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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

Newt,

If I haven't said it before, thanks for your reasoned and sane posts on this matter. I have shared them with a few people.

Ebola can effect us many ways besides direct infection. I have recently seen news reports of analyst doing the numbers on how ebola can effect the world economy.

A deep world wide recession could be enough in itself to trigger significant civil unrest and make you wish for a safe place to be.
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Chart me a course for the green area's on that map of yours Atoll.. lol, real estate there probably just went through the roof!!!
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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

Waterworld.

Yes to the original OP. The Oyster is always fueled and ready to go.
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Waterworld.

Yes to the original OP. The Oyster is always fueled and ready to go.
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You are 6,454 km from the boat.

A seemingly trivial but nevertheless important factor
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A seemingly trivial but nevertheless important factor

yeah but he has got his mossberg 12ga at home,and various other zombie repellants to hand
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yeah but he has got his mossberg 12ga at home,and various other zombie repellants to hand
Well thats all right then.

Ken.. send me your spare keys for the boat.... If the airlines wont fly, I will be in the area to keep an eye on it for you.
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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

The boat is about to go on the hard for the winter, so I really hope we have six months or so before it hits the fan in North America!

I'm not terribly worried yet, but I always try to consider worst case scenarios. I hate bad surprises. Power is the big issue...without a diesel source we would have a tough time. No solar yet.

In the mid-1990s, my best cruising friends came back to the States and were living aboard, looking for jobs, living in the municipal marina in St. Pete, FL. They had a landline and got a call from the local emergency preparedness office, which was polling residents. The questions were all about how long after an emergency could they go without water, food, electricity? Of course, the answers were all pretty much 3 months or more. The questioner got more and more confused...finally they explained they were living on their boat with lots of food stores, diesel and water. They were concerned they would run out of beer, though.


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Atoll,

Thanks for the you Tube. All the more so because our bug out spot is in a " Green Zone."
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Just thought a Multihull might be ideal??
Colin Drysdale agrees....http://www.amazon.com/For-Those-Peri.../dp/0956897479 Actually well written and thought out book. I've read it three times, and recommend it to any sailors out there.

Zee-http://www.amazon.com/Zombies-Cant-Other-Tales-Undead-ebook/dp/B00H6PG2RC Another entertaining book from the same author.

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Children watching horror movies presented by those that will capitalize from horrific magical thinking.
The age of reason and enlightenment has grown dim.
move to Idaho you luddites!
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That's where you think I'm at. Like I said... We have a plan.
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Re: Has anyone considered their Multihull as last refuge in Global Pandemic?

I did however realize one significant potential wrinkle in a SHTF situation as a result of Gary's question. How to acquire a vital medication one requires to stay alive, which I presume will become unobtainium.
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I did however realize one significant potential wrinkle in a SHTF situation as a result of Gary's question. How to acquire a vital medication one requires to stay alive, which I presume will become unobtainium.
I like you Ken...... We can deal
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Maybe staying out on the water will protect you from the zombies, but what about the vampires?
Can Zombies carry ebola?

....now I'm worried.
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