Yes Gelfling, not much to do here until warmer weather
Seeing the Today show about prepping was the inspiration for the question. I'm surprised at some of the responses, zombie paranoia, but RLM (I think that's right) who "teaches" survival made a good point about how far are you willing to go to protect or promote the well being of your family
, which I guess turns everyone into the zomie at some point, of sorts.
Living where I do I own various boomsticks. I have not been hunting for about 30 years and never killed anything just for the sake of shooting it. The reason I have them is that Bubba, who thinks he will have an opportunity to play Rambo, has such weapons. The Bubbas in my area (as well as a few gang types) act as if they just can't wait for the opportunity to live that life portrayed in the movies. There are some real nuts out there.
Making the decission as to how far one might go to protect themselves or their family
might be something some need to think about, I don't really. The real problem is deciding that your actions are the absolute last resort, the situation dictates and justifies the use of a weapon. Then there is the issue of living with your decission afterwards.
My grandfather was a minister in the depression. They didn't have much and while as bad as things got, crime was rather low compared to today, but if they had something they shared. I was told of stories of the hobo's who would mark the house to signal others that a handout could be had. I'm sure I would be the same way, so long as the need was genuine.
If there were an epidemic that might be a good reason to head
out for fresh air, some killer bug might motivate me to move out.
I wonder too if the ICW
would get crowded, I can see the northeatern areas getting to be a cluster mess. Kinda like a clogged interstate. Wonder if you have have a priate mentality set in with landlubber gangs.
Anyway, I guess I will admit it, the real reason the thought of cruising came back to me at my age is largely due to the political climate in my area, people are driving me nuts here! I want my boat finished and ready to go by this November. If our representatives will be taking the attitude of "my way or the highway" I'm seriously thinking of taking the highway...or waterway! (notice how I made that admission without mentioning any political views....LOL) And I don't mean to get politics in this thread, but it seems to be an issue for many who are checking out and going to a more secluded lifestyle. Not far from me there is a compound being built by prepper/survivalists who are accepting "applications" for "like minded individuals".