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Tater Raider wrote:To back-up what's being said about landfall, my bug-out plan, should I resort the the canoe/bicycle combination with water being the primary route, is to make camp daily and landfall twice a day. I'll be stopping on islands as much as possible but once I hit the Lower Mississippi (if I go with this plan, that's the route) I'll have a bit of trouble with that.
Self-supported using this plan is 2 weeks, and that's pushing it.
Of course that's not a sailboat, but realistically there are times when you have to drydock to make repairs/do maintenance, not to mention resupply. To paraphrase, man cannot live by fish alone.
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raptor wrote:TacAir wrote:There is a lot to be said for planning.
1000 Days at Sea
Dude lived his homebulit 70 foot, 60 ton, gaff rigged schooner, for over 1152 days - at least, that was what he claimed. Worth a look to see what he food/gear/supplies were stocked and how he stocked it. Fun stuff, even if a bit off.
Indeed vessels routinely make extended voyages. The question is though what happens on day 1,153? At some point in time you need to make landfall, refit, refurbish, refuel and get groceries.
Being at sea is rough on any vessel. Sails chafe through, blocks and running rigging are under constant stress and strain, the hull and spars flex, motor vessels must keep an engine running for steerage way.
In theory you could travel to an isolated and protected anchorage (of which there are plenty) simply anchor and wait. This will minimize wear and tear as well as fuel consumption. If you added wind generators you could make electricity to reduce generator time. However, you still need at some point food. Yes you could fish to extend your food supplies, sooner or later you will run out of food.
However, if you are anchored, and why not simply go ashore. If you plan to do that why not plan ahead and purchase land in that area and prepare it ahead of time. Vessels require shore bases sooner or later.
Doc Torr wrote:Anyone mention Kon-Tiki yet? They didn't put in for supplies, IIRC.
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