This category is all about using sailboats as a long term (comfortable) survival shelter.

Having lived in Toronto, and then on a farm in Northern Ontario, my move to a catamaran sailboat on the ocean 6 years ago was a big change, but a welcome one. Six years of living on the oceans has taught me a lot, and re-affirmed my belief that a sailing catamaran is the ultimate in survival shelters.

How to Create Offshore and Coastal Navigation Plans for Your Bug-Out Sailboat

How to Create Offshore and Coastal Navigation Plans for Your Bug-Out SailboatWhen planning a bug-out sailboat journey, it is essential that you have a secure and detailed navigation plan. This plan should cover both the offshore and coastal aspects of your journey, taking into account any features, obstacles, and hazards that may arise.

Navigation plans must be created much like you would a roadmap, providing clear instructions on the direction and estimated time of travel. This includes the start, stop, and rest points of the journey, as well as any supplementary navigation aids, such as charts, buoys, and markers that may help you along the way.

The Best Bug-Out Sailboat Routes for Escaping Disaster

The Best Bug-Out Sailboat Routes for Escaping DisasterWhen it comes to escaping a disaster, having a plan is crucial. While some people may opt for land-based evacuation routes, others prefer to take to the sea. A bug-out sailboat can provide a versatile and reliable means of escaping disaster zones. In this article, we will explore the best bug-out sailboat routes for escaping disaster scenarios.

Understanding Disaster Scenarios and Risks

Before we can choose the best bug-out sailboat routes, we must first understand the types of disasters that may require such action. Natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods can quickly turn a once-safe area into a danger zone. Man-made disasters such as wars, political unrest, pandemics, and terrorist attacks can also pose significant risks to personal safety.

It is essential to identify and evaluate potential risks and their likelihood of occurrence. Understanding the severity of potential disasters can help us plan and prepare accordingly. For example, areas prone to hurricanes may require a more robust sailboat and a route that avoids potential storm paths.

Sailing to Safety: How to Escape Urban Areas in a Crisis

Sailing to Safety: How to Escape Urban Areas in a CrisisUrban areas can be bustling centers of activity, but they can also be dangerous during crises. Natural disasters, civil unrest, terrorism, pandemics, and other crises can quickly turn urban areas into hazardous environments. In such situations, finding a means of escape can be challenging. Sailing can be an effective and safe means of escaping urban areas in a crisis. This article will explore how sailing can be used as a means of escape during a crisis, and provide guidance on how to prepare for and undertake such a journey.

Understanding Urban Crisis Scenarios and Risks

Urban areas can be subject to various types of crises, including natural disasters and man-made disasters. Natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, wildfires, and hurricanes can occur without warning, while man-made disasters such as civil unrest, terrorism, and pandemics can develop over time. Identifying and evaluating the risks associated with each crisis is essential in determining the severity and urgency of the situation.

Learning About Liveaboards

This article is the result of another post on Facebook, asking for videos and groups to learn about living aboard.

This Youtube series is probably the best. It's The Complete Small Boat Liveaboard Series by Idyllic Dreams. He's got 34 (as of August 2023) short videos, each about 9 minutes long. Every one specializes in one single topic on living aboard a small boat. While I recommend the link above and you watch them all, you can also jump to any of his videos directly below.

Sailboat Security: Protecting Your Vessel from Pirates and Looters

Sailboat Security: Protecting Your Vessel from Pirates and LootersSailing the high seas is an adventure that many sailors relish. The sense of freedom, the beauty of the open water, and the thrill of exploration are some of the reasons why sailing is an enduring pastime. However, sailing also has its share of risks and dangers. Pirates and looters, for instance, can pose a significant threat to sailors and their vessels. This article aims to provide practical tips and advice on how sailors can protect themselves from piracy and looting while sailing. The thesis of this article is that sailboat security measures can be implemented to protect against piracy and looting. The article will begin with an overview of the potential dangers of piracy and looting and then discuss the various security measures that sailors can take to protect their vessels.

Understanding the Risks and Threats

Types of piracy and looting: Pirates and looters can use various tactics to attack vessels. Armed robbery is a common tactic where pirates use guns or other weapons to threaten sailors and loot their vessels. Theft is another tactic where pirates steal valuable items such as electronics, cash, and jewellery. Vandalism is also a common tactic where pirates destroy or damage the vessel. Kidnapping is a rare but possible tactic where pirates abduct sailors for ransom or other purposes.