There are a lot of articles about bug out vehicles, but as far as I know none of them suggest sailboats as a way to bug out. It might sound like a crazy idea at first, but when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. While everyone else is scrambling to get out of the city, fighting over whatever gasoline is left or stuck with cars that won’t start because of an EMP, you could be sailing off to an island or even another country.
But bugging out isn’t the only benefit of having a sailboat. Sailing is a great way to practice survival skills and learn how to truly live off the grid. I’ve never been sailing myself, so if anyone reading this has, leave a comment and let me know what you think of this article by Graywolf Survival. In it he makes a pretty strong case that sailing is a great hobby for preppers.
He writes, “I’ve always been a fan of being self-sufficient and learning skills. Sailing is one of the skills that I always wanted to acquire but until my sister married her husband, I never knew anyone who sailed. I love it so much now that I’m considering selling everything and living on a sailboat. As you’ll see below, learning how to sail will give you the opportunity to learn all sorts of self-sufficiency skills, emergency preparedness skills, and off-grid capabilities. As far as I’m concerned, the skills and knowledge required to sail a boat to a distant shore and live on the boat require almost exactly the same skills that preppers pursue.” Follow the link below to keep reading.