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It is certainly simple and definitely low-impact and sustainable, however is sea-steading a credible option for living when the hard-times hit? One may be able to collect rain water and doesn't depend much on petroleum for sure, but food could well be an issue in the future if one doesn't produce their own, and a small vessel is not exactly ideal for that endeavour. Do you guys think the price of staple foods will rise so high as to be prohibitive to the frugal nomadic sailor who fishes some, and forages some, but needs to pay for his veggies and tatters?
I am predicting that foraging will be illegal in short order when the food crisis becomes a reality to all. Already in certain beaches along the UK coast it is illegal to dig for cockles; it's only a small leap of imagination to see that could (and probably would) apply to mussels, clams, whelks, etc... very quickly. And fishing for personal consumption could well be made prohibitively expensive too, if not illegal.
Let me know your thoughts...