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Old 05-01-2011, 07:54 PM
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Question NZ SHTF: Crossing Cook Strait



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What are your thoughts on Crossing the Cook Strait in a SHTF situation?
I know it depends on specifically what's gone wrong. Like a tsunami would probably destroy most of the boats. Would it be possible to get across in a kayak? Would an attempt in a raft be suicide?
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:05 PM
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IMO it depends on how rough the water is.a few people have swimed across so on a fine day and if you had the ability to row across you proberly could.
If the raft was decent you would make it on a nice day but it would take the whole day too.
i go on the ferrys alot taking freight across it seems like it takes forever.
BTW heading south or north?
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I would be heading south probably.
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LOL Dude I understand why you would want to leave the North Island if SHTF. I don't think id fell safe up there in normal circumstances. Certainly don't have any interest in going anywhere near the place.

To your point though I reckon you would be mad to attempt a crossing in anything other than a decent boat and some skipper knowledge.
That straight can go from flat and glassy to four foot breaking swells in a matter of mins.

I wouldn't userly promote a north-lander to migrate to our great green pasture but ill make an exception.
Make the move now and prep.

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If shtf and i had some way of going south i would take it,less people in the south island more resources but in the winter it might be a bit colder?
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Are you nuts, no no no do not head South, I live in Christchurch, and we are not happy with the traffic now.
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I think crossing the cook strait would be doable weather allowing ofcourse in a kayak, I've often thought it would be good to have one hidden or buried on Wellingtons South Coast ready if you ever needed it, just need to find a way to get down to Wellington ofcourse.
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I would also be heading south, much much more natural resources and if the SHTF I would much rather be in a sparsely populated area, plus the place I would head to (my home town) only has one road in and out and is a very very tight knit community on fertile soil by rivers and an ocean with plentiful seafood, surrounded by mountainous lush rain forrest and doesn't snow with only a hand full of frosts a year.

I would first look at stealing a power craft at first ideally 10ft of bigger, but even a larger fueled personal water craft would be good. Or if not I would raft it but with several other people to help.
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