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celebratedrecluse wrote

Tying the boats together, one could float out further to sea and use desalinization/solar to harness water and electricity. food would have to be primarily maritime when at sea, although growing crops on a greenhouse boat would certainly be possible if one were creative enough. an international mooring would be helpful to avoid the physical danger of tsunami, but also legal problems of having a pirate cove in some country's "territory". The location of the fleet could be shared only with those who are connected to it thru affinity, and always changed if needed, resulting in a word-of-mouth type of social networking.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

In general, having mobile fleets (both land and sea) of travelers would be a very feasible way to create anarchist-influenced socialities. I had plans to obtain a boat with anarchist many days ago, but through happenstance it did not occur. I sometimes dream of a maritime queer outpost, of ships of affinity joining and separating on their ways at will, of trainhoppers finding sails to the wind inside them. Perhaps one day, although I grow older each day regardless.

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celebratedrecluse wrote (edited )

I doubt it could be big enough to produce a reasonable amount of calories, but could be an effective method to guarantee true high seas living.

You know, i just realized; this project would be well attuned to a smuggler's life.

Make clean drugs (weed...etc) on deserted island, ship on boat, get money donations for other things needed, go back to island, pack up and move to other island, repeat

This way, the capital input problem is solved, with a minimum of political/ethical troubles. There are many places in the world, where it is easy to smuggle things by sea.

Pacific ocean would be a great place to do this. Polynesians sailed waters for millenia without "advanced" steel boats, simply from their own ingenuity and grit.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Even if not doing it, still fun to think about. There is so much derelict "logistics and weaponry" from this "war on drugs", like you mention.

I think smuggling into USA from sea would be not too hard, it is their southern border which is the difficult one i think but even there people are constantly crossing unpermitted. The sea, is just so big i can't imagine there aren't huge sections it is easy to beach on.

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celebratedrecluse wrote (edited )

It could be any kind of drugs; some more profitable ones, can subsidize medicinal ones.

For example, I used to sell MDMA to the tourists around here, to pay for my and the girls' cannabis. One could see a future, where estradiol, spiro, and insulin is made on the island, along with psychedelics; the sale of psychedelics for recreational use overseas could subsidize the free distribution of other medicines.

LSD-25 and related compounds would be ideal because of the ease of hiding and storing them long term, and the lack of issues in charging a small fee for using them (would be cheaper than the people's other options, likely, and it is mostly used by consumer for recreational rather than therapeutic purposes). The difficulty of the synthesis would be the primary problem to solve, as well as avoiding humidity damage in transit.

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