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View Poll Results: Which National Park would you seek refuge from law enforcement?
Yosemite 9 10.84%
Canyonlands 3 3.61%
Great Smokey Mountains 28 33.73%
Everglades 11 13.25%
Yellowstone 7 8.43%
Grand Canyon 3 3.61%
Glacier 3 3.61%
Big Bend 1 1.20%
Death Valley 6 7.23%
Denali 12 14.46%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 04-09-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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I'd definitely choose the Great Smoky Mountains as that will probably be the only way I'd ever get to visit them.
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:15 PM
 
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Big Bend, secluded close to Mexico.
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:19 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I picked the Smokeys because that is where I've spent the most time. I think I'd have a better chance of surviving there.

This is a whack thread- but is funny!
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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How about some reputation love than for starting such an original and fun thread?

;-)
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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True, but Eric Rudolph was able to hide out for years in the Smoky Mountains without being caught. Sometimes its better to hide in plain sight.

I went with the Smoky Mountains- lived up there for a few years & I loved it.
I thought the same thing --- remembering Eric Rudolph. Not sure he was in the Smokies but close by and it's such a huge area with caves and such. But when it's busy, just be one of the other backpackers!
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:36 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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The Great Smokeys are probably the most temperate and varied. No grizzly bears to eat you, fewer mosquitoes than the Everglades. Could also probably rob hikers on the AT, get lots of goodies, cell phones, camping gear, freeze dried food.

Yeah, I'm ready, let's go.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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The Great Smokeys are probably the most temperate and varied. No grizzly bears to eat you, fewer mosquitoes than the Everglades. Could also probably rob hikers on the AT, get lots of goodies, cell phones, camping gear, freeze dried food.

Yeah, I'm ready, let's go.


LOL! You sound awfully knowledgeable about this!
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:42 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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You are scary in your logic! I was thinking I could steal veggies from folks' gardens..but, yeah, I'd probably get a GORP jones and clobber some hikers. Maybe eat their dog (but not their dog's food unless it wasn't on the FDA list) and use their cell phones to log in to CD. Maybe get you and happydawg to come bring me provisions. And I know that Cosmic would make a road trip to visit. His dog's too old and skinny, though, would be like eating dog jerky. But he could rehab my cave. Myfask might bring pizza. Maybe NAH would stop by on his way to OC- I could put him up for a night at an affordable rate.

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The Great Smokeys are probably the most temperate and varied. No grizzly bears to eat you, fewer mosquitoes than the Everglades. Could also probably rob hikers on the AT, get lots of goodies, cell phones, camping gear, freeze dried food.

Yeah, I'm ready, let's go.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:21 PM
 
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Gotta be the smokies, ya got plenty of water, plenty of cover, food, temperate climate, access to the at and many others, shut down cabins in the winter, hide behind a waterfall possibly, then if you were running from robbing a bank you could afford the property & taxes in asheville or north georgia one day lol.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:29 PM
 
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So the National Park system is shutdown and the parks are empty, right?

So we're just talking about survival here, with comfort thrown in as a possibility.

Easiest place to survive is a swamp. Lots of frogs, turtles, fish etc. Easy to catch. No hypothermia worries in Everglades. Plenty of fire fuel and water. Hard to move around at times, but that would make it more difficult for any searchers. The comfort side of things would suffer from the summer humidity and the mossies, but hey, you're on the run, right?
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