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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

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Old 04-09-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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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?
The NPS is gone as we know it, but people can still visit the parks since there is no one there to stop them. I'm sure people would still go to them.
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Area 51
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:49 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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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?
I suspect the "mossies" might be worse than you think. Check this out. http://www.sptimes.com/2002/08/18/Fl...wamp_ang.shtml
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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Yeah, they haven't stepped foot on it for a reason. It is one of the harshest environments in the world. You would last more than a week out there. You'd die of thirst and exposure.
I agree-VERY HARSH Environment. I have hiked, biked and dirtbiked there. I have been there in July and measured a GROUND temperature of 182 degrees. It is one area of the country and world that really needs to be RESPECTED. It is indeed a "Deathtrap" for the ill prepared!!
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:42 AM
 
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Some people seem to have chosen the refuge according to their preferences in beauty and nature, but we are not going on vacation! We're running from the police!

SO I have based my choice in how much I could hide from law enforcement. The Smoky Mountains should be good for this: lots of forest, possibility of finding food in nature and nearby small towns to go to the local diner, interstates to go and hijack a car... despite being the most visited park, I think it would offer the best for an outlaw.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Definitley not Smoky Mountains! Its the most visited!
But you'd be just another face in the crowd. The Smokies would be my pick too -- lots of hollers to hide in, and probably plenty of empathetic fugitives that would take me in!
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I chose Death Valley - maybe I'm a little disturbed??? I just think that nobody in their right mind would even WANT to go out there looking for me!!!
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:57 AM
 
Location: in a house
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At the rate we're going, Glacier National Park will be Lake Alaska and
you'll have to know how to scuba dive!
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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true...the smokey mountains would be one of the easier ones as far as gathering food and hiding (unless you cant get away from the crowds). Personally...I am put off by how crowded it is. I'm thinking I must be a pretty bad criminal if I am on the run (and high profile and reconginzable)....and I am girl so I can't grow a beard either. But there are some plusses to being close to civilation.

Also...there are more black bears in Smokey Mountains (for its size) than anywhere else in the country! I know people say they are not that dangerous....but...

I think I will still take my chances in the remote part of Grand Canyon! The only drawback I see to that -- is its a little harder to get food (but there is the colorado river right there and lake mead) but it would be harder to find cover if they do aerial searches!

Everglades = alligators = no thanks.

So....are we allowed to be armed? that would help! Id be less scared of bears and mountain lions then.
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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true...the smokey mountains would be one of the easier ones as far as gathering food and hiding (unless you cant get away from the crowds). Personally...I am put off by how crowded it is. I'm thinking I must be a pretty bad criminal if I am on the run (and high profile and reconginzable)....and I am girl so I can't grow a beard either. But there are some plusses to being close to civilation.

Also...there are more black bears in Smokey Mountains (for its size) than anywhere else in the country! I know people say they are not that dangerous....but...

I think I will still take my chances in the remote part of Grand Canyon! The only drawback I see to that -- is its a little harder to get food (but there is the colorado river right there and lake mead) but it would be harder to find cover if they do aerial searches!

Everglades = alligators = no thanks.

So....are we allowed to be armed? that would help! Id be less scared of bears and mountain lions then.
There would be some food sources in the depths of the Grand Canyon. On one of my 3 day treks there, about 5 years ago, I even came across some Peach Trees. I'm not kidding. Also small animals, birds and certain vegatation to consume. Even in Death Valley there is a suprising amount of life-both plant and animal. Even a lake with fish (though I personally have not seen that).
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