In response to a brilliant but off-topic post on guns in America I was prompted to start this discussion on the future of gCaptain in the unlikely event of a major disaster. I’m going to stay out of commenting on this post so not to revile specific details or plans… but do know that I will read and consider each comment. Here’s a brief FAQ to start the discussion:
[I]What is a major disaster?[/I]
One in which the internet is down but we need to rely on each other to survive. This includes (but is not limited to) global war (cyber or real), economic collapse, natural disaster on a global scale, etc.
[I]Are you a prepped?[/I]
No, I don’t believe (or secretly desire) any large scale calamity. But, as a former boy scout, I do want gCaptain to be prepared for all possible outcomes.
[I]What has gCaptain done, so far, to prepare?[/I]
The files critical to gCaptain have been backed up and saved in many locations, some of which have extensive emergency systems (backup generators, fire suppression systems, etc). gCaptain is also truly integrated in the global infrastructure… slave servers constantly pull from our central server and serve files locally.
Further gCaptain has some impressive fans including S.E.A.L. team leaders, author of the bestselling emergency book (http://amzn.to/T6B1tx), the former head of server operations for facebook, among others. I’ve consulted with each about specific parts of our emergency management plan.
[I]What is gCaptain’s specific plan for dealing with an emergency?
[/I]The specifics need to be kept confidential but I can say that gCaptain has access to an ocean going vessel, basic supplies and equipment to live without external support for at least a year, satellite communications systems, and plans on getting underway.
[I]What is the objective?
[/I]In the event of large scale disaster to 1st) use gCaptain’s network of mariners to assist each other, protect each other (and our families!) and 2nd) Use our network and collective experience assist in global maritime relief efforts.
[I]What are the biggest challenges?
[/I]Establishing and maintaining 2-way communication with our forum readers so that we can stay in touch and assist each other.
[I]What else needs to be done?
[/I]I open this question up to the forum… I am looking for ideas and solutions to help gCaptain prepare?