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How would you go on the run during lockdown?

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LoganRoy Sun 01-Nov-20 16:05:03

Lighthearted in case it isn’t obvious. What’s the best way do you reckon? Do you think those places with those boxes where the money and fake passports are stored stay open during lockdown?

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littlefireseverywhere Sun 01-Nov-20 16:07:32

I'd do what those people on that Channel 4 programme did once and cycled, camped and stuck to the canals. Or I'd take a boat, repaint it so the name wasn't recognised and tour the rivers and canals of the UK.

(I've never actually been on a canal boat though, but how hard can it be?)

littlefireseverywhere Sun 01-Nov-20 16:08:39

Or I'd take fake ID, pretend I was a nurse on my way to tend the sick somewhere in the community and hide in a nice air bnb in the mountains near a lake and village shop.

LoganRoy Sun 01-Nov-20 16:43:31

I've never actually been on a canal boat though, but how hard can it be?

That’s the spirit! Yes only a little bit of steering and some faffing on with locks and you’ll be fine.

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Witchend Sun 01-Nov-20 16:56:52

I've been on a narrowboat. Apparently they are scarily easy to sink if you don't know what you are doing when going through a downhill lock.
You need to keep the nose to the front as the water drains out otherwise the back gets stuck on a ledge, which pushes the nose down very quickly.

They're also freezing if it isn't hot summer.

pralineandketchup Sun 01-Nov-20 17:02:40

Witchend

I've been on a narrowboat. Apparently they are scarily easy to sink if you don't know what you are doing when going through a downhill lock.
You need to keep the nose to the front as the water drains out otherwise the back gets stuck on a ledge, which pushes the nose down very quickly.

They're also freezing if it isn't hot summer.


Somebody I know did that.

Bloodybridget Sun 01-Nov-20 17:23:21

That bloke did it in Last Tango in Halifax (wrecked a narrowboat)

Aroundtheworldin80moves Sun 01-Nov-20 17:34:54

Utilise the Scout network. All the scout owned campsites are closed up at the moment, with just the warden check-in in, so would be easy to arrange on the quiet.

Dazedandconfused10 Sun 01-Nov-20 17:36:36

Narrowboats arent freezing in the winter.. they have fireplaces. Mine also had central heating through out

IamaBluebird Sun 01-Nov-20 17:48:36

Well my hide on a narrow boat has just floated out the window. Freezing, locks and sinking has ruled that one out.
I might load the car with essentials and head to a remote cabin in the mountains. It'll be lovely smile

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 01-Nov-20 17:50:00

Of course the criminals are still working. They're key workers.

LoganRoy Sun 01-Nov-20 18:50:58

How about getting abroad? I think somewhere hotter is easier to be on the run this time of year.

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