The South Pacific's a nice spot for a party. Got my vote because I lived there for a year about 20 years ago. And Bora Bora down in the Tahitian Islands would be perfect. One of the most beautiful places in the world.
But we went through the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it scenario with Y2K. We bought a lot of gold, which we still have (most under $280/oz), sold all stocks and got out of the market in 99, which was fortuitous since that was so close to the top, and had the foresight (or instinct) to buy DROOY and other PM mining stocks as buffers against a semi-disastrous event. That is, if computers worldwide had caused the global economy to implode, but it was repaired within a year or two, then gold would've been sky-high when everything was working again. Already had rifles, pistols, ammo, and other goodies. Got a 2-year supply of long-term food - 25 year shelf life - for the big event, and since nothing happened it's still good for 21 years... if we get hungry.
Anyway, the South Pacific would be my choice. In fact, almost any island with warm weather, friendly people, fresh water, fruit trees, and dancing girls... don't forget to bring the dancing girls.
My guess would be 6-10 years from now. Fear of future events often make them seem nearer in time than they truly are. Since I do have some fears about a meltdown, then I'll double the time frame in which I'd imagine it could happen. But if it happens sooner, we've still got our food, our fresh water spring, our gold, the guns and other goodies. We're fairly safe, I hope.
wow,,you are at an extreme end,,but extremists are usually the crowd gold attracts,,it will get more middle of the road in the near future...but this is a good web site to prove it takes all kinds...not a cut,,just a sociological perspective...