The boat idea is a really good idea, the only problem is finding a fast boat would be hard. The boat would force us to play on a certain server and I don't want to be forced onto a server I want to be able to pick it. I'm going into willing to lose the base from time to time..they way the camp will be set up if a bandit does raid it while we are not on, he maybe gets some food or medical supplies nothing that can't be easily found. So really its not the place that makes the facility its the people and the experience we bring to it.
But do keep a eye out for a boat that would be great.