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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation...?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:37 pm 
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Or maybe these might work.. choose one.

hmm... simple an cheap. why not?

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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation...?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:57 pm 
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I think the best vehicle in an extreme, global event is a bmx bicycle, or mountain bike. Easy maintenance, no fuel. And really, if the world's falling apart at the seams, how far are any of us needing to go?

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I feel like everyone is assuming there's gonna be plenty of gas left, roads that are still drivable, and airplane runways? Let's be real here. If we're talking survival, post SHTF, how about, uh, I don't know, a horse or a mule? Maybe a mountain bike? And how about your own 2 legs?

Not trying to sound sarcastic, just suggesting that maybe we all need to think about serious dire straights here, that's all.


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It has to be EMP proof so anything modern will not do. a 4 wheel drive from the 70's. If you were to customize somethnig around a 70's engine more power to you.

Edit- Probably early 70's.


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extreme survival situation ,i'll stand with the feet cause if it is that bad there will be no fuel and you wind up eating your horse.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation...?
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Well with over 80% (probably closer to 95%) of the vehicles on the roads computer controlled there should be plenty of fuel in the underground tanks to last a couple years for the few vehicles left running after an EMP. Besides I can grow my fuel for my diesel eventually. How about growing some gas for your car?.
Yes US autos went chipped in '73 for most of them. Diesel trucks in the '90's when they got chips.
Too bad most of the earlier vehicles have been recycled (Government plot?).
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I'm thinking one of these
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Old Ford Bronco or pickup with 4x4 and locking hubs.

By old I mean something before 1994. The reason for this is they are much less apt to be
rendered useless by EMP or Solar Flares.

I have a 1990 bronco 4x4. I live in what a off roaders would call paradise. Snow, Mud, arroyos
and have never been stuck, last winter I had to get through 4 ft of mountain snow, I got slowed
down but never been stuck.

Besides the older stuff can be fixed with out spending a ton of money.


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All I can say is if there is an EMP you better have a spare "breaker point" distributor or keep the Bronco in a 'Faraday cage'. Ford went to electronic ignition around 1975, EEC-3 around 1982 and EEC-4 around 1984.
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All Gasoline will be bad after a year. :| The chemical that keeps Gasoline and other fuels fresh deteriorates after a year of being produced so my suggestion is that you stay clear of Fossil Fuels and stick with your 2 feet and your heart beat. :D

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Duplliam672 wrote:
All Gasoline will be bad after a year. :| The chemical that keeps Gasoline and other fuels fresh deteriorates after a year of being produced so my suggestion is that you stay clear of Fossil Fuels and stick with your 2 feet and your heart beat. :D


this is true, however, aviation fuel which works in cars as well as aircrafts and wont go bad as fast. it doesnt have oils and enzymes that break down the fuel you find in street gas.
"av-gas" can be bought at your local small airport in most cases. my closest place to buy av-gas is la belle florida.


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Even if there is gas available for a couple, three years, then what? It's not like we're going to be able to rebuild society in that amount of time. I still think we need to think of modes of transportation that are not dependent on fuel. That's all I'm saying!


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growlikecrazy,
Thanks for the tip, I did not know that. If I need fuel for my motorcycle I know now where to go for some. Av-Gas usually has a higher octain rating than highway fuel I think. This will be good to blend with my bio diesel for more power out of my Gimmy.
Duplliam672,
You are more correct than wrong IMHO. Depending upon just what disaster strikes, it will make a big diferance to mode of travel. However, I for one plan to use fossel fuel for as long as I can for heavy transport of supplies to the 'Doomstead' or upon an evac route South. 'By foot' in the winter UP here really limits distances. Snow shoes or skis, or a good dog team will be invaluable commoditys.
We must not forget the potental use of draugh animals of several various types. ie: horses, bovines, goats, sheep, alpaca and dogs.
Once a rudamentary sociaty reforms any agraculture excess can be made into some form of internally or externally combusted engine to ease the load upon survivors. Tractors and such to aid in the growing of food stocks will be the most likely use of any remaining fossel fuels until depleated.
And my greatest hope is we as a people will develope more solar potental as industry gets restarted in 'Future World'.
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Fahrnord wrote:
'By foot' in the winter UP here really limits distances.


I live I canada so im either the same "UP" as you or higher. No disrespect intended :D

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