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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:51 pm 
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Duplliam672 wrote:
All Gasoline will be bad after a year.
-bullshit-my lawn mower,4x4's,truck runs fine on gas that i have sitting in a can for the last 3 years w/ no additives -gas doesn't go bad :roll: what it does do is loose octane.
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aviation fuel

try kerosene pal that's what jet fuel is.
in a "extreme survival situation" you need to know what you can do -car's have too many weak points-tires-rims-fuelpumps ect.-what you going to do if your fuelpump blows on you 1967 suv good luck finding a replacement, yeah there are a lot of salvage yards and stuff but you got to have the right one, unless your a mechanic that specilizes in african engineering then i would still say your feet, they work and will get you anywere you need to go -slow but dependible so get out there and start walking and running and get you azz in shape.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:02 pm 
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I have actually had the opportunity a few times to put jet fuel in my car and it lasted much, much longer than regular gasoline you can get at the gas station. I'd say, if you're intent on using automobiles to get around after SHTF, stock up on jet fuel if you can. I'm still sticking by my previous statements though that your feet, a bike, and animals such as horses and donkeys are gonna be the best mode of transport in the long run.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:27 am 
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I will be surviving the end of the world in my datsun pickup.... They are indestrutible.... small and nimble.... Pretty quick.... my longbed has lots of room for supplys.... I can fix anything on it with a flathead and 2 pairs of vice grips... If I had too with the proper equipment I could swap in a new motor in about 45 minutes.... Mine has electronic ignition now but in a time of crisis I will swap on a points distributor so It can survive emp blasts.... the first vehicle and chevy suv wouldnt be able to survive a emp blast....
if you own a datsun join ratsun.net ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:40 pm 
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Has anybody stopped to consider the amount of cars and trucks left on the road after TSHTF
Nobody is going to pull them off the road so folks can get thru later.....

Best bet is feet or a good bike. You can always carry it if the road is blocked 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:48 pm 
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What about a horse? Easy to feed, no need to replace parts, can go many places cars can't, and worse case senario you can always eat them. You can't eat a pick-up/car/SUV etc... Just thought I would mention that. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation
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Well, I'm looking at a Series 2 or 3 Landrover. Plenty of bits about, easy enough to fix and no computers. A diesel engine would be handy, though they're rarer than petrol.

Apart from that, horse and cart, I'd say. Fuel isn't getting any cheaper.

Pixie: Jet A1 is paraffin (kerosene to you) and pretty much useless for cars. Avgas is 100LL petrol. Still not great for cars and it'll shorten your engine life greatly (unless you drive a racing car), but it'll get the thing moving.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:37 am 
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I'm disappointed nobody has mentioned this little fun wagon yet :P



I'll be humming that when the apocalypse comes and I ride off into the sunset.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation
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Well, a horse of course. Obviously, one needs experience handling and taking care of them. For most folks, it's the feet that might cause most headache. Most horses need shoes over long distances or rocky terrain, and at least regular trims. Luckily, I married my farrier, so problem solved ;).

I'm actually just playing around and teaching my baby cow to lead on a halter and take walks with me, but she's so amazingly good, that I might saddle and harness her too once she grows up. We took a couple of mile trail hike and she was awesome. Cows don't make the same distances, speed can be an issue, and they can't defend themselves like horses can, but for short distances they are pretty 'spookless' and easy going. Just have to start one early, like with all of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation
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I know, the argument about fuel... But this is the vehicle that I hope to have procured before the end of 2012 :lol: 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:14 pm 
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I think that if you have a vehicle that runs,some group will commandeer it "For the good of the community"..Maybe make it into a makeshift ambulance,command and control vehicle,etc..

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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation
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Yes JET fuel is kerosene...but not AV-GAS

You think those lil airplanes run on JET-A?

AV-GAS is anywhere from 97 - 100 octane and has LOW LED so dont use it in your car too long unless you have some nail polish remover hahaha

The helicopters I train in are carbed...beleive it or not 360 ci 4 cylinder! Flat four like a subaru but bigger than a chevy 350 :p

They range from 2 to 4 seaters but most of the 4 seaters are FI...some are still carbed.

35 gallons will get you about 300nm at 90 knots.

only problem is the starter...lol EMP might fry those!

Sorry for the yelling! I mean no HARM haha just making points :p

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 Post subject: Re: Whats the best Vehicle for an extreme survival situation
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well at least you didn't say MO-GAS that's some nasty stuff :wink: :D

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Ken McClellan wrote:
Noah's son wanted one of these.


Hey, I've rode in one of them before, I'ts pretty scary when you drive off a boat ramp and all of a sudden yer floating.


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Wouldn't a donkey be best. Cleopatra had a herd of about 700 of them. You can drink their milk and Pediatricians say donkey milk is perfectly suited to nourish infants who are not breastfed.
A donkey goes just over 3 mph or about 50 miles in a day and can carry a heavy load and they have good temperaments.

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