Post-Apocalypse Vehicles

ManVsLawn

EDC Grand Master
#21
That was an incredible film wasn't it?

I really don't know if I ever saw the film???

I did, however, read the book...... A few times.....

All in all, I think a horse (or any living pack animal) would be terrible post SHTF. Look what happens to horses in The Walking Dead. And war novels. hehe....o_O

I think a good bicycle would be a nice way to 'travel'.... No worries about engine issues or noise. Quick & small enough to go around cars, even be carried if necessary over rough terrain.

Easy to fix, maintain, and probably easy to find spare parts, even a whole new bike in about any person's abandoned garage.

Worse comes to worst, you ride on the rims with a popped chain 'scooter style' until you find a better bicycle.

Plus, you could always jerry rig a kiddo tow behind cart as a sort of trailing Bug Out Cart, which could be detached from the bike and put on new one, or just pulled behind you walking to get weight off your back.
 
#22
I really don't know if I ever saw the film???

I did, however, read the book...... A few times.....

All in all, I think a horse (or any living pack animal) would be terrible post SHTF. Look what happens to horses in The Walking Dead. And war novels. hehe....o_O

I think a good bicycle would be a nice way to 'travel'.... No worries about engine issues or noise. Quick & small enough to go around cars, even be carried if necessary over rough terrain.

Easy to fix, maintain, and probably easy to find spare parts, even a whole new bike in about any person's abandoned garage.

Worse comes to worst, you ride on the rims with a popped chain 'scooter style' until you find a better bicycle.

Plus, you could always jerry rig a kiddo tow behind cart as a sort of trailing Bug Out Cart, which could be detached from the bike and put on new one, or just pulled behind you walking to get weight off your back.
I like your style MVL! Smart!!
 
#23
I think that, like many things, there isn't one simple answer.

If I'm bugging out or traveling, I think some simple, carbureted diesel van would be my first choice. Stuff and people. Decently rugged. Probably easy to work on. Plus hand tools, some parts (belts, hoses, etc.), and a Haynes manual.

Traveling light, a VW bug dune buggy is really appealing. But, it's not practical for me and my family.

For short-ish individual excursions...i think I'd choose a fat bike.



I'd add a luggage rack, water, tubes, patches, and tools. They can go damn near anywhere and are really easy to ride, especially in inclement weather and even up stairs. They're adventure bikes in the purest sense.

In the Real World (tm), I think the easy winner is "whatever you can steal that has a full tank and starts." Keeping up a full-fledged bug out vehicle, including occasionally driving it...which is necessary and creates additional maintenance costs....idk. It seems beyond a lot of people. But, that's also why old vans and fat bikes make sense. They're cheap and useful.

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Ben Rubinstein

Apocalypse Ready
#24
I think that, like many things, there isn't one simple answer.

If I'm bugging out or traveling, I think some simple, carbureted diesel van would be my first choice. Stuff and people. Decently rugged. Probably easy to work on. Plus hand tools, some parts (belts, hoses, etc.), and a Haynes manual.

Traveling light, a VW bug dune buggy is really appealing. But, it's not practical for me and my family.

For short-ish individual excursions...i think I'd choose a fat bike.



I'd add a luggage rack, water, tubes, patches, and tools. They can go damn near anywhere and are really easy to ride, especially in inclement weather and even up stairs. They're adventure bikes in the purest sense.

In the Real World (tm), I think the easy winner is "whatever you can steal that has a full tank and starts." Keeping up a full-fledged bug out vehicle, including occasionally driving it...which is necessary and creates additional maintenance costs....idk. It seems beyond a lot of people. But, that's also why old vans and fat bikes make sense. They're cheap and useful.

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Is it just me or is are the gears on the wrong side? They're usually on the right side of a bike. Wonder why that is.
 
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