Survival Vehicles

  • Emergency Gas Siphoning

    If you\'ve ever lived through a natural disaster, you know exactly how precious of a commodity gasoline can be. When a storm necessitating evacuation is coming, gasoline becomes more valuable than gold it seems. Lines develop at service stations and people start to get very nasty if they are unable to fill their tanks. The battle between price gouging gas stations and those limiting purchases to the likes of $25.00-$50.00 only make bad situations worse. Then, when gas sells out, hysteria...
  • 10 Items to Salvage from Abandoned Vehicles

    In every zombie movie to ever hit the big screen, there is certain to be at least one scene depicting a cluttered highway full of abandoned cars. Regardless of what the root cause is for this vehicular abandonment, it is possible that these vehicles are not necessarily a total loss. Sure, they are probably out of gas and perhaps some may have flat tires, rendering them inoperable. Although one might be quick to write off a vehicle that doesn't run, such vehicles can at times be a sort of...
  • Beefing Up the BOV

    In a perfect world we would all have a supped up, off road capable vehicle to use as a BOV. Unfortunately the world is far from perfect and for lots of us such a vehicle is unattainable, forcing us to make do with what we have. Although your daily driver is still better than nothing, the fact of the matter is that it simply may not be up to the challenges you may face after the SHTF. In order to go over it, under it, or around it as the saying goes, the bottom line is that your wheels are...
  • Got a Survival Bike?

    Vehicular transportation is a luxury we enjoy now, but in the event of TEOTWAWKI it will be tougher to come by. As gas supplies dwindle, we will be forced to rely on other means of transportation. It is possible that we could resort to the old days of using horses for transportation, but acquiring and caring for a horse is expensive and few of us have the property to accommodate one. That leaves us with the option of relying on our own bodies to move around. Walking and hiking are...
  • Prepping for Bike Problems

    Since we recently discussed the advantages of having a survival bike, delving into maintaining it is also worthwhile. Bikes are a simple enough mechanism but they are not without failure points and do at times need work. The type and frequency of work will depend on your climate and the level of performance you demand of a bike as well as naturally occurring wear and tear, but you might as well prepare to do that work from the outset. Some bicycle components will be more difficult to repair...
  1. Beefing Up the BOV

    In a perfect world we would all have a supped up, off road capable vehicle to use as a BOV. Unfortunately the world is far from perfect and for lots of us such a vehicle is unattainable, forcing us to make do with what we have. Although your daily driver is still better than nothing, the fact of the matter is that it simply may not be up to the challenges you may face after the SHTF. In order to go over it, under it, or around it as the saying goes, the bottom line is that your wheels are...
  2. Stay Calm and Drive Defensively to Lose a Tail

    Commuting to and from work, dodging the appalling actions of fellow drivers on a daily basis, can be a trying process. Some folks simply cannot drive, others are obliviously chatting away on cell phones, but still it gets worse. In the sea of bad drivers we face every day lingers something more sinister, that being the person who follows behind you with unknown intentions. The world we live in at present is scary at times. You never truly know what is going through the head of the person...
  3. 10 Items to Salvage from Abandoned Vehicles

    In every zombie movie to ever hit the big screen, there is certain to be at least one scene depicting a cluttered highway full of abandoned cars. Regardless of what the root cause is for this vehicular abandonment, it is possible that these vehicles are not necessarily a total loss. Sure, they are probably out of gas and perhaps some may have flat tires, rendering them inoperable. Although one might be quick to write off a vehicle that doesn't run, such vehicles can at times be a sort of...
  4. Prepping for Bike Problems

    Since we recently discussed the advantages of having a survival bike, delving into maintaining it is also worthwhile. Bikes are a simple enough mechanism but they are not without failure points and do at times need work. The type and frequency of work will depend on your climate and the level of performance you demand of a bike as well as naturally occurring wear and tear, but you might as well prepare to do that work from the outset. Some bicycle components will be more difficult to repair...
  5. Got a Survival Bike?

    Vehicular transportation is a luxury we enjoy now, but in the event of TEOTWAWKI it will be tougher to come by. As gas supplies dwindle, we will be forced to rely on other means of transportation. It is possible that we could resort to the old days of using horses for transportation, but acquiring and caring for a horse is expensive and few of us have the property to accommodate one. That leaves us with the option of relying on our own bodies to move around. Walking and hiking are...
  6. Using Vehicle Parts to Survive When Stranded

    Storing survival gear in your car is a must. What if you were to break down away from civilization and only have access to your vehicle\'s contents? In situations such as this, one can only hope for a well-stocked vehicle to get you through until help arrives. If help is not coming, supplies will be even more vital to get you out of your current predicament and back to where you need to be. This is why having things you might need in your car at all times should be embraced. Let\'s say...
  7. Emergency Gas Siphoning

    If you\'ve ever lived through a natural disaster, you know exactly how precious of a commodity gasoline can be. When a storm necessitating evacuation is coming, gasoline becomes more valuable than gold it seems. Lines develop at service stations and people start to get very nasty if they are unable to fill their tanks. The battle between price gouging gas stations and those limiting purchases to the likes of $25.00-$50.00 only make bad situations worse. Then, when gas sells out, hysteria...
  8. Is Your Vehicle Bug Out Ready?

    You\'ve thought of everything you\'ll need for when the SHTF. You\'ve made a list and checked it twice. Your BOB is so flawlessly arranged that it brings a tear to your eye. In your mind, you have taken all the necessary precautions and are ready for what could be an uncertain future. You almost dare feel safe, but then you get to thinking about your vehicle. Will that vehicle be able to perform when faced with new-world challenges? Does it have 4 wheel drive capabilities? A few hurricanes...
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