With the shape of the Global World-changing, many of us are starting to think of survival equipment. We have bug-out bags, essential camping tools, guns and ammunition, and freeze-dried foods. But having said all that, if you needed to “bug out” what means of transportation would you use?
The initial move is trying to figure out why you need a bug-out vehicle? Where is your base of operations, city or country? What kind of climate are you in, does it snow, prone to flood, near Tornado alley, prone to Hurricanes or Earthquakes?
Depending on your needs, you can turn any vehicle into a bug-out vehicle. Now, most of us are not independently wealthy, and the thought of buying a bug- out vehicle can seem overwhelming, and you may put off your decision. But there are reasonable alternatives. Your bug-out vehicle can also be your daily driver, which means after you decide on a tactic for a vehicle bug out, you can narrow your choices and begin to bring into focus what vehicles you should consider.
Other considerations are what size vehicle do you need, what is your budget, and what form of power for the vehicle, diesel or gas? If an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) happened, should you buy a military or older vehicle? Vehicle hacking is another consideration as vehicles continue to evolve.
One crucial aspect to consider before you invest or improve on your vehicle is to get driving and recovery training before you start your endeavor. Understanding the ways to safely traverse a forest road, stream or to spot and evade other obstacles, which may be placed there to trip you up, is also essential.
Vehicle maintenance is also essential, along with a minimum amount of extra fuel. Do you have extra oil, air, cabin filters, assuming you cannot go to the corner store? Do you know how to change your oil or fix a flat?