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Old 06-06-2013, 11:37 PM   #91
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Oh, and the finnish resistance fought Nazi Germany using bikes as their main transportation through all kinds of terrain.
That's just 'cause Polaris was not around yet! ....
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I really like the way you turn a phrase, or two, Readygirl...

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depends upon what "overland" means, to an extent, at least. You never HEARD of walking along side of the bike in rough terrain, right? :-) at least the weight aint on your back and when you get a chance, you can coast downhill.
For the purpose of this discussion, I mean overland as anything other than a maintained roadway. You think you could walk alongside/push/pull/carry a bike with a trailer loaded with 100 LBS of gear? Up rough trails? Over logs? Just sayin'
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TTSL, using a bike for a SHTF situation as a get out of Dodge vehicle just isn't practical. more than likely the roads will be clogged with either cars or people looking to do the same thing. how are you going to go across unpaved roads with a large amount of weight on a bike? especially if it's swampland, heavily wooded forrest or dry sandy and hilly desert areas?
Hey axxe, I've seen footage of VC & NVA usin' skinny tired bikes to move plenty of cargo along the Ho Chi Minh trail. If I had to move 100 - 150 lbs. of crap post-SHTF I'm seriously considering using my mt. bike as a mule.
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. Unless your talking about a dirty bomb/fallout/biological threat. ...
And those are vastly overrated...

"dirty" bomb: Very difficult to make one whose hazard is more than just the actual explosion.
Fallout: Only an issue in a very specific downwind range for a limited time (this can be mitigated by staying indoors for 10 half lives = approx 3 days)
Bio Threat: short of an active epidemic , where it would be much better to stay home anway, ca'nt think of much that would make you leave your home.

Anthrax? , very difficult to make the huuuuge amounts necessary to have much effect and then it has to be properly wepaonized... And even IF all that happens, just stay indoors to the next rain.. this will de-weaponize any anthrax agent and most other aerozolized Bio Agents.

As for viruses nearly all die after exposure to sunlight and/or air, sometimes even within minutes (tho times vary)

So in summary, bugging out only makes sense if you have a specific, better place to go.
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Hey axxe, I've seen footage of VC & NVA usin' skinny tired bikes to move plenty of cargo along the Ho Chi Minh trail. If I had to move 100 - 150 lbs. of crap post-SHTF I'm seriously considering using my mt. bike as a mule.
only because they didn't have an ATV!

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If you need a "tail gunner" for that thing, count me in....sounds like fun, i haven't been for a wagon ride in a long time.....
I live near hi wall.. I'll take ya! :-P
And would that still count as being a trunk monkey?
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Hey axxe, I've seen footage of VC & NVA usin' skinny tired bikes to move plenty of cargo along the Ho Chi Minh trail. If I had to move 100 - 150 lbs. of crap post-SHTF I'm seriously considering using my mt. bike as a mule.
The original scenario involved a bike TRAILER loaded with 100 pounds of stuff.
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Hey, screw the trailer! If some rice powered, black PJ'd, bamboo hat wearin' tunnel rat can move goods using a bike as a mule, so can I!

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My brother-in-law's sister's husband is a prepper to the most painful extreme. They live in a little bitty town (pop. 200) in a rural part of Indiana. So, it likely wouldn't be a primary takeover target. His basement is crammed full of food, clothing, tools, misc supplies like enormous quantities of toilet paper and toothpaste. He showed me at least 2 dozen handguns he has stashed in the furniture all over his house. His rule is to never be more than 5 feet away from a gun. And that's scary. Not the guns, but the fact that he proudly pulled each gun out of its hiding place to show them to me, a total stranger
Well, the facts that you're family and are here evidencing you are a kindred spirit is probably why. However, he does sound like a freak.

Hey Truggie, is that an 850cc quad? Man, I road TRIKES when they were still legal but totally lost touch with those things...
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