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Old 06-06-2013, 03:36 PM   #81
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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 that he'd never met before. If he does that for everybody who comes to his house, one day he'll come home from a spending spree to find all or most of his stuff gone. And leaving his guns in the furniture for some kid to get ahold of is just asking for trouble. I'm not bad-mouthing the concept of being prepared, but I think it is not too bright to proudly display everything he has to complete strangers. I have some stuff of my own, but it is my private stuff, and there is no reason why I should or would proudly display it to every Tom, Dick, and Harry whom I meet.
there are about three people who know where my firearms are hidden. my wife, my brother and my father and i trust all three of them. others may know i have firearms, but they will never know where they are hidden.

letting strangers or even just aquaintances know where your firearms or valuables are hidden is a good way of possibly being relieved of them.
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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.

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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.
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?
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My wife has one of these that she uses around the place. It would likely work OK, with the large pneumatic tires it pulls fairly easy and is rated at several hundred pounds.

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My wife has one of these that she uses around the place. It would likely work OK, with the large pneumatic tires it pulls fairly easy and is rated at several hundred pounds.
you can always pull it behind your bike.
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The Pioneers 150 years ago got out of 'Dodge' with handcarts. A wagon and a bike is easier than that. I'm just sayin'.

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Oh, and the finnish resistance fought Nazi Germany using bikes as their main transportation through all kinds of terrain.

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My wife has one of these that she uses around the place. It would likely work OK, with the large pneumatic tires it pulls fairly easy and is rated at several hundred pounds.
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.....
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