What's your disaster vehicle?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Scratchammo, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    What vehicle would you use if SHTF? Mine would be an M1030.

    EMP- Most if not all electronic equipment would fry, the diesel has the upper hand as it will run regardless.
    Flood- Diesels will run submerged just as long as there's air flowing.
    Street legal- How is that not awesome?
    Earthquake- Say a collapsed overpass. It's a friggin dirt bike, terrain wouldn't be an issue.
    Fuel- I'm sure some remember a gas shortage. If you can't find diesel get kerosene, jet fuel, wvo, etc. At ~100 mpg you should have no problem finding more before you're empty.
    Traffic pileup- (See Earthquake) Like I said it's a friggin dirt bike, just shimmy through or get off the road altogether.
    Pursuit- Let's see a blacked out Chevy Suburban chase me through a JC Penny.
    Parts- Aside from the diesel engine Kawasaki parts are available in many places.
    Storage- You could probably squeeze it through a doorway if needed.
    Fits in your truck- I'm sure this one is self explanatory.
    Hides easily- Say you're behind a divider or in a grassy field & you have to remain unseen, just lay it down.
    And if you're a southpaw you can unload on zombies as you're zipping through Wal Mart after loading your backpack. :D

    Opinions? Humor me if you want, I'm stuck at work & I sit in a guard shack. If y'all haven't already noticed I get bored easily. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. nwrednk

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    Odd ideas/ redneck/ Mc Guiver options?!

    Well, Pop & I once built a boat troll motor with the engine of a tiller mated
    with parts of a lawnmower to the lower end of an old outboard! It worked
    well for a short time, but the chosen clutch bearing was "not up to the task"!
    It was "truely" a "Father & Son, Red/Green moment"!!!:D
    (Our "rototroller" did not work as expected)! But we still had fun that day!!!
     
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  3. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Gotta work with whatcha got :cool: Thanks for your response.
     
  4. nwrednk

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    OH we still "loass...off" when we think of

    That day! And I swear that the beagles we had with us that day "tried to
    laugh as well"! Thankfully we did catch a few fish & used the main engine
    to get home!:)
     
  5. nwrednk

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    Btw, forgive me for having,

    Fun with this post, as you did present a serious question! I am fortunate
    enough to have a motorhome that always has a full tank of fuel & a
    genarator to provide some emergency power to my home when needed!:)
     
  6. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    That's what I need
     
  7. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

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    Ditto, a generator is a great thing...

    To have. Even a small one can keep essential appliances working as long as
    you do "not back-feed it"! And, if you have an r/v you might find it as a
    sanctuary from your home for extended periods!:)
     
  8. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Hmmm I wonder if I could use the bike's engine for that application if the need arose.....:rolleyes:
     
  9. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I think I will use this one.:D
     

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  10. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    O_O You drive & I'll shoot
     
  11. dnthmn2004

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    The zombies won't be tall enough to smash out the windows!! Who needs to waste ammo, just run them over.
     
  12. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Lmao very true. I see Ford is becoming the vehicle of choice in this debate.
     
  13. Scratchammo

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    Hmm resistant to EMP, fuel drought, cold weather starting, maybe earthquake. I'm sure it be fairly easy to find a spare horse in case it breaks down. What's its mpa(miles per apple)?
     
  14. dunerunner

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    My 1959 Land Rover Series II 109 Regular pick-up.

    No electronics, regular gas, 4X4.

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  15. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Wow that thing was well kept!
     
  16. bkt

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    Hell, I about busted a zipper when I saw that. It looks like there's room for the MIL, but no way for her to get up there. Oh well.

    How many gallons to the mile does this thing get?
     
  17. rjd3282

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    EMP would shut down all the modern diesels they are all controlled by computers too some are even throttle by wire. Best to have an old diesel or gas engine with points and condensor and carb. If we have the sunspot activity they are expecting in 2012 it may well render some vehicles useless.
     
  18. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Yep, we're screwed next year.
     
  19. HKSlinger

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    May just come down to this........ just need to come up with a saddle.
     
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