Category Archives: Transportation

Increase the Carrying Capacity of your Cars with a Cargo Hitch Carrier

One of my sons owns a house in another state and spends part of his time there.  Since he takes his family, he often is carrying quite a bit of stuff with him on these trips.  While he has a … Continue reading






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Gasoline Usage and Bug Out Routes

Recently we went on a trip that included travels through Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.  It was great trip and we enjoyed it greatly.  Everyday we posted the blog from whereever we were located.  These trips always give us time … Continue reading






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Planning Your Evacuation or Bug Out Route

Evacuating or bugging out is not at the top of my list of planned responses to a emergency.  I will stay in place until it becomes more dangerous to stay than to leave.  Now my plan like anyone else’s may … Continue reading






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The Problems of Bugging Out and Freeways

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A Gray Man Vehicle, Why you Need One

The other day I saw a prepper driving what he calls his bug out vehicle.  It is a nice older four-wheel pickup.  But it is painted in camouflage and stands out like a sour thumb.  It has extra lights, antennas and … Continue reading






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Tire Repair for preppers

When there is no electricity and one of your truck tires has a puncher and is flat, what do you do?  Years ago, when the tires contained inner tubes and everybody had a old hand operated tire pump in their … Continue reading






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Survival Bicycles Can be a Good Idea

In today’s society, I see large numbers of bicyclists riding around every weekend when the weather is nice.  They are all wearing the tight bright colored outfits that seem to be mandatory for bike riders today.  I remember when we … Continue reading






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If You Have to Bug Out, What do You take?

  In yesterdays post I talked about bugging in and how that would probably be the first choice for many of us.  As I said yesterday, the point at which I bug out from my home will be the point … Continue reading






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Get Home Bags Should be a Work in Progress

Yesterday I spent part of the day helping a young man build some get home bags for his family.  Now get home bags are designed for one purpose, to help you home during an emergency.  The content of each bag … Continue reading






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My EMP Proof Truck Failure and Murphy’s law.

The subject of EMP proof vehicles has been on my mind for the last few days.  My father who is in his nineties has had to quite driving and he gave my wife his old pickup.  She has always loved … Continue reading






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