Category Archives: Transportation

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 …

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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 …

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Get Home Bags Should be a Work in Progress

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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 …

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My EMP Proof Truck Failure and Murphy’s law.

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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 …

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Survival Resources Found in Your Car or Truck

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If you are lost in the back country or looking for resources after TEOTWAWKI, an automobile can be a gold mine of survival items.  Every year I see stories of people who get lost and die after leaving their vehicles.  …

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Vehicle Emergency Kits are a necessity

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One thing we can all do is learn from the mistakes of others.  Well this morning my son was enroute towing a small two-wheeled cargo trailer to a second home in another state.  The trailer was recently purchased and was …

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Winter Will Affect Preppers, Regardless of Where You Live

Winter is here and so far, it has been a dry year, but I see that chain control has already been in effect at least once.  If you are familiar with the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you will know that they …

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Field Expedient Techniques that You Need to Learn

The other day I was reading a Field expedient handbook published at the U.S. Army Infantry School back in the 1960’s.  These are interesting little books with lots of good knowledge.  If you run across field expedient handbooks for sale …

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Topo Maps and Where to Find Them

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After the blogs we recently posted on bug out routes, I decided to take a look at my maps and maybe upgrade a few.  After deciding what I needed, I went down to a local mining store that always carried …

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Bugout Route Planning, Comments from a Friend

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My friend Ed has some experience is Bugout Route Planning and has sent in some excellent comments on the article that I posted yesterday.

“Great info. Many families who think that they are “prepared” don’t have a viable evacuation plan …

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