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I have had a bike sitting in a corner of my garage for some time, since I no longer ride. It is something that I have been reluctant to get rid of because I always thought it could be useful in an emergency. Even if I couldn’t ride maybe, I could load gear on it and move it like the Viet Cong did. It could also be traded or loaned to others.
Well a friend of mine recently needed a bike and I though he can use it. So we got it out and tried it. Now I figured it has been setting for over 10 years without being rode. …Read More...
This is a guest post submitted by Sean at Yunt.Net. I know some of you question the use of a bike as a survival vehicle and I understand their limitations. However I think there will be situations or locations in which they will be practical. Just think of them as another possible tool, especially as thing start to stabilize.
A case for the bicycle as a survival vehicle
By Sean on October 19, 2010
Attributes of a practical survival bicycle
- Off road capable
- Inexpensive – upfront and recurring maintenance
- Carry capacity
There are two different schools of thought to this problem: Mountain bike or road/touring bike.
Remember when you rode around on your bike all day long. We would put cards in the wheels to drive our family crazy or modified them to be different and be the coolest kid on the block? Well drag that bike out and check it out. What can you do to fix it so it’s a working machine?
Take them down and start repairing them. Think about getting extra parts you need. Go to a good bike store and ask about what extra parts they would recommend for a long trip. Just like our cars keep a supple handy of tires, tubes, repair kits.…Read More...