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How to Keep a Motor Vehicle Running After TEOTWAWKI

Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine who is in his eighties and has been a mechanic since he was about 14 years old.  The subject came up about how today’s cars would fare without all the modern electronic diagnostic machines.

His basic premise was that any car made since the mid 1970’s could not be properly maintained and kept running without a modern auto shop and diagnostic equipment.  Modern cars have fuel injection, electronic ignition, computers and emission control systems.

He says that you need cars that still have carburetors and distributors with points.  Carburetors are easier to rebuild and repair then fuel injection units.  …

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When You Have to Bug Out by Vehicle

While I do not plan to bug out, you have to be open-minded to the possibility.  For instance, there is a railroad only about a quarter mile from my house.  This is close enough to force us to leave in a hurry if an accident occurred in the wrong place.

Now there are a couple of ways to leave either on foot or by vehicle.  We have the normal 72-hour packs made up and ready to go, but what about if you had a few minutes and the opportunity to leave by vehicle.  Do you have any idea what you would take? …

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Basic Car Maintenance and Winter

With winter coming or in some places already here we need to check our cars for winter use. I lived in the mountains for 15 years and it’s certainly a different life style. You have space and freedom of movement and where I lived privacy. Living in the city or some county areas, you have gas and lights provided by companies that fix it when there is an outage. You high county or mountain people know it’s only you and family.

One thing I learned fast was, snow chains and how to put them on (ugh) messy and dirty. I lived 2 miles off road and it wasn’t fun.…

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