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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by biglos, Aug 27, 2011.
Had to share! Enjoy!
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I sure as heck wouldn't want to have to change a tire on that! :laugh:
Yeah they're cool but not for the price. I'll take a 7.3 L IDI Ford Diesel for a couple thousand dollars and a high canopy. Deck it out and you've got yourself the exact same thing for under 5k. 10k if you go crazy on it. Take the 190k you save and pay off your house, buy land, buy toys... Whatever.
Holy frackin' price tags Batman!
But that Jeep with the tent on top is pretty cool!
My BOV has wings. Don't need no stinkin' roads.
Helicopters are "winning!"
LOL! It's nice to dream
Now where did I leave that winning lottery ticket...
Pfft. Give me a MaxiMog, you can keep that stuff. MAXIMOG
Now I want a MaxiMog.
HAHAHAHA Let's talk range, payload, and ease of maintenance.......and with a 50 knot headwind my ground speed is faster than a slow walk. My BO plan calls for me to take 3 plus 900 lbs of payload several hundred miles....I can do it non-stop in ice with a IFR reserve.....can the little Schweitzer air thrasher do that????
The thing that you cant forget is that in the event of an EMP, none of those vehicles will run, You need a mechanical injected Diesel with a mechanical fuel shut-off.
The very best would be a 1990-1993 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 5spd Cummins with a mechanical fuel shut-off and an air starter, and a good filtering set up and portable centrifuge for cleaning used motor oil and other fuel "on the go" to use as fuel.
All of that is easy to get for under $6000, except the air starter.
Our fuel quality here in Oregon is the worst in the nation, 5-7% H2o (I have tested it personally) regular gas has about a 6 week life span in a sealed tank and about a 2 week lifespan exposed to the atmosphere. a BUG OUT rig must be a diesel.
Something about a shiny new quarter-million dollar bug-out vehicle that screams "I've got big bucks, attack me first".
There is no-way I would spend a 1/4 of a million dollars on that.
What a waste of funds.
Yeah? Tell that to my lawnmower and my back up car (1989 dodge minivan) with regular gas that is at least 1 year old. With no additives.
They both run fine when I crank'em up and use them.
I see your Earthroamer and raise you a Unicat!
Unicat make some amazing rigs. However for my area, both the Earthroamer and the Unicat are going to do no more then get stuck somewhere off road. I'd be much better suited by my Scout with a pintel hook trailer.
Range: 275NM (with full fuel)
Payload: None (1 Passenger, maybe 2 depending on model)
Need for Runway: Non-Existent
Besides Duce, I would so steal our Bell 407 in a SHTF scenario. Just had to give you some crap. =)
For bug out to a fixed retreat I would prefer a surplus APC with a nice turret mounted SAW
1960 Ferret Armored Scout Car (FV701) MK 2/3