Bug Out Vehicles (BOVs) are great tools.
Advantages vehicles have over being on foot:
The combination of bugging out quickly, and the speed of a vehicle can get you ahead of everyone else.
Every good Bug-Out Vehicle (BOV) must do exactly what you need.
They can’t break down when it matters.
Vehicles don’t have brains, so you must use yours.
Choose a vehicle that can fufill your exact needs and terrain.
Almost no vehicle will have every single characteristic you want without spending several hundred thousand dollars.
You must understand each vehicle necessity and choose what is most important to you.
You shouldn’t be concerned that your Bug-Out Vehicle (BOV) will break down on you.
Your Bug-Out Vehicle (BOV) shouldn’t cost a fortune. The best vehicle is the one you own.
Where are you? Where do you need to go? Can your vehicle get you there? Bicycles and Motorcycles aren’t practical for ramming through fences.
Can your vehicle hold all the gear that you want to take?
Your vehicle needs to go as far as possible between gas stations.
Can you fix your vehicle? When parts are few can it be fixed by a mechanic? How complex is the engine?
Must be useful in daily life (families, groceries, normal daily activities).
Do you have a jacked-up Hummer, with a neon “zombie-response team” logo on it or is it a basic 4×4 pickup?
If the vehicle can’t carry everyone that will be bugging out, and their gear, it is not a good Bug-Out Vehicle (BOV).
Figure out how to use your current vehicle as a Bug-Out Vehicle (BOV) first.
Stock it up with your gear.
If you have to get a new vehicle, please make sure it is practical for every-day life.
As I write tips for your adventures and hear about cool gear, I will let you know all about it!