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BEST SHTF vehicle

 
RAPTOR
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01/16/2011 11:17 AM
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BEST SHTF vehicle
Ford has created a real winner with this truck, great bug out vehicle

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01/16/2011 11:19 AM
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It's the first time I feel sorry for a Ford car...
Tali

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01/16/2011 11:20 AM
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Re: BEST SHTF vehicle
Probably anything pre 1985...EMP proof.
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It's the first time I feel sorry for a Ford car...
 Quoting: shlap

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Re: BEST SHTF vehicle
Probably anything pre 1985...EMP proof.
 Quoting: Tali

you are correct, I was assuming that we dont get an EMP, if we do, I think a bike would probably be best,
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needs moar machinegun
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bicycle, horse.
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If you think we'll be driving around in car when shtf you need a reality check. who is gonna pump oil for your wonder car?
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bicycles, horses, canoe, good shoes
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I'd rather have a dirt bike
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Microlight.
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Re: BEST SHTF vehicle
Any old toyota pickup truck pre 1987-- carbed

old landcruiser thats a diesel would also be good.

pretty much any toyota with a 22RE enginge-- 4cyl, bullet proof, very simple. hard to find nowadays as they are all rotted thru
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Re: BEST SHTF vehicle
Ford has created a real winner with this truck, great bug out vehicle


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The new Grand Cherokee Limited/Overland is a fantastic vehicle.
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Ford's Hemp car.
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Re: BEST SHTF vehicle
Probably anything pre 1985...EMP proof.
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you would need to go all the way back to when points were still used in the distributor. pre electronic ignition.

even the 1982 vehicles had a brain box that circuts could be fried by a emp
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M1A2 Abrams Tank..

Cactus Mark

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Re: BEST SHTF vehicle
Probably anything pre 1985...EMP proof.
 Quoting: Tali


My car (a 99) has "limp back" capability in case the computer fails. I'm not 100% sure if that means it's EMP proof.

Admittedly, limping away from a disaster is not as good as running from one.
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I'll keep my ratty little 1982 Chevy LUV truck, if you don't mind. It sure ain't pretty with it's rust holes in the bed and mis-matched wheels, but it runs like a top, I can work on it myself [basic engine parts are still available, thank God!] and it's EMP-proof. The manual trannie is also a plus... I can always start it with a push if I have to!

With this year's income tax refund, I'm actually thinking of stocking up on a few spare parts like I stock my pantry with food. An extra set of points/plugs/hoses/belts, maybe a fuel pump/alternator... can't hurt, right!?

Last Edited by gsbltd on 01/16/2011 11:38 AM
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it won't matter. cars/trucks will be everywhere because they will only reserve the gas for military.

you people keep thinking as if this shit is going to be out of a movie and thats exactly what they want you to think.

you all are fucked. good luck.
gsbltd

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01/16/2011 11:40 AM
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Did I mention I also store at least 15 gallons of gasoline for emergency use? My little LUV still gets 30+ miles/gal and even my little stock will give me about a 450-mile escape... assuming I don't use the gas for my generator. Decisions, decisions!!

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Did I mention I also store at least 15 gallons of gasoline for emergency use? My little LUV still gets 30+ miles/gal and even my little stock will give me about a 450-mile escape... assuming I don't use the gas for my generator. Decisions, decisions!!
 Quoting: gsbltd

cool. but you won't get far and when you do run out of gas, what are you going to do? stop by a gas station?
BRIEF AND TO THE POINT

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Re: BEST SHTF vehicle
Probably anything pre 1985...EMP proof.
 Quoting: Tali


They still had brain boxes and electronic ignition in 1985 you need to go further back...My '65 Mustang has a dual point distributor and a carburetor...so it's EMP proof!

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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

when you rob Paul to give to Peter ... ... ... you will always get Peters support!

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the only way to survive shtf is build a underground bunker as big as you can and store it with as much ammo, guns, food etc that you can. that's all you can do.
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01/16/2011 11:49 AM
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Where's everybody going to "bug out" to? Remind me to stay home.
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01/16/2011 11:50 AM
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Re: BEST SHTF vehicle
Any thing with out a computer in it. Is EMP proof.
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01/16/2011 11:54 AM
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CROTCH ROCKET, BACKPACK, AMMO, AK47, RPG
Lester

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01/16/2011 11:54 AM
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Re: BEST SHTF vehicle
If the shtf and you're not already bugged-out, you really figure to run the gauntlet and make getting there?

Not gonna be much 'vehicle-ing" around once the shit has fanned-out either. Roads are the obvious places to defend against "outsiders". Where the hell you gonna be going anyways, down to the 7-Eleven for a big-gulp and tank of premium?

I've always laughed at the idiots who spent their big-bucks on vehicles, at least them that run on roads. A sailboat, canoe, some other means of self-propulsion; maybe that makes a lot of sense... Blowing $50k on a "bug-out vehicle" unless you got the $$$ to spare (which means a shitload) is just stupid.

Live where there's swamps? Maybe an Argo or other swamp-crawler works for you. A pirogue would be better, but there's swamps and then there's Louisiana and Florida swamps...

Best shtf vehicle you can own is a pair of good sturdy boots. If your BOL (bug-out location) is a very large game-fenced ranch though, then something that runs on diesel with a ton of underground diesel stored enables a lot of options. Not really gonna be too wise to just be out cruising when so many have been into longrange precision shooting for the last decade...

Movement of any kind attracts attention.

When shit is in the fan, really need to be hunkered down and able to know and observe your immediate surroundings and have pre-plots of all observation spots an enemy might scope you from. Not gonna be any sallying-forth in anything that ain't armored unless your town is relatively isolated and measures put in place to allow travel. Even if this does occur, will you waste fuel on out & around jaunting?

Need some realistic ideas of what situations you expect might be, and a plan to respond to the conditions you actually do encounter. Probably an old diesel 3/4 ton 4x4 that you buy cheap and fix-up is a decent option. Like the old Toyota idea too, but Nissan and Ford Ranger or earliest Bronco are good options too, along with Jeep CJ, then there are Volvo and VW late 70s to mid-80s diesels so popular with the fry-frt homemade diesel cookers. Probably a mo-ped or 125cc motorbike, maybe with a converted kiddie bike trailer would be the best solution for optimizing gasoline use?
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1230905: Ever heard of FEET?
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Anything that runs on moonshine.
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I'll keep my ratty little 1982 Chevy LUV truck, if you don't mind. It sure ain't pretty with it's rust holes in the bed and mis-matched wheels, but it runs like a top, I can work on it myself [basic engine parts are still available, thank God!] and it's EMP-proof. The manual trannie is also a plus... I can always start it with a push if I have to!

With this year's income tax refund, I'm actually thinking of stocking up on a few spare parts like I stock my pantry with food. An extra set of points/plugs/hoses/belts, maybe a fuel pump/alternator... can't hurt, right!?
 Quoting: gsbltd


Might want to just buy another vehicle if storing one is an option. Parts house will kill you on costs and won't be there if you need to make a return. Couple hundred would likely buy you a running vehicle. Pretty hard to preplan for failure unless you figure autoparts are an investment.

Craigslist, trading papers, ebay, junkyard are obvious places to consider. I would look for a nice running truck if you love your LUV and offer several hundred. Something else to consider, a stationwagon or hatchback can convert to living space and you can sleep in one very easily. A vehicle with a large locking trunk gives you a storage locker on wheels. Couple old chevy impalas out in the weeds on some 5ac white-trash looking spot could be full of many bug-out supplies. A ratty looking mobile home, or plain-jane one if looking crummy offends your self-esteem, can be refitted inside to be very nice. Not like the steel trailer chassis will rot or warp. Not like it takes a lot of money to gut one and re-fit it. Maybe you rent a backhoe and excavate a spot you can make an earth-covered home?

Lotsa things to spend money on besides vehicles you'll probably not use again for years...
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Any thing with out a computer in it. Is EMP proof.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1232190


1983 film the day after showed ALL the cars punked by EMP


rockon



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