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Quads and snowmobiles get around far far better than a 4x4 truck in the bush, sorry to say.
If you're bugging out deep into the woods, the plan should be to bug out somewhere that vehicles can't access in any way shape or form.
Isn't that the whole point ?!
For those of us who live in a city, just getting out of it is where an SUV or 4wd will be worth it's weight in gold.
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Worst case scenario get something long and metal and bang on the starter while someone cranks it. Sometimes it works to just bang on it and then start it yourself.
I have had the pleasure of owning Hummer H1's, H2's, and H3's. For the most part, though, the H1 is too wide for most trails. The H2 is a bit narowwer, and the H3 is just the right size.
All three, though, with the massive amount of torque in the H1, are great off road toys. The H1 has Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) which you can inflate and deflate the tires on demand. VERY nice feature. The H2 however, has only an onboard air compressor, which really is under powered for the H2's wheel size. Inflating an H2 wheel from empty takes a long time!
And, I only got hung up once with the H1. Quite embarrassing when I had to call in a tow truck I learned a lot about approach angles that night LOL!
Lol, you gotta love how you Americans are petrol V8 diehards.
Here in OZ the mighty diesel is taking the 4wd world by storm. You get better fuel economy, enough torque to move mountains and now that common rail tech has been properly developed, the same amount of power as a petrol engine.
The king of the bush over here in OZ is the rather unassuming Toyota Landruiser 70 series. They are about as exciting as a patch of mould, ride horribly and are pretty slow but they are just about indestructible and you can get a v8 diesel in them now, which makes them an unstoppable tow machine.