posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 05:57 PM
The best vehicle for silent travel, large weight capacity for gear yet still light & maneuverable, and no fuel required...
Im a bigger guy, so I bought this bike a few years ago, for taller men. The frame, gears and cables are the only thing stock on this bike, its an old
school, 90's-Era Schwinn Mesa Runner converted into a mountain bike. I bought the bike for $30 on craigslist and upgraded all the parts myself: New
tires, rear bike rack, higher handlebars, new brakes, etc. It has no suspension, which I've grown to prefer in my many years of mountain biking. Its
simpler to work on should there be a problem, and there are fewer moving parts.
As an example here I have my water reservoir bag on the top, its bungied to the rack, as well as 2 side panniers (home made) that can hold as much as
any other backpack. I also have my bush knife attached on the right side in case its needed immediately for self defense, or used as a tool for
multiple survival purposes. Minimal tools are with me: 2 mini adjustable wrenches, a Phillips screwdriver and a multi-hex keyset. After you find a
place to set up camp, take the bags off the rear rack and take a lightweight scouting run around the larger perimeter.
This bike is a solid, versatile and durable machine that is perfect for any survival situation. I can pick it up and carry it over high water, and can
ride at night on roads with almost zero sound. Its a perfect vehicle for evasion and can carry more than you'd normally be able to carry JUST on your
back. This is just an example of ingenuity and hard work that can be made by ANYONE as a backup travel vehicle, or primary bug out vehicle. Give me
your thoughts, and I'd love to see any other pics of what you guys think would be the best vehicle for a SHTF situation.
edit on 9-8-2011 by
Tanulis because: (no reason given)