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Why all the dirtbikes?
Originally posted by AnarchysAngel
I have seen a few discussions about survival or bugout vehicles here, and they all seem to have many people with dirtbikes. What makes this vehicle so great for getting out of town? Besides the high speed for an offroad vehicle they seem fairly terrible for the job. Can someone clue me in on why this is such a popular bugout vehicle? Or is it just a good excuse to buy a new toy?
Originally posted by Druscilla
reply to post by AnarchysAngel
If you can get your hands on a Kawasaki M1030M1 military Diesel off road motorcycle, you're looking at 95mpg on a 4.2 gallon tank.
Military Diesel Motorcycles + stats
Benefits to diesel dirtbike, especially in a post-apocalyptic scenario is the ease of making bio-diesel fuel compared to getting stuck with running out of regular petrol with other vehicles.
One can always purchase a regular dirt bike and do a diesel conversion themselves, but, I wouldn't know where to start with any of that. Some google searches might prove helpful for those interested.
Personally, I prefer a sailboat.
Sailboat = travel anywhere on the planet.
Sailboat = far away from other people which will be just as much a problem in resource competition as the hazards of environment.
Sailboat = clear sight lines
Sailboat = sustainability, security through isolation, shelter, storage, and mobility all together.
edit on 23-9-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jibeho
I hear you on the sailboat!! Unfortunately, I am locked into the Great Lakes with my boat. I imagine that the St. Lawrence would be unnavigable in a SHTF scenario... I've got a wind turbine, small solar panels and a means to purify lake water. I'm good to go for a while on the Lakes if need be!!