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Ummm....there are some fairly nice electric dirtbikes out there now. Also couple that with some of those flexible, rollup solar recharge systems, one or two of those small wind generators, (think sailboat) and you might have a reasonable short range, quiet system.
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by olaru12
Curious, why a dirtbike? They are versatile and all, but how much experience do you have repairing one? Might be better off going with a mountain bike, don't have to worry about gas, or engine repair, or engine noise. Just a thought
Originally posted by Springer
Since the "Survival" forum right here on AboveTopSecret.com is one of, if not the best resources for information on Prepping and Survival on the entire internet I thought I would pose the question to our resident experts to see what you all have to say..
Ummm.....Not true...you can buy or produce canned food whose shelf life can be measured in decades. Yoders, an Omish canned meat company from Ohio sells all of your meat varieties in #10 cans and the shelf life is approx. 30 years,www.campingsurvival.com... (only one site, there are many) Provided you maintain the storage temperature/humidity, etc. For canning meat you NEED a (musthave)...a pressure vessel canning system and sterile containers. "All American" www.allamericancooker.com.... Truly the best, a gasketless pressure vessel. I own and use the seven quart/19 pintsize, well worth the expense.
Originally posted by r2d246
reply to post by Snsoc
For food don't buy canned stuff, maybe a little but it won't last. It only has a few year shelf life. Get some sacks of rice and some sacks of beans. Just put those away in a cool dry place. That's all you need. If the SHTF after you run out of your regular food you'd have some additional food source for a while. I'd be more concerned about water. What's your secondary water source? Most people have none so they're screwed. If you have a house you could get some rain barrels under the evestroves which is a good idea. At least that would keep you going for a little while. I don't know I'm thinking like if you live in a city. If you live in the country that mgith be different as you could dig a well.
Originally posted by cosmicexplorer
reply to post by Springer
So what should you pack? My bug out bags consist of 2 large rubber made containers and a set up back pack. I could literally grab my containers and backpack with 2 guns and ammo in probably 5 mins if I really pushed....My vehicle would be loaded and I could get out fast...its that quick if I had to...If I had a little more time id fill up my extra containers with water. Items listed loosely in order of importance.
Backpack...contains: large first aid kit, 2 very good knives, saw, hatchet, probably 100-200 yrds of thin rope (550 chord), medium tarp with bungee chords (this is my roof/tent..its all you need and its light and can be used to get water, but thats a whole other topic), probably 10 lighters, compass, maps, water purification tablets and water filter straws, spare set of clothing warm/cold, extra socks, tiny fold up saw, lots of candles. With this pack alone I conquer everything I need but food.
Containers: white rice, honey, white vinegar, noodles, sugar, salt, mres...and tons of it, I also have utensils and a couple pots and pans and a kind of grill plate thingy haha...probably enough food for a couple months.