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Book Review: BUG OUT by Scott Williams


Scott Williams book BUG OUT – The Complete Guide for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late has been on my nightstand for quite some time. A review is long over due.

Bugging out is not a major aspect of my preparedness system however this book has certainly provided some perspective. “Bugging in” should the SHTF is my main plan. BUG OUT really opened my eyes. I have realized

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Flashlight mounts for Mountain Bikes


Riding mountain bikes on trails is one of my favorite activities and it is something I do not get to do often enough. Riding at night has proven difficult in total darkness. In order to facilitate my riding I have used small bungee cords to wrap a flashlight around my handlebars. Does it work? Sometimes. Unfortunately a good solid bump will jar the light loose and then I find myself riding blind and trying to

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Railroad Mantainance Vehicle[3]

The post below is an entry into the ModernSurvivalOnline Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest.



The great debate on the survival sites and reoccurring themes in most survival novels, of which I have read many, address the questions of what is the best weapon or knife, and whether to bug-in or bug-out. How much food should I store, what if I live in an apartment,


Guest Post: Bug Out Vehicles

Bug Out Vehicles

There are an almost infinite number of choices when it comes to bug out vehicle options. You have your 4×4 trucks and SUVs, retired military vehicles, ATVs, Track/Trail bikes, and even mountain bikes. Rather than make any recommendations I am simply going to tell you about my choice for a BOV and my reasoning for that choice.


Rather than choosing a traditional BOV I have gone with the original SUV, a

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Post-SHTF transportation: The Mountain Bike

Do a search for “bug out vehicle” and you’ll find everything from a small economy car to a monster truck suggested. Certainly there are numerous vehicles that can work in different situations. I recently picked up five mountain bikes for the family – mainly for recreation and exercise.


After having rode mine on pavement and dirt trails, I have been looking at them a bit different. A bike would be

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Guest Post: How an RV Can Save Your Family in an Emergency

The Ultimate Bug Out/In Vehicle: How an RV Can Save Your Family in an Emergency


My wife and I have lived full time in RV’s for five years and have owned every kind of RV on the market. When an emergency strikes having an RV fully loaded and ready to go (or stay whatever the case may be) can be a lifesaver; literally! Think about it, you have a

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Guest Post: Sailing for Survival



One survival option I have considered over the last year is a sailboat. Within the survival community there are two major camps, the bug-out doctrine and the castle doctrine. Needless to say each has many variations and are highly tailorable to personal needs and available options. I think for many families the castle doctrine is preferable, for solo young men probably the bug out. Being a young college student with minimal

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Guest Post: A practical, reliable bug out vehicle

by “It’s a secret”


A brand new Hummer or Jeep Wrangler, decked out with every available option may sound like the best, most capable vehicle in an emergency situation. The harsh reality is that they could be one of the worst. Don’t get me wrong, they are both very nice, with proven track records, but in an emergency, can leave you and your loved ones stranded.


The problem lies with the tremendous

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Guest Post: “Building the Budget ‘Burban Batmobile”

by Wyzyrd

Yes, it’s a silly title. If I had called it “A 72-Hour+ Kit for your vehicle“, or

something similar, you might have just said “another one of those…” and ignored

it, completely. No chainguns, no rocket-launchers, some humor. A disclaimer: Anytime I recommend

a particular item, the URL is the manufacturer, so you can see specs and compare.

Probably cheaper online or locally. I’m not shilling for any outlet, just showing

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Guest Post: Emergency Roadside Repairs

You’ve probably already read my review of the Paladin Go Bag and my use of it as an emergency roadside toolkit. In all honesty, an emergency roadside toolkit is completely worthless, unless you know how to use it. Today we’ll discuss a few problems which may occur while on the road, and how to correct them until you can get your vehicle home or to a service station. These instructions can be useful in normal

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Guest Post: Keeping your vehicle running when SHTF

A reliable vehicle can be your lifeline. Without it, you are very limited in how far you can travel.

I’ve read plenty of posts about bug out vehicles…but not many on keeping your bug out vehicle running for extended amounts of time.


Personally, I don’t have a garage with enough space to store an entire set of parts, including engine, for my vehicle. Some people don’t even have garages. I do however have tools

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Video of the Week: Bug Out Vehicle

Great video talking about bug-out supplies and a unique method of organizing them on a vehicle. Check out AnalyticalSurvival on YouTube.


Thinking about bug-out vehicles

I am in the process of looking for another vehicle after selling my previous “bug out” vehicle – a Chevy Blazer ZR2. My thoughts on what to get and what might be the best bug-out vehicle is beginning to change.

Previously – I had based my needs something that could haul my family of 4 as well as a trailer. Off road capabilities were always considered a must. Why off-road? I just

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Guest post: BOV Considerations by Burne51

BOV considerations by Burne51

In any bug-out scenario, your vehicle becomes, and remains until further notice, the place where you live, along with everything you own in the world. You may be the best-equipped prepper in your circle, or the smartest gal on the block, but when TSHTF, you may find yourself to be just another weary traveler looking for a safe place to land. In many ways, you’re a refugee, no different from Okies

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