Using a Van as a Bug-Out Vehicle

bug-out van

Vans are a popular vehicle to convert into what are called “day vans”. A day van means the storage area in the back has been converted to have a folding chair/bed and a few cupboards along with a leisure battery or batteries. That’s a basic day van and they do not hold much when you … Read more

Everything a Prepper Needs to Know about Tires

mechanic changing a tire

For many preppers, their vehicle is an invaluable part of their bug out and survival plans. Compared to going about on foot, a motor vehicle provides extraordinary speed, range and carrying capacity, and a nominal amount of protection from the elements. But aside from being an important conveyance when times are tough, our vehicles also … Read more

Is it Safe to Leave a Fire Extinguisher in Your Car?

fire extinguisher and antifreeze in car trunk

One major, though usually unexpected hazard encountered on the highways and interstates every year are vehicle fires. Resulting in hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and countless fortunes in property loss, vehicle fires are an ever present and significant emergency when operating any vehicle. A fire extinguisher is always the first and best option for … Read more

Essentials for a Vehicle Emergency Kit

By Cherie Being prepared for an emergency is serious business. You probably realize, for instance, the wisdom of carrying an emergency kit in your vehicle. But do you have one in there right now? During the winter of 2006, a couple and their children were returning home from vacation. They missed their turnoff, drove perhaps … Read more

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 … Read more