This past Sunday I borrowed a friends ATV to go off-roading with a longtime friend. This was not my first time on an ATV and it was an absolute blast.
I pulled the KINGQUAD 400 to Carolina Adventure World here in South Carolina. Place is awesome. They have tons trails with difficulty levels that run from relaxing to extremely difficult. Recent rain provided some big puddles to run through. Unfortunately one “puddle” ended up being about 3 feet deep and the front end of my 4-wheeler sank into the deep mud as I entered it. I called my buddy over to give me a pull and I was able to back out.
I drove all day – probably close to 6 hours – and the needle on the gas gauge barely dropped below FULL. There is little doubt that an ATV offers up an excellent transportation option for after a SHTF situation. Yeah – I know – gas only lasts so long. For short to medium term situations an ATV can transport people and supplies, as well as haul heavy objects such as logs and downed animals. Incredibly rugged – I am amazed at the durability and shear abuse these machines can take.
Beyond the survival applications afforded by ATV’s and similar vehicles they are flat out fun. Driving through nature and enjoying God’s creation, well – it just doesn’t get much better.