Good point... which is why I have 4 different routes to and from work, through 4 different gates to Bragg- and various premutations of each. An intimate knowledge of primarys, arterials, secondaries, back and side roads is invaluable...> gridlock
I agree they're very durable..and I personally wouldn't bother to carry oneand the modern-day serpentine belt isn't a user freindly roadside fix....
Toilet paper is one of the most important things.I agree they're very durable..and I personally wouldn't bother to carry one
(in millions of miles, I've never broke or threw one that wasn't caused by failed pulley)
but the ones I've changed didn't get much easier.
(certainly compared to loosening bolts and sliding things)
a 3/8 ratchet and short extension into the spot provided on the tensioner pulley bracket is all it takes.(on the few I've changed anyway)
and the belt routing diagram is under the hood too
easier and faster than changing a tire
to the subject....
what to carry...
water, tools and toilet paper
Yes we are!In Syria alone, over five million displaced from their homes and country in 2016. Look at the numbers for displaced persons worldwide. Look at the contents on our planet immune from displacement. Americans are a very lucky breed.
my real though it to bug out from work to my house. i live in a hot and crowded metroplex and the people are $&*tty drivers on the best day, let alone an emergency. My wife works from home 95% of the time and our day care is less than a mile from the house,
so my big goal is get back to there.
This.I saw all this stuff about buggin’ out all the time. My question is buggin’ out from what? It is not a sarcastic question.
Where I live, insurrection, zombie attacks 🧟*♂ 🧟*♀, wild fires, and earthquakes are rare. Although I do see an occasional wild pig , alligator, or snake , all of them are easily handled with my shotgun or 300BLK AR. Never had so many I had to BO. After watching dinosaurs 🦕 resurgence in Jurassic Park, I am slightly concerned about not owning a .50 BMG, but will wait until at least one Tyrannosaurus rex🦖, is spotted before selling my wife’s car so I can afford the ammo.
ON March 20, 1986, I did get caught in a tornado that tore apart the roof of a building I was in. Didn’t bug out from that either. The NWS was kind enough to sound a warning siren about two minutes after the roof and front glass of my building was torn off, and the streets around me were filled with downed poles, sparking wires, crashed cars, bricks and roofs from buildings. So, I really don’t think it is likely anybody can BO a tornado. The streets won’t be drivable even if you can find them in the mess after to event.
Same thing for earthquakes. If you have an earthquake and it’s bad enough to bug out, you aren’t driving anywhere. And if you decide to walk out with a back pack, where you going to walk to? You probably have to cross bridges to get anywhere and they might not be standing, and having seen the aftermath of an earthquake in New Zealand, the roads are not going to be drivable, maybe not even walkable.
So, if I had to bug out, about the only realistic threat would be posed by a hurricane. Having seen Matthew ride up the East coast from Florida, driving out can be more dangerous than staying and hunkering down. I was foolish enough to evacuate and saw a constant stream of vehicular carnage all the way to Tennessee, then returning was just as dangerous.
That leaves only nuclear war on my list. Where you going to get to in 19 minutes?
I have a golf Kart that I am mounting twin paint ball guns on.
No one voluntarily bugs out, you go because you have to. I’ve been told to leave my house twice in my life, once for fire and once for flood. In both cases I didn’t need to go far but staying put wasn’t an option. IMO bugging out isn’t the fantasy, think you’re always going to have a choice is.This.
The whole BOV and BO as a concept make zero sense to me. There is no scenario where I would voluntarily leave my home.
I have water. A Back up generator that will run my entire house. Plenty of gas to run it.
Plenty of food. There's no reason for me to leave. None.
OTOH....I live in Valhalla. My thoughts might be otherwise if I lived in the city or the burbs. In fact.....if you live in one of those places where you would need or want to BO......What the hell are you waiting for??? Move and get out now.