Alternative Transportation: Bug Out Vehicle
July 11, 2013
Looking for a great Bug out Vehicle idea?
To go along with our post on last mile transportation vehicles, we wanted to share a DIY Bug out vehicle that our customer Kevin White created. If you are interested in using alternative transportation in case of an emergency, you might want to check out what he did.
Using his 2006 Police Electra-Glide motorcycle, Kevin and his wife, Debbie, attached a trailer hitch for a 42”x 48” trailer that held all of their camping gear “to cover heat, light, shelter, food, water, cooking, sleeping, and clothing for a period of at least four days for two people.”
In order to lighten the load and remove the need for refrigeration, Kevin and Debbie brought along freeze dried foods purchased at Emergency Essentials® and reviewed a couple of our products while they were at it. Kevin’s take on motorcycles as bug out vehicles is that “they are great if there is not mud or icy conditions” (weather is something to keep in mind if you’re considering pulling a trailer with your motorcycle).
Here are all the items that Kevin and Debbie brought along on their trip using their trailer.
And here is a list of everything they brought along with them:
battery operated fan
1 13'x9' tent
1 Queen-size double-chamber air bed
1 battery/12 volt rechargeable air pump
2 sleeping bags
2 single burner propane stoves
1 bottle (1 pound size) propane
1 set of cookware( pot and frying pan)
1 10 cup percolator
1 full set cooking utensils
2 lanterns (battery operated, one with hand crank)
1 can of insect repellent
1 set extra batteries for all equipment
Food for 2 for 4 days ( spaghetti, sauce, taco seasoning,FD sausage crumbles, whole egg powder, ground beef, salsa, tortilla shells, coffee, sugar, creamer, cranberry juice, pop, water, cheese, salt, pepper, lettuce, tomatoes and prob some stuff I have forgotten
1 ice chest
Silicone waterproofing spray
2 camp chairs
1 extended length lighter to light stoves
3 plastic containers with lids for rehydrating foods
3 coffee cups
1 multi-port cell phone charger that plugs into charge port on bike
Dish soap, dish rag, paper towels, styrofoam plates, plasticware, febreeze spray
Extra clothing: jeans, socks, shirts etc.
What do you think? Do you have a motorcycle? Would you ever consider one as a viable option in an emergency? Chime in via the comments.