Friday, January 6, 2012

Discussing Bug Out Vehicles

The following is a repost from http://www.scottbwilliams.com/, for those of you who may be subscribers to this site or may have found Bug Out Survival from a link on another site or perhaps a web search and have not visited my main site.  I've now rebuilt my home site with WordPress and incorporated a front page blog there I will be using to publish news of my book projects and interviews, as well as other writing and blogging related stuff that doesn't necessarily fit into the context of this site.

But since since that interview was a discussion of bugging out in general and bug-out vehicles in particular, I wanted to pass this article along here for those who might want to listen to the archived version:

"Last night I was the guest on a Blog Talk Radio Show called The Other Side... APrepper's Path, hosted by Lynna (http://prepperspath.com/).  This show is part of the regular line-up on The Prepper Broadcasting Network and airs Thursday nights at 6:00 pm PST. 

I really enjoyed talking with Lynna about my latest book: Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters.  She had obviously taken the time to read the book before the show and asked some good questions that led to an interesting discussion.  We talked about bug-out vehicles in general and especially some of the advantages of, and reasons for choosing various types of boats for certain bug-out scenarios and situations.  We also talked about the concept of mobile retreats and discussed modifications to ordinary vehicles to optimize them for bug-out purposes.  In addition, a caller with extensive kayaking experience and a military background joined in the conversation with his perspective on how he might utilize such a boat in his particular location near the Chesapeake Bay."

You can listen to the entire interview from the archive of the show at this link:  http://prepperbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/show_2644861.mp3

More information about Lynna's show and links to past episodes can be found here:  http://prepperbroadcasting.com/show-schedule/the-other-side-a-preppers-path/

3 comments:

  1. Great interview - thanks for the link. Getting out of Dodge for good has a lot of different facets, especially when you consider the long term. vs. just transportation to your location. I'm going to listen to it as soon as I can.

    Thanks again.

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  2. Anonymous: Absolutely right. Getting around long-term after the SHTF is a different consideration than just bugging out initially from a danger zone. There are so many facets to consider, as you say, and that is why I think people should be open to all available transportation options in their planning.

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  3. A thought about BO vehicles (and vehicles you hope work for AFTER) - transmissions and bucket seats. I remember 15 years ago, I had torn a ligament in my right arm and my arm was immobolized in a sling.

    I have automatic transmission, so it was just an inconvenience reaching over steering wheel. But if I drove standard transmission . . .

    You are cooked if you are alone. Or maybe not - does anyone have any advice in this area?

    Bucket seats. I was in a minor car accident last Friday, (no physical damage thank God), but the impact was on the driver's vehicle door, sealing it shut. I'm not even risking rolling window down, just in case. So I'm having to climb over the dang center console after entering on passenger side - pretty inconvenient. And this an extended cab pickup with extra room behind the front seats.

    Just for fun, try entering your vehicle like this and see if your vehicle gives you problems as well. Just a drill, just in case this happens to you.

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