The Survival Bicycle
There is one vehicle that has been moving the human race for hundreds of years with a minimal amount of spent energy and resources. It is the humble bicycle, and now you can turn your bike into a well equipped survival bike.
The survival bike is a vehicle that is going to not take you very far, but what it lacks in distance it more than make up for in other ways. The fact that is requires no fuel is a bonus, it is nearly silent, it can be hidden, you can repair it yourself, it goes or can be taken almost anywhere, and more importantly, it can be easily added to your non survival situation.
The fact that it does not need fuel should be enough to sell the idea of a survival bike to your immediately. Prices at the pump are constantly going up so if you have a bike and use it as much as you can, you are going to notice a considerable savings. That is money that you could put towards other things that might save your life in the future. The only fuel that this bike needs is the calories that you put into your body.
If you are in a true time of crisis, there is not going to be electricity to run the gas pumps. Another reason for staying away from petroleum based fuels. You are going to use up the tank of gas that you have in your car and then what? You wont be able to scavenge your neighbors, they would be quite upset about that. The only option really is a bicycle.
Lets talk about an unlikely scenario, an invasion. Lets say that much like the movie red dawn ( I think that’s what it was called. ), there is an occupying force in your country. You are going to want to look as inconspicuous and as harmless as possible. Someone passing by on their bike is not going to look like a threat to people with tanks and attack helicopters.
If you are doing what you can to resist that occupying force, you are also going to want to be as stealthy as possible. This means that a loud combustion engine is probably out of question. You are going to want to sneak down alleyways, take short cuts through parks, and remain absolutely unnoticed at all times. This is another good selling point for the survival bike.
If you are not mechanically inclined, choosing a bicycle as your primary means of transportation during a crisis might be the right choice for another simple reason; it is easy to repair. Most bike on the market today don’t require any kind of special tools to do simple repairs on. You can pretty much do everything that you need to do on a bike with a repair kit that could easily fit in your pocket. As long as you know how to turn a screw driver, you can repair a bicycle.
The survival bike is also a very versatile vehicle. All around the world, people are using bicycles as their primary means of transportation. You can often see a family of three on top of a bicycle on their way somewhere. Another common sight in undeveloped countries is people that are using their bikes as work trucks. There are people who can pile massive amount of things onto their bicycle and basically use it to haul big loads. Not heavy loads though, it is still a bicycle.
The bicycle is probably one of the most common vehicles out there. Although you might not see them, there is probably a bike or two in every garage in north america. It is some thing that every child want and every adult know that they should do more of. Those kids bikes might not be the best option as a survival bike, but the bikes that the adults are ignoring are great for the task.
Another good reason to consider a bicycle as your bug out vehicle is that it can go almost anywhere that you can go. If you need to take it over some big rocks, you can walk it over. If you need to take your bike over a fence, you can throw it over. If you even need to take your bike up a ladder, you can either carry it in one hand up that ladder or strap it to your back and climb. There are not too many place where a bicycle will not go.
So if by now you are not convinced that the bicycle is an excellent option as a survival vehicle you probably have a ton a fuel saved in your garage. The very least that you could do is to strap a survival bicycle to the rood of your bug out car or truck because that fuel is going to run out someday.
The Survival Motorcycle
If fuel is in limited supply, but still available, you may want to consider a motorcycle as your survival transportation.