Outfit a Disaster-Escape Vehicle!
If an unexpected disaster forces you to suddenly evacuate from your home, is your vehicle equipped to drive you to safety? It will be if you follow the advice in this book.
Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle shows you how to outfit any vehicle with equipment and survival gear that will help you quickly drive from ground zero to a safer location. Survival expert Creek Stewart, author of the best-selling Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag , details from start to finish everything you need to equip an everyday vehicle for a drive through and away from disaster-stricken areasfrom survival supplies and storage solutions to off-road travel, communication, navigation, and security considerations.
- Practical and affordable Bug Out Vehicle equipment and principles that can be applied to any vehicle, even your everyday family car
- Photos and explanations of every item you need for your vehicle
- Resource lists to help you find and purchase gear
A disaster could strike your home at any moment. Don't be trapped in the devastating aftermath. Quickly transport yourself and your family to safety by building a Bug Out Vehicle today!
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Creek Stewart is the author of Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag , The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide , Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle , and Build the Perfect Bug Out Survival Skills. Creek regularly publishes articles relating to disaster preparedness in numerous magazines. He owns and is Lead Instructor at Willow Haven Outdoora survival, preparedness and bushcraft school located in central Indiana. Creek specializes in disaster preparedness and has consulted with individuals, corporations, non-profits and government agencies all over the United States about a myriad of preparedness-related subjects, projects and initiatives. He has been featured on Fox & Friends and is host of Fat Guys in the Woods on the Weather Channel.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 BOV Mentality 9
Point A to Point B
No Emotional Attachment
To Each Their Own
Ready or Not, Here I Come
And the Award, for the Coolest BOV Goes to …
Chapter 2 Lifestyle Factors that Affect Your BOV 14
What Can You Afford?
Where Do You Live?
Who's Riding With You?
Where Are You Going?
Three Packing Strategies
Chapter 3 BOV Essential Attributes 21
Good Working Order
Readily Available Parts
The Ability to Blend In
Chapter 4 BOV Survival Supplies 30
Bug Out Bags
BOV First Aid and Hygiene
Chapter 5 BOV Vehicle Maintenance 52
Three Most Common Causes for BOV Breakdowns
Spare Parts and Fluids
Chapter 6 Off-Road Travel 63
Air Intake Snorkel
Hoisting, Lifting, and Pulling Tools
Chapter 7 BOV Communications and Navigation 76
BOV Communications Considerations
Two-Way Radio Communication
Alternative Communications and Secret Codes
BOV Navigation Considerations
Powering Electronics in a BOV
Chapter 8 Vehicle Security and Defense 100
The Ugly Truth
Escape, Evasion, Surveillance, and Fair Warning
BOV Nonlethal Weapons
Melee and Impact BOV Weapons
Chapter 9 Storage Solutions 120
Interior Storage Solutions
Exterior Storage Solutions
Chapter 10 Demystifying the Electromagnetic Pulse 135
What Is an EMP?
What Causes an EMP?
Our Dependency on Electricity and Electronics
Probability of Occurrence
How Worried Should I Be About an EMP?
How Does an EMP Affect My BOV?
EMP Protection: Faraday Cage
Chapter 11 Bug Out Vehicles 144
Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and Jeeps
Cargo Vans and Minivans
Mobile Homes and Recreational Vehicles (RVs)
Trailers and Tow-Behind Campers
Chapter 12 Bug Out Boats 159
Bug Out Boat Special Considerations
Human Powered: Rowboats, Canoes, and Kayaks
Chapter 13 Bug Out ATVs, UTVs, and Motorcycles 173
ATVs and UTVs
Motorcycles, Dirt Bikes, and Scooters
Chapter 14 Non-Engine-Powered Bug Out Vehicles 182
Horses and Other Bug Out Animals
Carts, Wagons, and Strollers
Chapter 15 BOV Airplanes and Experimental Aircrafts 194
Helicopters and Gyrocopters
Single-Manned and Experimental Aircraft
Chapter 16 The Bug Out Plan 201
The Bug Out Plan
Bug Out Bag
Bug Out Location
Chapter 17 BOV Resources and At-Home Exercises 210