Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle: The Disaster Survival Vehicle Guide

Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle: The Disaster Survival Vehicle Guide

by Creek Stewart


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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 areas—from survival supplies and storage solutions to off-road travel, communication, navigation, and security considerations.

You'll find:

  • 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
You'll also find special considerations for bugging out using alternative modes of transportation including bicycles, boats, ATVS, motorcycles, horses, carts, aircraft and more.

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 Details

ISBN-13: 9781440333088
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 07/21/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,155,938
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 Outdoor—a 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

Introduction 4

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 …

Lifestyle Driven

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

Four-Wheel Drive

Necessary Storage

Distance Capable

Water-Crossing Clearance

Readily Available Parts

The Ability to Blend In

Chapter 4 BOV Survival Supplies 30

Bug Out Bags

BOV Shelter

BOV Water

BOV Fire

BOV Food

BOV First Aid and Hygiene

Chapter 5 BOV Vehicle Maintenance 52

Three Most Common Causes for BOV Breakdowns

Spare Parts and Fluids


Emergency Kit

Chapter 6 Off-Road Travel 63

Tire Selection

Air Intake Snorkel

Brush Guards

Hand Tools

Traction Devices

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

BOV Self-Offense

Escape, Evasion, Surveillance, and Fair Warning

BOV Weapons

BOV Nonlethal Weapons

Melee and Impact BOV Weapons

Miscellaneous Weapons

BOV Guns

Chapter 9 Storage Solutions 120

Interior Storage Solutions

Exterior Storage Solutions

Fuel Storage

Chapter 10 Demystifying the Electromagnetic Pulse 135

What Is an EMP?

What Causes an EMP?

Our Dependency on Electricity and Electronics

Game Changer

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

Passenger Cars

Pickup Trucks

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

Pedal-Powered Bikes

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

Index 219

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