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As this mess we call life contimnues to unravel, When SHTF what will you use for transportation? We are staying put living near a ghost town in New Mexico. If there is no gasoline we plan to use our bicycles.
 

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We're staying put as well. As for alternate transportation, I'm not sure. I know of several places to acquire horses, but Hubby isn't anywhere near the rider I am, even though I'd need some time to knock the rust off. Other than that it's "feet don't fall me now" until we get bikes.
 

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I am going to buy one of those teslas and just put it on credit, They can repo it when there is no electricity. .. For food we plan to just eat horses, from down the road once all the feral cats are gone.

Actually our old worn out bicycles should probably be replaced before there is a run on them. And a couple spare tubes makes sense.
 

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depends largely on the situation.

how much time has passed since whatever event happened.

emp? no cars pumps etc..

so many variables.

travelling will likely be dangerous even if possible.

IF alot of the population is killed, but its not an emp, there will be plenty of cars and gas to use, at least for a while.

if most of the population is still alive after said event, the available gas will be used in a matter of days.

its a very good idea to hae alternate means of transportation. bicycles are nice to have, motorcycles as well( a 5 gallon gas can can go along way in a motorcycle).

problem with motorcycles is they are generally quite loud and will draw attention and offer zero protection, not that cars are much better.
 

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Protection is a problem with alternate forms of travel. The question is how to solve it.

Body armor is great for riding a bike or walking but not for riding a horse. Your horse becomes an easy target and you run the risk of being injured or killed when the horse goes down. Even if you don't, you're now a target because you can't get away as easily.
 

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Protection is a problem with alternate forms of travel. The question is how to solve it.

Body armor is great for riding a bike or walking but not for riding a horse. Your horse becomes an easy target and you run the risk of being injured or killed when the horse goes down. Even if you don't, you're now a target because you can't get away as easily.
If I saw a guy riding through the apocalypse on a bicycle, wearing body armor, I'd javelin a broom stick into his front spokes out of principle.

If it's the apocalypse, no one can stop you from finding a tame bear and making it your steed. Or a moose or elephant for that matter. You better make that first shot count, because puddles can't fire a second one.
 

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If I saw a guy riding through the apocalypse on a bicycle, wearing body armor, I'd javelin a broom stick into his front spokes out of principle.
How about an old fat guy, with glasses, riding thru on a pink electric trike. With a squeaky horn.
With a 357 strapped to his chest. Wearing nothing but jorts, water shoes, his bandito style chest holster, and a sun hat.
Carrying a case of Hamm's, a case of slim Jim's, and a bulk bottle of Southern Comfort in the basket🤓
 

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How about an old fat guy, with glasses, riding thru on a pink electric trike. With a squeaky horn. With a 357 strapped to his chest. Wearing nothing but jorts, water shoes, his chest holster, and a sun hat.
Carrying a case of Hamm's, a case of slim Jim's, and a bulk bottle of Southern Comfort in the basket🤓
Trade Hamm's for Smirnoff Ice and people would just think it was a family-friendly outing for Pride Month.
 

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Staying put - close to all my gear, propane, gasoline, and tools. If electric goes out, will make jerky with meats, dry veggies, to preserve them. I have my LPCs (leather personnel carriers -Shoes) for transportation but don't plan to travel anywhere for a while. Buy the book Back To Eden or equivalent to know which plants will offer medicinal properties.

Mexican Oil - Aceite Mexicano I was given this stuff as a kid when I had an upset stomach - I know it works.
We are staying put living near a ghost town in New Mexico.
You might have heard of it (I grew up in Santa Fe), I recall you mentioned you lived near San Antonio, NM, don't know if you still do. Read about the items and let us know your thoughts. Talk to some of the older locals and you will get a wealth of knowledge.
Also Chamiso Pardo https://www.taosnews.com/la-vida/he...cle_4ac591a0-9e97-508b-9196-d3918eddcbd2.html I can tell you it tastes terrible as a tea but it really works. check out the link.
If you start having to eat stuff you're not used to eating, you might be glad you knew about this two items. Mom sometimes had me head out to the hills and collect some sprigs so she could take it to a friend or family member. Mom was from Santa Fe, Dad was from Eastern Oklahoma,
 

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I've ridden motorcycles for the last 45 years, but as I've gotten older, I started riding less and less about 5 years ago. Thats when I sold both of my big bikes and purchased this smaller lighter, more agile Kawasaki VX-300, basically just to keep my motorcycling skills sharp, and as an occasional weekend ride, and for freshwater fishing trips into the Florida backcountry. It has a 4.5 gallon fuel tank and gets 70 mpg. I've started riding it more and more often recently instead of taking my gas guzzling 4x4 GMC Sierra pickup that only gets 13 mpg. I also have an older Jeep Wrangler, but its gas mileage is pretty pathetic also. So now if I have to go somewhere by myself, I take the Kawasaki, weather permitting. As part of my preps, we keep about 50 gallons of fuel for the emergency generator for hurricane season, that would keep this little bike running for a long time.
 

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As this mess we call life contimnues to unravel, When SHTF what will you use for transportation? We are staying put living near a ghost town in New Mexico. If there is no gasoline we plan to use our bicycles.

I live in Norfolk Virginia. My transportation will remain parked. There is no reasonable hope of evacuation here as there are only a few routes out of the region and those are bridges and tunnels, and traffic on a good day is a nightmare.
Our infrastructure is badly broken after decades of tax money flowing north to Richmond and the Beltway in feudal style.
Shelter in place.
 

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These are all good thoughts but for a real world story, some may find "SHTF Anthology by Selco Begovic" interesting about him and some of his family surviving the Balkan Wars during the 1990's.
I remember seeing news reports on the telly of people living in tents in the hills but didn't understand the Hell they were living thru, such as finding family members bodies where they had been murdered. I had to print this out as it is hard for me to read on the computer.
Have a great day--

 

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I'm going to shelter in place down the road in a school. I saw them build it and it has thicker walls of concrete and brick and built better than the wood framed house I'm in now. We went in when they had open house and there's a basement that has emergency food, water and other equipment if needed. The kitchen was fairly well stocked with canned goods, dry goods and a freezer with generator backup. I think it'll depend on who gets there first to claim the stuff. I don't want to get caught out on the open roads if possible. I'm sure people will prey on each other and whittle down the competition at first.
 

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I'm going to shelter in place down the road in a school. I saw them build it and it has thicker walls of concrete and brick and built better than the wood framed house I'm in now. We went in when they had open house and there's a basement that has emergency food, water and other equipment if needed. The kitchen was fairly well stocked with canned goods, dry goods and a freezer with generator backup. I think it'll depend on who gets there first to claim the stuff. I don't want to get caught out on the open roads if possible. I'm sure people will prey on each other and whittle down the competition at first.
Just remember, a school is a POI known to have medical supplies and shelf stable food, so anyone that passes it will want to visit too, and schools have a lot of windows and entrances.

I always joked that in the event of a zombie apocalypse, Cracker Barrel was the ultimate spot. There's melee weapons on the walls, farming implements to build a garden on the flat roof, a fireplace, blankets, warm clothing, food, shutters that can be repositioned over the windows (or actual, working hurricane shutters in Florida), there are only two easily secured entrances (three for some of the older ones with freezer access from the outside) and they are usually close to truck stops and hotels for convenient scavenging. The problem is that it, too, is a POI on a main path.

It would be a slog, but I plan on going to the family farm on Lookout Mountain and setting up camp over the hill. It isn't an obvious spot, there's spring water, farmable land, the neighbors have cattle, foraging for greens and fruit is good, and there is plenty of lumber to build a palisade for defense.
 

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i sure ain't heading towards the city.
i'll be rolling the 4 wheelers mostly.
sept for the winter,, ain't nobody rollin nuthin but a snow mobile in the winter here without a plow on the road.
 

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I am planning on getting a Surron Ebike once I get some other things worked out.
I may even get a Rambo Ebike. I know if SHTF is bad enough and gasoline is hard to get that I would be able use the Ebike charging either one will be easy enough.
Other then that I plan on a motorcycle road trail bike


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