This is a discussion on Bugging our by Bike within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by Limit Killer I do a fair bit of bikepacking in the mountains, it's a great way to cover ground and see the ...
I see you're a bow hunter; I am too. My question about you hunting in the mountains is: how do you carry your meat back on a bicycle? I suppose it's at least mostly downhill.
In prepper lore, there's a lot of advice about how to bug-out by car, but I rarely see suggestions to bring bikes along in a bike rack. If you're stranded in a parking lot that used to be a highway, bikes would be an ideal way to continue on to your bug-out location. A fold-able child cart would be necessary too if you have young children along. Motorcycles are only for 2 people, at most. My wife and I have 2 daughters still living with us. We have 4 bikes with bike racks, and front and rear baskets to attach to them. We've gone on local trips with our bikes, and we can carry a lot of stuff!
If you want to use a bicycle to get to your bug-out location, and you plan to travel by road, you might want to consider getting a cargo bike with solid tires. You can easily carry 200 lbs. without balancing problems, and you never need to worry about a flat tire. I'm building one around a cargo bike frame, (which is pretty cheap), piece by piece.
So far the only meat I've packed out is snowshoe hares and grouse lol But if my spring bear plan comes together I'll be anywhere from 10-20 km into the back country when I fill my tag and I'll find out how well it works.
Raise the limits.