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Looking at the viability of vehicle transportation in a less than lawful situation, I come to realize my sensible sedan might not be the best vehicle to rely on for an aggressive exfil of an area that might become hostile.
While I realize that having a completely custom mad-max style off road speedster like this might not be viable,
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But my thoughts then turned to a question. What about tricking out a light pickup, made to focus on agility while also providing some storage for gear & scavenged supplies?
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This seemed to be a good alternative to buying an armored hummer or sinking tens of thousands into building a post-apocalypse racecar.

What vehicle are you going to rely on in a grid down situation? I'm not looking to bug out, as I'll be moving to the countryside soon. But looking at maintaining a vehicle with tires, gas & parts, I see practicality should win out over fantasy, at least for me. Your needs & expertise may be drastically different than mine.

What are your thoughts for your post-shtf vehicle? Off road beast, Honda Civic dropped to the pavement, something in between?
 

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I plan on using my daily driver. It's not all tricked out with racks and bars, plastered with lightbars, Rotopax's and shovels, lifted 16 inches and two winches. I've adopted the 'gray man' concept... it looks like any other truck driving down the road.
 

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee,v8, 4WD. Although not full frame, it is at least a uni-frame with real frame rails vs a uni-body that has the rails essentially stamped in the floor plans. It is also the last Grand Cherokee to have solid axles front and rear. She is always packed for a camping trip, so it is essentially ready to go at any time. She also always has a BOV kit in her that includes tools, common repair parts, all fluids including various stop leaks. Aside from catastrophic failures, there is not much I cannot repair roadside out of that kit. If I am unable to get to the Jeep for whatever reason, my BOB is always in the trunk of my DD Camry no matter where I go. I'd be glad to share the BOV pack out list, if anyone is interested....
 
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Early 90's F-350 diesel 4x4. Older version with IDI none of that new fancy stuff allowed. Have 4 and counting. Remember the ole one is none and 2 is one.
 

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What are your thoughts for your post-shtf vehicle? Off road beast, Honda Civic dropped to the pavement, something in between?
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All terrain and fuel efficient, green technology allows no cabin footprint... lol
Or whatever I'm driving. Hopefully something like this.
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I plan on using my daily driver. It's not all tricked out with racks and bars, plastered with lightbars, Rotopax's and shovels, lifted 16 inches and two winches. I've adopted the 'gray man' concept... it looks like any other truck driving down the road.
Just add a Condeferate flag and a MAGA bumper sticker and you will be the "Grayman" in my area with all the tricked out gimmicks.

My post-SHTF vehicle has four hooves and a surly disposition.
My thinking as well... when I get tired of the LPCs.
 

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Do educate us on this new, mysterious technology.
The first true boot made for U.S. military service was the Jefferson Boot in 1816, which had the distinctive feature of not differentiating between the left and right foot. Through many conflicts, this original boot has been adapted, updated, and overhauled to produce the modern versions in use by the U.S. Army.

The LPC or Leather Push Carrier uses a unique technology were one pushs down on the ground and falls forward briefly to land on the other LPC. Allowing one to move forward with no fuel and emits no carbon dioxide. Speed can be increased by operating the LPCs faster.
 

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The first true boot made for U.S. military service was the Jefferson Boot in 1816, which had the distinctive feature of not differentiating between the left and right foot. Through many conflicts, this original boot has been adapted, updated, and overhauled to produce the modern versions in use by the U.S. Army.

The LPC or Leather Push Carrier uses a unique technology were one pushs down on the ground and falls forward briefly to land on the other LPC. Allowing one to move forward with no fuel and emits no carbon dioxide. Speed can be increased by operating the LPCs faster.
But....... how does it prevent footprints in a cabin?
 
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