Category Archives: Transportation

Vehicle Preparedness Infographic

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Recommended Reading: Bugging out on foot with a bug-out buggy

Published on AllOutdoor.com // visit site In my post on my Ultimate Worst Case Scenario Gun, I described my absolute worst-case bug-out scenario as having to leave a major US city on-foot with multiple small children in tow. God forbid it would ever come to this, but I could imagine that with a major EMP situation nobody’s cars would work and we’d all be walking. And people actually had to walk out of town with nothing but what they could carry after Katrina to escape the flooding, so while the odds that I’ll be on foot are remote, they’re not … Continue reading

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Report: People Trading Gas For Sex On Craigslist

How far would go to get gas?  Would you trade sex for it?  Apparently, some people think that it’s a worthwhile trade.  This shouldn’t really be a surprise, as when resources – food, clean water, fuel, security – are in short supply, people will go to any length to secure whatever resources that they need. [From Report: People Trading Gas For Sex On Craigslist « CBS New York – ] How far would go to get gas? Long gas stationlines and empty gas pumps have plagued drivers across New York and New Jersey since Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast … Continue reading

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California Gas Stations Shut as Oil Refiners Ration Supplies

Refineries outages are causing gasoline shortages at the pumps in California. [From California Gas Stations Shut as Oil Refiners Ration Supplies- Bloomberg – ] Gasoline station owners in the Los Angeles area including Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) are beginning to shut pumps as the state’s oil refiners started rationing supplies and spot prices surged to a record. Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) stopped selling gasoline on the spot, or wholesale, market in Southern California and is allocating deliveries to customers. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) is also rationing fuel to U.S. West Coast terminal customers. Costco’s outlet in Simi Valley, 40 miles … Continue reading

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What Is A Grid Down Scenario?

A “Grid Down” event or situation is an event where the power grid goes down.  In other words, a blackout.  Typically, Grid Down refers to a widespread event and one where the power isn’t expected to be quickly restored. A Grid Down Scenario, then, would refer to any event that impacts the ability to generate power on a wide basis.  Further, because the more serious of grid down scenarios involve very long periods of time before the power would be restored, if ever, planning for it usually requires a combination of tactical and strategic planning. Electrical power is so ubiquitous … Continue reading

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Episode 36 – Experience on Living Land Mobile

Rob and Todd discuss Todd’s experience with living Land Mobile.  Todd has lived in a Land Mobile fashion for several years, with a couple different vehicles.  He shares his experiences with us.

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Episode 19 – Vehicle Preparedness Part 2

Greg and Rob continue the discussion of the Transportation category from the Preparedness Capability Checklist (PCC) and what’s needed for your vehicle emergency kit. Greg has some great experience in using the gear and supplies that you would need in a vehicle mergence kit and shares his experience.

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Episode 18 – Vehicle Preparedness Part 1

Greg and Rob discuss the Transportation category from the Preparedness Capability Checklist (PCC). Greg has some great experience in using the gear and supplies that you would need in a vehicle mergence kit and shares his experience. Basically, here’s the outline from the PCC: Minimum Capabilities: Keep all vehicles in good repair Four wheel drive on main vehicle, or traction-enhanced (locking differentials, etc.) Main vehicle needs to be able to carry everyone in family, including a minimum of gear and supplies for 1 week Main vehicle needs to run on standardized fuel (gasoline, diesel), not specialized fuel (high octane, bio-mix, propane,etc.) … Continue reading

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