Friday, June 22, 2018

Episode 69 - Bugout vehicles and Who's in your Group?

Bugout Vehicle
Diesel vs. gas - You have to weight the availability of fuel against the flexibility diesel affords.
V6 vs. V8 - Power is useful, but you have to weigh fuel economy.
4WD vs. RWD - Neither of us really favored a FWD hatchback like mine for a bugout vehicle, but I wouldn't place an extreme premium on 4 wheel drive as a rear wheel drive vehicle with sufficient ground clearance should suffice for most situations.

Militia Skillsets
The Shooter - First of all, everyone has to be a shooter.  That said, optimally, one of your party should have well above average firearm experience, preferably military/police/private security training and some knowledge of security or small unit tactics.

The Doc - You need someone with medical training, the more the better.  Extra points for EMT's and people that work in the field vs. a nurse or doctor.

The Mechanic - You need a guy with mechanical skills.  Be it a mechanic, a carpenter, contractor, or a shade tree do-it-yourselfer, someone needs to have some tools and knowledge of how to fix and build stuff.

Dentist - Andrew and I debated this to death.  I say give me the pliers and I'll deal with it.

Cook/Farmer - Once you have assembled this fantasy league of preppers/militia types, it would be really handy to have someone that knows how to cook a meal without inducing food poisoning.  Plan accordingly

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
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