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View Poll Results: What is the best type of Bug Out Vehicle?
Truck with overhead camper 4 6.56%
ATV 4 6.56%
SUV 6 9.84%
Motorcycle 4 6.56%
4 X 4 27 44.26%
Sailboat 3 4.92%
Van 1 1.64%
RV 1 1.64%
5th wheel trailer 0 0%
Other 11 18.03%
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In my view, anything that has the cargo and passenger space required with the range and capability to get you to your BOL quickly and safely is an adequate BOV.

The more difficult the trip is, other factors come into play, but the basic BOV, for most people isn't a separate vehicle, but a daily driver chosen with the above features in mind.

A PAWV is different, but that isn't the discussion.

Just my opinion.
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a duece and a half... it can even run on used motor oil! my dream ride. you can get one for under 7 grand.
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Jerry put it best -- it's what gets the job done best for you, your circumstances, and your scenario.
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my choice is a crew cab f=150 with 4 wheel drive and a winch with b.f. Goodrich mud terrain tires. It is rugged and big enough for my gear as well as extra gas cans in the bed. guns and tools go in a job box between the gas cans. the big v=8 sucks gas but the power is there when i need it. My previous bov was a jeep but this beats the jeep in reliability and ease of use.
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i voted 4x4 since Jeep wasnt listed. I am currently building a CJ5 to be my primary BOV. its smaller and therefore more maneuverable. the 4x4 will allow me to get around or over some obstacles.
i am debating gas engine vs diesel right now. im thinking gas would b cheaper to build but the diesel would last longer and run off of vegetable oil if need be. diesel also stores better.
a twin stick transfer case will allow front axle only if something breaks in the rear as well as having the opposit true as well.
i also plan to build a small trailer to match like the military use to use. this will allow more gear to be towed as well as having more fuel on hand. matching the trailer axles and wheels to the jeeps will also give me another spare or two on hand.
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I'd go with an early to mid 90slandcruiser. Inline 6 engine , known as Toyota's most reliable, 8 seats, fulltime 4wd either hi lo, superb clearance, large lot of parts available, and fits in day to day travel. I can idle up the boat ramp in low and get basser out. Massive front end that can take hits and still chug, over built frame which you arent gonna find these days.
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Anything that will start when you need it to and get you from point A to B without any major problems.
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An AWD Trail Blazer SS. 400hp/400ftlbs of AWD madness. Seats 5 with a decent cargo area. Keep a spare set of knobby tires for when the SHTF and off roading might be necessary.

When the Mad Max situation is in effect you need the power. lol
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I prefer the Jeep Wrangler lot of versatility and options...I have a small enclosed trailer i can pull behind mine...

(2012 +)....I like the new engine.
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I voted since I didn't see jeep wrangler listed.
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4x4 SUV but it wasn't an option so I chose SUV.
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it depends on situation. i would use a custom made thing wich at least have the options for boat, car, submarine and helicopter.. the rotor blades migth not be too heavy. it should be electrically driven as its easy to recharge from solar power or other means, like wood gas recharger as well (faster to recharge, as likely not much weight of solar panel can be carried).
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