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My ultimate BOV would be a Subaru Outback with a mountain bike on a rack. Outback is dependable, has decent storage, has 4WD, and is gas efficient. Mountain bike is good to have because it requires no gas, is quiet, and is very versatile.
 

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actually, what would make it the "ultimate" would be if it were a Motorsailer. that way you would have the option of using sail when the wind is favorable, or motor when it is not.
 

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All Wheel Drive (AWD) is not the same as 4 Wheel Drive (4WD). Although AWD may work well on slick roads that's about its limit without additional ground clearance.

A motorsailer could make a pretty good BOV as long as you knew how to sail, and kept her fully stocked.
 

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Custom 70’/21.3m to 125'/38.1m steel hull motorsailer yacht with long waterline/relatively narrow beam/ice breaker stem w/moderate mast height

Based on the combined features and influences of:
MacGregor 65 http://www.webworldinc.com/heritage/brochure/prelim.htm
Dashew Beowulf 80 http://www.kellyarcher.co.nz/beowulf.html
Boreal 63 http://www.voiliers-boreal.com/inde...-62-a-letude&catid=37:gamme&Itemid=75&lang=en
Oyster 125 flybridge design http://www.oystermarine.com/fleet/125_flybridge/default.aspx

Just another of my dream opinions.
 

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I would say the ultimate bov Is

The mercedes unimog thing is the best off road you can buy But also the most expensive but well worth it.

 

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The Unimog gets about 6 miles per gallon tops. In my book that makes it a poor bugout vehicle. Consider that gas mileage is your primary concern. When you run out of fuel, there probably isn't going to be any more, so the Unimog becomes a 5-ton flower planter.
 
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