QOTD: Bug Out, but in What?

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
qotd bug out but in what

You’ve had it. You see no point in going on doing what you’re doing anymore, no bright side to sticking it out and hoping for sunnier skies. You need a change, and the great woods and hills beckon, free of people, social media, politicians, and large, soulless companies that treat you like a less-than-human cog in an inefficient machine.

You’ve come into some money, let’s say, and have a book you’ve never gotten around to writing (or reading). A change of pace would do you good, assuming you can stand the solitary life and aren’t afraid of either the dark or getting your hands dirty.

However, before putting this plan into action, you’ll first need a vehicle.

Look inward. There’s a tract of land, a specific location, you’ve always wanted to settle down on — or bug out to when the shit hits the fan. It’s a strategic location where there’ll be timber, flowing water, fields, high ground, and opportunities for agriculture and hunting. With the right materials, maybe a little solar hardware, a generator, and a propane tank, you could turn it into a utopia.

For some, winter won’t pose much of a problem. For many more, it likely will. And you’ll have to make periodic trips into town for provisions, possibly mail, and, if things get too lonely, human contact.

You leave the city — yelling “good riddance” as a smile creeps across your face — in a vehicle stocked full of supplies, knowing you’ll be able to source easier-to-find materials at a local hardware store. That vehicle is the one that’ll get you around your new property, and into town, if needed. It’ll need to be capable and commodious. A tough steed you’ll have to depend on. A Jack of all trades.

Good thing the auto industry probably has what you’re looking for, isn’t it? Now’s the time to choose. Go.

[Image: Ford]

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  • Krhodes1 Krhodes1 on Jun 03, 2020

    A boat. Because I would be settling on an island if the zombie apocalypse was upon us. I already have a Land Rover Disco I to tow it with and leave on the mainland for supply runs until things get too bad.

  • NoID NoID on Jun 09, 2020

    Since this seems like a voluntary decision, not something foisted upon me by the apocalypse, I'd probably just upgrade from my current RWD Durango SXT to an AWD Durango GT and call it good. In more dire circumstances, I'd take a Power Wagon with front and rear benches in order to ensure capability both on- and off-road, with room enough for my whole family. In the most dire circumstances, in which my family is wiped out by whatever is throwing the world into chaos, I'd probably go for something like a Jeep Wrangler Overland/Rubicon or some kind of Dual Sport motorcycle.

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