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Bug Out Bikes
Pack a fold up bicycle in your car for emergencies

While preppers often have elaborate schemes to bug out with vehicles ranging from
ATVs to school buses, they often fail to prepare for an escape from their vehicle.
Ultimately, survival might depend on a bug out bicycle!

Make a plan of escaping with a bike in case your car won't start or in case
all cars
won't work, as with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. An EMP is a very real
threat, because it would render all vehicles useless.

Here are some bug-out bikes, trikes and other options...

Razor scooters and skateboards:
Scooters don't take up any room and will certainly
help you get out faster and with less energy than you could ever do by foot.

Fold up Bicycles: Stashing a bug out bike in your car with all your other essentials,
including a sturdy pair of walking shoes, is a wise move. Here are our favorite folding
bug out bikes:

  • Shimano Foldable Mountain Bike: Almost at the top of our list of folding bug
    out bikes is the affordable Shimano foldable mountain bike, pictured upper left.
    This light weight bike folds in 15 seconds and stores easily in most compact
    car's rear trunk. Shimano is a great name in bikes and this one has a great
    price! The prepper's choice also because it's a bike that rides in the dirt.

  • Shimano Stow-a-Bike 18-speed. For urban preppers, the Shimano Stow-A-
    Bike 18-speed bike, next from left, is an absolute essential. If you consider this
    just as a mountain bike, it stacks up pretty well against its competition. Dual
    suspension, quality components from suppliers such as Shimano; it's tough and
    built to last, and looks great too.

  • Schwinn fold up bicycle. This 20-inch folding bicycle designed for commuting,
    picture upper right, folds compactly for easy storage in a closet, garage, or
    elsewhere. Sure-stopping alloy linear pull brakes and the classic Schwinn name,
    make this bike an excellent choice. Around $165. See also the Schwinn trike,

  • Montague 20" Paratrooper Military Folding Mountain Bike: For preppers who
    can afford luxury, we recommend the Montague Paratrooper military folding
    Mountain bike, pictured immediate righ. This quality bike is worth every penny.
    Cammy Green Tough, rugged, and ready for anything, this mountain bike is
    dropped from the sky to land, prepared for action. The speed of unfolding this
    bike for riding will blow you away. Unlike all other folding bikes, there are no
    wobbly hinges and no structural tubes cut in half . You don't need tools to fold
    and unfold this bike: just open one quick release lever on the top tube and
    remove the front wheel. It folds in under thirty seconds without tools, too! This
    full-sized, rugged mountain bike is deployable on almost any terrain. It is a
    stealth/minimal signature that is second only to a walking soldier.

Adult tricycles (bug-out trike). An adult tricycle has the advantage of stability and
is especially important for older preppers. The bonus basket will make it easier to
pack a few extra things at the grocery store ensuring you stay fit.

  • The Port-o-Trike Three Speed Adult Tricycle by Westport. Stable, user-
    friendly, 3 speed adult tricycle offers easy on-and-off and smooth ride, 20-
    inch wheels. Folds for convenient storage, easy step-through for riders
    between 4-Feet and 6-Inch and 6-Feet tall. It's around $331.48 (ships for
    FREE with Super Saver Shipping).

  • The Westport foldable tricycle. Just the ticket, the Westport adult tricycle
    is sturdy and has a handy cargo basket tucked behind rider for hauling all
    types of cargo. It's around $399.97 (ships for FREE with Super Saver

Surrey Bike: For the advanced Prepper, there's the fun surrey bike, pictured with a
red and white striped canopy. This deluxe touring bike with seats for up to 3 adults
and 2 children. Children can coast whe

Bike Trailers and Cargo: Equip your bug out bike with a trailer even if you don't have
young kids. It will be an excellent place to stash equipment and will help you go under
the radar. Remember, you'll also need a coupler attachment to affix the trailer to your
bug out bike. Right, the bike cargo system includes a tent! Remember to camouflage.

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