Disasters can happen at any moment and an major EMP event could be catastrophic. The survivors of a major EMP event are going to have to adjust to doing without a lot of technology that we take for granted right now. If the initial chaos that follows the attack continues more than a few weeks things could be forced back in time a lot further than that, with many daily tasks needing the technology of the 19th century.
They typical recommendation is pre-1980 vehicles before much of the engine, transmission and ignition were controlled by computers and circuits. There is no hard and fast rules when it comes to EMP except don’t be within 5000 miles of one.
You should look for the simplest vehicles you can find. The less options the better. Look for a gas vehicle with a points type ignition, basic ignition and as few relays as possible.
Having a working vehicle to hand really increases your odds of surviving the end of the world as we know it, so it’s worth making some effort to find the right one.
Find a vehicle that will get you from point A to point B and make sure you have your food storage and other survival priorities in place.
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Here are the top five choices for your bug-out vehicle:
Jeep CJ- The Jeep CJ models are both a series and a range of small, open-bodied off-road vehicles and compact pickup trucks. The engines are electronics-free, so aren’t going to get wrecked by EMP, and small enough to give great fuel economy.
Approx. price: $6000
Toyota Hilux N30- The Toyota Hilux is a series of light commercial vehicles produced and marketed by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota. The majority of these vehicles were sold as pickup truck or cab chassis variants although they could be configured in a variety of body styles. It’s also smaller and more fuel-efficient than the average modern truck, while still giving you a respectable load space and good off road performance.
Approx. price: $3.000
International Harvester Scout- The Scout is a minor classic. The International Harvester Scout is an off-road vehicle produced by International Harvester from 1961 to 1980. A precursor of more sophisticated SUVs to come, it was created as a competitor to the Jeep, and it initially featured a fold-down windshield. The Scout’s big advantage is that it contains no computers and practically nothing electronic, so it’s inherently EMP-resistant.
Approx price: $20.000
CUCV- The COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf)) they are basically a military diesel pickup or blazer. Concept, which translated into the CUCV program, was originally intended to augment the purpose-built but expensive Gama Goats and M151 series jeeps approaching the end of their service life in the mid-1970s. And some are topped with shelters or ambulance beds. You have to research each model though. Not all are 4×4’s and so on.
Land Rover 90/110- The Land Rover has been the workhorse of the British Army for decades, and it’s famous for its rugged construction and simplicity. In 1990 it rebranded as the Defender and updated with a modern, electronically controlled engine, but if you can find a 1980s 110 (long wheelbase) or 90 (short wheelbase) diesel you have a vehicle that stands an excellent chance of coming through an EMP unhurt.
Price: $10.000 – $30.000
Have you ever thought about living without electricity, internet or mobiles? We can guarantee that the majority of our readers can never imagine this kind of scenarios.
However, there are chances that this type of conditions arises in your life due to flooding, tornadoes, draught or even war.
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