The 5 Ton, A Big Bad Bug Out Vehicle
Over the last year or two we’ve covered almost every kind of bug out vehicle you can imagine – to include sleds, boats, bikes, and seaplanes (yes…). But, there’s one that keeps coming back to my mind due to its sheer … awesomeness.
It’s the military 5-ton truck, like the AM General 900-series 6×6’s. No, one would not necessarily be practical for all situations and applications, but if you had the chance to choose a “perfect,” optimal ride, this might be it.
Here’s a video of a fully remodeled, fully loaded monster that literally has everything any prepper could ask for:
Video by Military 5 Ton/YouTube.
These titans come in (came in) dozens of varieties and configurations. Most of them will serve as a great platform for building out whatever you want – as in the video. All that perfection will set you back a nice chunk of money, but, again, we’re talking about the sky as the limit, here.
If the limit is more earthbound, as I suspect it might be, then consider a “base” model, one that may be had for around $15-20K (in some kind of shape…). Such is the one a few of my friends bought not too long back:
Picture by Perrin Lovett.
So there you have it: if you could have any BOV luxury you wanted, this might be what it looks like. It’s like an RV bred with a tank, a river-driving, go anywhere, pull anything, multi-fuel beast that’s been tried and tested by the military for decades.
And you might even find one of those bumper stickers that pokes fun at mere 4x4s.
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.