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#135863 - 06/13/08 12:47 PM Re: Bug Out Cart [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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If you had anyone traveling with you, part of the "target" problem would be solved as their hands and eyes would be free. In the event of an emergency, find someone going your way with a big load and offer to team up.
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#135898 - 06/13/08 03:17 PM Re: Bug Out Cart [Re: Still_Alive]
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I have two folding handcarts. The first I acquired when I had a sailboat. I carried my 350lb engine on it. However it is a bit large for my current BOB use. Got another from Sams Club. About $24 and 150 lb capacity. Weighs about 2 lbs.

Plan is to take our overstocked BOB's and the handcart. Most likely event will be that we are being "evicted" from some remote camping area and have to walk a bit to some sort of transportation. We can load the BOB's on the cart and drag it over most trails and roads. When necessary, like boarding a bus, we can fold up the cart and back-pack the BOB's. Heavy? yes, but probably only need to do it for a short distance.

Eventually, depending on the situation and weather, we can abandon the items not needed and lighten our load.

I used the larger cart when I was living in Maine and working on my boat which was in Boston. Took the bus and the folding cart allowed me to transport much more load than just hand carrying.

In a disaster where we are to be relocated, it is likely we will have to use some sort of provided transport. That means a small cart which is easily folded and carried. The smaller cart gives the needed capacity without the bulk of larger carts.
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#136066 - 06/14/08 03:13 AM Re: Bug Out Cart [Re: Shadow_oo00]
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Registered: 12/10/01
Posts: 1272
Loc: Upper Mississippi River Valley...
I have 2 carts similar to that and have used them to transport a lot of junk up into base amps in the mountains and similar uses They can be handy for some things.

1. Pneumatic tires roll much better (and far quieter on hard ground/rocky ground) than solid rubber tires.

2. 26" diameter tires work better than smaller diameter tires.

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#136067 - 06/14/08 03:20 AM Re: Bug Out Cart [Re: AyersTG]
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"...26" diameter tires work better than smaller diameter tires..."

They sure do. A friend and I used to cart a jon boat into a "walk in" fishing lake on a gizmo made from a bed frame and bike tires. Worked like a champ. I suspect that smaller diameter tires would not have worked as well...
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#136149 - 06/15/08 01:16 AM Re: Bug Out Cart [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Registered: 08/21/07
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Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
The cart worked just like I hoped. I had it loaded with maybe 75 lbs max, normal stuff...sleeping bag, tent, pad, duffel bags, food water, etc. I pushed/pulled it up and down the gravel driveway then took it over a couple small to med size downed trees, then up and down the deck stairs and over some small and large rocks, worked like a charm. I used bungie straps to secure the load but you could also use para card or one of those cargo nets or even a cargo bag designed for on top of a SUV. I'm happy with my purchase, its going in the back of the truck, lets just hope I never need to use it.
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#136162 - 06/15/08 03:55 AM Re: Bug Out Cart [Re: Shadow_oo00]
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What worked best, uphill and over stuff, pushing or pulling???
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#136193 - 06/15/08 09:14 PM Re: Bug Out Cart [Re: Shadow_oo00]
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Registered: 09/08/05
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Can we get pics/list of what you had, please? *grins*

I've been hemming and hawing over one of these for a while. When I have some more space (current apartment is a postage stamp) I'm getting one.
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#136198 - 06/15/08 10:38 PM Re: Bug Out Cart [Re: ironraven]
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Registered: 08/21/07
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Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
I'll take some pics in the next couple days.

The list is as follows.
1 two person tent
1 sleeping bag
1 self inflating pad
1 duffel bag holding clothes and personal care items
1 duffel bag holding food, mess kit, stove & other assorted stuff
1 gear bag bag holding,saw,shovel,ax,climbing rope etc.
1 12 pack water
1 camelbak BFM
1 hiking stick
4 bungie straps to secure load 2 long 2 short

A lot of other items in the bags but didn't think i need to list individual items, you get the picture, no more than 75 lbs.

Now if I have to leave in a hurry and go stealth I'll just grab the Camelbak and scoot.
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#136200 - 06/15/08 10:55 PM Re: Bug Out Cart [Re: Shadow_oo00]
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
One of those look to be handy if you had to transport a couple of young kids, even if it's just from a car to a more remote campsite.

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#136204 - 06/15/08 11:35 PM Re: Bug Out Cart [Re: Susan]
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Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Well since you brought it up Susan, I was just lucky enough to come across a log cabin in NY State, There is a road part of the way back in the woods but the rest of the way to the cabin is on foot via a trail, not to far but far enough to be able to use the dear hauler, I don't have kids but will need to transport food, water etc. on each weekend I'm there. I'm renting it year round.
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