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#189565 - 11/30/09 09:47 PM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: Eugene]
comms Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1502
Loc: Mesa, AZ
Originally Posted By: Eugene
Thats something I looked into, apparently the cummins 4b engines will bolt right up to GM transmissions.


Exactly.
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#189591 - 12/01/09 02:45 AM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: James_Van_Artsdalen]
UpstateTom Offline
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Registered: 10/05/09
Posts: 165
Loc: Rens. County, NY
Originally Posted By: James_Van_Artsdalen
The Schwimmwagen was definitely a joke. I can't imagine taking one into the Pacific, even a few hundred feet, at a time & in sea conditions not of my choosing ... we're talking about a plan for when an earthquake happens, not necessarily on a bright & sunny day.

It may only be half a joke - pun intended. An Australian named Ben Carlin took an amphibious jeep completely around the world.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~daveb/halfsafe/halfsafe.html

One of my favorite quotes is from Burt Rutan, and is along the lines of "if half the people aren't sure you're crazy, you're doing something wrong."

What about a zodiac and a fold up trailer in a small rented storage shed? Just thinking of escape here, not something for long term survival by itself.

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#189592 - 12/01/09 02:53 AM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: comms]
Susan Offline
Geezer

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Maybe this is the answer to your evacuation...

http://neoterichovercraft.com/

Sue

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#189593 - 12/01/09 02:54 AM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: wildman800]
Susan Offline
Geezer

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
"I've sailed through New Madrid, Mo many times while little shakers were occurring and we never felt a thing."

How about a 6.5 aftershock?

Sue

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#189612 - 12/01/09 11:05 AM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: Susan]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2828
Loc: La-USA
The water will be affected when something slides into the water or if there is a large vertical slip strike under the water.

During the 1812 earthquake, the river flowed north for 3 days. That occurred because the area, now known as "Reelfoot Lake", suddenly sank, and it took the river 3 days to fill what is now the lake.

The Tsunami of 2004 was caused by a massive vertical slip strike under the Indian Ocean.
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#197692 - 03/10/10 09:03 PM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: Eugene]
Wesley Offline
Stranger

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4
Here is a link for a wood fired Turbine engine. . .if you could just easily incorporate it into a hybrid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-8BX7dUk5c



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#198290 - 03/18/10 04:45 AM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: Wesley]
firefly99 Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/28/06
Posts: 58
Why live in or near an earthquake zone ? To make matter worse, a place with a complicated road network of overpass, underpass, etc. But only one southern exit.

Why bother about getting any sort of vehicles ? At best the vehicle is just a storage shed on wheel. That is your condo building does not crushed it after a big quake. The vehicle is not likely to help you move far from disaster zone due to fallen overpass or broken road.

You are in a lose - lose situation.

If you prefer to stay where you are, it may be a better idea to pre-setup 2 supplies location eg. 10miles & 50miles away from your home. Then invest in a good pair of hiking boots and hike out of the disaster zone after a big quake. Proceed to your nearest re-supplies location.







Edited by firefly99 (03/18/10 04:56 AM)

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#198322 - 03/18/10 03:29 PM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: firefly99]
philip Offline
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Registered: 09/19/05
Posts: 639
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
> You are in a lose - lose situation.

You're right. I'll just die. Problems solved.

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#198327 - 03/18/10 04:37 PM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: philip]
Yuccahead Offline
Member

Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 199
Loc: W. Texas
Originally Posted By: philip
> You are in a lose - lose situation.

You're right. I'll just die. Problems solved.


Well said.
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#198328 - 03/18/10 04:50 PM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: Yuccahead]
JohnE Offline
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Registered: 06/10/08
Posts: 601
Loc: Southern Cal
Philip, have you prepared your will...;^)

If you can out of that hellhole called San Francisco, I'll give you a hand here in SoCal if I can.


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