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#189565 - 11/30/09 09:47 PM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: Eugene]
comms Offline

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.

Don't just survive. Thrive.

#189591 - 12/01/09 02:45 AM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: James_Van_Artsdalen]
UpstateTom Offline

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.


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.

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

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



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

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?


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

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2844
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.
The best luck is what you make yourself!

#197692 - 03/10/10 09:03 PM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: Eugene]
Wesley Offline

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!


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

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)

#198322 - 03/18/10 03:29 PM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: firefly99]
philip Offline

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.

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

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.
-- David.

#198328 - 03/18/10 04:50 PM Re: Survival in vehicles [Re: Yuccahead]
JohnE Offline

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.


"and all the lousy little poets
comin round
tryin' to sound like Charlie Manson"

The Future/Leonard Cohen

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