Friday, August 24, 2012

Second Half - Transportation

This is the second half of the blog about transportation. You will find videos/podcasts, instructions, and other information about the subject for this week.


How to Make Your Own Sandals

Patagonia Shoes: Do-It-Yourself Footwear (Moccasins)

Backpack Fitting Video

Advance Hiking Tips: How to Pack the Right Equipment for Hiking

Hiking Survival Techniques: How to Make a Hiking Survival Kit

Learning to Drive: Basic Car Maintenance

Basic Auto Maintenance: Tools to Keep in Your Car

Convoy Getting Ambushed in Iraq

Ambush Part 1


How to "Put Wheels" on a 5-Gallon Bucket
I heard about this technique from a Latter-day Saint friend. She told me to buy old, used folding luggage carts at garage sales or swap meets. She warned me to make sure they are in good shape.

Open the folding luggage cart. Place the 5-gallon bucket on the cart. Take enough bungee cords to hold the bucket on, and wheel away.

Her and her family kept their emergency evacuations kits in 5-gallon buckets. They planned to attach the folding carts to their bicycles if they had to evacuate by bicycle.

No, she didn't tell me how they attached the carts to the bikes, but she did say that they had practised and it had worked.

Other Information:

Military Manuals
The US military has many manuals that are useful by people who are preparing for tough times. One of these manuals is FM 21-18 Foot Marches. But you have to be careful because these manuals are written to be used by soldiers. Soldiers will have supplies, equipment, and many other items you may not have.

So plan accordingly.

You will notice in the videos that the vehicles are spread out from each other. This interval (the distance from each vehicle) allows only one vehicle to be attacked, allowing other vehicles to escape or come to the attacked vehicle's aid.

You will also notice that there is communication between each vehicle and/or communication between the driver and the passengers in each vehicle. In inter-vehicle communication (communication between vehicles), each vehicle is responsible to communicate danger that they see. In each vehicle, the passengers assist the driver in avoiding dangers that the driver may not see. Some passenger might even join the fight to defend the convoy.


Read this while the article is still posted. These people lived an evacuation.

Security Driver

Security Driver - Tactical Convoy Operations

Security Driver - Tactical Convoy Handbook

US Army - Convoy Leader Training Handbook

Grambo - Convoy Operations