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Nothing else offers any protection at all for the survivalist. Heavy,noisy non concealable weapons, heavy, bulky ammo are out of the question. The foot mobile guy can ALWAYS "fort up" but the guy who NEEDS a 4wd full of stuff CAN'T hack it on foot. He aint got either the right gear OR the ability.
 

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fire, flood, drought, disease, fallout,

enemies, all can FORCE you to abandon your retreat, or prevent your ever GETTING there in the first place. Sure, a spot and cached gear is nice, but dont COUNT on either.
 

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fire, flood, drought, disease, fallout,

enemies, all can FORCE you to abandon your retreat, or prevent your ever GETTING there in the first place. Sure, a spot and cached gear is nice, but dont COUNT on either.
That's why a good map is an essential part of your gear. You can see what would be impacted by a flood, or fire. You can look at prevailing winds and plot against a map. You can plan routes that avoid roads, trails, towns, etc. But without a good map and compass you're toast.
 

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"Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it". Have you ever heard that line Melvin? Your fascination with walking can bring on fatal results. You can't hump a months worth of food on your back, if you have an SUV you can. You can't hump a survival battery and ammo on your back that will cover your family for 30+ days, you can in an SUV. You can't walk 200 miles to your secondary location/caches in 1-2 days but you possibly could with an SUV. Simple logic if you have packaged your supplies properly your extra food and gear can be cached if your SUV goes down, until you either recover it with another vehicle or require it for routine replenishment. Humping a ruck is the FINAL option, in only a few circumstances would it be your 1st option, like living in the middle of New York City!
 
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