Actually if oaded right a pushed bike could carry large amounts of gear, but I am suspiscious if 223FAN agrees. I believe the Mtn. bike to be the best short haul bug out vehicle available. Doesn't eat when not in use, needs no grooming, if the trail is to rough carry it, doesn't get worms, or any other infections, and dont have to have a on-site vet to keep it in good health. Anothe rplus is You can buy and store in your personal hidey-hole until needed, also wont run away if you dont tie it down. I have several and keep them in running order, it keeps me in running order as well.