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    EMP save vehicles

    So the other thread "Bugging out" got me thinking. First thing to do is have a vehicle. So I googled it here what it came up with
    http://www.askaprepper.com/vehicles-emp-survival/
    I am leaning towards #2. Which leads to to this site
    Humvees, Government & Military Surplus for Sale | GovPlanet
    YOU GUYS KNOW more about cars then I do. I am thinking just buying it for under 5k and leaving it in the garage just in case that happens. Can anyone advise me on that?

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    Ok I talked to them , anything 1988 or before should be EMP safe. But they charge 10% and plus state tax is 10%. I am looking for item # 904379
    Jeez guys respond you know lot more then me....chop chop

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    bump.i am going keep bumping till someone replies and give me advise

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
    Don't know anything about it to be honest
    Thank you. I know some guys know lot about engines and cars, then you and me. The thread "bugging out" got me thinking what if it actually happened you need a transport to go to "safer place" I am not big about guns not that i dont like them just never needed to use them. so have to protect the family i dont mind them too but you need transportation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calgarian View Post
    Thank you. I know some guys know lot about engines and cars, then you and me. The thread "bugging out" got me thinking what if it actually happened you need a transport to go to "safer place" I am not big about guns not that i dont like them just never needed to use them. so have to protect the family i dont mind them too but you need transportation.
    I guess the idea about an EMP disabling a car would have to be about it frying electronics and such. So basically anything with sensors and computers would be zapped. So that takes out all vehicles with a PCM, ECM or TCM. So my go to would probably be a mid 70-80s C10 chevy, Wrangler or Cherokee. Since I know how to work on those bad boys.
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    Get an old beetle/Volkswagen

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    Get an old beetle/Volkswagen
    Bonus points for the fact that you can salvage lawn mower engines for spare parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    Get an old beetle/Volkswagen
    my thing was that I can have enough room for my family and food and water with the hummer and it doesnt have any electronics. and i always wanted to have one....H1 it was back then but i can have any of these.

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    Better have a really big garage for the humvee..Iam thinking gas will be difficult to keep getting considering pumps are electronic and most people will hoard what they have and can get..maybe something with a smaller engine a keep,etc.

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    That being said it's a pretty cool truck for 4500..

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGKONG View Post
    Better have a really big garage for the humvee..Iam thinking gas will be difficult to keep getting considering pumps are electronic and most people will hoard what they have and can get..maybe something with a smaller engine a keep,etc.
    I was thinking the same and have to have extra diesel available as a carry on. And yeah I had these huge garages in terms of their height I am pretty sure it will fit. But just to be safe I will take the measurements it shows how big and wide it is.

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    Older Harley Davidson bikes are well sought after as well. And can be had cheap. All terrain tires of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT1982 View Post
    Older Harley Davidson bikes are well sought after as well. And can be had cheap. All terrain tires of course.
    I have a big family. Won't fit on the bike but thank you. When you say older you are talking before 1988?

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    You want a pre 78, not 88

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sh0tsf1red View Post
    You want a pre 78, not 88
    The particular vehicle I am talking about has to be pre 88. Look at the first link where it post the top 10 vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calgarian View Post
    So the other thread "Bugging out" got me thinking. First thing to do is have a vehicle. So I googled it here what it came up with
    http://www.askaprepper.com/vehicles-emp-survival/
    I am leaning towards #2. Which leads to to this site
    Humvees, Government & Military Surplus for Sale | GovPlanet
    YOU GUYS KNOW more about cars then I do. I am thinking just buying it for under 5k and leaving it in the garage just in case that happens. Can anyone advise me on that?
    Well you can throw that site's suggestions in the trash. I'm not a prepper, but I can tell you that most of the site's suggestions still have electronic ignition. To be EMP safe the motor must have mechanical points type ignition.

    On the otherhand: the site does kind of allude to what was going to be my first suggestion. Just turn your garage into a faraday cage. They are simple to construct and would be cheaper than searching and buying another vehicle.

    Any wire mesh box is a faraday cage. Hell, your microwave in your kitchen is a faraday cage, that's what keeps it from cooking you with microwaves while you stare through the door at your food being cooked.
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    I believe any steel type building will prevent damage from an EMP. From what research I have done I believe most vehicles and other forms of electronics will not be damaged unless they are running while it hits.
    Am I the only one that stores their extra vehicles,atvs,boat and Motorcycles in a steel shop?

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    You need a farm so you can be to some degree self sufficient in the middle of nowhere. Petrol/diesel will be hard to come buy so you need to make provisions for these. You need to have a plan and means to be able to get from your home to your hideaway place. You need plenty of weapons, survival gear, and long lasting food, batteries basically anything that you can horde and store.

    You need to travel light so have everything you need stored at your hideout. But above all else you need the will to win and the will to survive. If you have to pull a 45 on your best friend/neighbour you have to do it. Because in survival mode people will turn on you.

    And above all else start buying gold and especially silver.

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