Twin brothers Mike and Geoff Howe are the masterminds behind Howe and Howe Technologies, makers of limited-edition, high-performance luxury vehicles. The Ripsaw EV2 (Extreme Vehicle 2) is a closed-cabin, high-mobility/high-speed lightweight “personal luxury tank” that we definitely want when the apocalypse hits.
The vehicle was originally built for the military, and it proved to be the fastest dual tracked vehicle ever developed. From 13.4 inches of suspension travel, to its luxurious interior and over 600 diesel horsepower, The Ripsaw stands alone. It can easily traverse snow, sand or mud. We imagine it as a B-2 Bomber that you drive over the ground. If you order one, be aware that it is a custom-designed vehicle made upon order. It can take up to 6 months to fabricate this baby, but we know the wait will be worth it. Yeah, it’s expensive, with a base price of $295,000, but there are people in the world who can afford this, and we hope to meet them someday.
The Polaris RZR is the ultimate vehicle for riders who want performance and agility. Use one of these babies for hunting season, as a bug-out vehicle or just for a joyride.
The RZR S 570 EPS is a new entry into the Polaris Sport category. Starting at $13,000, the 570 engine features 4 valves and a dual overhead cam design. The front and rear dual A-Arm suspension system with a rear stabilizer bar creates a stable 60-inch stance for performance on the trail that can handle anything. Power steering, of course, along with customizable features such as high-tech audio and storage. Add an in-helmet headset for instance, and LED light bars.
The RZR is available in several different versions, including an S 900, S 900 EPS (electronic power steering) and S 1000 EPS depending on the engine choice. Each one is available in a different color. Explore the Polaris 2017 RZR line-up.
Image of RZR S 1000 EPS courtesy of Polaris.com.
Check out the new 2017 model of the Polaris ACE 500 ATV.
Now featuring the 33 HP 500cc ProStar EFI engine, the new 2017 Polaris ACE 500 is more powerful than the company’s previous model. The 2017 redesign offers riders 10% more leg room and a gallon of storage space right in the dash.
Controls are familiar to any automobile driver, and the design allows users to sit down and step out easily. All wheel drive too. This model starts at a pocket-friendly $7,000. Check out the 2017 line-up and new model of the Polaris ACE 500.
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You’ve done all the right things. You have plenty of stored water and food, your bug-out-bag is stocked and ready to go, you have an emergency plan that you’ve discussed with your family, and you have weapons that you can use to defend yourself and your home. But what happens if you need to leave your home and travel long distances?
Vehicles can be expensive, but they may just be the key to your survival. Take a look at the videos below to find the best rides for bugging out.
1 – RV
An RV is a home on wheels and can be a great vehicle to have in case you need to evacuate your property. The drawbacks to RVs are obvious: they are huge and require a lot of fuel if you need to go long distances. If fuel is unavailable, the usefulness of your RV is limited. They take up a lot of space, and most commercial models are not designed to be driven off-road.
The EarthRoamer is equipped with solar panels, large battery banks and engine-driven alternators. Even better, it does not require the use of external water, sewer and power hookups, so you’ll have one less thing to worry about if you’re hitting the road out of necessity.
2 – ATVs
All-terrain vehicles are a terrific option to have in your survival plan. They have obvious limitations including their lack of protection from the elements, limited carrying capacity and limited range. However, these vehicles typically have powerful engines and are able to quickly and easily travel through rough terrain. They are also quite affordable.
If you’re looking for the ultimate all-terrain vehicle, look no further. This bad boy can take anything you throw at it. This Russian SHERP is the ultimate 4×4 amphibious mini truck. Its inflatable tires make it a beast, even when tackling an icy lake head on.
3 – SUV
A sport utility vehicle is also a good choice for a survival vehicle. If you use it as your everyday vehicle, you don’t need another expensive option in your survival kit. SUVs with four-wheel drive tend to have decent off-road capability, and many are big enough to provide a place to sleep. However, they are not very fuel efficient and most models are not well-equipped to handle extreme terrain.
If you want the best in off-road capability you can find it here. The Legendary Jeep Nukiser is Jeep’s most outrageous and fun concept truck. This thing is no nonsense, and takes the roughest terrain you’d encounter when SHTF.
4- Amphibious Hovercraft
You need to prepare for how you’ll escape to the water when you need to bug out in a hurry. Land may not be a safe place.
Take to the open water in your personal hovercraft. These personal hovercrafts from Renegade are easy to maneuver and speedy for quick waterway getaways.