Bug out vehicles are one of the most popular and fun topics for preparedness enthusiasts. There’s something incredibly fun and satisfying about perusing photos and videos of all kinds of bug out vehicle options ranging from “tricked out” bug out pickup trucks to MONSTER Russian amphibious vehicles that are completely out of reach financially for the vast majority of us but great fun to dream about getting our hands behind the wheel!!
Bug out vehicles are cool and fun, but most of us don’t have one. Why? Because, while most of us LOVE the IDEA of having an ultimate bug out vehicle, most of us see actually owning a BOV as out of reach for one or more of the following reasons:
3. Storage Space
But bug out vehicles don’t have to be expensive or impractical! At all! And I’m going to show you how to get set up with your very own “ultimate BOV” without breaking the bank or investing in a vehicle that just sits in your yard completely unused because it’s only good for one thing: bugging out.
So without further ado, let’s dive right into our 16 important variables to consider when evaluating bug out vehicle options!!
Cost is one of the first things people think about when considering the purchase of ANY vehicle, so it stands to reason that this would also be a consideration for your Bug Out Vehicle. The good news is that your bug out vehicle doesn’t have to be expensive!
There are a couple of ways to cut corners when it comes to the cost of your bug out vehicle. The first way is to consider a reasonably priced “double duty” vehicle that can be driven as your “every day driver” AND as your bug out vehicle. Some bug out vehicle options can absolutely be practical every day drivers as well! Subaru Outbacks, Toyota trucks, and many more transportation options can be perfectly practical daily drivers and be configured to take on your bug out requirements too!If you prefer the idea of a second designated BOV and keeping your daily driver family vehicle, then you can save money by purchasing a quality previously owned vehicle for your BOV! In fact, arguably there are some advantages to purchasing an older previously owned vehicle as your designated bug out vehicle. As newer vehicles become more and more complicated and reliant upon sophisticated technology, older vehicles are often easier to work on and repair yourself! You can find older Toyota trucks, Fords, Nissans, Land Rovers, etc. for only a few thousand dollars!!