In yesterday’s Basecamp Essentials countdown #9, I told you to buy the Iridium 9575 Extreme satellite phone. In our hypothetical bug-out situation, you have just picked up your mother from the suburbs and your son from college and now you’re heading to your boondocks retreat at maximum speed.
Once you reach your bug-out property you need a vehicle that can get you in and out of basecamp without fail. Your city-slicker Prius isn’t going to make it from the head of the wood road to your basecamp, so you’ll need alternate transportation. I suggest the BMS Sand Sniper 1000, a four cylinder, two seat dune-buggy that will easily get you from point A to point B.
The Sand Sniper has a durable all steel frame, disc brakes on all wheels, a four speed transmission, lots of suspension for rough terrain, and plenty of lights so you can find your way through the foliage on nighttime trips. If you get stuck, the Sand Sniper comes with an electric winch to pull you out.
Some people might be asking “Why not buy a truck?” The answer is, if you’re retreating to a bug-out basecamp, do you really want to be where anyone with a truck can come drive right up? No, your basecamp should be so secluded you need some form of ATV to get into it. You don’t want the neighbors stopping by to help themselves to your food and water.
Four seat conversion: