Game Cart Bug Out

Selecting the right game cart bug out kit can be tricky as it will depend on a whole host of factors.

1. Firstly, you’ll need to consider the terrain between you and your bug out location or “BOL”.

2. Secondly, you’ll need a plan as to what your game cart will be used for on a day to day basis.

3. Thirdly, you’ll need to consider what happens if your game cart breaks or the tires puncture.

Once you have these considerations down, you’ll be able to make a choice that should make your survival a lot easier.

The Terrain

Game cart bug out

The main reason for having a game cart bug out kit is to help you move incredibly large and bulky items around in a situation where you can’t get a vehicle up the track or all vehicles have been knocked out by an electromagnetic pulse.

The type of game cart bug out kit you’ll choose will be dependent on the terrain near to your home:

  • Mainly woods – apart from open farmland, the woods will provide the softest ground for your game cart meaning that you won’t have to worry as much about the strength of the tires. The main consideration here is that you’ll need the narrowest game cart bug out kit you can find so that you don’t have to find long windy routes to avoid narrow gaps between trees.
  • Mainly rocks – rocks and hillsides make for great bug out locations as they give you the higher ground to spot invaders and big game. However, the uneven and often steep surface will make it hard to drag big loads so you’ll need a game cart that has some sort of system to spread the load between two or three people.
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  • Mainly sand – if you’re planning on bug out in the southwest the heat and sand will be the big factors. Metal parts will be unbearably hot to touch while sand can become lodged in the axles and other moving parts. You’ll need to find a model that is easy to clean and that uses some type of material, rubber or plastic, on the parts where you’ll put your hands.
  • Mainly urban – bugging out in a city is possible and indeed having a safe house can offer you more protection than being in the wild. However, the city will suffer the most destruction first, so you’ll need to find a game cart that has the hardest wheels as there will be a lot of sharp debris to cause a puncture.

Usage

The terrain consideration should narrow down your possible game cart choices considerably. The next thing you’ll need to consider is what you’re going to use the game cart for. Very few people will actually go out and hunt the kind of big game that gives the game cart its name as it’s too hard to cut it up and use effectively. However, a game cart could be used to transport lots of smaller items to a new camp in one go, or to carry heavy boulders around to make a security ring around your camp. Only buy the size that you think you’ll need, otherwise you’ll be dragging round unnecessary weight.

Replacements

In a post apocalyptic world, you won’t be able to buy replacement wheels or parts for your game cart bug out kit. Therefore you need to look carefully at each model to see how easy it would be to make replacement parts or to make minor fixes to keep you on the road. Many game cart companies will sell sets of spare wheels, tires and moving parts which may be worth investing in ahead of time. You should also plan to lay in some engine grease to keep everything moving smoothly.

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