Bug out trailers come in all shapes and sizes, but chose wisely

Hello my friend and welcome back!  In today’s post, we are going to discuss bug out trailers.  Bug out trailers come in all shapes and sizes, but choose wisely because they are not all created equal.  Grab a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit, won’t you.

When it comes to bugging out, and what you need to make it to your destination, you need to know about all options that may be available to you.  If you are not an accomplished hiker, you may not know what a hiking trailer is or even what a survival trailer is.  While there are many options, you need to be very careful to pick the one that best suits your needs. In today’s post we are going to discuss the differences between these two and why you should pick one over the other.

So what exactly is a Hiking trailer and why would I need one?  A hiking trailer is used to carry extra supplies and items that will not fit in your pack or that are too heavy to carry on your back.  These usually consist of a steel or aluminum frame with one or two bicycle tires on it.  If you are traveling on foot, these can be a life saver.  They are rugged and designed with just this purpose in mind.   I mean let’s face it, if you are bugging out on foot, you are going to need every advantage you can get and this is a big one!  While there are many styles and shapes of these to choose from, you should select the one that best suits your need. The two-wheeled versions can usually carry more weight than the single wheeled versions, but that is not always the case.  Once you have reached your bug out location, you could then re-purposed it for carrying firewood or large game that you may have killed.  They have a million and one uses beyond bugging out so plan ahead and look at the long term picture when selecting one.

Then there is the Survival trailer as I have written about before.  These are great little trailers that you would pull behind your vehicle while bugging out.  They can be setup in about a million different ways.  Some have Electrical Generators on them and others just use batteries.  They are great for carrying extra supplies like water and food. Some even have a tent on top of them that can be opened up for sleeping.  They can be long or short and come with anything you can pretty much imagine.  I have to tell you that if you are bugging out in a vehicle and you are not towing on of these with you then you are missing out.  Some of them like the one I want to build are setup with batteries and an antenna so I can check in with my group and our base when traveling.  If you want to know more about these then check out my post on Survival trailers. You will be amazed just how versatile and useful these little trailers can be.

Another popular selection is the Bicycle trailer if you are bugging out on a bicycle.  When it comes to bugging out, being able to carry as many supplies and still remain as mobile as possible is imperative to your survival.   When it comes to selecting your bug out trailer whether it is for bugging out on foot or pulling behind your bug out vehicle, take the time to look at all of the options and plan ahead to what it can be re-purposed for latter on down the road  when you make your decision.  Heck, there is nothing that says you can’t have all of them.  You never know when you might need them.  Well I know today’s post is a little short, but I hope you have enjoyed it anyway.  Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared!  God Bless America!

-The Sargent-


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