SHTFPreparedness may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page.
Concerned about the bugout bag weighing you down too much? This should be a concern.
Americans are sedentary creatures and we do a lot of time behind desks and on keyboards. That said, it’s important that we consider our true capabilities in a situation where we need to get out of dodge!
We have a very interesting build here called the Solowheel and this could be just the answer you are looking for. It might be just what you need to handle your pack or it could provide you the leverage you need to carry even more when the time comes.
What is a Solowheel?
The solowheel is essentially a pack carrying system or a gear carrying system that is designed to be pulled with a single wheel.
It is comprised of a small shelf that tapers down to a single wheel. This design uses a pretty big wheel but I would imagine you could even put something like a wheelbarrow wheel on the solowheel.
This system can hold a pack and two other items or maybe smaller packs.
Creating the Solowheel
To do this properly you are going to need a mold for the frame and have some experience with veneer. If you are in the dark about those things, simply check out the build at its original page. There is no doubt that the solowheel can lighten your load.
With a small shop, you could create your own custom solowheel and outfit it just the way you like. If nothing else it would be a great solution for children who get tired of carrying their bags on a hike or bugout.
We all have physical limits and the stress around the topic of bugging out. It’s a big deal so we need to take every advantage.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.