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Non-Motor Powered Supply Hauling Ideas
This page is about non-motorized ways to carry more supplies while one travels, scavenges, farms, and other needed chores for survival and to enhance the B.O.L. or settlement.
Work in progress:) Wet paints acting up again, so it doesn't look right, I will work on this page more later - Junkcollector
| || Strollers|
Stollers will be handy to push your BOB or extra supplies on foot. They are light weight, and easily obtained. The draw backs are the wheels that jam easily, no weather protection, and will only carry 30 to 60 pounds.
| || Jogging Strollers|
Jogging strollers are made of stronger material with larger and stronger wheels. They are more stable and made for jogging and running.
They have larger hoods and have weather covers, and can carry between 60 to 200 pounds.
| || Bike Strollers and Carts|
Bike strollers can be towed by bikes of any type or hand pulled and pushed. Bike strollers can be in a variety on sizes and shapes including flat trailers. They can be used for carrying supplies, people, and/or animals.
The down side to these trailers are that:
| || Cargo Bikes/Rickshaws|
Cargo bikes can be used to haul supplies or people. They come in a variety of styles and sizes. They will allow you to travel faster with a larger amount of gear.
The draw back of these bikes are that most are single speed making them harder to ride for long distances, and up hills. They will also not work well cross country, and threw snow and they are less maneuverable than standard bikes.
They range in price from $400 to $1900 U.S..
| || Garden Carts and Wagons|
Garden carts are readily available, sturdy, and capable of carrying a quantity of supplies or a person. They come in a variety of sizes and types.
The two wheel carts require you to pick up the handle end and push or pull the cart. The wagons simply pull behind you.
| || Red "Flyer" Wagons|
The little red wagons are readily available and most people with children or have had children, will have one around. They are made in different sizes, and types. I suggest the wide rubber wheeled style for play or survival.
They are easily pulled with supplies or children and can be roped together to form a train to pull three or four at the same time.
| || Wheel Barrows|
Wheel barrows could be handy to carry supplies and or a person. The single wheeled barrows are cumbersome and heavy to lift for a long period of time. The dual wheeled barrows are more stable but they are sill heavy to lift for a long period of time. Wheel barrows come in plastic, wood, and metal, in various sizes and styles.
| || Folding Hand Truck|
These 2 wheeled carts allow you to pull or push ones BOB or a couple of boxes of supplies. You could strap this cart to your BOB pack and haul your pack off of your back. The problems with them are they have small wheels that jam easily, and they are made of light weight materials.
| || Hand Trucks (Cart's)|
A hand truck will allow a person to carry several boxes of supplies with them. Hand trucks come in many sizes, designs, and styles of carts. The hand trucks with large rubber tires will push or pull easier and tend to be better quality and better built. The large rubber wheeled carts are usable off road, on stairs, and for longer distances.
Some hand trucks can be laid flat with four wheel, although the two small wheels jam easily and are only good on floors and pavement. The narrow wheels are hard to use off road and tend to break easily, so they will not be useful for long distances.
| || Shopping Carts|
Shopping carts are in most stores, and widely available every where. They can carry a large amount of supplies or even a person. The draw backs are that the wheels will jam easily, from debris and will tip over easily. The wheel will also wear out easily but there will be plenty of replacement carts available.
| || Wheeled Trash Cans|
Wheeled trash cans are handy to haul supplies for long term storage and short distances hauling. The wheels are mainly plastic and will not take allot of wear. They will not be good for off road travel for very long because the wheels will break quickly and jam easily.
They come in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors. The Bear (large yellow, round can), is a can made to be bear resistant, it is made with thick walls, heavy duty wheels, and a screw on top. The bear sells for $82 and would make an ideal food or water storage container.
| || Wheeled Suit Cases, Duffel Bags, and Back Packs|
Wheeled bags will be handy to carry your BOB so you can stop carrying your gear and pull them to relieve the strain of carrying them. The problem with them is that the wheels are small and will jam easily and will not last long. *Just like in Zombie Land*
| || Pack Animals|
Pack animals would be vary useful if you know how to care for the animals, and can supply them with enough food and water. Most animals will require some training to preform the duty of a pack animal. They will allow you to carry supplies and people.
The dog pack is a handy item that comes in a variety of sizes and any one who owns a larger dogs can put on their dog and carry what they would like. They could be practiced carrying camping, hiking, picnicking, hunting, or gardening supplies until they are needed to carry supplies for the Z-Day. This will allow them to carry their own food, and water to give you more room for other supplies.
| || Animal Pulled Carts and Wagons|
To use animal carts one will need access to beast of burden that have been trained to pull a cart or wagon. Using the animals and wagons will also take some knowledge and experience for a person to operate and to care for the animals.
They will allow a person to haul a lot of supplies or people with minimum effort. You must also know how to accomplish repairs and maintenance.
The best beast of burden can be horses, cows, oxen, goats, or dogs.
| || Man Power|
If you have a strong group of people who can pull a large cart, wagon, or standard transmission vehicle, your group could haul away a large amount of supplies.
| || Hand Carts|
They art larger and heavier duty carts used in many third world cultures. They can be used for farming, hauling supplies, or people. They can be pulled by one or two people and will carry a good amount. They can be made from any strait axle and wheels including wood or metal.
| || Rail Road Carts|
Rail carts are carts that have been made to travel along rail road tracks. They can be pump (sea saw), bike, or animal pulled. You can attach a rail cargo cart to any of these that will carry supplies, and or people.
| || Boats and Canoes|
These will be handy if there are rivers with little to no blockages near your Base of Operation, or if you wish to travel long distances by river, or cross large lakes.
They can carry allot of supplies and people. They are also good for fishing and trapping.
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|candy800||A compleate overhaul.||10||Jul 27 2010, 9:46 PM EDT by PedroAsani|
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Total overhaul is needed soooo unrelated but salvageable.
A page should never good to waste . A total deletion and overhaul is needed. Choose a subject and get to work find out how to construct and article in the writing page.#
|Bipp||Non-Motorized Supply Hauling Ideas||5||Jan 10 2010, 9:54 AM EST by Themiddleodnowhere|
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I am making the page attached to this thread and was wandering if any one else could think on any other items to add?
It's a work in progress, I had to stop to go to work. I will add more and some text this weekend.
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