A lot of preppers daydream about having the ultimate bug out vehicle. It becomes a hobby for some. For those with plenty of money, it becomes a “Toys for the Big Boys” kind of thing. For those on a budget, you can still prep your vehicle for when SHTF. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of bug out vehicles out there rolling the streets right now, they just don't look like one. The end goal of the bug out vehicle is to quickly and safely get you and your family where you need to go in an emergency situation. Almost any vehicle can become a survivalist vehicle with the right preparation. Still, it's nice to dream about having the ultimate badass bug out vehicle. Here are a few of our favorites for inspiration.
The Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle Come Doomsday
1. The Tactical Armored Beast
This 4×4 fully armored vehicle weighing at a whopping 20,000 lbs with a 6.7 L V8 Diesel engine that roars 300HP and 600 lbs-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed auto tranny and a 40-gallon tank.
2. The Hyundai Zombie Survival Car
Features a zombie plow with massive spikes, spiked all-terrain tires, and armored windows just to name a few. It's amazing how Hyundai was able to come up with an anti-zombie ride by transforming an Elantra Coupe.
3. Paramount Group Marauder
Fully armored and can withstand TNT explosions. It has long range fuel tanks and can even run on a flat tire. It can reach up to 120 KPH despite its heavy weight. With a fording depth of half the vehicle, it can practically swim.
4. M1126 Stryker Combat Vehicle
This eight-wheeled armored vehicle weighs about 19 tons. It has a central tire inflation system and has room for 9 people, plus a crew of two. It can mount either an MK-19 or a .50 caliber machine gun and has a 40mm grenade launcher.
5. Mike Penhall's 1986 4Runner
If budget is an issue for you and you would still want to make your own bug out vehicle, this is the one for you! Start from the basic vehicle and work your way up with upgrades as you go.
6. The Survivor Truck Bug Out Vehicle
It’s a Chevrolet C70 upgraded into a bug out vehicle and weighs about 13 tons. Its storage capacity for food, water, clothing, and gear can last weeks (even months!) when need be.
7. Gurkha Armored Tactical Vehicle
This badass vehicle can be made available for civilians. It uses the Ford F-550 chassis, 6.7L Powerstroke diesel which can give up to 300ho and 660 pounds-feet of torque. It’s a 4×4 which uses automatic transmission and is installed with disc brakes.
8. The Silverado Black Ops
This vehicle is like a survival kit on wheels. Made by Chevrolet, this badass bug out vehicle setup can be fitted with any ready-made accessories to fit the need of every Prepper.
9. The Mobile Assault Bunker Level 1
This badass truck is called MAB1 for short. Has ¼” bulletproof AR500 steel to armor plating, bulletproof windows, a fuel mileage of 8 to 10 MPG, 10 feet tall, 8 feet wide, 25 feet long and weighs 24,000 lbs. It even has a bulletproof 220-gallon diesel fuel tank.
10. The M117 Armored Security Vehicle
This is just one of the many used military vehicles for sale. Purchasing a used military vehicle will require very little upgrades since it may already be armored plated and have bulletproof windows. Not to mention a lot of other weapons that you can mount on these things.
11. Mercedes-Benz Zetros 6×6 Custom
Originally made for the military, this truck features a 7.2-liter turbo diesel engine boasting of 326 hp. It is a six-wheel drive with three locking differentials. This custom bug out vehicle even has a satellite dish and a flatscreen.
12. EarthRoamer XV-LT
This is a totally badass bug out vehicle with lots of comforts. It took the 2008 Silver Ford F550 and modified it with the latest technological features to date. It can carry 90 gallons of fuel, 85 gallons of fresh water and has 510 watts solar panels.
13. Buffalo MPCV
This badass truck has a 440 HP CAT C13 12.5L engine and can go up to 55MPH. With a fuel tank that can store up to 85 gallons, it can travel up to 300 miles.
Check out this video of the Mercedes Benz Zetros by auto imagen:
Just look at these state of the art bug out rides. Zombies won't have a chance to get their hands on you once you're inside. With these Badass Bug Out Vehicles, the post-apocalyptic world doesn’t stand a chance against you! So make a choice right now in case of SHTF the next day.
Do you think these bug out vehicles is enough to keep you safe if SHTF? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.