Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Zoey Sky
When SHTF, do you have an efficient way of carrying your supplies? Have you considered getting a wagon or a yard cart as a form of manual transportation? Anything with wheels can help you carry things. Don’t forget that as a prepper, you also need to get ready for when you have to move your gear and supplies from one location to another.
Don’t make the mistake of solely relying on anything motorized because you might run out of fuel. Get something you can pedal, pull, push, or roll easily. Heavy supplies like water will be easier to carry with a wagon, so get something with wheels. (h/t to ModernSurvivalBlog.com.)
When disaster strikes, you’ll need an easy way to transport water to your home or shelter. If you have a bicycle, yard cart, wagon, or a wheelbarrow, it will be easier to carry gallons of water.
A simple cart or wagon can let you transport five-gallon jugs of water, even if you’re alone. That’s 40 pounds overall since one gallon is eight pounds! You can use carts for other things, but when SHTF, hauling water will be easier with a wagon or two. (Related: What’s in YOUR bug out bag? 10 must-have multipurpose survival tools.)
You can also use wagons or yard carts in your garden, especially when you need to haul some heavy vegetation. For example, if you’re cultivating heavy produce such as potatoes, a cart will make this task easier to accomplish. They’re also handy if you’re “weeding, planting, and harvesting.”
What else can you use wagons, wheelbarrows, and yard carts for? Here are some examples:
If you’re not sure what kind of bicycle is best for a survival situation, they all have their pros and cons. You can even consider the following options:
Try to keep some extra wheels, axles, casters, and repair kits for whatever you choose. Keep these tips in mind when you’re choosing a manual transportation tool:
In a post-collapse world, you’ll be relying on manual labor more to move and transport gear and supplies. Anything with wheels can even help save your life one day.
Aside from deciding on manual transportation tools, keep these multipurpose items in mind:
You can read more articles about the possible uses of wagons, wheelbarrows, and yard carts when SHTF at Preparedness.news.