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Zombies Could Never Catch You On A Dirt Bike

Zombies Could Never Catch You On A Dirt Bike
Zombies Could Never Catch You On A Dirt Bike. Photo – Pixabay (PD)

In the face of disaster, nuclear war, and the impending collapse of Western civilization, mankind will always be able to rely on two particular things when it starts to hit the fan: their trusty canine friends, and dirt bikes. When disaster strikes, you likely won’t be traveling the 13,000 miles that the average American logs per year. But transportation can be the dividing line between supplies and communications in the event that grids and networks shut down, making it crucial for survivalists to look for a solution. Why is a dirt bike the best choice for survivalists?

Fuel Efficiency

Unlike episodes of “The Walking Dead” where the survivors drive a gas-guzzling Pontiac, a true disaster scenario will severely limit a person’s access to gasoline or diesel fuel. The United States burns through 20 million barrels of oil per day, but as soon as there are no consumers left on the road, you can be sure the tankers and pipelines will direct their black gold in another direction. Dirt bikes give you unparalleled fuel efficiency for one or two riders, since the weight of the bike is often less than 300 pounds (compared to a car that weighs 5,000 or more pounds), and you’ll get upwards of 50 to 60 miles per gallon.

Backwoods Ventures

If you need to get out into the thick of the wilderness to escape collapse, build a shelter or hunt for food, how far would you get in a hybrid or Hummer? Dirt bikes let you go over hill and dale, between trees, up and down sand dunes, through rivers, and on extremely steep slopes. Can you imagine driving a car on Poison Spider Mesa of Utah in order to get access to water and supplies? A much stronger suspension and shocks allow dirt bike riders to penetrate the backwoods without coming away with a ruined vehicle and a slipped disc in their backs.

Parts And Repair

Could you change your car’s transmission fluid if you had to? Breakdowns only occur at the worst possible time, and during a survival situation, every time is the worst possible time. Perhaps the greatest advantage of a dirt bike lies in the ease of repair, since fixing one rarely involves anything more than draining the engine, cleaning the parts, and filling it back up with oil, coolant, and fuel. Remember that you want to stock up on brand-specific dirt bike parts so that you know there will be a good fit in the event of a breakdown.

Pack Mules

A simple 100cc dirt bike can transport a person of nearly any size and height from one point to the other. While you may find it a bit difficult to carry more than a few basics on the back of a beginner’s bike, such as a water tank and some camping supplies, the 450cc dirt bikes meant for off-road excursions can be loaded down with more weight than the bike itself. Meant for larger riders carrying lots of gear, these higher-octane bikes let you bring the biggest bug-out bag you can get your hands on, as well as auxiliary packs carrying fuel or trade goods.

By Tim Martin

When Man Becomes Zombie

This is what happened in Haiti, after the 2010 earthquake, when trucks came loaded with food and started handing it out to hungry residents.I must have watched this video about 10 times in a row. It terrifies me every single time, but I still watch it. I can’t help it. You don’t get to see people acting like starving wolves every day. It’s shocking, like an exotic disease that us, Americans, can only see on Discovery Channel. But the truth is… this has happened here, in the USA, a million times. And it will happen more and more often, as soon as the food crisis ravages stores and supermarkets and food prices hit new records.

It’s not a matter of if, but of how soon? And I’ll show you exactly why.

It all started with an article I read on, “Zombie Entertainment: A Lesson in Cognitive Dissonance and the Red Pill”. Sounds very complicated, but the idea behind it is very simple: in extreme situations, people forget how to be people and become animals. Zombies, if you like, since it’s fashionable.


It’s a proven scientific fact: when confronted with uncomfortable, surprising situations, people are more likely to engage into immoral, violent behaviour. According to Kimberly Paxton, the author of the article, this is called “cognitive dissonance”, one of Dr. Festinger’s behavioral theories.

It can be described as a powerful mental discomfort when a person is caught between two opposite (or different) values: the reality that requires a behaviour society would normally reject… and his/her moral belief system.

Want to guess which one of these two completely vanishes? It’s the moral system because it gets in the way of survival. Unconsciously, your mind blocks your principles, your values, your education… and unleashes an animalic behaviour that will help you survive. How scary is that? Imagine that, in half a second, everything you knew about yourself disappears and Dr. Jekyll suddenly turns to Mr. Hyde.

Something like this:

The classic Black Friday compilation. Starts off alright, people laughing and having fun, waiting to get in the store and buy lots of stuff they don’t need… and then… hell breaks loose. Men, women, children, elders… they all fight, bite, swear, yell and threaten each other. And all for a few useless items on sale. Can you imagine what these people would do if they had NO food, NO water, and NO power?

They take over YOUR town.


New Orleans was kneed down by looters after Katrina had already ravaged the city. People who once were friends and neighbors started breaking into each other’s homes and looted like there was no tomorrow.

Right now, you might not be able to picture just how easy it is to turn from a respectable human being to an animal blinded by hate. But, as it has been proved over and over again for centuries… all it takes is a frantic mob, the feeling you’re under pressure and someone to start a fight or break a window… and there you go! Chaos sets in.


And it doesn’t even have to get that tragic for the fight to begin… People start acting like beasts the minute they’re pulled out of their comfort zone. And Hurricane Sandy showed us that, better than ever. Just look at what happens right here, in the U.S, when gas becomes rare and precious:

That was filmed about a month and a half ago. Not during Medieval times. Not for the movie Fight Club. And it’s not some candid camera kind of prank, either. It’s for real. Somewhere, at a gas station in New York, people were attacking each other like madmen, because they were frustrated from sitting in line for gas!

So why are we even surprised when we read something like…


“As the small amount of food ran out, the survivors debated whether they should eat the pilot (who had previously died from a head injury).

“We thought about the pilot, I don’t know how to say it … to feed ourselves from him. We thought about this, but some people were not in agreement because the situation was already so extreme,” Suazo said.”

That sounds absolutely gruesome, doesn’t it? And it’s remarkably similar to that plane crash in 1972 when members of an Uruguayan rugby team actually fed on their friends and teammates to stay alive. When I first heard of this, many years ago, I was disgusted and couldn’t even imagine what kind of monsters would do that for their own survival. And then, in 2008, I read the news on the Chilean plane crash… and somehow, the picture became clearer.

I realized people will never be people when dealing with disasters or crises. Not ever! Not because humanity isn’t evolving, but because there’s a stronger urge deep down that takes over like a demon, to make sure we survive.

Unfortunately, this is a burden we have to bear. And, to keep it under the surface, we must prepare for the coming crisis, before we find ourselves losing control. There’s no need to fight the demon. You just have to lock it inside.

By Alec Deacon