Survival Transportation–It’s Time for the third wheel

Bikes and motorcycles of various kinds and sizes were the rage last summer when gas prices went through the roof. Will they be again this year as weather warms up, or are we back to the old routines of transportation? Will bikes be in our foreseeable future because of economic considerations?

I’ve got a recommendation that may be better than a bike for you. Consider the adult sized tricycle. No kidding. Don’t laugh.

A trike has a lot going for it, especially if you’re unable to ride a bike for any reason at all. I never could ride one, so an adult trike works great for me. If you’re someone who doesn’t have the sense of balance you used to have, you’ve put on extra weight over the years, or have some sort of medical limitations, or you’re afraid a bike isn’t safe for you to ride for any reason, get a trike.

A trike is a low cost, alternative means of transportation just about anyone can use. A basket behind the seat can carry groceries or other items. Because a trike is stable, you could pull a small trailer for a child or camping supplies.

If there’s an electromagnetic pulse in the not too distant future, it’s likely cars won’t be going anywhere, but you’ll still be able to travel on a trike. That makes a trike a great means of survival transportation.

A trike lets you go on short errands nearby and leave the car at home. Imagine getting trikes for the whole family and going on little excursions such as to the park for a picnic. The comfort of a trike ride will enable you to go farther than you might think. Of course, an obvious benefit is the exercise you get, in addition to the fun.

Check with a local bike shop for an adult trike to meet your needs. Unfortunately, I can no longer offer one directly through a certain online source I was formerly associated with. Therefore, I recommend doing an online search. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Enjoy the simplicity and fun of a bike with the third wheel.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.