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-- Dog (Desert Dog@-sand.com), November 16, 1999


For a mere $120,000.00.......

slobberin' on the monitor...

The Dog

-- Dog (Desert Dog@-sand.com), November 16, 1999.

HTML still sucks though, IMHO...


The Dog

-- Dog (Desert Dog@-sand.com), November 16, 1999.


That looks like a modified MB UniMog. Details please.

-- Truth (at@the.ready), November 16, 1999.

---I believe you can get a used one of these for a heck of a lot cheaper than 120,000 eurodeutschbucks. Not sure how much, but maybe a 5th of that price, if i recall.

-- zog (zzoggy@yahoo.com), November 16, 1999.

I'll bet the vehicle depicted above has embedded microprocessors, and undoubtedly uses a nonrenewable fuel (gasoline or diesel) that comes from deep in the Earth from locations hundreds or thousands of miles away, and that said fuel is useless until receiving highly complicated, undependably-available (in a post-1/1/2000 environment) processing, and that this fuel doesn't store indefinitely. Then there's the matter of spare parts... THE ULTIMATE Y2K VEHICLE? I don't think so.

For THE ULTIMATE Y2K VEHICLE, try looking at the ends of your legs. (Hiking boots, snowshoes, or bicycles are desirable options.)


-- MinnesotaSmith (y2ksafeminnesota@hotmail.com), November 16, 1999.

The website is www.safarivehicles.com and yes it is a Unimog, with all the trimmings... solar, generator, diesel engine, 60 gal, water tank...etc...

Minnesota, let me rephrase then:

"The ultimate MOTORIZED Y2K vehicle"

I wish I could afford one.... : (

oh well, I know how it feels to want.....

still droolin' on the monitor....

The Dog

-- Dog (Desert Dog@-sand.com), November 16, 1999.

You Dog!

I was happy with my Hummer until I saw that.

-- Laura (Ladylogic@aol.com), November 16, 1999.

UNIMOGS can be bought from majorsurplusnsurvival.com, for about $8-9000, but, i first saw them on sale about 2 months ago... and they only had a dozen or so... by the way, diesel enginges can be converted to run on alchohol... evn the home brewed stuff, or even vegetable oil... think on that one

-- jeremiah (braponspdetroit@hotmail.com), November 16, 1999.

But Jeremiah, those you talk about don't have all the bell and whistles.. plus these are NEW...

Hell, I can't even afford the ones Jeremiah is talking about... (sigh)

Oh well...

snoozin' under the kitchen table...

The Dog

-- Dog (Desert Dog@-sand.com), November 16, 1999.

Does it come with a CD player? Will it fit in my garage?

-- Celestine (maxcel@swlink.net), November 16, 1999.

And she has a hummer?! What a woman...

-- Patrick (pmchenry@gradall.com), November 16, 1999.

how about a new vw bug with diesel, 50 mpg you wont have to store much fuel for one of these.


-- al (alco@pathway.net), November 16, 1999.

Like my squad leader told me one cold morning;"today we're traveling by L.P.C.s ,of course the bastard meant leather personel carriers.the bastard.

-- zoobie(11-b sucks) (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), November 16, 1999.

I'd settle for a full sized gamma goat, myself.

THough how well the articulation hardware would work after this long might be interesting.

Night train

-- jes an OL footballer (nighttr@in.lane), November 16, 1999.

A sidecar Harley will take you a lot farther on a gallon. And it has room for a friend. Or a bedroll. Or both. And it'll go where cars can't.

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), November 17, 1999.

Great gas mileage, all terrain, self repairing, self replicating, you can strip it for lots of useful parts, AND it tastes better than rubber.

-- Colin MacDonald (roborogerborg@yahoo.com), November 17, 1999.

No fuel required, and plenty of room for your supplies.

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), November 17, 1999.


This vehicle is not as FAST as a horse, but after you reach your destination, it TASTES BETTER!

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), November 17, 1999.

Hawk: Brilliant idea! Historical trivia: should you be attacked by a formation of cavalry or even elephants, you can smear some tar on the back of your trusty mount, set in on fire, and send it off to disrupt their lines. Trouble is, you also give them a free, cooked meal. Ah well, I just like to say "incendiary pig".

-- Colin MacDonald (roborogerborg@yahoo.com), November 17, 1999.



rollin' on the floor...

The Dog

-- Dog (Desert Dog@-sand.com), November 17, 1999.


You're goin' go to all the effort to make home-brewed alky-derived fuel, then BURN IT in an engine?

Man, drink it the fuel you brew, then burn it in the body for fuel....you won't notice the pain from outside the soles for the heat from in the soul.....

A hummer eh?

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), November 17, 1999.

On the subject of utilizing horses for food: (this is from the "Food" article on my website)

"17) Horsemeat ends up very tough if you put it directly into a frying pan; better to boil it some first. I read this years ago in "All Quiet On The Western Front"; hope you never need to use this bit of information."

my site: www.y2ksafeminnesota.com

-- MinnesotaSmith (y2ksafeminnesota@hotmail.com), November 17, 1999.

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