Just started reading your blog. I really like your down to earth advice. No zombie wacko BS! very refreshing.
I'm trying to downsize my expenses. One way would be to trade in my car that I commute with (honda accord) for a small motorcycle to save on gas. My daily commute goes through what are already some pretty rough areas of Los Angeles, California; but its almost exclusively highway.
I'd probably opt for one that can go off-road but is legal for the street. I'd be giving up a little protection for alot more maneuverability. But since the car I have / can afford isn't bullet-proof anyway, the protection seems psychological at best.
I've been digging around on your site, dont really see you mention the use of a motor bike. What are you thoughts on getting around this way as things start to deteriorate & also surviving after TSHTF?
I highly recommend you to stick to your car. Specialy given the areas you move around, I’d firmly recommend you stick to a car that offers much more physical protection.
Cars don’t provide much protection against bullets, even though 22LR may have a hard time going through the windshield in some cases.
But the car does provide better than no protection at all and it does protection against someone that simply would otherwise walk to you, grab you and throw you out of your motorcycle.
Any projectile, bullet, stone or otherwise would impact directly, while with a car t least you have a better chance.
Of course people use motorcycles here but they aren’t nearly as popular as they where, 10 or 20 years ago.
It’s not even as fashionable as it once was among young people, the crime problem being too much of a concern.
Keep the bike for traveling nearby on short trips, that saves you gas too, but when traveling longer distances, and when going through rough neighborhoods I'd stick to the car.