To survive, you need to have alternative options. Don’t forget about using your local water-ways as a route to take in the event of an emergency. Many times the roads might be blocked. You can travel for miles on creeks and rivers using nothing more than a canoe, kayak, or inflatable raft. They can be very valuable in getting from one place to another when the SHTF.
Here are a few top picks from our Year Zero Survival staff:
Inflatable kayaks are perfect for bugging out, camping, vacationing, exploring remote areas, and cruising yachts. They’re also great for paddling enthusiasts that don’t want to drive around with a kayak on their rooftop! AIRHEAD Travel Kayaks fit easily into the trunk of your car, duffel bag or suitcase. When you feel the itch to paddle, your boat is with you!
This one-person kayak inflates in minutes and features a water resistant dry bag and water bottle holder, with adjustable backrest. Includes a paddle, hand pump, carrying bag.
One person inflatable sit-on-top kayak. The grab and go kayak! Five minute setup, from backpack to kayak. Perfect for an emergency set up.
Gear bag, grab line, Four person inflatable boat.
It has an impressive load capacity so you can carry more supplies. The truncated cone tube ends provide great buoyancy.
The big daddy of them all, The `Wave by Zodiac’ is an easy-to-use inflatable designed for a quick set-up and easy storage. The lightweight, durable design allows for rugged use in extreme conditions. Key benefits that set these boats apart from conventional boats include:
There is enough room in the boat to comfortably fit the whole family, and remarkable buoyancy that conventional boats just can’t match.
Provides safe loading and unloading as well as a safe and reassuring platform for fishing, daily cruising and ship to shore tendering.
‘Wave by Zodiac’ packs up to fit into your trunk, ensuring your ability to get to all those secret fishing and great boating spots.
At just 98 lbs. this lightweight boat can be launched from any type of waterfront with ease – much less work than launching an aluminum or fiberglass boat.
The `Wave by Zodiac’ requires only a small outboard engine (maximum 15hp) for excellent boating performance, which saves on fuel and reduces weight adding to these boats excellent portability characteristics.
Unique Floor Systems
The ‘Wave by Zodiac’ comes equipped with a 5-piece wooden floorboard system with aluminum stringers to keep the floor system locked flat and stable.
All of these are simple to inflate and deflate, without the storage and care concerns of other rigid boats or canoes. Something to consider as part of your survival and prepper planning.
See all of the Bugout Boats available HERE