BOUT: Bug Out Utility Trailer: Quick N' Easy!

Introduction: BOUT: Bug Out Utility Trailer: Quick N' Easy!

This is one those happy accidents that happen in life. I actually had put this together to carry merchandise around for my work, and it occurred to me that it could very easily be use for bugging out. And oh so simple of an idea it was to start with!

It goes like this: Take a utility trailer (whatever size you have) strap down two x-cargo rooftop cargo carriers and voila! you have a quick, simple rainproof bug out cargo trailer!

These carriers are actually easy to find. I bought one at my local Salvation Army thrift store (one of my favorite places to shop!) and the other I got FREE as a curb alert. I used ratchet tie down straps from Walmart to hold them down. You will find there are four metal slots around the base of each carrier just right for the straps. As extra security, I put bungees over the tops of the carriers. I spent about $50 total for this project.

My trailer happens to be 5' x 8' in size, but this could be done on a utility trailer of virtually any size. Longer trailers could take three carriers or more. Just more cargo space for your supplies and food as you escape the hordes of zombies craving your braiiiiins!

Apocalypse Preparedness Contest

Participated in the
Apocalypse Preparedness Contest

Be the First to Share


    • Jewelry Challenge

      Jewelry Challenge
    • Raspberry Pi Contest

      Raspberry Pi Contest
    • Anything Goes Contest 2021

      Anything Goes Contest 2021


    Master of Make-Do
    Master of Make-Do

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! Please see my other Apocalypse-related Instructable, "A Homemade Wood Gasifier For When The Grid Fails" It should be in the Apocalypse Preparedness Contest as of March 23rd.