Stealth Bug Out Survival Vehicle Camping Bikepacking Bike
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Stealth Bug Out Survival Vehicle Camping Bikepacking Bike

This is a short video (available in 720 HD) where I do a walk around my Stealth Bug Out Survival BushcraftCamping Mountain Bike… at this point in the mountain bike build project I’ve got it to about 50% complete… you can see since the last video, I’ve upgraded the entire drive train and wheel set… to some parts I took off of a Specialized Rockhopper Mountain Bike… they’re a little bit used, but in good shape… they’re much lighter in weight than the old ones and much better quality. The drivetrain includes chain rings (where I only put two on instead of 3), cassete (9 speed), new chain… and then the wheels are also off the same Specialized Rockhopper Mountain Bike and they are Weinman Zacs (made in in USA)… I plan to do more trail riding than road riding with this bike… I also removed the front derailler, shifter to it, and the cable of course, which lightened the bike up a little… I also built a fender, which I should have the whole bicycle fender system complete in the next phase of this bike build… I’m also going to build a shroud to keep mud from being thrown onto the chain by the back wheel… in this phase of the mountain bike build I also camoflauged the handlebars, seatpost and rear derailleur… I may eventually camoflauge the new components I’ve added, but I can always do that on the spot when needed… here I do a walk around and give you an idea of the gear that I carry on my bug out mountain bike… I keep my knife mounted on the crossbars, so I have the option to remove it and put it on my belt or wherever… my sleep system I keep on my mountain bike varies through the seasons, here you see my wool blanket here I show you my rear rack system, where I keep my shelter, firestarting gear, saw, water filtration system, extra canteen, etc… this is the fanny pack (butt pack) off of a USMC modular Rifleman rucksack bushcraft backpack… I keep my food in the front bag on the handlebars and as I eat, it just makes the front end lighter in weight… I also did a little brake upgrade to Shimano XT Deore here’s my bike pump… must have item ! here you can see the rear rack system is only to connected to the bike via the seat post and nowhere on the bike’s frame… they call them seat post racks. when I get the fenders finished it will be nice because no mud will be thrown on to my gear/pannier system I may use some coroplast I have and built another rear carrying system for my bug out survival mountain bike this is the tool kit I keep on my mountain bike, contains tools, patch kit, spare tube, etc… my light I currently have on this bug out bike is great because I can easily detach it from the handlebars and use it as a flash light… and I added a bike computer/tripometer simply because I had it laying around and wanted to use it before the battery went bad on it stay tuned for the next phase of this Stealth Survival Bug Out Mountain Bike Project… I plan on upgrading the headset, completing the fenders/mud flaps, changing the tires to 1.5 inch with a smoother tread for better road riding


  • Random Button Pusher

    Thanks for the update. Have you done anything to "ruggedize" the front suspension? To get back into using my mtn bike, I need to find a good front suspension to spare my wrists, but it will have to be one that can take abuse with little maintenance for me to lay out the cash.

  • Bikepacking

    this is my setup 2015 been working on it for about 18months putting it gear together let me know what you think

  • Elliott Mazur

    I'd ditch the water bottles (save one) for a large frame bag–you could fit a few 2L+ bladders in it, plus repair items for the bike, and a readily accessible medkit (in case you take a dive off the bike, always a possibility)

  • cavediverjc

    I'm curious why you didn't do a single speed conversion? I get that you want a higher gear for road riding, but a single speed conversion greatly simplifies your drivetrain.

  • Brett Jacobs

    The Globalists will inform us mid-Sept. 2015 that there is a meteor/asteroid approaching USA & they must use Nuclear Weapons to minimize damage. Yet the asteroid/meteor story is a complete lie! Nuclear weapons will trigger a massive tsunami on the East and West Coast, which will be 100% man made. The event is a False Flag to cover-up the corruption of the financial collapse and to usher in Martial Law. Once everyone's homes are destroyed they will push the population into FEMA Camps. Like Hotel California: you can never leave and the food is poisoned.

  • gtrplayer66

    i watched a few of your videos and decided to sub,i converted my trek 3700 mountain bike to touring w bar ends, bike path semi slicks and upgraded front and rear brakes and rear rack and 1200 lumens light system and both water bottle holders and a rear bag that has hidden pannier bags

  • PlanktoniusRex

    Cool idea for a quiet method to slip away. Some ideas: carry some spare cable (inner wire only) in case one breaks, hit those water bottles and spokes with some camo paint because they are gonna be super reflective which negates your other camo, remove the reflectors completely, think about putting tools/carb-food/etc in the water bottles and use a CamelBak MULE for your hydration, a bike multi tool, a leatherman tool, put heavy items low on the bike frame and forks, get the front derailleur fixed, 3 tire change tools, and a patch kit. Most of this stuff is cheap and light weight but for the CamelBak.I think your idea is great I just wanted to make some suggestions based on long term bike touring gear. The base gear is pretty standard for that. The CamelBak is not standard for touring but in your case I think it is a better option as they hold over 3 liters and you can put a lot of gear in them in addition to water plus if you had to ditch the bike it goes with you. You might even consider a little bike trailer for some extra stuff.Schwalbe makes some great off road tires that are long lasting, tough as hell and more suitable to long distances than the standard knobbies. They are called Marathon Plus MTB HS 412 and they have a tough inner core liner to prevent flats (they are a bit spendy though).Good luck!!

  • Guardian 227

    Just want to say that that seat post rack might FAIL in the time you need it most. Most seat post racks wont hold more than 20 lbs and even then the aluminum racks fail over time so just keep that in mind.

  • Drone Girl

    Wow that is amazing looking bike ! 🙂 Brilliant! 🙂 Are you Irish… just the name.. 🙂 Greetings from Ireland! 🙂 I love taking some aerial footage and castles! 🙂 Well done on your video! 🙂 Thumbs up from me! 🙂

  • A Keeper Of Odd Knowledge

    Nice set up, man! I've been planning to outfit my Specialized Rock Hopper, and you just inspired me to get to it! Love the paint job!
    Also, it looked like you wrapped tape on your chainstay. I've found that cutting out a piece of that non skid material used on bathtubs and shower stall floors and applying that to your chainstay works really well. It's really strong and thick enough to protect your chainstay.
    Anyways, sorry about the unsolicited advise, but you gave me ideas, so, just thought I'd return the favor, albeit, in a small way.
    Thanks again for sharing!

  • eyg24

    I rode quite a lot with a seatpost pannier rack too, do you feel that it bounces and flexes too much when going over bumps?
    Mine eventually just snapped off!

  • Don Games

    great bike…you thought of solid tubes..? i have a bug out gas bike..and 2 yrs i ridden on solid tubes…its nice not tp have bike is 29er..just a thought

  • Mark Troup

    Nice video, the weight distribution seems off though. A good rule of thumb is 60% of your load up front and 40% in the rear. The way it's set up now, the steering is gonna be pretty loose when you're off-road.

  • AceRidesBikes

    I'd love to have a go at kitting up a shtf bike! I'd go for a 29er+ mountain bike without suspension, for brakes I'd have to choose mechanical disk brakes because they're the easiest brake to maintain, everything would have to be mechanical, no hydraulics or electrics

  • Nate Franklin

    You may want to leave the front derailleur on. I had customers come in that would do that and have the chain bounce off if you hit some rougher stuff. If you went to just a single speed, you could do a narrow wide chain ring. Be careful with that rear rack, generally a seat post rack can only hold 20 pounds. I do like the idea of a bug out bike.

  • Daniel Ramirez

    shludlnt bought a higher end mt bike. the bike u have there looks like itll fall apart after putting good use to it. just saying

  • Mitchel Hoffart

    I had not really considered the fact that a front derailleur may not be needed. Do you regret removing it? Thanks for the upload.


  • dave smith

    One certainty is people pushing shopping carts would prefer to be riding a bike using paracord or rope to tow the cart behind them 🙂 and I was taken of my bike by a length of •5mm 60-80lb fishing line on a horse trail so realistically be careful EVERYWHERE

  • Uncle Albert

    I agree with your choice of vehicle, a bicycle. I prefer a one speed bike with center pull breaks. I would suggest that a back pack be incorporated into your design so that in case you have to abandon the bike, you can continue on with your essentials.

  • Blu Wirisi

    You are quite a handy man. I love how you diddling with things and make it as you go. I love how you live outdoor.

  • Gates of Gergovia

    A few issues: That 'racing' seat (aka The Prostate Hammer) needs to go.
    I'd go with a rigid fork, much less likelihood of failure.
    Seat post rack will, as others have said, also fail.
    Not sure how good of an idea it is to mount a knife between your legs……..

  • David Solt

    1 looks to tactical you will get jacked
    2 don't leave all eggs on bike put that knife on you so when you get jacked you don't get stranded

  • jeepster4u2003

    You ROCK Patrick! I'm tryin' todo the same thing to my MTB! I'm going to put on a camo wrap instead of painting. I'd totally get a real nice rack for the back tho.

  • plutoplatters

    actually… about a 36 or 38 tooth single chainring in front ..just one… would be great with the large rear cassette/cog
    nice rig

  • Drill Sergeant

    Wouldn't work in real life. Lose the zip ties they will be the first to fail. Think paracord. Don't think fancy or trendy, think realistic . Remember, if it's made in china then it won't last in the real world. Le me repeat, if it's made in China then it won't hold up in the real world, period!

  • Damon Thomas

    Bug out bike: good. Seat post rack for anything heavier than lunch: bad. Throwing away half of the drivetrain , hoping to save weight: very, very bad.

  • Shane DeezNutz

    Just remember, you have the perfect bike, now start stockpiling parts in a good location! Tires, tubes, cables, cable housing, bike tools, bearings, grease, bottom brackets.

  • Bobby Hempel

    With all that weight I recommend getting a bike with disc brakes those Rim brakes don't stop very well especially when it's wet

  • Herby Hannan

    Can't understand why you'd take your front derailleur off,it's not as if your losing loads of weight,doesn't make no sense to me.

  • Jefferson

    I admire your calm demeanor, especially when the Black Helicopter made a surveillance pass starting around 2:30…ha ha… but really, cool bike. I'm building motorized bikes and came here for ideas…

  • Yeeter-16

    I have an older mountain bike I used for a few local races. Good Canyon bike and I converted it to a bikepacking full suspension MTB.

  • Michael Mathis

    You can get camo tape at Walmart and use that on your chrome. That way, if you want the chrome look, you can take the tape off. Have you thought about a bike trailer to carry your equipment?

  • Glenn Graham

    Uuummm…. That knife…. It's mounted right below your balls. Something just doesn't feel right about that.

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