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Bug Out Boat?

May 25, 2012 by  

Bug Out Boat?
FOLDBOAT
A boat that folds down small enough to be easily carried on foot may be a valuable tool for preppers.

Preppers who are serious about being prepared for anything when they grab their bug out bags may want to check out the Foldboat, a plastic rowboat that can be folded down small enough to be easily carried.

Using a sheet of high-density polyethylene plastic, the designers crafted a vessel that can be folded away and packed into the trunk of a car or slung over the shoulder. The durable plastic can be folded up to 6,000 times before wearing out. The boat when folded is a little longer than a yardstick and about 2 feet in diameter.

Another version of the boat does not fold quite as small, but can be folded into a flat sheet that would be easily transported in a car. The makers say that it can be put together in just about two minutes.

Design students Max Frommeld, 29, and Arno Mathies, 26, were both studying for their master’s degrees in production design at London’s Royal College of Art when they came up with the idea for the Foldboat, according to the Daily Mail. One of the uses the pair envisions for the boat is conducting rescues in areas where devastating floods have occurred.

The boats sell for about $1,200 each. Foldboat also sells compact oars and inflatable pillows to go with the boats.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • http://teamlaw.org Jazzabelle

    I’d rather trust the Bug Out Whale, Jonah-style, personally.

    http://www.bugoutwhale.com/

  • RV

    Not a bad concept for those that are near water or a watershed that can let loose large amounts of water in the event of an emergency… I am between two dam’ed lakes that if either were to go would flood about 80% of our surrounding area…

  • JimH

    An inflatable raft folds up into a compact bundle. They cost alot less than $1200,too.
    They are durable and stable also.

    • dufas magnet

      I’m with you Jim.. I work on a budget and twelve hundred is way over my limit.. I’ll take your raft, I mean, it’s not like I’m gonna take a trip to Britain on it.

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