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L Tecolote

74, Matt,
thanks for raising the issue. I’m trying to figure out how I could transport my wife without a motor vehicle in a SHTF situation. I hope we don’t get to that need, but count it possible. She currently has a wound on her ankle, healing slowly, making it extremely painful to walk, until it closes. At certain large stores, she’s able to use those electric carts; at an airport, we need a wheelchair. Around the house, she uses a cane.

I ride a bicycle some of the time & could travel on one if I needed to, but she needs to avoid articulating her ankle, for the time being. I’ve been thinking of equipping a wheelchair with 26″ pneumatic wheels, extra rack(s), bike- and harness-towing tongues, and extended rear push/guide-handles. If it wasn’t needed for wheelchair duty, it would still be a decent rough-country cart. Supplies and equipment for continued living could be carried without having to schlep it all on our backs.

I’ll be interested to read more about your design, Matt.

Cry, "Treason!"