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This Tank-Inspired RV Is Exactly What You Need To Survive The Apocalypse
If you’re anything like me and got hooked on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in 2010, you probably spend way too much time planning what you would do if the world ended tomorrow — zombies or otherwise. You might want to add Bruder’s EXP-6 to your post-apocalypse wish-list.
Made by Australian off-road adventuring brothers Toby and Dan Bosschieter, this mobile home is more of a military tank than a casual camper.
After 18 months of research and development, the duo came up with the Bruder EXP-6, which is described in the promotional video as a “bespoke off-road expedition trailer” that blends the best of hard-walled, off-road camper design with features more commonly found on truck-based expedition vehicles used by remote travellers.
The suspension system, according to the manufacturer, is what sets the EXP-6 apart.
“Our suspension is softer riding and more supple than any other design on the market,” Bruder claims. “We achieve this through having greater wheel travel and through the use of our 8 vertically mounted shock absorbers.”
As hardcore as the exterior of the camper is, the inside manages to be fairly luxurious. It can sleep up to six people, has two refrigerators, and a boasts spacious bathroom with a fold-down sink to free up even more space.
The EXP-6 is available globally, and can tow behind most sport utility vehicles, but the price tag is pretty hefty. The basic model runs around $105,550 with the premium version hitting right around $116,000. But, really, who needs a house when you can own the premier zombie-survival caravan?
A Marine wanted for killing his mother's boyfriend reportedly escaped police by hiding inside an RV they'd spent hours searching before towing it to a parking lot, where he escaped under the cover of darkness.
It wasn't until more than two weeks later authorities finally caught up to Michael Brown at his mom's home, which was the scene of the crime.
Brown stuffed himself into a tight spot in his camper during an hours-long search of the vehicle on Nov. 10, according to NBC affiliate WSLS in Virginia. A day earlier, cops said Brown fatally shot his mother's boyfriend, Rodney Brown. The AWOL Marine remained on the lam until Nov. 27, where he was finally apprehended without incident.
No motive is yet known for last week's Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shooting tragedy, which appears to have been a random act of violence in which the sailor who fatally shot two civilian workers and himself did not know them and did not plan his actions ahead of time, shipyard commander Capt. Greg Burton said in an "All Hands" message sent out Friday.
Machinist's Mate Auxiliary Fireman Gabriel Antonio Romero of San Antonio, an armed watch-stander on the attack submarine USS Columbia, shot three civilian workers Dec. 4 and then turned a gun on himself while the sub rested in dry dock 2 for a major overhaul, the Navy said.
"The investigation continues, but there is currently no known motive and no information to indicate the sailor knew any of the victims," Burton said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site, the latest in a string of developments aimed at "restraining and overpowering the nuclear threat of the U.S.", state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.
The test was conducted on Friday at the Sohae satellite launch site, KCNA said, citing a spokesman for North Korea's Academy of Defence Science, without specifying what sort of testing occurred.
Since the Washington Post first published the "Afghanistan papers," I have been reminded of a scene from "Apocalypse Now Redux" in which Army Col. Walter Kurtz reads to the soldier assigned to kill him two Time magazine articles showing how the American people had been lied to about Vietnam by both the Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon administrations.
In one of the articles, a British counterinsurgency expert tells Nixon that "things felt much better and smelled much better" during his visit to Vietnam.
"How do they smell to you, soldier?" Kurtz asks.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Erik Prince, the controversial private security executive and prominent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, made a secret visit to Venezuela last month and met Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, one of socialist leader Nicolas Maduro's closest and most outspoken allies, according to five sources familiar with the matter.