In times like these, it might be good to have such a vehicle handy.
We've all thought about leaving modern society in the dust at some time or another, bugging out to go live off the grid in the middle of the wilderness. But what vehicle would be the best one for the job?
For your consideration, we'd like to present the Ford Ranger "Attainable Adventure" from Hellwig Products. Shown at last year's Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, the Attainable Adventure might just be the best Ranger-based bug-out vehicle out there, with an overhauled suspension reworked for rigorous off-road duty, overlanding wheels and tires, a nifty rooftop tent, and plenty of storage.
The cost of all this? According to Motor1, the Ford Ranger-based Hellwig Attainable Adventure rings the bell at around $80,000, including the $35,000 purchase price of the donor Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. While a sizable sum for a mid-size truck, it's an entirely reasonable price tag considering the list of modifications. The Attainable Adventure's Tepui HyBox rooftop tent alone retails for thousands of dollars, and then there's the truck's onboard solar power station, Trail Kitchen, and ARB refrigerator.
Even without all that, this Hellwig-built truck has an enviable list of off-roading mods, including an adjustable-lift suspension setup with up to 3.5 inches of extra height over stock, and Hellwig adjustable forged sway bars and rear helper leaf springs.
And then, there are those electric mountain bikes seen hanging off the back of the truck in Hellwig's promotional photos. We'd imagine those cost a pretty penny.
At the end of the day, we suspect you might end up paying something like $80,000 to build a truck like Hellwig's Ranger-based Attainable Adventure yourself. Many spend close to that figure just to build an off-road truck without a refrigerator, solar power station, pop-up tent, and other off-the-grid-living equipment.
Considering that, $80,000 isn't too bad, and the name "Attainable Adventure" seems perfectly apt.