If you really want to survive the end-days, then you really have to get your hands on this all-terrain vehicle designed by the Russians.
Known as Sherp, this unstoppable truck that has been out since 2016 is capable of passing through mostly all types of terrain (lava doesn’t count).
It boasts a powerful 1.5-liter Kubota diesel engine that can produce enough burst to get you through everything.
Its 60-inch self-inflatable tires can carry you over obstacles up to 3.2 feet tall, while the rubber coating turns this vehicle into an amphibious beast that can literally swim at up to 3.7 mph.
The steering system will also allow you to turn on a dime, and can even perform some pirouettes once you get skilled at driving it.
In a nutshell, the Sherp is the ultimate tool for surviving during an end-days scenario.
And while society still holds, you can have tons of fun with it on virtually almost any terrain.
The good part, although the Sherp’s capabilities make it part of its own special off-road category, it sells for just $65,000, which is a very decent price for the tricks it can perform.
The video below reveals a recent showreel done on snow and ice. As you might have already guessed, the Sherp has withstood all these nefarious types of terrain.
I thought about purchasing a Sherp myself.
So, I put in the balance all the different gear and mounts I would need to outperform whatever nature throws at me, and their price tags, to determine whether the Russian beast is a worthy investment.
- For snowy weather: I would require a pair of skis ($500 a pair, $250 for the boots, $50 for the poles) and a snowmobile to have traction uphill ($9,000 + additional $300 for the body gear). I would also require snowshoes (about $70) to tackle a heavy snowfall.
- For off-road: A good set of wheels comparable to the Sherp would be the Jeep Wrangler ($30,000), together with a good utility atv ($10,000) and an off-road motorbike ($9,000)
These alone would cost me $59,000. And I know what you are thinking, that there are multiple items that you can use to your advantage.
On the other hand, the Sherp’s cabin has been designed so that up to four people could fit in, so that turns it into a reliable vehicle for a group of people or family.
It can also hold up to 2,200 lb, so you can stuff a decent amount of emergency supplies and equipment with you.
In a nutshell, if you wish to acquire an all-in-one solution for when the SHTF, the Sherp is the best alternative on the market for now.
The Russians who designed it promise that Sherp will never get stuck, although the YouTube account ostacruiser didn’t find rest until they’ve managed to jam this beast of a vehicle.
It took them some sticky Texas clay to achieve such a feat, and they shared this with the world in case people would not believe it.
Overall, I find the Sherp an excellent, top of the line addition to every prepper’s emergency collection.
If another replica of the vehicle will become available soon, the price will probably drop, so it might be best to wait in hideout for a bit until that happens.
What do you think about the Sherp? Is it a good, efficient investment? Or rather an unjustified fad?