Bill, you're correct, as an enduro or an ATV would be "best" given the potential gridlock, but unfortunately due to some family health issues, that is not an option. If it were just me, I would probably go with a 4 wheeler ATV with front and rear cargo racks.
I really need something larger, and preferably an automatic in case my wife needs to drive it. (She can drive a straight drive, but her arthritis makes it painful.)
I'm truly thinking that the CUCV is an interesting alternative, IF I can get a couple of them cheap, even better.