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Old 05-06-2013, 10:31 AM   #1962
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What are the most important tools and wrench sizes to have for the truck? I always have oil, filters and other fluids on hand, but have never really packed a full kit for the truck.

Also, bolt cutters. Always have bolt cutters in your truck. When shit goes down, I doubt the forest service is going to take the time to drive around and open those damn gates. Bolt cutters are important for emergencies, anyway, in case your fastest way out/home is through one of those gates.

And camo netting. Do yourself a favor and buy enough to cover your truck.
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What are the most important tools and wrench sizes to have for the truck? I always have oil, filters and other fluids on hand, but have never really packed a full kit for the truck.

Also, bolt cutters. Always have bolt cutters in your truck. When shit goes down, I doubt the forest service is going to take the time to drive around and open those damn gates. Bolt cutters are important for emergencies, anyway, in case your fastest way out/home is through one of those gates.

And camo netting. Do yourself a favor and buy enough to cover your truck.

these are good ideas. Ive thought about the camo netting for awhile.. would be good to have.
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these are good ideas. Ive thought about the camo netting for awhile.. would be good to have.
The good stuff is expensive, but it's very useful for a lot of things. Get yourself enough of it(at least 30'x30') and enough 550 cord and you can set up a nice camp and stay hidden for a long time. It's one of the single best purchases you can make for use in a bugout scenario. Freakin ghillie suit for your truck
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LA??? lol
Yes.

You'd be surprised how many beautiful natural areas of LA County are sparsely populated. It's good that you're laughing because that means that most people don't know anything about them. And that's as it should be.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #1967
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What are the most important tools and wrench sizes to have for the truck? I always have oil, filters and other fluids on hand, but have never really packed a full kit for the truck.

Also, bolt cutters. Always have bolt cutters in your truck. When shit goes down, I doubt the forest service is going to take the time to drive around and open those damn gates. Bolt cutters are important for emergencies, anyway, in case your fastest way out/home is through one of those gates.

And camo netting. Do yourself a favor and buy enough to cover your truck.
wrench sizes would be 8,10,12,14,16,18,20,and 22mm for our trucks.
Bolt cutters are a good idea, aka "keys to the city"


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Yes.

You'd be surprised how many beautiful natural areas of LA County are sparsely populated. It's good that you're laughing because that means that most people don't know anything about them. And that's as it should be.
with the population of LA you dont think your little "sparsely populated" areas would be overrun? Keep fooling yourself
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Yes.

You'd be surprised how many beautiful natural areas of LA County are sparsely populated. It's good that you're laughing because that means that most people don't know anything about them. And that's as it should be.
ok, good luck.

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with the population of LA you dont think your little "sparsely populated" areas would be overrun? Keep fooling yourself
^ this.
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wrench sizes would be 8,10,12,14,16,18,20,and 22mm for our trucks.
Awesome. Thanks!
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:47 PM   #1970
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wrench sizes would be 8,10,12,14,16,18,20,and 22mm for our trucks.
What's the 16mm for? That's an odd size. Just curious.

Iirc, 4.0L has a 15mm or 17mm oil pan drain bolt.

Not sure on PreRunner, but 6-lug 4x4 has 21mm lug nuts.

What size are the PreRunner front/rear spindle nuts?
Iirc, the 4x4 takes a 35mm up front; not sure about the rear.

Add a 1/2" breaker bar or a long handle ratchet for uncooperative fasteners.
For you DANGER CLOSE guys, that makes a nice weapon, too.

Add a torque wrench.
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with the population of LA you dont think your little "sparsely populated" areas would be overrun?
Nope. There's nothing there for them. That's why they're sparsely populated.
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One approach to survival is to already live where you want to go. Who wants to die sitting in traffic? I chose living right on the edge of civilization and open land.
I don't know why you're getting so much static.
IMO, anywhere close to LA is definitely on the edge of civilization.

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ok, good luck.



^ this.
lol... That's why I have provisions at home... AND a GTFO vehicle. If it really hits the fan, there is no way the 10k or so mule deer in the mountains of SoCal are going to be alive after a week with MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of people thinking they will ride it out in the hills. Rabbits and Squirrels will all be gone a week or two after that. I am fairly well armed, but no truck is going to stop a 30-06 round from ONE guy who decides to make a hill and a fire road his turf to defend. In a pinch, I'm out! If I can't, I'll lay low.. until I can get out! Either way Cali is a graveyard if you can't get out.
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lol... That's why I have provisions at home... AND a GTFO vehicle. If it really hits the fan, there is no way the 10k or so mule deer in the mountains of SoCal are going to be alive after a week with MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of people thinking they will ride it out in the hills. Rabbits and Squirrels will all be gone a week or two after that. I am fairly well armed, but no truck is going to stop a 30-06 round from ONE guy who decides to make a hill and a fire road his turf to defend. In a pinch, I'm out! If I can't, I'll lay low.. until I can get out! Either way Cali is a graveyard if you can't get out.
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I don't know why you're getting so much static.
IMO, anywhere close to LA is definitely on the edge of civilization.
I like your sense of humor.
I'm happy people think what I do is stupid, because if they didn't, where I am wouldn't be on the edge of civilization.

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Thanks... but I'm more into wood stoves, kerosene lamps, and candles.
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I am sitting in Torrence reading this thinking it is time to head back to TN. Lol
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I like your sense of humor.
I'm happy people think what I do is stupid, because if they didn't, where I am wouldn't be on the edge of civilization.
I try.

I briefly visited LA in '90. I see no signs it's changed for the better.
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Thanks... but I'm more into wood stoves, kerosene lamps, and candles.
It's hard to inflate a tire with a lamp.

You sound like a solar panel man. You're in a great area for it, and the cost and efficiency have steadily improved. Even a wood stove guy can see the benefit (at times) of a flashlight over a candle, or a few of the many other electric conveniences we have (had) before EOTWAWKI. To defeat the machines, we must understand the machines.
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I'm happy people think what I do is stupid, because if they didn't, where I am wouldn't be on the edge of civilization.



Thanks... but I'm more into wood stoves, kerosene lamps, and candles.
I don't think you are stupid. I live in SoCal for the jobs, the weather and because my wife won't friggin' leave. But make no mistake, this Georgia boy is ready for whatever the world throws at me other than a direct hit from god-knows-what. Maybe it's enough, maybe it isn't.. but I'm as ready as I can be here.

I'm also not judging you for thinking you can survive in the semi-wilderness around ultra-suburbia. Depends on what happens of course, I just think you are being naive if you don't realize there are at least 10's of thousands of others with the exact same plan that are probably better armed than you. (and.. POSSIBLY me... although I doubt it. I once visited a county sheriffs department that could give me a doubt. lol j/k.. maybe.) In those cases where everyone flees for the woods, it's better to stay put wherever you can be secure for weeks or months until everything shakes out in my opinion. The last thing I want is to be in the middle of a panic'd crowd when/if SHTF.
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It's good to have your truck ready,imo. But staying
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