I found out about this forum from a co-worker who has a "significant other" who participates here. Unfortunately I don't know his name here on the forum or I would credit him.
I am about to purchase (hopefully) a 2009 - 2011 Toyota Tacoma with a TRD Off Road Package.
My background includes US Army as a Medic (91B, 91W, 68W), local law enforcement (patrol, investigator, tactical plans and operations/Entry Team Commander), law enforcement instructor for tactical certifications in Alabama, and I am transitioning into TN State level Emergency Management Operations.
My goal for the Tacoma is to modify it to create a vehicle that allows me to be prepared for almost anything. Off road, bug out, all weather, SHTF (**** Hit the Fan), get anywhere I need to go regardless of the terrain, zombies have attacked, Red Dawn 2011, etc.
Crew cab to carry gear and other necessary "stuff", camper top for additional storage, sleeping.
Winch front bumper and a good tough rear bumper.
Skid plates are a must.
Short of armor plating it or loosing my mind and going all "A-Team" on it. I intend to have some fun with this truck and build it for "preparedness", but I want it to look nice too. Maybe even scare people off of the road in front of me .
I look forward to reading and learning here. You'll find that I am a no BS kind of guy and will be respectfull but direct.
Thanks for the opportunity to be here. I'm looking forward to it!!!!