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Any fellow survivalists utilize their truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jez, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. May 10, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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    I've been keeping ten gallons of Premium on hand in a tool shed. I add fuel stabilizer as soon as I bring it home, and dump it in my vehicles after six months. I spend a little extra for Premium so it'll work in whatever needs it, and the six month rotation with stabilizer means it's always good fuel. I also have four 20# propane tanks for grilling and powering my camper's furnace and fridge. I also have 20 gallons of water in jugs that I rotate, and I can always drink from the hot tub. :)

    I may add another ten gallons of Premium storage so I'll have enough to power my generator for a week, plus extra for emergency transportation. I don't give much thought to Bug-In or Bug-Out. I'm more concerned with natural disasters like tornados and ice storms interrupting services, or making it necessary to relocate my family. WRT that kind of SHTF (you know, stuff that has really happened, not Red Zombie Dawn), I need to make sure my family can take care of themselves as much as possible. 20 gallons of gas will keep them comfortable for a long time at home, or provide enough fuel to get them out of the area to a better place.
     
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  2. May 10, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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    What size generator is needed to power a home ?
     
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  3. May 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    Thank you for your service, and I'm very glad you haven't been affected by PTSD, but I respectfully disagree.
     
  4. May 10, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    DoorDing

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    That depends on what you want to power. Kohler makes a line of whole home, natural gas powered generators that can make life very comfortable. They also costs several thousand dollars, require a lot of fuel, and are stationary. I don't have the budget for one, or have much need for one, either.

    I have a Honda EU2000i portable generator. I bought it to charge my camper battery, but also wanted something powerful enough to be useful at home in an emergency. It's portable, quiet, and 2000W is just enough power to run the window AC in my garage, or the refrigerator, or nearly any other device I own.
     
  5. May 10, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    Nice improvement! :)

    Yeah, it would need grinding with a Dremel for a heavy barrel. Mine fit right in because it was tapered. And the offset trigger was abysmal. But once I worked it over it shoots just fine. I really like having the length of a rifle in such a short package. Knocked off quite a few squirrels and a couple of 'coons trying to get into the chicken coop. I shoot low velocity 22CB Longs so it's just a glorified pellet gun. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. May 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    Things I have in case I need to roll to my land in the woods high on the hill... iodine tablets (purify water), canteen and canteen cup, fire starter (cotton soaked in patrolem jelly stored in 35 mm film can), duck tape and 550 cord good call, repel rope, tools, weapons (hand gun, bow, and .17HMR w/scope), knives, ax, etc. Maps, compass, protractor, batteries, note book and pens, sewing kit, camp stove, canned food tuna etc small containers long shelf life...
     
  7. May 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    Lots of useful things, but iodine tablets suck.
    Try these instead.
     
  8. May 22, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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    I'm in the market for a new EDC that I can carry my 14" Ultrabook in for work as well as have plenty of room to store the essentials.

    I love Maxpedition's stuff and plan on getting another Universal CCW holster as well as their magazine holder for one of the interior pockets.

    I was looking at the Kodiak Gearslinger, but it's pretty expensive and may be too big for my needs.

    The only other work-related stuff I carry is a backup power supply for the laptop, an iPhone charger, my glasses case and a few USB thumb drives.

    Thanks!

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    Instead of buying just premium, try phase separating too. It removes teh ethanol content and requires marginal effort. Ethanol free gas, lasts way longer.

    Or be lazy and buy race gas/aviation gas. If you feel like spending an extra 20 bucks on a fill up
     
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    Phase separation isn't a problem since I use Shell V-Power; there's no ethanol to remove.

    Some of you may be interested in the Mr. Funnel Fuel Filter Funnel. I've never used one, but it looks useful, and Hopkins makes good products.
     
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    they sell ethanol free gas at a lot of the stations around here...they label it marine gas
     
  13. May 26, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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    ChiveOn City Slickin' Redneck, I wear a suit with a mullet

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    Just picked up one of these that will always stay in the truck.
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    If you ever use that, be prepared to back flush it frequently. Relying on human suction makes it simpler, but it'll also be difficult to develop much suction compared to a traditional water filter pump.

    I use an MSR Hyperflow filter with an add-on pre-filter. It's based on the same microtube filter technology. If at all possible, let the water sit for a few minutes so larger particulates accumulate on the bottom of a container. A friend has the same Hyperflow, without a pre-filter, and without patience. His clogged up after a few days of use when sucking straight from fairly clean, flowing water. I used the same water sources, but the pre-filter, a Sea-to-Summit Kitchen Sink, and daily back flushing kept mine working properly.
     
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    You're too nice. Internet tough guy is obviously brain damaged and demonstrates a shameful disservice to those that have served and suffered.

    /end threadjack rant
     
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    Like I said, I'm on my 3rd deployment as an infantry medic. Feel free to pm me if you want to continue the conversation.
     
  17. Jun 8, 2013 at 1:38 AM
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    Heres my Eberlestock Lo Drag pack.

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  18. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:43 AM
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    I have the usual mess of knives, flashlights, and multitool scattered throughout the truck, but I also have a small day pack I keep in my backseat (toolbox when I get it). It has:

    Water Filter (UV and filtration packets)
    Flashlight and headlamp
    Chem Lights (UV and Reg)
    Emergency Blanket and Emergency Bivvy sack
    Emergency Poncho
    550 Cord
    GPS
    Batteries
    Short K-Bar
    3 field stripped MREs
    2 Water Bottles (60 oz) Capacity
    Weatherproof Matches
    Dry sealed kindling stick
    Magnesium fire starter
    Emergency medical kit (Built with a Corpsman I work with, not storebought)
    Compass

    It's one of those things I am constantly adding to, but the bag is a small Mountain Hardware day pack that only weighs about 15 pounds (This one). Perfect emergency bag, or I can take it hiking, hunting, etc. and keep myself out of most trouble for a few days if I get stuck, hurt, etc. It has straps that would fit an AR-7 or small takedown bow perfectly, so I think that is my next step.
     
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    My ghb is always in the truck
     

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