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Any fellow survivalists utilize their truck?

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

  1. Sep 4, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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    Wicked 2007

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    I have a similar system with action packers - essential camping gear in 1 and the other for optional/as needed items.

    I use the sawyer squeeze filter. Been using it backpacking for years. Small and easy to use. Fits in a glove box. And best of all - pretty cheap.

    http://m.rei.com/mt/www.rei.com/product/837824/sawyer-squeeze-water-filter-plus


    Carry 1 can and a syphon.
     
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  2. Sep 4, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    2 cans and two siphons. two is one and one is none ;)
     
  3. Sep 4, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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    RPD STARS Turn up the good, turn down the suck!

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    mbmack1 That F'n guy

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    Subd. great thread.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    Fink

    Fink Motorboatin' SOB

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    Anybody seen TheUrbanPrepper's channel on YouTube? Has a fan-fucking-tastic video write-up on his BOB and EDC bags. Truly one of the better setups and walkthroughs I've ever seen.

    Then of course there is SensiblePrepper and sootch00. Been watching a ton of shit on YouTube about SHTF stuff.

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  6. Sep 4, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    Fink Motorboatin' SOB

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    Do you guys honestly worry about earthquakes quite a bit up there? I feel like it's similar to how us Floridians worry about hurricanes, except that we know when a hurricane is about to hit. True?

    Only reason I ask is there is a remote chance that we will be relocating up that way soon and it's something I've wondered.

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  7. Sep 4, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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    Fink

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    Interesting. Is it a pretty common fear/reason for prepping in that area?

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  8. Sep 4, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    JdevTac

    JdevTac Negative Ghostrider

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    I completely agree with this. The assholes in the movies who kill people for their food and steal their gear would be completely legit in a real world situation if things ever got real desperate. If some stranger dirtbag had a choice between stealing your stuff and/or killing you just to save their own ass, they very well would.

    I don't know if anyone has seen The Road with Vigo Mortensen, but it highlights the times when things do get desperate. I found it is on Netflix now.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    Fink

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    Just read your edited version and completely agree with you.

    I was just curious if the fear of earthquakes played a large role in people's preparations in that area of the country.

    I've heard similar stories. Again, completely agree with you.

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  10. Sep 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    Fink

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    Depending on how all of this stuff goes at work, we'd be looking at either Seattle or the Denver area. Really wherever we want, depending on the job market.

    We'll be in Seattle next week visiting my brother that works for Microsoft, where I'll be interviewing, so we'll see how that goes...

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  11. Sep 4, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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    Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    ...and sunshine. :cool:
     
  12. Sep 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    Colorado is honestly my first choice.

    There are a few jobs in Englewood that I have looked into. Any insight as to what that area is like? Any prepping concerns I should be aware of before getting too excited? :p

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  13. Sep 4, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    Winter is cold.
     
  14. Sep 4, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    DoorDing Intentionally obtuse

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    No need to watch a film or read fiction about it when we have two recent examples:
    and Hurricane Katrina. Seattle isn't in the direct line of fire from Washington's five volcanoes, but it's definitely a concern for the area.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2013 at 6:12 AM
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    Good to know! :p

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  16. Sep 5, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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    l SWAY l Well-Known Member

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    Some of this & some of that...
    Morning Everyone,

    Long time reader and newbie survivalist here. I could benefit from some input for the below situation. Thanks in advanced.

    Due to a recent living situation change, I have come to the decision to take public transportation (Los Angeles Metrolink) to save myself time, money and sanity on a daily trip that takes me through down town LA. This means all of my supplies that are normally in my truck I cannot take with me and I am limited to one back pack. Also, I am subject to "random bag checks" as stated on the Metrolink website due to post 09/11 policy.

    Given the real world posibility of earthquakes, what do you suggest to take in one bag that would not cause an issue with "random bag checks" (aside from food and water)?
     
  17. Sep 5, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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    I'd suggest printing a copy of their policy concerning contraband and keep it in your pack for easy reference. Without knowing what's on that list, it's difficult to know what you can have with you.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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    I always keep a bug out bag in the taco, mainly because for work, and a few extra goodies in the garage to throw in the truck.
    I can throw everything in the truck in a few minutes and be gone.
    2-3 bags, food, water, generator/gas and the critters.

    I've bought most of these off Amazon because REI is to expensive:p
    Living in SoCal you never know when an earthquake, wildfire or riot might break out. My wife thought I was crazy until the 07 wildfires. She's all about being prepared now and has her own bug out bag and gear. I have a lot of this from deployments also.

    Firearms...:D plus ammo
    Blackhawk response bag with mags/cleaning kit
    Hydro-pack
    Plate carrier with level III plates
    T.A.G. Sniper back, 3-day pack-multicam I keep in the truck
    1. Arc'teryx Jacket
    2. Socks/undies
    3. Batteries
    4. LED flashlight
    5. LED headlamp
    6. Baby wipes
    7. Extra glasses
    8. Dry bags
    9. Magazine and other misc attached Molle
    10. Chem lights
    11. Shemaughs
    12. Carabieners
    13. Gerber EOD multi-tool with 40 peice attachment set
    14. motorola 2 way radios
    15. Arc'teryx gloves, beanie, long underwear - :D
    16. Toothbruch/paste/soap/floss/mirofiber towel/sanitzer
    17. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
    18. Blow out medical pack/first aid
    19. Poncho
    20. Sunscreen/Bug spray
    21. Superglue
    22. Prismatic Sighting Compass w/ Pouch /mirror
    23. Playing cards
    24. Solar battery charger
    25. Hearing protection
    26. tazer

    The bug out pack only weighs about 15 lbs with everything in it :)


    Sitting in the garage ready to go;
    Box of Military MRE's and a few cases of water
    Honda EUI2000 generator
    Dog and cat food
    Mountain bikes
    I have a T.A.G. large loadout roller bag in the garage with go gear in it.
    1. Sleeping bag
    2. Goretex jacket and pants
    3. Tact gear, shirts and pants
    4. Hennesse hammock
    5. Extra compression sack
    Tools, etc...
    1. Chainmate CM-24SSP 24-Inch Survival Pocket Chain Saw With Pouch
    I love this thing!!
    2. Gerber 31-000705 Gator Machete Pro, Nylon Sheath
    3. SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F01T Tactical Tomahawk, Black
    4. Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener
    5. Gerber 31-000699 Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter
    6. 2 Pack Survival Kit Can Opener, Military, P-51 Model
    7. Katadyn Water filter
    8. Mylar Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10)
    9. Coleman Aluminum Mess Kit
    10. Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
    11. Large and small bag of zip ties
    12. UCO Stormproof Matches, Waterproof and Windproof with 15 Second Burn Time - 25 Matches
    13. Columbia River Knife And Tool's Eat N Tool …
    14. SOG Specialty Knives F08-N Entrenching Tool
    15. SOG Specialty Knives & Tools FS01-N Spirit Knife, Black Oxide, this makes a great spear!
    16. Coleman canteen and stove kit
    17. Vasoline soaked cotton balls - portable tinder
    18. Duct Tape
    19. Portable Fishing kit/Yoyo fish trap
    20. Ziplock bags
    21. Camping stakes
    22. Conibear game trap
    23. Craftsman 180 peice tool kit
    24. 2 10x10 Tarps

    Seems like a lot but you never know what you might need.

    I still need to get a truck bed tent and a few other odds and ends.
     
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  19. Sep 5, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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    I keep them around always. From my desk at work, back pack, truck, bathroom! Best thing since sliced bread!
     
  20. Sep 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    I used to do the same thing going back to the 90's. Now I have bidets at home and wonder how I ever lived w/o them. If the world goes to shit, I will miss those the most. :D
     

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