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Any fellow survivalists utilize their truck?

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

  1. Mar 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM
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    clc clc

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    Makes me glad i live in pa.
     
  2. Mar 23, 2014 at 11:22 PM
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    One of my buddies that is a survival gadget junkie sent me one of these and it's actually kinda nice. I don't wear a survival bracelet thing so I slipped it on the wrist strap of my bow since my buddies still break my balls about the one time I got turned around on a blood trail through bottom land. When they see it I'm sure to get some more laughs.
     
  3. Mar 23, 2014 at 11:28 PM
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    What... no emergency blanket, or lifestraw? JK Neat, I like it. Is the compass at all usefull?
     
  4. Mar 25, 2014 at 12:07 PM
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    My golf and modding addiction are really putting a hampering on my BOB/prepping. Finally got started though. Bought my backpack, e-tool, compass, life straw, knife, camelback blatter, and can openers. Pretty small start but it's a step in the right direction.
     
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  5. Mar 25, 2014 at 4:13 PM
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    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    ^ Now that you're set for the course, what's going in your BOB?
     
  6. Mar 25, 2014 at 7:21 PM
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    Including the items I already mentioned: Glock 19 (which I don't currently own), paracord, lighter, flashlight, MRE or other longer life food, clothes.... Since I'm not an expert I was going to look at what others have already done for their BOB. I know there's some good info in this thread already (just have to go back and find it again).
     
  7. Mar 25, 2014 at 8:46 PM
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    I was joking. :)

    Whatever you pack, consider the utility and weight. If it only serves one use, or is more a convenience than a necessity, you can probably find a better option. Every gram counts in the end, so keep that in mind, too.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2014 at 9:18 PM
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    Considering the crowd, all the grams saved on other gear can be devoted to ammo. :)
     
  9. Mar 25, 2014 at 9:18 PM
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    I hear that - and for those that have seen my truck know that if "one is none, two is one and three's a spare," know that "even more is barely enough" is my motto!!....

    Stay safe!!
     
  10. Mar 27, 2014 at 12:36 PM
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    A list i put together ENJOY :D

    TACOMA SURVIVAL OUTFIT
    MOLLE POUCHES- USE TO OUTFIT and ORGANIZE
    In The Cab
    • Safety / Recovery
      • Under Driver Seat- Toilet Paper, Wipes
      • Under Rear Seat Storage Bin Miscellaneous Parts Spark Plugs, Serpentine Belt, Various Fuses, Various lights, Duck Tape, Extra batteries, Tool bag, Hammer, Nails, Screws, Pry-bar, Machete, Jumper Cables, Gloves, First Aid Kit, CPR Barrier Mask
      • Rear Left Passenger Insect repellant, Oil, Brake Fluid, Fix a Flat, Steering Fluid, Funnel, Water Purifier, Shotgun shells, 40 cal ammo, Florescent Tube Light, Folding Saw, Hatchet, Folding Shovel, Air compressor
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  11. Mar 27, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    some things you may want to consider:

    an independent battery jump starter

    on-board compressor

    improved lock system for your truck

    jerry cans

    gps tracker for your truck
     
  14. Apr 6, 2014 at 1:32 PM
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    Any recommendations for 2 way radios?
     
  15. Apr 6, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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    Do you have a ham license? Are you going to get one? If not - your options are limited. I don't have one although would like to get one - just have to make it a priority.

    So - if not - I like radios similar to these. Versatile, weather channel, fairly rugged....

    http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-MS35..._sim_e_35?ie=UTF8&refRID=008AKVNXBJRS7BV6QN21

    A good, stable and rugged radio that will fill a generic bill. You can add as many in the chain as you want - compatible with other manufacturers and I found a pair of rechargeable at Costco in a cool little bag for about $70. I have about 10 of these radios in different places - keep four in the truck and a pair in my trailer and others in BOB and such. The ones in the truck get used for convoy all the time with folks that don't have CB's -- I also have a CB in the truck and a portable for base camp use.

    If you want to get fancy you can - if you are looking for radios for TEOTWAWKI or SHTF and want more tactical then look a little deeper...

    http://emergencycommunicationsblog.com/exrs-frequency-hopping-spread-spectrum-high-tech-coolness/

    These are cool radios (I have a pair) but are a little more complicated to program and you would not find others in the area that had them.

    If you go ham - there are lots of places for information but this might help just to get started on basic comms.

    http://graywolfsurvival.com/2716/ham-radio-best-shtfdisaster-communication/

    Simple, inexpensive (but not cheap) and easy to use are my benchmarks.

    Stay safe & hope this helps!!
     
  17. Apr 6, 2014 at 11:03 PM
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    I have the bladder and put it in my Kelty bag for hiking. I got the bladder because you just put it inside out and run it in the top of the dishwasher to clean it. I was never gonna clean the bladder with a brush. I am lazy ;) The pressurized part is pretty cool feature when sucking down water in the Arizona heat. No complaints.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2014 at 3:34 AM
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    I just recently bought a geigerrig. I got the tactical bag. With insulated tube. Holder and i bought the virus filter. Pretty. Nifty kit though the insulated tube has an initial bitterness the filter helps the taste as a whole. Looking foreward to above zero temps so i can hike around better
     
  19. Apr 24, 2014 at 1:21 PM
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    there is a way to convert a swayer filter to work with a geigerrig. the sawyer filter lasts longer from what im told
     
  20. Apr 25, 2014 at 9:41 AM
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