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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 25, 2014 at 7:21 PM
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    NvrSumR

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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).
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2014 at 9:18 PM
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    DoorDing

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    Considering the crowd, all the grams saved on other gear can be devoted to ammo. :)
     
  4. 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!!
     
  5. 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
      • Rear Right Passenger 2 person tent
      • Glove Box a Head Lamp Led Light, Napkins, State Map, Chem lights, Pain Killers, Lighter
      • Center Console- Knife, Lighter, Pens, Flashlight, Chapstick, Gum
      • Driver Door- Buck Knife, Expandable Baton, Solar Powered Flashlight, Tire Key, Lug Wrench
    In The Bed

    • Basic’s
      • Ratchet Straps
      • Bungee Cord
      • Fire Extinguisher (2.5 lbs)
      • Shovel
    • Recovery
      • 2X Jerry Cans Treated With Stabilizer
      • Fluids- Coolant
      • Wood Blocks (3)
    • Recovery / Emergency Tote: Emergency Blanket, Jumper Cables, Battery Jump Starter, Tarp, Rope, Leather Gloves, Tow-Strap, Shackles, Rain Gear, Burner w/ Propane, Pot w/ Lid, 2X Rain Ponchos, 2X Camel back, 2X 5 Gal Water Containers, Fire Starter Cubes, Box of 300 Matches, Powdered Gatorade, Protien Powder,
    • Bug-Out Bag- Spare Clothes, First Aid Kit, LED Flashlights + Spare Batteries, Food, Headlamp, Silva Ranger Hi-Vis Compass, (2) Multi-Tools, (2) Knives, Zip-Loc Bags, Toiletries, Paracord, Survival/Safety Literature, BoonieHat, Watch Cap, Fishing Line w/ Small Tackle Box, Fire Starter Cubes, Lighter, Binoculars


     
  6. Mar 27, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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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
     
  9. Apr 6, 2014 at 1:32 PM
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    Any recommendations for 2 way radios?
     
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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!!
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. 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
     
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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
     
  15. Apr 25, 2014 at 9:41 AM
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    I wish them the best, but I think both are solutions in search of a problem.
     
  18. Apr 25, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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    A true survivalist should know where to find tinder in a survival situation. Novel idea.

    I do like the mounting system. Not enough to buy it yet. But i do like it.
     
  19. Apr 25, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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    On another note. Mycelium? I need to find a local to teach me the ways.
     
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    I tend to agree with that but the notion of moving a load from motorcycle/truck other to backpack or vice versa makes modular loading that much more attractive. Granted, it would be for disposable income or later stage prepping but lots of ideas start to float around......

    :)
     

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