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Any fellow survivalists utilize their truck?

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

  1. Dec 4, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    Fink

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    That's almost exactly where I was thinking. Good call!

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  2. Dec 4, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    I've been meaning to get one and mount it as well. My primary point I want to mount it is the center console area, probably on the sides of where the cupholder/shifter portion is.

    My reasoning is regardless of what real-estate it takes up, if for whatever reason I am unconscious and I have a passenger, they can still get to it easily. The other reason is if I was t-boned it doesn't get mashed up somewhere, and yet another reason is I have seat side airbags (which can be turned off I believe) but those may inhibit me getting to it.

    The best option is of course mounting one near both driver and passenger and maybe one for rear occupants (not an issue for reg cab), which may be pricey and overkill, but could be a defining line between life and death. So many scenarios.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    I wouldn't mind mounting it on the center console - I like the rationale.

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  4. Dec 4, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    Some of this & some of that...
    Thanks for the update. :cheers:
     
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    I heard rumors. If this is for all semi autos,time to go get one.
     
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    It's "supposed" to be for semi's "easily" converted to full auto.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    whats that type of knife on the right called???
     
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    i think that is a leather working tool?
     
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    The right knife is an ulu,by Knives of Alaska. It's great for fleshing,and in the kitchen.
     
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    intersting, i need to start gathering supplies. i just got a 3day pack from LA police gear that i plan to use as a larger BOB and i have the small bug out bag from lapg also that i need to fill with more stuff

    i never thought of beef jerky and clif bars though.

    ive been thinking, i was going to get the adventure kits 2.0 first aid kit but though that it would be cheaper to get all of my own supplies, do you guys agree? im thinking of getting one of the molle first aid bags and putting it on the 3day bag
     
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    You could always buy a decent first aid kit and then add whatever you desire, i.e. tourniquet or whatever else. On the flipside if you buy all the items to make your own you can have bulk of different things in case you want to make extra kits or have extra to restock items as you use them up. The main thing to buying a premade kit at the store is convenience from making your own and maybe save a few bucks. Its always a good starting point to any additions you want to make.

    For example, many purchasable kits come with only 1 set of gloves, and if you were to go ahead and buy a box of them, well you have plenty to use. Same goes for safety pins, gauze and other bulk use/quickly expended items.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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    yeah thats what i was thinking, it might cost more at first but then i have extra, idk i will make a list of what i think i will need and see what a comparable kit costs or something
     
  14. Dec 9, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    Survival prep... what are we "surviving?" Disasters... of which kind?

    "Disasters are commonly categorized by their origin; natural or man-made. Most disasters investigated in the literature are natural disasters. Recently, however, industrial accidents have been categorized as disasters. The Bhopal gas release and the Che rnobyl nuclear accident are two examples of a man-made disaster. Forest fires (initiated by man) may be another example. "

    I like to be prepped for ALL kinds of disasters, and it's important to know which type you're vulnerable to, as well as the problems and scenarios they bring. A huge volcano eruption would hurt Hawaii just as bad as some crazy trade embargo against the island... no? Know as much as you can about all the things that can hurt you and yours...

    Glad Wallygator is still around! Keep posting dude, just be careful around the mods... sucks when they come down on some but not others... oh well!

    Live to fight another day! SURVIVAL thread! woo hoo...
     
  15. Dec 9, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    No. :)

    A total blockade (I think that's what you meant) would definitely pose some serious problems, but I don't think the end result would leave the entire surface of an island burnt to a cinder, covered in ash, with lava flows to boot. That would seem to be a far worse disaster than a dock closure. That wasn't the best example, but I know you're point was about preparing for multiple types of realistic disasters, and I agree that's an important consideration.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    I have all this that I keep in my flight bag just incase we go down. But after going through survival skool I would suggest adding a metal match and a tube of cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly. Trust me when I say that storm proof matches are not at all storm proof. The cotton ball soaked it PET lights really easily with a metal match and burns for a long time.
     
  17. Dec 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    Thanks Bill Nye the Science Guy! hahaha...

    and yeah, you got my point! :)
     
  18. Dec 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    I've used this method before and it works very well with a firesteel or some other reliable ignition source. Treated cotton balls packed into a weatherproof match box won't let you down. Fluff them up first so air can get to the ignited area easier, and you can use a few to dry out larger kindling.
     
  19. Dec 9, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    nice ill have to make sure i do this
     
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    Anybody had issues keeping a Maglite or other flashlight in their truck box? Never stored one in a truck box or outside the cab before - wasn't sure what it would do the light or the batteries. If it'd survive, I'd like to find a way to mount a Maglite or two in my truck box.

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