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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 7, 2013 at 1:30 AM
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    Hey fellas, didn't read every page all the way through, but if you don't already know, check out gunbot.net, it shows realtime availability and price of ammo, mags, and reloading equipment.
     
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    That's why I don't live in the city.

    Good point. But if there was no electric power, gas stations couldn't pump gas making tires irrelevant. That's one reason I chose to already live where I'd want to go in an emergency. Heck, I was at a gas station when their computers were down and they couldn't sell gas to anyone. The only reason I could get gas was that I paid cash.

    Solar is good for charging batteries. If there was a total power grid failure, for example from a solar flare or an EMP detonation. Solar panels would be fried right along with anything else electronic. Hello 1800's. Candles and wood stoves.
     
  3. May 7, 2013 at 4:55 AM
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    Thanks for the good tip, Matt. :)
     
  4. May 7, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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    I grew up making candles, soap, and canning with Mom. When the machines rise, I'm ready to go 1800s, too.

    Buy a hand cranked transfer pump so you can harvest the fuel tanks of the less fortunate and commercial storage tanks.

    If EMP is your game, keep the panels stored in a Faraday cage, along with your truck. Since you probably live in an old missile complex, that's not a concern anyway.
     
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  5. May 7, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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    So I have a Tahoe it was gonna be built as a bug out vehicle someone stole the gas tank out of the truck...cant get far if you utilize your truck if someone steals the pump and tank...ive never even heard of something like this happening. I found a new tank/pump and lines im hoping the guy decides to part the truck if he does im gonna put a single spot welt on the bolts for the tank so no one can just unbolt it and run with it again...
     
  7. May 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    Damn that sucks. Where at in GA do you live?
     
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    Good choice. That's what I have:D

    Not the highest abrasion rating on the material, but it's good enough. Perfect size for a 3day pack.
     
  11. May 7, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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    Hey everyone. Been following this thread for awhile; lots of great info.

    My brother was at our mom's house with his dog in her backyard when the next door neighbor's pitbull jumped the block wall and attacked his dog. He stopped it in time before it fucked his dog up, and he fucked the pitbull up, but it got me thinking about my lack of protection when I'm out riding my mt bike on trails or riding to work.

    I have pistols and what not, but don't see any real way of carrying it without it popping out of the holster from being banged around on trails. I used to carry it in my bag but I would have to get off the bike, open the bag, and grab the gun before I could use it. Plus I ride by a few schools on the way to work and I'd rather not get in trouble for carrying a gun so close by.

    So I had this old knife laying around and test attached it to the shoulder strap of the bag. It works, but it is a pretty big F'n knife and I feel it looks a bit ridiculous. I thought about using a smaller knife like the S&W one shown, but it isn't too secure when it's clipped onto the "anchor points," at least where it is easily accessible with one hand while riding.

    This is more for protection against wild animals and what not that you encounter when riding around. I know it's better to look ridiculous and have it it than look fine and not have it when you need it.

    Opinions? I guess I could just find a knife about 2/3s the size of this one but I'd rather use what I already have. What do you guys do when riding around?

    Figured this was the thread to put this in since the mountain bike one is more about just posting pics of your bike.

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    I would be more than comfortable with the little tanto folder you have there. You might need the bayonet looking one if you were fighting a bear or something.
     
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    Oh yeah I forgot that I had one of those collapsible batons. Think it is called an asp or some shit. Ill look into the para cord wrapped handle. I have something like it already. Ill keep playing around with it, already took the big one off.

    The little one is a nice knife but it just moves around a lot when clipped in.
     
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    I'd go ahead and post in the mtn bike thread also. Its more of a BS thread now days anyways :D

    I carry a kershaw folder clipped to my shorts pocket. You could also get a can of pepper spray and clip it to your backpack strap.
     
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    Agreed.

    BTW, if you have problems with your pistol "popping out of the holster", you need a better holster.

    A can of pepper spray will be much more realistically useful against an animal than a knife or baton. You can use spray while riding, and it's easy to carry/deploy. If you've already dismounted to deal with the animal (which would need to be done for an effective knife or baton defense), you've got your bike to use as a barrier, but again, it's difficult to use a knife or baton effectively while holding a bike. Dropping a bike to use a weapon opens you up to counterattack.

    Better to spray and beat the dog with the bike itself.
     
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    Another good option.

    If you want to carry a gun while exercising, there are several lightweight revolver and semi-autos to choose from, along with shirts made for concealed carry while running/biking, or a good fanny pack bag, like Blackhawk's. A fanny pack can be worn across the shoulder, bandolier style, too. A Maxpedition Versipack may also fit the bill.

    If dogs were my concern while riding a bike, and I had to choose one item for defense, I'd still take spray over a gun, knife, or stick. Ideally, take more than one, but recognize that each has their strengths and weaknesses. A Kahr PM9, a can of spray, and a small folder don't weigh much, or take up much space.
     
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    Oh.

    I thought the spare bag was for the dog. :D
     
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    Gotcha. I'm in Hinesville, I may have to keep an eye on mine.
     
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    I'm good to go. I have the launch codes. ;)
     
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    Any of you guys ever just hop in your truck with your bug-out bag only and put your kit to the test for a few days in the forest or desert?
    I've done this in the desert a few times and have managed to narrow down my pack to what's on the list I posted.
     

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