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Survival gear/ supplies to keep in a four banger.

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Gun guy, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Jul 29, 2017 at 9:23 PM
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    Gun guy

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    Right now I keep
    - Two shovels 1 big 1 small
    - tow straps
    - a few simple tools
    - kitty litter
    - water
    - food
    - lights
    - lighters / matches
    - extra cloths
    - basic first aid
    -stock tire changing kit
    - glock 19 with a full mag, and an extra box of shells. ( I take it inside my house at night, and it stays locked up in and out the car)

    I keep all this stuff in a 2×2' box in my back seat, and the big shovel on the floor of the back seat ( to prevent theft). Surprisingly doesn't take up much space, but I can only seat one person in the back seat of the access cab right now.

    Not bragging, I actually feel really underprepared. I got stuck in the wilderness once, and was I'll prepared. Never want that to happen again.

    I recently just got a shell, so I think I can step it up a notch now ( soon as I get the locking tailgate upgrade handle thing ). If anyme has suggestions on a good option to lock my tailgate let me know.
    Right now I'm looking at buying this.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Lock-PL5400-Tailgate-Technology/dp/B00HLK77YO

    What should I add?
    I'm a little bit of a prepper so I want to be prepared !

    I live in Utah, snow is crazy in the winter, and summer is hot. The wilderness is very muddy in the spring.

    Posted in the 4 banger forum because I don't want to go crazy on weight.
    I'm getting 21mpg, and want to keep it that way.:yes:



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  2. Jul 29, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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    Phoosa

    Phoosa I never saw nothing.

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    Contractor grade garbage bags.

    Heavy duty.
    Massive size.

    Can be used for a poncho, makeshift shelter or any number of things.

    Weigh next to nothing when compared to traditional tarps.

    I have a pop-a-lock tailgate thing. No issues thus far.
     
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  3. Jul 29, 2017 at 9:33 PM
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    Gun guy

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    Awesome, wouldn't of even considered that, those bags could be used for a ton of things.
    Good to hear on the locker too!
    Was it a pita to install?
     
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  4. Jul 29, 2017 at 9:50 PM
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    Phoosa

    Phoosa I never saw nothing.

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    No. Just time consuming to run wires.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM
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    Early B.

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    I have the Pop-Lock you referenced. Simple install and works fine. However, I got the black color and it faded within months.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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    uwu

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    Serpentine belt. Not Tacoma specific, but I just got a Garmin inreach Iridium satellite communicator. I solo camp/hike/backpack and most areas don't have cell coverage, it's nice piece of mind.

    Edit: grab some freeze dried food like MountainHouse, I love it when living out of the truck in the back country. Tasty meals and all you need is hot water.
     
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  7. Jul 31, 2017 at 7:41 AM
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    Ihatetacomas

    Ihatetacomas Because tacomas hate me

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    Used @ 23,283 Volant Intake (w/ scoop)(removed August 2016), BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover, (drain tube mod), Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock, Stampede Vigilante Premium VP Series Hood Protector, 5lb Extinguisher, Shovel & Axe mounted in bed, Shok Industries Sound Deadener, Mercury: (K62, MGR-1200, MGR-495) Triton 8" Subs, Custom-Made: Sub Box, Speaker Templates, Vapor Barrier, All-Pro Bumper w/Kickouts, hidden trailer hitch, wooden cup-holder Misc: Knukonceptz RCA, speaker, and power wires, Big 3 Upgrade, a very full Husky technician tool box
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    TacoGlenn

    TacoGlenn Nobody Makes a Monkey Outta Me!

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  9. Aug 16, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    Defrost mirrors, compass/temp display rear view mirror, rear wiper on camper shell, trans.cooler.
    Clothesline Rope- many uses. Road flares will light when matches or lighter won't.Topographic maps will show terrain and jeep trails if you need to walk out. Compass with mirror. Sleeping bag, long handled knife of some kind, Can opener or multi tool.
    If your truck doesn't have a auto dimming mirror with compass on it. You can get one for less than $5 at most auto recyclers. Easy to "re set" the compass once it's installed. Google it. Some have garage door buttons on them too.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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    Add Single bit axe, 7'x9' Nylon tarp & Space Blankets.
     
  11. Oct 1, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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    Channellock brand pliers. Zip ties, crescent wrench. Small metric socket and wrench set, 10 in 1 screwdriver, extra fuses for the truck.I would guess having a bed mat would help in you had to sleep in the bed. Or you could put it on the ground or in a tent to insulate yourself from the ground, Gallon of water, Extra jacket, Toilet paper, a couple bic lighters.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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    tinfoil lined cab runflat headlights pee-thru seats
    One of the best ways to figure out what works: get a notebook, get in the truck with what you have now, drive out to the boonies and spend the night... you will realize quickly what you wish you had/didn't have. Take notes and keep improving your 'kit'
    My little BOB goes everywhere I do:
    • Ti Canteen/Cup/Lid/Spork
    • Ti 'Bush Box' Stove
    • Ferro Rod/Bic(duct tape)/Marine Matches
    • Water Purification Tablets
    • Sunto Compass/Ranger Beads
    • Headlamp/Batteries
    • Victorinox 'Deluxe Tinker'/SS Whistle
    • Falkniven 'A1 Pro'/Stone
    • 50' paracord
    • 100' 20lb monofilament/hooks
    • Waterproof Notebook/Carpenter's Pencil
    • Cash

    I also keep in the truck:
    • Tools (Wrenches, Screwdrivers, Pliers, Hammer, Fuses, Zip Ties, Tire Plugs, etc.)
    • Recovery Gear (Shackles, Straps, Pulleys, etc.)/Winch
    • MaxTraxx
    • First Aid
    • 2gal Water
    • Slumberjack Satellite Tarp
    • Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Pad
    • Katadyn Water Filter
    • Collapsabile Bowsaw
    • Toilet Paper
    • Baby Wipes
    • Power Bars
    • Boots/Socks/Hat/Gloves
    • OR Boonie Hat/Rescue Gloves
    • Shell/Fleece/Field Pants
    • Mt Hardwear Absolute Zero Down Parka
    • T-Brush/Paste/Soap/Pack Towel

    EOTW Pelican (in garage behind truck):
    • Sledgehammer/Axe/Wedge
    • Boltcutters/Crowbar/Machete
    • Spool of Rope/Bucket of Nails/Bucket of Deck Screws
    • Tarps/Coleman Lantern
    • TNF Moutain Tent/Sleeping Bags/Thermaresters
    • MSR Dragonfly/Fuel/Pans

    and right beside that:
    • Rubbermaid tote w/ food
    • 20gal Fuel
    • Rifle + 1K rds
    • and anything else I want to grab outta the garage and split...
     
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  13. Oct 1, 2017 at 12:55 PM
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    Alembicguy

    Alembicguy Unconscious and liking it

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    Duct tape
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    Shovel
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    Box of thin mints
     
  14. Oct 1, 2017 at 1:09 PM
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    Tow strap, shackles, saw, first aid
     
  15. Oct 1, 2017 at 6:59 PM
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    Probably some Imodium too, so if you're on a road trip you don't have to shit in a citgo.
     
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  17. Oct 1, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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    X2 on toilet paper, can also use to barter for bullets.
     
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    tinfoil lined cab runflat headlights pee-thru seats
    Rubbermaid 'Brute' totes are good too for keeping stuff dry in the bed. Look for the white ones - easier to find stuff in the bottom, don't bake in the sun.

    'Luci' solar LED lights are awesome too (Lowes/Walmart)... cheap, leave a couple on the dash to stay charged up.

    Solar/Crank/WX Band/USB gizmo too - quality matters, buy the best you can.

    Tom Brown's Wilderness Survival Book and North American edible plants are tucked under my seat in a ziploc bag too...
     
  19. Oct 15, 2017 at 8:19 AM
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    ?? I don’t have any guns. :(
     
  20. Oct 27, 2017 at 8:59 AM
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    I would ad a compas don't rely on your phone apps, small phone solar charger, few freeze dried meals
     

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