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Title: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Beetle on October 01, 2008, 02:59:18 PM
Gear I carry in my truck.(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2905711670_6808d6f1e8_b.jpg)(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/2904867285_40c7b5ba31_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: BigDanInTX on October 01, 2008, 03:08:37 PM
That's alot of stuff.  Any chance you could inventory that for us?  I'm sure many people would be interested in some of those items.  =-]
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: archer on October 01, 2008, 03:23:40 PM
Wow! How much room do you have for people?
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Beetle on October 01, 2008, 03:35:55 PM
It's a crew cab truck with all the gear in a canopy. I was into SAR so alot of it was from that. But I figure if I could be with my truck I could be really comfy when the you know what hit the fan. Ill try and get a list but its a lot of stuff.
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: BigDanInTX on October 01, 2008, 03:44:15 PM
Ill try and get a list but its a lot of stuff.
Understatement of the year!!!  =-o
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on October 01, 2008, 09:26:46 PM
Where do you sit?

***ETA***

Excellent job of being prepared BTW.  Didn't mean to sound like I was criticizing. ;D
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: jeremya on October 01, 2008, 11:39:26 PM
Where do you sit?

Oh top of the Tub... duh.  ::)

-- Jeremy
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: dreadstalker on October 02, 2008, 05:43:21 PM
good lord how on earth do you find anything.
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: BigDanInTX on October 02, 2008, 11:18:18 PM
Probably the same way Fred Sanford did...  ;-]
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: kaiservontexas on October 03, 2008, 09:28:34 PM
And all other trunk kits have been put to shame. *hangs head*
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Beetle on October 03, 2008, 09:33:56 PM
Yea it's a little overkill. I got a new truck and I am not putting a canopy on it so I was gonna do a tool box and re-think my gear.
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: creuzerm on October 04, 2008, 10:09:58 PM
2 lanterns? You ever use both of them at the same time? I have a magnet mount headlamp on a 12 foot cord. That has been sufficient for me so far.

I carry a fire hatchet instead of the chain saw, it's smaller and uses less gas. :)

Does the milk crate do a good job of protecting that blue water jug? I had one split open on me the first time I used it and drained all 7 gallons of water into the seat of my year old vehicle. Needless to say, I am less then happy with that product.
I got a 2.5 gallon jug of bottled water from the store. That lasted a month, and it has slid around enough that I noticed that it's leaking now too. Mind you, I walk to work so I have driven my vehicle about 3k miles so far this year. Not a good track record for that container.

I am about to see if one of those blue water cooler jugs will fit into a 5 gallon bucket. That is just a really inconvenient shape for me though. Hard to use and hard to store.

I prefer to carry distilled water in my vehicle for battery top-offs and radiator fills. I have actually had to use my water to top off a radiator on a tow truck that was picking up my car due to a busted timing belt.

Anybody find something that works well for distilled water in a vehicle? It's actually harder now that I have a Ford Escape then it was with my old Ford Escort.

You just can't hide anything in an SUV like you can in a trunk of a car. Long rides, people are turned around rummaging through your stuff. I am half tempted to keep a LARGE box of condoms pretty shallow so they find it quickly and stop out of embarrassment.
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Beetle on October 04, 2008, 10:52:51 PM
Actually the milk crate really does a great job protecting it, I really abuse it (no leaks).
Chainsaw has a 30in. bar and most of the time it's not enough. Got really big trees in Oregon. It would take a month with an axe to cut them.
What can I say I love Coleman never can have to many lanterns, gets dark in them thar Mountains.
I am a Deputy and we have a ton of Search and Rescue missions. Every time we finished a search I would think to myself, it sure would be nice to have XYZ. So it just kept growing to where I had almost every situation covered. I am all about comfort so a lot of it is for that.
I got some more pictures, but I gotta get my daughter to post em. Not to computer Savvy...
My wife has a Toyota Tacoma and I have stuffed the little compartments in it with a suprising amount of gear, Maybe your car has the compartments.
It is sad we had a death of an out of stater who got caught in a mountain pass, I hate to criticize but I don't think they were properly prepared.http://www.co.klamath.or.us/sheriff.html (http://www.co.klamath.or.us/sheriff.html) Follow the link to read about it. But your chances are better with some gear than not, so try and get that car loaded up....Good luck P.S. a good 2 meter ham radio is a MUST in my book. They had a cell phone with them that turned out to be useless...
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: RedneckFur on October 05, 2008, 05:18:17 PM
Lot of stuff you have.  No doubt, youre well prepared.  My question is what kind of truck do you pack this stuff in? I imagine it takes up alot of room, so is this a dedicated bug out truck, or is it a daily driver, and if so, do you have to unpack this stuff when you need to haul things?
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on October 07, 2008, 12:32:05 AM
Lot of stuff you have.  No doubt, youre well prepared.  My question is what kind of truck do you pack this stuff in? I imagine it takes up alot of room, so is this a dedicated bug out truck, or is it a daily driver, and if so, do you have to unpack this stuff when you need to haul things?


Survey says!
It's a crew cab truck with all the gear in a canopy. I was into SAR so alot of it was from that. But I figure if I could be with my truck I could be really comfy when the you know what hit the fan. Ill try and get a list but its a lot of stuff.
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Beetle on October 07, 2008, 09:13:39 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/2922734009_281b7a4512_b.jpg)  (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3171/2922797233_b2acf53d91_o.jpg)


Everything fits neatly under the plywood. It was all organized in marked totes. I have a queen size bed on top of plywood, I like to be comfortable. It was my everyday driver,but is now semiretired because I got a new truck.
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: BigDanInTX on October 08, 2008, 08:08:27 AM
At first, I thought it very odd that someone would have a hockey mask strapped to their front bumper.  Took me a second to realize you were just covering up your license plate for the picture!!   :D

(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4264/jasonmaskux7.th.jpg) (http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4264/jasonmaskux7.jpg)
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Beetle on October 09, 2008, 02:10:48 AM
The backup Bug out rig....
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/2926573828_41b21d119b_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/2926573796_4f2e76e8a2_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: 423aaron on October 28, 2008, 05:33:26 AM
OK where do I get plans for one of those?!!!
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Patriot:Ex Machina on October 28, 2008, 06:34:34 AM
Bailey,
that back up BO rig is awesome. Give us a few details on that.
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Beetle on October 28, 2008, 11:10:59 PM
My buddy has a business building ATV trailer's and all kinds of ATV accessory's... He added the tent recently. We load em up with camping gear and head out.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2983570970_28cde84b6e_b.jpg)

This one was taken in Sumpter Ore

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3221/2982713603_ddf65bd740_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/2982733771_26102d1da1_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/2982734311_055038df55_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/2983601108_6676f98dfb_b.jpg)


They are a blast to camp with and they are built to last. If somebody wants one let me know...
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Beetle on October 28, 2008, 11:17:36 PM
Here is the newest creation with the tent folded up..

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/2982757331_630866d8cc_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on October 29, 2008, 02:51:34 AM
I've seen these somewhere else...damn, only 36 & my memory is for shit.  Anyway...post a step by step set-up of that thing, won't ya?
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Beetle on October 29, 2008, 08:55:01 AM
   www.quadtrek.net (http://www.quadtrek.net) Check out this adventurous website....Click translate to English to read it.
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Beetle on October 29, 2008, 09:08:57 AM
Here's my buddy's website..Click on the tent trailer link    http://tomahawkenterprises.com/ (http://tomahawkenterprises.com/)
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: archer on October 29, 2008, 08:45:03 PM
Oh these are great!!!
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: creuzerm on October 30, 2008, 12:20:43 PM
Those trailers are much nicer then the one my dad and I made years back.

We found a busted up old 3 wheeler that we cut the back axle out of and made into a wood hauling trailer. A heavy fence post makes a great trailer tongue. No more worries about scratching the truck up. Taking a trip through the woods on a three wheeler or a four wheeler with a trailer to get wood is a lot more fun, and a lot less work then loading up the truck and trailer.

We used that trailer for YEARS, rotted 2 sets of tires off of it. The third set finally went, and it was cheaper to buy a new trailer then it was to get new tires for it. Couldn't find anymore used tires. We still have it sitting in the trees for when we do find new tires. That nice high wheel base is real nice to drag the trailer over crap in the woods.
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Tycoon on November 11, 2008, 03:05:00 PM
Nice trailers, I just bought one for my "Bug out Vehicle" below.

(http://bearlys.smugmug.com/photos/415131078_53A49-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: ModernSurvival on November 11, 2008, 03:13:22 PM
Ah has an infamous Rubicon come to our forum,  ;)

Welcome to you bud!
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: ColdHaven on November 11, 2008, 05:49:44 PM
Just when I thought I was getting close to being prepared someone comes along and completely owns me.

Awesome set up. Let me guess...you have another truck which pulls the truck with all of that in it?

+1 for the awesomeness of your set up. I have a new standard in which to gauge myself.  :)
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Beetle on November 11, 2008, 08:37:38 PM
Sweet Rubicon... Where was the picture taken???
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on November 11, 2008, 11:33:57 PM
Nice trailers, I just bought one for my "Bug out Vehicle" below.

(http://bearlys.smugmug.com/photos/415131078_53A49-L.jpg)
Damn.

I am so committing a mortal sin right now.
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: Tycoon on November 12, 2008, 08:47:32 AM
Sweet Rubicon... Where was the picture taken???

Thanks, taken me about a year to build. Taken at a spot by my home called Calico Canyon. All I need is a TOW Gunner and I'm set to go.
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: 19kilo on November 12, 2008, 01:31:36 PM
Nice trailers, I just bought one for my "Bug out Vehicle" below.

(http://bearlys.smugmug.com/photos/415131078_53A49-L.jpg)
Damn.

I am so committing a mortal sin right now.



 ;D
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on November 12, 2008, 08:24:43 PM
Sweet Rubicon... Where was the picture taken???

Thanks, taken me about a year to build. Taken at a spot by my home called Calico Canyon. All I need is a TOW Gunner and I'm set to go.
The "Rubi Rocket Launcher".

Yeah, that pretty much reaks of manliness! :D 

Well done on the Rubi, your lay out is basically my dream vehicle come to life.  My Cherokee is paid off though & I just can't justify going back in to debt with the way the economy is right now.  But one day...
Title: Re: Bug out vehicle gear
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