In this video we found another prepper going through what is in their bug out bag. We hope it will give you ideas on what is important to include in your bag in order to survive whatever ordeal you find yourself in!
In this video a prepper takes us through his 1981 Toyota 4×4 with a topper on it. He goes into some detail of what specific gear he includes in his bug out vehicle. It looks pretty comfortable in the back. Take a look and decide for yourself!
Bugout vehicles can appear anywhere. Checkout this list of the most awesome bugout vehicles from the movies. Did your favorite make the list? Check out the article to find out!
From the article:
MOVIE: Back To The Future
VEHICLE: 1985 Toyota Pickup SR5
Off-road lights. Sweet brush guard. Lifted. Pretty good gas mileage. What more can you ask for in a BOV? Though the DeLorean Time Travel car in the movie might get you out of dodge quicker, it needs a long straight path and you may not get that in the midst of a disaster Bug Out. This little SR5 doesn’t care if the path is straight, or smooth. It can probably handle about anything you throw at it. Sign me up – I’m a believer.
When preparing for the worst there are so many terms out there to be aware of when picking a vehicle. Here’s another SHTF Vehicle. Depending upon what you are prepping for these types of vehicles are worth a look. We found this article that breaks down what to look for in a SHTF Vehicle. We hope it helps prepare you for whatever happens.
From the article:
1) Affordable: If I cant even buy it, then everything else matters little. The price of spare parts and repairs should also be within your financial means. This is the Achilles heel of most MOD/military vehicles.
2) Toughness: By this I don’t mean military style or hard use off road, but tougher than the ordinary sedan vehicle. Most light SUVs would fill this role well. The SHTV may be pushed into service for moving around gear, furniture, supplies, etc. More capacity than a basic car would be nice. Besides, during disasters and even due to economic factors, roads may be in far from adequate shape. This I’ve seen it myself very clearly. Well paved roads require more care and maintenance than most people realize. After a year of neglect roads are noticeably worse. After a decade of neglect you really need a truck or SUV unless you want to constantly replace tires, rims and suspension. Yet another point is security. Here I’m talking both about car accidents or having to push your way out of carjack attempts, who may cash against you on purpose so as to force you to stop your vehicle. A more solid vehicle is advice in either case.
3) Reliable: You’d be surprised to see how many fancy SUVs and trucks have a poor track record in terms of reliability. Inform yourself before making any purchase. Japanese cars are among the most reliable. Think Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and Mitsubishi. Reads plenty of reviews and talk with your mechanic.
There has been debates on vehicles since they were created. The best bugout vehicle is no different. We found this article that lists 15 different bugout vehicle along with their pro and cons in order to help you decide which one is best for you!
From the article:
Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV):
The SUV is another good choice for the Ultimate Survival Vehicle. They have a good range on a full tank of gas and with 4 wheel drive and fairly aggressive tires they can traverse most terrains you will encounter. With a roof rack, towing capacity and seating for five or more, the SUV can carry a large family and a lot of gear.
Pro’s – Diversity (Can be your everyday vehicle and your Bug Out Vehicle), Good carry capacity, Good range, Decent off-road capability depending on model and set up, Can double as a place to sleep for a small family.
Con’s – Not very fuel efficient, requires fuel, Cannot handle extreme terrain unless modified
We found this podcast that we hope will help you picking your vehicle as well as picking the right fuel source for you and your vehicle. We hope it answers a lot of your questions!
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Tim Glance is the owner of Old Grouch Military surplus and a veteran of the US Army where he served for 18 years as a Construction Equipment Mechanic, Wheeled Vehicle mechanic, and now as a Warrant Officer Engineer Equipment Repair Technician still serving in the Army Reserve.
In addition Tim is an ASE certified diesel technician and he collects and restores vintage military vehicles as a hobby. He has been helping people investigate alternative fuels and survival vehicles as for several years.
Today he joins us to discuss “prepper vehicles”, creative solutions for alternative fuel options with diesel motors, basic vehicle maintenance, equipping the prepper vehicle and more.
Join Us Today As We Discuss…
Why prepper vehicle vs. BOV (bug out vehicle)
Five factors to look for in a prepper vehicle
Why diesel and what kind makes sense
The virtues of the humble and affordable CUCV
What parts you should always carry with you
Why you should keep good but cheap tools in your vehicle
How do you use waste motor oil as fuel
What are the advantages of using waste oil as fuel
What are the risks of using waste oil as fuel
How do you get started learning how to work on your own vehicle
The advantages of military vehicles in relation to TMs
What is a “Hi Lift” jack and why should you have one
Sometimes your bugout vehicle can’t be a pickup or SUV. In that case it’s important to make the most out of what you do have. This prepper shares what he did to his wife’s trunk to ensure that she had the proper supplies to survive is she got stranded away from him. He also goes onto share what he included in his wife’s trunk to ensure her survival!
In this video we found this prepper shares how he has everything organized so it always stays neat and so that everything has a place. He also goes through all of his gear and shares where he got it in case it works for you too. We hope this video will help you be even more prepared just in case you are stranded.
In this forum we found it includes information on keeping your bugout vehicle ready at all times. It’s also a great opportunity to ask questions of other preppers or share what you’ve been up to in order to help someone else out!
In this video the prepper is a proud owner of a 2006 Jeep Rubicon for his personal bugout vehicle. He goes through each portion of the vehicle sharing what he feels is important to include and where he includes it at in his vehicle. We hope that it will help you planning your bugout vehicle!