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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    West Texas
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    Set up your truck for TEOTWAWKI, SHTF, emergencies, etc

    So, I was looking for guides to setting up a truck to be "tactical" and this was the best that I found:

    So that video is a joke, basically, but if you wanted to be prepared for emergencies, anything from getting stuck in the mountains during a snowstorm to a no-government hurricane Katrina type situation, how would you do it?

    right now, my H3 is totally unmodified, but I do keep some emergency supplies in the back. A first aid kit, a folding shovel, some food, a duraflame log, and a methanol stove made from a aluminum can, a blanket, stuff like that. I'd like to add a good bumper. I like the predator search a rescue one because it sticks out in front a bit and maybe that could be used for ramming or something like that.
    I'm also thinking:
    basic tools, tire repair kit, off road lights, rifle rack, flux capacitor, etc.

    What else would you have?

    John||2005 BMW 330i ZHP|1995 Chevy Camaro 3.4L|2008 Hummer H2| @oltorf.the.destroyer|

  2. #2
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Central Texas
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    Couple of threads similar to this one. Spares, tools, extra clothes, fuel, normal Go Bag items, water, small tent, emergency sleeping bag.............
    1998 H1 Open Top
    1994 H1 HMC4
    1992 H1 HMC4 LE
    1990 1025 Armament Carrier


    BlackSheep Hummer Squadron, H1 PsychoSquad

  3. #3
    Mr. Beretta
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Who cares!
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    Guns and plenty of ammo so I can obtain the stuff needed.

    Don't know anything about Hummers, but I do speak Malamute.

  4. #4
    Super Swamper
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Woodinville, WA
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    I do Search and Rescue. I'm fairly confident that should problems arise; I'll be fine. That said, I doubt I'd drive my H3 in a major crisis because my 83 Chev diesel 4x4 is so much better equipped - and more importantly, has enough fuel on-board to travel 700 miles before I need to refuel... and it can haul my camper... and it has a 3500 watt inverter.... yadda yadda.

    Oh yeah, and I do travel armed, cause I like driving rather than walking.

  5. #5
    Bald Tire
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    New England
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    I 2nd the flux capacitor.
    1995 Wagon: 6.5 N/A, RD Stage II Lift, Full Hydro Steering, 3" Body Lift, 12.1K CV Shafts, Outfitter Design Rear Tie Rod Sleeves, Cepek Adjustable Shocks, Raptor Lined inside and out, 41.5 Pit Bull Rockers on 24 bolt wheels w/ pvc inserts, 1997.5 HVAC Upgrade and aux unit relocation, custom interior in the works.

  6. #6
    Super Swamper
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    Sep 2011
    Lake Forest, CA
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    As with so many things related to preparedness: Start by thinking about what you want to be prepared for. Go from there.....
    2016 RAM 2500 Power Wagon
    1995 Jeep ZJ V8


  7. #7
    Bald Tire

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Chesaw, WA
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    I built my last hummer specifically to be a BOV. The largest challenge was range. My BOL was 1200+ miles away. I wanted to be able to load up in southern CA and not stop till i hit northern WA. The the time i finished, i ended up moving to my BOL and no longer needed the BOV

    My conversion went from this

    to this

    To finally this right before the move.

    During that time i went through a lot of different options dealing with fuel. The best i settled on was multiple Scepter tanks. I had 20 tanks filled and ready to load in the truck/trailer at a moments notice. That plus my two tanks (40g) on the truck was plenty to get me to the BOL without stopping to try to find fuel.

    My truck was designed for my specific situation with a very far away BOL. What's your situation? what do you want your truck to do for you when SHTF? Just get you home? get you out of the city? will you bunker down until you see you need to leave then leave or will you leave at the first sign of trouble? Living in a heavily populated area IMO the only option is to be prepared to leave FAST, really really FAST. or no matter how setup your rig is, you'll get stuck in traffic, deal with thugs, road blocks, etc. you need to get out before most folks sense the danger. the best way to equip your truck for a BO situation is to equip your family and house to leave at a moments notice. Second best is carry lots of fuel.
    1997.5 Custom Humvee 4DR 6.5TD (sold)
    1994 HMC4 lots of mods (rear-steer, onboard air, etc)

  8. #8
    Hammer Down!
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
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    First thought, might want to either move your BOL a little closer or move to within 150 miles of your BOL. By the time you get there, if you even get there because of all the populated areas you will need to pass through, you might find that someone else a little closer than you has already squatted at your BOL.

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    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    John Wayne

  9. #9
    All Terrain

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    Mar 2013
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    I would say a very very important thing o have in your truck is a winch! And a trailer hitch. So if you find a good trailer at some pointyou can take it for more supplies. and a winch so if you get stuck making a bypass you need to be able to always be self reliant. Fuel, water, food, ammo and lots of ammo. Maps and compass because GPS and major roads may not work. Go lights are great as they are remote control and you can look at things just not in front of you. Cb radio is nice. Can listen to other people or find help or avoid bad places that may be ahead of you.


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