Originally Posted by Goodwrench708
My truck is a rolling survival / outdoors / SHTF vehicle.
BOB...my own personal design
Firearms...you ll have to guess which ones
Black footlocker with
Additional survival and camping gear
Black footlocker with
New factory fuel pump module
Complete front hub assembly
Upper and lower rad hoses
Front and rear brake pads
Tire patch and plug kit
Plugs and wires
New water pump
2 gallon antifreeze
Tool box full of assorted tools
OTC scan tool with O scope
Fuel pressure tester
Clamp ac/dc amp meter
Jump box with Air Comp
Full size shovel
10x12 heavy duty tarp
2 cases of bottle water
Box of food...rice..can foods...other dry goods
Spare clothing...all seasons...spare boots
200 ft 550 para cord
5 gallon gas can
Many more items....
When I go to the bush I also pull a 6x12 enclosed cargo trailer that is converted to a mobile hunt cabin. 2000 w generator....insulated...refrigerator....AIr conditioning...heat...twin size bed....lots of storage
Update Nov 2016
Well guys....last week I found myself in my truck and 600 miles away from my Georgia house. I was in the middle of nowhere. ....22 miles from the closest town and my water pump failed. Bearing failure....damaged belt...loss of coolant. Happened around midnight... so pinch dark. After pulling far off the highway I got out to examine the damage. Seeing I was stuck for the night...I bedded down in the backseat and went to sleep.
The next morning with the sun rise I checked the damage again and accessed my options. Use my auto club and call for a wrecker and tow to town. Or fix it my self on the spot.
I chose to fix it on the spot. I had all the parts needed...water pump, thermostat and housing, new belt, and coolant. Pulled out the tool box and pulled the parts from the parts locker in the back. Put on my coveralls and mechanics work gloves and went to work. Since I had lost most of my coolant...it went fast. It took me about an hour from start to finish. Definitely not flat rate...lol. I took a coffee break lol. Butane stove and some instant coffee. Got it back and running and was on my way. Stopped in the town and checked for leaks and coolant level. All good.
Some people I know give me crap about my parts locker in my truck...but so far it has saved me money...and got me back on the road quicker.
Other than the water pump issue.....
About a year ago...I found myself replacing both front hubs and front brake pads in a Walmart parking lot. I parked far from any store and was stealth about what I was doing....lol. Looked like I was just changing a flat tire...
Just my experience
Today I need to do an inventory of parts and restock