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Basics I would carry.

2-4 winch system for recovery of vehicles rated to double the vehicle fully loaded
You will require anchor point..
10-12 recovery tracks
Chain saw :this will aid in clearing obstacles in front of you
Jaws of life

Medical basics for long term wound care, sad to say you can be without prolonged medical care and both record on computer and paper of all care you provide as you never know when you might get to medical aid

Solar power and reserve battery power, whether you tow a 5th or not you will need to living on 12/24/48 vdc systems..

Comms:

Ham radio
CB UHF and 27 MHz this includes the farce that is gmrs/frs
Sat tv/net this will be important for weather and contacting loved 1's

4wd or truck (tractor/prime mover..)
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My truck is a rolling survival / outdoors / SHTF vehicle.
BOB...my own personal design
Firearms...you ll have to guess which ones
Ammo

Black footlocker with
Fishing gear
Additional survival and camping gear

Black footlocker with
New alternator
New starter
New factory fuel pump module
Complete front hub assembly
Upper and lower rad hoses
Thermostat
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
Fluke multimeter
Clamp ac/dc amp meter
Battery tester
Jump box with Air Comp

Full size shovel
Axe
Hatchet
Saw
Hammer
10x12 heavy duty tarp
2 cases of bottle water
Box of food...rice..can foods...other dry goods
Sleeping bag
Spare clothing...all seasons...spare boots
200 ft 550 para cord
Engine oil
Trans fluid
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
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Suggestion: replace the parts before you break down.

A lot of stuff like a water pump, bearings, etc., will give you warning symptoms before they go totally FUBAR. Then you don't need to carry the parts around waiting for something else to break.
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Suggestion: replace the parts before you break down.

A lot of stuff like a water pump, bearings, etc., will give you warning symptoms before they go totally FUBAR. Then you don't need to carry the parts around waiting for something else to break.
Sounds good on print .... but doesn't always work like that.
When I left on the trip.... no issues with WP....600 miles into the trip...total failure.
As for the hub assembly..... while driving through Douglas Ga....left front bearing started to make noises....whipped into the Walmart parking lot...jacked up the LF...turn the wheel...definitely the bearing. Decided to replace both sides...and since the pads were original....about 170,000 miles....replace them too...
All this was done with parts on hand....
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My truck is a rolling survival / outdoors / SHTF vehicle.
BOB...my own personal design
Firearms...you ll have to guess which ones
Ammo

Black footlocker with
Fishing gear
Additional survival and camping gear

Black footlocker with
New alternator
New starter
New factory fuel pump module
Complete front hub assembly
Upper and lower rad hoses
Thermostat
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
Fluke multimeter
Clamp ac/dc amp meter
Battery tester
Jump box with Air Comp

Full size shovel
Axe
Hatchet
Saw
Hammer
10x12 heavy duty tarp
2 cases of bottle water
Box of food...rice..can foods...other dry goods
Sleeping bag
Spare clothing...all seasons...spare boots
200 ft 550 para cord
Engine oil
Trans fluid
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
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Sounds good on print .... but doesn't always work like that.
When I left on the trip.... no issues with WP....600 miles into the trip...total failure.
As for the hub assembly..... while driving through Douglas Ga....left front bearing started to make noises....whipped into the Walmart parking lot...jacked up the LF...turn the wheel...definitely the bearing. Decided to replace both sides...and since the pads were original....about 170,000 miles....replace them too...
All this was done with parts on hand....
With most parts, especially wheel bearings, especially on a 4x4, there is some warning usually in time to replace them before they go irreplaceably bad.
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When you hear the knocking it usually the sign the bearings and wheel alignment needs to be done..


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