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Old 03-30-2010, 06:00 PM
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What are some of your ideas on bug out vehicles. I have a wife and three kids and am at this time unable to move to a BOL. I am looking into a different vehicle and was thinking about either a truck or a late 60's early 70's Bronco. Any suggestions?
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What are some of your ideas on bug out vehicles. I have a wife and three kids and am at this time unable to move to a BOL. I am looking into a different vehicle and was thinking about either a truck or a late 60's early 70's Bronco. Any suggestions?
I went a different route and bought a used 2001 Ford Econoline work van. It's plain white and looks like an average contractor van. It's retro fitted with a bench seat in the middle section by the side doors. So it seats five. And it came with all the shelving, ladder racks, tow package, etc. I painted over the rear windows so nobody can see in.

Very low profile and just looks like a couple of contractors going down the road. The only drawback is that it is not 4X4.
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Ive heard the color white is the most common vehicle color and it doesnt stick out compared to other color cars on the road. Unless you are sitting in the middle of the woods... then someone might be able to see you!!
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Ive heard the color white is the most common vehicle color and it doesnt stick out compared to other color cars on the road. Unless you are sitting in the middle of the woods... then someone might be able to see you!!
Excellent point. My BOV goes from my house to a shed at my BOL. So not a factor for me. Could be a big factor for others who are taking to the woods, though.
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My 2001 Silverado is it. Have extra gas ready to go, (30 gal), still want to get a cap for the back to keep items in the back more secure and out of the weather. Also can be used as shelter.
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A per 1980s suburban, room for everyone to set, room to sleep 4+, a lot of roof area, makes a good tow vehicle, can still find them in 4x4 and is big enough to use as a battering ram. Two tone it light tan and brown and do not leave any chrome showing and a set of 31” mudders you should be good to go.
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Plain gray 1986 Toyota 4Runner. Removeable top, %speed and 4 cylinder. Easy on gas and can haul enough people and supplies.
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I would say any type of SUV - ie Xterra, Ford Explorer, Jeep would be fine. Maybe even a Subaru SUV with slightly more agressive tires.

I thought silver is the most popular car color... at least it was a few years ago. I would still stick to a earth tone color, green, tan, black if I could.
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Stay away from bright colored vehicles. Stick with something darker shaded and you won't draw attention.
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the vehicle on has/owns when he/she needs it will be their bug-out vehicle.
as for myself, me get-around is a Nisan Frontier ex-cab with a canopy.
and yes, both are red.
however, I do not need a BOV since I am already there.
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Whatever suites your needs small car for mileage to get long distances over land to a BOL. 4X4 o get into back woods or mountains, RV to move where you want to, Bicycle and cart to move at night silently, Boat to get to a safe place and have a roof over your head, a Airplane to fly far far way unhindered by road conditions and traffic, new hiking boats and a back back using caches along the way...Whatever you plan may be it sure beats the sheep getting herded up and relying on Uncle Sam for something Katrina Style...
My family deserves more then the sheep expect I owe that to them, and I have no regrets planning, to avoid the last scenario...Therefore any preps are a whole lot better then none..
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I think most people are going to have to think about making the vehicle they own their BOV like Stavka says. I am having a toolbox made for my truck that is being designed with survival in mind. Lots of room for supplies and space for spare gas and a good locking system to deter thieves. Also i hope to get a canopy.
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Mine is an 85 k-5 blazer.

Worked engine, locked diffs all around.

33" muds. Winch, and custom steel bumper (for times I need to ram ****)

Flat black.
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The vehicle should be something that is common in the area, I should think. SUVs and pickups are more common here than other types of cars and wouldn't attract attention, but maybe they would in another area. A 4-wheel drive really would be nice if you have to get around road blocks or escape cross country for a little distance. I agree, the color should be neutral in case you need to hide it. Maybe get a car cover if you have to hide it and it is a bright color. Or paint it.
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What are some of your ideas on bug out vehicles. I have a wife and three kids and am at this time unable to move to a BOL. I am looking into a different vehicle and was thinking about either a truck or a late 60's early 70's Bronco. Any suggestions?
I think your idea is a good one. An early model like that should be pretty EMP proof too. I think if you kept it looking old rather than fancied it up, it'd be a lot less likely to draw attention. A new truck or SUV is going to shout money to someone wanting things. A beat up old truck might make them think you have nothing worth the effort.
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I would think 4x4 would be a must. broncos /suburbs will go anywhere almost. tan would be a good color in any season but snow season. Trucks loaded up are too exposed to weather.
With a plane van you could get some magnetic signs made for the doors, like " sammy's septic services" .I'd stay away from ya.
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With a plane van you could get some magnetic signs made for the doors, like " sammy's septic services" .I'd stay away from ya.
Hehe, yep. When I carry my gun show merchandise, I have "diaper service" signs on mine to discourage breakins.
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I have a 4x4 SUV. I'd just dig the safari rack out of the garage, hook up the utility trailer we use for camping gear and go...
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I want a Duce.. There discrete, quiet and good for zombie squishing
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I'm partial to extended cab 4 door pickups....
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