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09-04-2019 06:45 AM
Ricekila
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Originally Posted by NW GUY View Post
I HAD a YJ. 4cyl 5spd manny tranny, and it was pretty unstoppable. The YJs had the square headlights. Shorter than present Jeeps and they are so maneuverable you can take them pretty much anywhere except deep water.

Would make an excellent BOV in a crowded world.

Although I would opt for the 6cyl. With the 4cyl on a windy day you couldn't break the speed limit on the expressway.
Same YJ

Wifey hated all the NASCAR type drafting I did on the hwy. just to keep up



Yet - if I was tailgated -- my rear flood's with the H-4's -- were wired to the reverse trans switch and a toggle

09-03-2019 09:52 PM
Peter
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Originally Posted by NW GUY View Post
I HAD a YJ. 4cyl 5spd manny tranny, and it was pretty unstoppable. The YJs had the square headlights. Shorter than present Jeeps and they are so maneuverable you can take them pretty much anywhere except deep water.

Would make an excellent BOV in a crowded world.

Although I would opt for the 6cyl. With the 4cyl on a windy day you couldn't break the speed limit on the expressway.

99 Wrangler 2.5 liter (4cyl.) 5 speed manual transmission, soft top...I like it and yes you can go just about anywhere in one. GVW 2658 lbs. That's pretty light for a vehicle.
09-03-2019 09:29 PM
NW GUY
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Originally Posted by Ricekila View Post
There was a YouTube vid posted here a few years ago about a Jeep YJ ( ? ) that was being chased by the cops -- the guy was driving through back yards -- through fences - over hill & dale -- through the woods -- all too Benny Hill music & sped up a bit to look funny --

The point every body missed -- until he did something stoopid --- he drove anyplace he wanted too --
I HAD a YJ. 4cyl 5spd manny tranny, and it was pretty unstoppable. The YJs had the square headlights. Shorter than present Jeeps and they are so maneuverable you can take them pretty much anywhere except deep water.

Would make an excellent BOV in a crowded world.

Although I would opt for the 6cyl. With the 4cyl on a windy day you couldn't break the speed limit on the expressway.
09-03-2019 05:37 PM
CSM101
Accessories

I picked up one of these panoramic rear view mirrors on eBay last night.

Had one in the 1990s, and it worked great on the Interstate for blind spots.

Dual use for SDR as well.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-PANEL-REA...72.m2749.l2649


CSM101
09-03-2019 05:07 PM
Mule Skinner Let's suppose the OP has a wife and two kids.
Let's further suppose that the need to bug out occurs
when he is at work, wife not at home, kids in school (or two).
.
The first challenge would be to round them up so
they could bug out together. This also has to be done
in an environment of confusion and heavy traffic.
09-03-2019 03:03 PM
Peter If you did it right I suppose your off site bug out (storage) unit would have a Jeep parked in it loaded fueled and ready to go. Then all you'd need would be the keys for the storage unit the Jeep and a go bag to get you out of the city. Keep the Camry since you'll still need to get around in the here and now.
09-02-2019 11:54 PM
Ricekila There was a YouTube vid posted here a few years ago about a Jeep YJ ( ? ) that was being chased by the cops -- the guy was driving through back yards -- through fences - over hill & dale -- through the woods -- all too Benny Hill music & sped up a bit to look funny --

The point every body missed -- until he did something stoopid --- he drove anyplace he wanted too --
09-02-2019 11:50 PM
dmas My local costco that is not that busy gets 3 deliveries of gas a day under normal circumstances. I would count on gas stations running out very fast.
09-02-2019 10:09 PM
swamppapa
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Originally Posted by jfountain2 View Post
... push bars on the front of your vehicle to push broke down cars out of the way,....
it's a camry, is the rest of NYC smart cars?

get a folding bicycle keep it in the trunk
09-02-2019 10:00 PM
NW GUY NOT to be a smart a...ahhh an intelligent posterior
BUT
the best upgrade you can do to a 10 year old Camry for survival, is to sell it and get something with 4wd and clearance.

You live in urban jungle. You NEED to be able to go over curbs, through yards, over RR tracks where there are no crossings because the roads will become impassible in about 30 seconds.

ACTUALLY.
barring the vehicle switch, the next best option is to keep the car OFF the island and some place you will be able to access 24/7 after you walk there if need be.
but
the roads will become parking lots and the only roads open will be the ones you make yourself.

sorry about your choice of where to live.
09-02-2019 07:12 PM
ForestBeekeeper When petroleum stops flowing it will again be SHTF.

If you want to stick to a gasoline fueled vehicle, you might want to consider towing something like a M-149 Trailer, that can haul 400 gallons (vets call them a 'Water Buffalo').






Out here in the boonies our car is a hybrid EV that we recharge from our household solar power system.

Post-SHTF if you wait a week, everyone with gasoline-fueled vehicles will be parked. An EV could drive right past them.
09-02-2019 06:31 PM
Mule Skinner Umm,
Don't be in NYC.
08-29-2019 04:06 PM
fordtrucksforever
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Yes you can, but would need brackets to connect to subframe
Dont think any of the imports have something considered a sub frame. Its all sheetmetal spot welded together. Wads up extremely easily with very little impact.
08-29-2019 08:13 AM
Ricekila
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Originally Posted by Justme11 View Post
Having ANYthing of value visible on or in your vehicle wll likely be stolen from you, especially after a calamity. What doesn't fit clandestinely in the vehicle, I would store in a cache outside of the NYC zombie zone.

The morally enlightened ones in areas like NYC, Philly etc will ripoff anything of perceived value.

I used to be amazed that people would actually put a sign on their cars that read, "no radio in car".













I would think they should print them in several languages, but that's just me.
Then you go back to your car to find a window broken with one of your signs on the seat -- on the back is written --

"Just checking"
08-29-2019 06:12 AM
Tactical Lever
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Originally Posted by Brettny View Post
I live about 2.5hrs north of the OP. I can tell you you will have acess to fuel up the hudson river until about 3-5days after they stop running the fuel bardges or the roads are not passable. I saw it in Sandy/Irene.

Your major problem in your trip is going to be the first 20-40mi getting away from NYC along with the rest of people doing the same. Theres a good chance your call will be stuck in a traffic jam so no matter what you do to it its going to be useless.

This being said. Keep the car full and at least a 2.5gal gas can in the trunk. Get a cheap bike and a tire pump. Of corse you should have shelter, food and water also. I would look into the ability to carry shelter, food and water with your bike too.
During a bug out, just having to stop or look for a place to fuel up, or wait in a long line is a big deal.

Don't be the person who has to fuel up first. There is a large percentage of people who run on low levels of fuel, or some that will want to fill up, and nearly everyone will be trying to get fuel at the same time.
08-28-2019 11:19 PM
Exarmyguy Have a wood gasifier conversion , pre 70's truck. Install a castor oil injector into your exhaust system. Install some ar500 steel plates in strategic positions . Have clips so you can install protective screens on the windows. Maybe put in those South African side flame units .
08-28-2019 11:19 AM
Brettny I live about 2.5hrs north of the OP. I can tell you you will have acess to fuel up the hudson river until about 3-5days after they stop running the fuel bardges or the roads are not passable. I saw it in Sandy/Irene.

Your major problem in your trip is going to be the first 20-40mi getting away from NYC along with the rest of people doing the same. Theres a good chance your call will be stuck in a traffic jam so no matter what you do to it its going to be useless.

This being said. Keep the car full and at least a 2.5gal gas can in the trunk. Get a cheap bike and a tire pump. Of corse you should have shelter, food and water also. I would look into the ability to carry shelter, food and water with your bike too.
08-22-2019 05:13 PM
Tactical Lever
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Originally Posted by AnonymousPrepper View Post
For range on a single fill up, it's hard to beat a diesel pickup with a 100 gallon aux tank in the bed, set up to gravity fill the original tank. With the newer half ton diesels that could easily get you 3,000 miles without a fuel stop.
That's what I have set up on my (gas) truck. Started to think about some sort of pump, but it made more sense to do it that way. Just used existing holes, rubber grommet to protect the line, and a couple of 1/4 turn valves.

Doing it that way also made it easy to fill the tank up as I drive, and freed up the other top hole in the tank to be a manual vent. So that way, I use the vacuum breaker/pressure vent on one side, and the other side I have a hose attached to vent under the box, so I can vent it outside, if I want to sleep under the canopy, or have the dogs back there, without getting the fumes.
08-22-2019 11:34 AM
Peter Keep the vehicle in good repair...keep what you plan on taking in duffle bags ready to be loaded when the time comes. Never let the vehicle get below a half tank of fuel.


Rent a small storage space somewhere along your evac route and stage supplies that are needed but would otherwise be left behind due to space restrictions. I'd include a roof rack for the 2006 Camry among the storage items.
08-22-2019 11:01 AM
AnonymousPrepper For range on a single fill up, it's hard to beat a diesel pickup with a 100 gallon aux tank in the bed, set up to gravity fill the original tank. With the newer half ton diesels that could easily get you 3,000 miles without a fuel stop.
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