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Old 07-12-2019, 01:47 PM
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Even with the winch, I would add a couple of tow straps or chains.

If you are looking for a name for your bag, I would call it a MAGA bag - My Automotive Gear & Accessory bag.
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:15 PM
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As to the issue of loose objects in vehicles, I once had to investigate a fatal vehicle accident involving a young lady sliding off the highway at moderate speed on snow-covered blacktop. She would have been fine had not the portable sewing machine she was transporting in the back seat been catapulted forward, crushing her neck and skull.

Donít forget the loose stuff in the bed of the pickup either. Have seen fatalities caused by a large chunk of unsecured firewood and another caused by loose cement blocks (used for added weight while driving in snow) crashing through back windows and another death resulting from an unsecured High-Lift jack (very nasty through-and-through wound).
Tote boxes with cargo straps and D-rings in the floor are lifesavers.
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:20 PM
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I have only water and a weapon.

I'm mostly at home, and the stuff is in a dedicated closet by the front door. It's just too hot here, everything ruins. A big list on the door of the closet to prevent brain freeze.

Trips get their own pack, depending on where I'm going.

Speaking of dumb, there are not 1 but 2 hitches behind the seat of my truck right now-NOT COOL. Talk about getting brained. Going to get them out now, THANK YOU!
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:28 AM
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I believe most of you stock your truck/SUV to cover many situations. I follow the same thinking. I have a pack in my SUV in the event I must leave the vehicle. If I leave the vehicle, not likely, I can carry most items I need to survive. If I leave the SUV I will not lock it. People wanting items that are inside will just break in anyway. It will take an overwhelming force or event to make me leave my SUV behind.

I like the lists you have shared. Thanks...., BASS


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This is probably not most people's situation, but recently I realized that I had to be prepared to turn my BOV (bug-out vehicle with water, sleeping bag, chains, etc.) into a BOBP (bug-out back pack) … I had to go to a meeting in Denver (100 miles away) and the conference hotel booked by national organizer had valet parking--took my vehicle away to an unknown location! So I have reworked my survival gear (usually in hunting camo for elk season) to speedily put water, tennis shoes, rain poncho, food, knife etc) into a small grey pack for purposes of evacuating a multi-story hotel in a fire or (God forbid) hiking 100 miles home without vehicle.
Hmm, maybe I should add a solar charger.

Edit: Hadn't read Bass' post when I started this response.
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This is probably not most people's situation, but recently I realized that I had to be prepared to turn my BOV (bug-out vehicle with water, sleeping bag, chains, etc.) into a BOBP (bug-out back pack) … I had to go to a meeting in Denver (100 miles away) and the conference hotel booked by national organizer had valet parking--took my vehicle away to an unknown location! So I have reworked my survival gear (usually in hunting camo for elk season) to speedily put water, tennis shoes, rain poncho, food, knife etc) into a small grey pack for purposes of evacuating a multi-story hotel in a fire or (God forbid) hiking 100 miles home without vehicle.
Hmm, maybe I should add a solar charger.

Edit: Hadn't read Bass' post when I started this response.
I will soon be in a similar situation x5. Starting the on-boarding process for a job and the company is in VA. They will move here to GA in February, so I have to geo-bachelor it for about 4-5 months...and about 550 miles away. I'm going to probably take my wife's Subaru (better gas mileage than my truck) and will focus mostly on alternate routes (that 95 corridor is a daily SHTF).

It's going to take some serious planning. I will do some backpacking on the AT up around Shenandoah, so I'll be able to go on foot for a while, but wheels are really the only realistic bug-home option. I can and have done 100 miles on the AT without resupply and will be prepared to do that. While winters aren't as severe as the Midwest or out West, my realistic limit of 150 miles (food being the biggest limiting factor) on foot means I need to make good distance by vehicle and make that decision early if something major goes down.

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