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  1. Food and water
    So we're a commercial fishing family and live/work on our 48' troller in Alaska all summer. But food storage is a big pain. I'd like to have a lot more food stored but space is at a premium and our cabinets are very small/oddly shaped. I'd love to talk to someone who has some experience with...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm assuming those who go camping, hiking, or hunting know a few things about four wheeling. I'll Be looking for my first off road vehicle shortly. And I'm interested in what YOU may know, for I most assuredly don't. My first thought is to get something that has a sound chassis and rebuild...
  3. Vehicles & Transportation
    So I have a scenario and question to pose: I am awaiting delivery of a 2016 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab (TRD Off-Road) truck. I mention this because I plan on making this a multi-purpose Bug Out Vehicle. It'll primarily be a commuter vehicle, but also as an incognito BOV if and when the time...
  4. Vehicles & Transportation
    I just wanted to share this website with you guys and gals. Cheap RV Living.com-Home There are some great articles and tech tips for setting up a BOV or making the move to a home on wheels. Enjoy!
  5. Vehicles & Transportation
    Anyone here been following the news on the vulnerabilities in certain Fiat cars (including Jeeps). I actually thought it was a joke until I found some government sources issuing advisories of the vulnerability "...affecting the Uconnect software from FCA has been reported. Exploitation of this...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi everyone, ive done a little searching on this forum for preparing to get home in a SHTF situation of you work out of town. A lot of people have been asking me strategies on getting home because they too work far away and are preppers as well. Personally I work offshore and fly out of south...
  7. Vehicles & Transportation
    I started out with my Jeep Wrangler being mostly stock. It was used and the previous owner had put all terrain tires and a two inch lift on it. It is a 2006 4.0 Wrangler X, 6 speed manual, six cylinder. The only problem i have ever had was when the radiator fan failed and that was a simple fix...
  8. Vehicles & Transportation
    I have Dayton Timberline MT http://www.offroaders.com/tech/AT-MT-Tires/Dayton-Timberline-MT.htm half of the tread is gone and they do not work as well as they once did. When the tires were new mud was not a problem but now that the void to tread ratio is less they ball up bad. I am thinking...
  9. Vehicles & Transportation
    railroads usually avoid grades steeper than 3 %,, and yet take reasonably direct routes .... there is little surface friction to waste your energy,,, this one is a pumper , but I would prefer a pedal version
  10. Vehicles & Transportation
    What do you think the best vehicle for a BOV is. Please back the reason up with viable info not just personal biases. Thank you!
  11. Vehicles & Transportation
    I saw this thing in a parking lot the other day. http://tinypic.com/r/1z2dhlk/5
  12. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I just found this article by Steve Chastain; http://bestcentrifuge.com/running_on_waste_oil.pdf Everything someone might want to know about preparing waste/used motor oil for use in a diesel engine. I have been thinking about this for sometime. I even remember seeing an episode from "Doomsday...
  13. Vehicles & Transportation
    So I needed a new car to drive back and forth to work, play with in the mud etc. Well I came across a land rover discovery 1 sitting in a car lot for 3k. well talked the guy down to 2k and bought this rough monster. a week later replacing everything that could break, new engine mounts and...
  14. Vehicles & Transportation
    I'm using ATV as a very broad term. ATV's in this sense would mean motorcycles (not talking road bikes or touring bikes) and 4 wheelers. I know that fuel would be a serious issue in a SHTF scenerio. The upside to an ATV would be more mobility and a decent fuel range versus an SUV or truck...
  15. Vehicles & Transportation
    http://www.survivalistboards.com/album.php?albumid=1564&pictureid=23522 This is my new heavy duty bike, I've been riding it several miles a day to work and back, and also spending some time at the park climbing over things. The bike is a Redline MX24 frame, with a heavy duty set of crank...
  16. Vehicles & Transportation
    With the free set of traction tires I got for the dually, the 3 years worth of dehydrated food (see my other vids) and truckloads of other free scores on CL I have only a grand out of pocket for at last count $18000 worth of auto and gear. I will one day pull all the gear out of the basement...
  17. Vehicles & Transportation
    Just thought id get a few opinions on a BOV paint job. First and for most I dont want camo! I think camo attracts too much attention and I want to "blend in". The current color is white and I have some fake septic company stickers on it to make it not look like it would have too many supplies...
  18. Vehicles & Transportation
    So, the wife and I were driving around town and we saw an old truck for sale. It's an old Ford F250 Ranger XLT, the wife and I are guessing a '78 or '79. Asking price is $2000. For reference, here's a picture of the truck model, from Wikipedia not of the actual truck. I stopped and knocked on...
  19. Vehicles & Transportation
    Hey, I purchased my first diesel yesterday. Not my dream truck or even a good BOV, but everybody has to start somewhere. I have a 89 Chevy 2500 6.2 liter 2 wheel drive. Has a 150,000 on it and looks like it has been to quite a few job sites. I only paid $800 for so I figure I cant really loose...
  20. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I have seen lots of ideas on the web about how to build a sleeping platform in the bed of a truck. Here is my idea...I go antelope hunting and want to sleep in the back of my truck. I have a 2001 Ford Ranger with a 6 foot bed that is about 4 foot wide. I have two of the tuff boxes that contain...
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