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BOB’s & BOV’s • Re: Mid Size or Full Size SUV

June 2, 2017 Odin Gray 0

Is this a daily driver with some bug-out capability OR a BOV with some daily driver capability?

I am not a fan of SUVs as BOVs as a pickup is more versatile especially carrying non-enclosed cargo like fuel, firewood, oversized or odiferous cargo, etc.

I had a 2002 Dakota pickup (4 doors and fiberglass bed topper) that I loved: it was largely unsupported in the aftermarket industry however.

One of the things to consider in any vehicle is fuel range when loaded: a large fuel tank and/or the ability to carry extra fuel is vital.

Consider ALL the things that you would like this vehicle to do and then buy a newer Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and kit it out with offroad accessories.

Statistics: Posted by Odin Gray — Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:28 pm


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BOB’s & BOV’s • Re: Mid Size or Full Size SUV

June 2, 2017 Odin Gray 0

Is this a daily driver with some bug-out capability OR a BOV with some daily driver capability?

I am not a fan of SUVs as BOVs as a pickup is more versatile especially carrying non-enclosed cargo like fuel, firewood, oversized or odiferous cargo, etc.

I had a 2002 Dakota pickup (4 doors and fiberglass bed topper) that I loved: it was largely unsupported in the aftermarket industry however.

One of the things to consider in any vehicle is fuel range when loaded: a large fuel tank and/or the ability to carry extra fuel is vital.

Consider ALL the things that you would like this vehicle to do and then buy a newer Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and kit it out with offroad accessories.

Statistics: Posted by Odin Gray — Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:28 pm


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the first thing a beginning needs to do ?

February 10, 2017 Odin Gray 0

All the above lists are good.

Probably the “first” thing is to do an honest evaluation of yourself, family, or intended group.
Evaluate:
1. health
2. fitness
3. psychological readiness
4. financial

Next, evaluate your “pre-prep” readiness.
1. inventory of on-hand prep related stuff
a. water
b. food and gardening
c. camping gear
d. hunting/defence/
e. etc

2. Through research and gut-instinct, prioritize the likelihood of various SHTF scenarios YOU need to plan for.
a. local
b. regional
c. national
d. global

Then, evaluate existing inventories into 3 day, 3 week, 3 month, 1 year + readiness catagories.
Ascertain where strengths and gaps are.

Finally, come up with an action plan that fits the reality of your financial situation.
1. college extension courses (Will your employer pay for First Aid certification? etc)
2. food production and food preservation skill development
3. firearm training
4. Networking opportunities
5. selection and logistics of bug out location

From these inventories and plans, the sky is the limit. By reading through this forum, you will be able to customize your preparedness.

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Introduce Yourself • Re: Brand new to this forum

January 19, 2017 Odin Gray 0

Hi Dave; welcome!

I am looking forward to hearing about the progress you make on your plans.

One word of caution: your economic collapse may occur before the rest of us with the utopian community that you described.

Good luck with the project.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Not concerned about Russian intrusion?

January 13, 2017 Odin Gray 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
I kept checking to see, so none of you are concerned about Russian intrusion into our systems? And not concerned that our new president is more concerned about being friends with a communist country rather then looking out for our own? ….

FYI: Russia is not a communist country any more than Germany is a Nazi country.

What Americans should be concerned about is the educational system in the US that fails to (among other things) to teach polical systems and the distinguishing features of each.

As preppers, we would be wise to “fear” our own politicians to a higher degree than outside boogeymen.

Statistics: Posted by Odin Gray — Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:46 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Not concerned about Russian intrusion?

January 13, 2017 Odin Gray 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
I kept checking to see, so none of you are concerned about Russian intrusion into our systems? And not concerned that our new president is more concerned about being friends with a communist country rather then looking out for our own? ….

FYI: Russia is not a communist country any more than Germany is a Nazi country.

What Americans should be concerned about is the educational system in the US that fails to (among other things) to teach polical systems and the distinguishing features of each.

As preppers, we would be wise to “fear” our own politicians to a higher degree than outside boogeymen.

Statistics: Posted by Odin Gray — Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:46 pm