Wanna have some fun?

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Wanna have some fun?

Postby Joe » 23 Nov 2016 08:51

Type into Google images: vehicle survival kit
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Re: Wanna have some fun?

Postby Kolt » 23 Nov 2016 13:20

Interesting.

Maybe I'll pull my assortment out of the truck tool box in the back of the CUCV and see how mine compares.

Just from my initial review of the images, I know I have a lot more items related to field expedient fixes to actually be able to drive out. After all, this is a survival kit for the vehicle, not me...right? :)

My CUCV has its own BOK as does my primary weapon. Nothing like quick repairs to get you back up and running.

At work, we recently went though a week long PMT event with OEX (Overland Experts). It was educational in off-road driving more related to getting from point A to the mission objective, completing the mission, and getting back. There wasn't a lot of recreational 4x4 information involved.

They had their preferred methods of recovery and field expedient fixes. Some I knew, some I didn't so I did learn more than a few things.

The course was put together rather well and they had a few lists to consolidate key concepts to ensure the student was paying attention instead of taking notes and missing out on what was said.

Of course, in my mind I was identifying how much of what they were instructing would apply to a BOV and the ensuing trip from point A to a BOL.

Thanks for the exercise Joe.

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Re: Wanna have some fun?

Postby Joe » 24 Nov 2016 08:55

I think that is the outfit my buddy Travis trained with. He was CA at Bragg (and down range of course)
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Re: Wanna have some fun?

Postby NorthernExplorer » 28 Nov 2016 13:35

I checked out those images on Google.
I didn't see any of them with a come-along?

I travel to areas that are 200miles away from the nearest person and I don't think I'd ever venture out without that equipment.
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Re: Wanna have some fun?

Postby Joe » 28 Dec 2016 09:26

I saw some but I looked at a lot of pics.
come along = poor man's winch.
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Re: Wanna have some fun?

Postby tatergator » 28 Dec 2016 15:05

come alongs are a fencer's best friend. No, not the guy holding an epee, but a guy who builds fences. :P

They were invaluable while fencing along ridges or in the back country, especially when pickups can't go there.

Just food for thought. :D
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Re: Wanna have some fun?

Postby Dwills2 » 30 Dec 2016 20:22

Wheres the Jack, jack stands?
No blankets or Lights?
No First Aid?

These all seems like either, tons of back seat Mag pouches or flare/warning light kits.
I always try to keep stuff that will keep me alive if i get caught in a snow storm for a day or two, or get stuck in a ditch during the night on the highway. Plus a few basic survival tools.
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Re: Wanna have some fun?

Postby tatergator » 31 Dec 2016 00:10

Isn't Alaska more or less, Mecca for survivalist, preppers, and homesteaders? I'd be shocked if I found an Alaskan who lived like someone from south Los Angeles or Miami. lol
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Re: Wanna have some fun?

Postby Dwills2 » 05 Jan 2017 19:22

tatergator wrote:Isn't Alaska more or less, Mecca for survivalist, preppers, and homesteaders? I'd be shocked if I found an Alaskan who lived like someone from south Los Angeles or Miami. lol


I guess, but getting caught in bad weather and stuck in your truck seems like it wld be the same in the Heartland states as it would in Alaska.
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Re: Wanna have some fun?

Postby Rich » 28 Jan 2017 17:27

Due to all of the rain and the normal early-spring mud, my truck has been buried for the last week. It's also connected to a trailer... So today I brought in my backup truck with the portable-hitch-mounted-winch and drug it the 20' back to solid ground.

Have I done this before with a come-along or chainfall? Yes but it's ridiculously painful. About the 3rd or 4th time you do that you'll start pricing out winches. I think I paid around $500. Eight uses later I converted it to synthetic line to save my back (went from 90 lb or something down to about 60). If you are working in mud a lot, get a winch. My recommendation is the cheaper product-line made by Warn. Having it in a cradle means I can keep it from getting stolen and rusty and move it from front to back or to another vehicle when I get stuck towing a trailer and can't go forward.
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