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Old 09-26-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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Will your Jeep be your bug out vehicle when all hell breaks loose?

Is your jeep your bug out vehicle? If so, what have you done to it to make it so? Has anyone thought of installing reserve gas tanks in the back? As we all know jeeps have horrible MPG . The reserve cylinder type gas tanks (20 gallons each) will aide those who live in risky areas or who live in extremely cold areas. If you have made your jeep the primary bug out vehicle what have you done to it?

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What good is a siphon hose?
It's a waste of time. When you bug out, time is important.

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When you "Bug Out" where are you planning on going? I have enough food, water, and supplies to last a long while. Oh, and enough ammo to keep the thieves at bay for a while longer...
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That depends on what type of hell is breaking loose. If I am not worried about having to cross difficult terrain, I will probably take the wife's minivan. Better MPG's and more room for the family, food, guns, ammo, other supplies, etc... Won't be as much fun, but fun is not a factor if "all hell breaks loose".
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Depends on the scenario....worst case it's a scout vehicle, but it's part of the caravan regardless.
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The siphon is for when the reserve tanks go empty. I understand a lot of people feel comfortable in their homes but there are times when one has to leave. I am referring to that moment when you realize that you will have to sacrifice comfort for security.
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Most likely not.

Not enough room for passengers, not enough cargo room, poor MPG, poor tow rig, etc.

Most likely will take my '99 F150 4x4 (leveled with 33" M/Ts). Plenty of room for passengers, cargo, more miles per tank, and can tow a lot more than the Jeep. If my Wrangler was my only vehicle, I could make do after some modifications/additions (fuel cell/cans and a cargo trailer).
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If you are looking for a bugout vehicle, you better be ready to offroad it. Kosovo went from paved streets to cratered landscape in a few days.

I would want to be able to cross streams and traverse woodland.

The other things about roads... it's where groups wanting to prey upon others will congregate.

Being far away from "civilization" is generally a good bet.
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It would for sure be a part of my caravan. My motorhome would be the primary living space. My 2 jeeps would be scouts of some sort I would guess. I would for sure need more fuel though. Could probably only make it about 300 miles without refueling.
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The siphon is for when the reserve tanks go empty. I understand a lot of people feel comfortable in their homes but there are times when one has to leave. I am referring to that moment when you realize that you will have to sacrifice comfort for security.
It's quicker to punch a hole in the bottom and catch the fuel.
You'll have about 90 days to get were your going. Remember that gasoline has a shelf life.
Diesel fuel is a better alternative. It also has a shelf life but it takes longer for the bacteria to grow. Bunker fuel is what you'll want to use. It lasts almost forever.
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It's quicker to punch a hole in the bottom and catch the fuel.
You'll have about 90 days to get were your going. Remember that gasoline has a shelf life.
Diesel fuel is a better alternative. It also has a shelf life but it takes longer for the bacteria to grow. Bunker fuel is what you'll want to use. It lasts almost forever.
Yes a hole in the bottom us a lot easier, if the SHTF who cares about being nice to a car you are stealing fuel from in that situation anyways. unless you want to be able to reuse the car someday down the road.
You can make unleaded fuel last about 2 years or so with stabil. I have tested and used and it works great.
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Things getting tough in Illinois?
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Jeep as a bug out vehicle is ideal. However, you need a rugged two wheel trailer loaded with supplies to go with it. (Ammo, water, food, medicine, tools etc) A book by Cody Lundin 'When all hell breaks loose' is an excellent guide for everything from sanitation to what you can eat.
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Jeep as a bug out vehicle is ideal. However, you need a rugged two wheel trailer loaded with supplies to go with it. (Ammo, water, food, medicine, tools etc) A book by Cody Lundin 'When all hell breaks loose' is an excellent guide for everything from sanitation to what you can eat.
Good book choice. I agree. A good cargo rack would work also, might be a little more convenient
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Hmmm for paved roads, I'd like a honda crz for my bug out vehicle. For no paved roads, I'll take my jeep. NOW, If I'm buggin out because of a zombie apocalypse, I'll just call up my fellow jeepers who are part of the zombie apocalypse response team!
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Hmmm for paved roads, I'd like a honda crz for my bug out vehicle. For no paved roads, I'll take my jeep. NOW, If I'm buggin out because of a zombie apocalypse, I'll just call up my fellow jeepers who are part of the zombie apocalypse response team!
LOL, zombie killers
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Hmmm for paved roads, I'd like a honda crz for my bug out vehicle. For no paved roads, I'll take my jeep. NOW, If I'm buggin out because of a zombie apocalypse, I'll just call up my fellow jeepers who are part of the zombie apocalypse response team!

I thought that's what we were referring too...
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I thought he was talking more of a "book of eli" movie type scenario. In that case, the zombie guys effort is futile
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It's quicker to punch a hole in the bottom and catch the fuel.
You'll have about 90 days to get were your going. Remember that gasoline has a shelf life.
Diesel fuel is a better alternative. It also has a shelf life but it takes longer for the bacteria to grow. Bunker fuel is what you'll want to use. It lasts almost forever.
Not if you have a supply of Sta-Bil stocked.
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Jeep as a bug out vehicle is ideal. However, you need a rugged two wheel trailer loaded with supplies to go with it. (Ammo, water, food, medicine, tools etc) A book by Cody Lundin 'When all hell breaks loose' is an excellent guide for everything from sanitation to what you can eat.
The reason I suggested a trailer in part is because of how heavy ammo is. I had forgotten from my days in the Army until I stocked up a few months ago. Also maps of nearby national forests in case GPS is jammed will come in handy. If you can make it to the woods down south, and you have enough fire power, 'A country boy can survive'. BTW, if you don't think shit can happen. Read a history book.
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The reason I suggested a trailer in part is because of how heavy ammo is. I had forgotten from my days in the Army until I stocked up a few months ago. Also maps of nearby national forests in case GPS is jammed will come in handy. If you can make it to the woods down south, and you have enough fire power, 'A country boy can survive'. BTW, if you don't think shit can happen. Read a history book.
Very true. I dunno about all hell breaking loose, but something like a full-on depression would cause people to get desperate. Although this is just one thing among a number of bad scenarios.
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Sta-Bil and a siphon for the win. Got ammo.
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I'll leave the Jeeps and take the Range Rover. Why? Because if we are all gonna die in a nuclear meltdown, I wanna look MARVELOUS !
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I'll leave the Jeeps and take the Range Rover. Why? Because if we are all gonna die in a nuclear meltdown, I wanna look MARVELOUS !
I would rather die in a Jeep if I had to die.
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would you rather die in your jeep or in a bugatti veyron? I gotta be honest. I MIGHT choose that bugatti
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Main things on a list you need are food, shelter, ammo, transpo, fuel, and barter. There are many scenarios that could bring on a need go into survival mode.
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When I step up to a JKU then it will be my bug out ride, but only until a point where I get to build my Ultimate Bug Out ride, looking at a early 80's Suburban, K-5 Blazer, or Grand Wagoneer. Going to swap in a 12V 5.9L Cummins diesel. Much larger vehicle, room for the wife, kids and dogs too. Can put a much larger fuel tank, no electronics, still solid axles, and plenty of storage room on the roof. If we are talking Zombies, then you will have to be ready to be on the move for an indefinite amount of time, if we are talking a bit more 'real world' like man made or natural disasters, war, civil unrest, then you will need to be able to stay put and just forage out for supplies as needed.
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would you rather die in your jeep or in a bugatti veyron? I gotta be honest. I MIGHT choose that bugatti
You got me! I would probably choose the Bugatti
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When I step up to a JKU then it will be my bug out ride, but only until a point where I get to build my Ultimate Bug Out ride, looking at a early 80's Suburban, K-5 Blazer, or Grand Wagoneer. Going to swap in a 12V 5.9L Cummins diesel. Much larger vehicle, room for the wife, kids and dogs too. Can put a much larger fuel tank, no electronics, still solid axles, and plenty of storage room on the roof. If we are talking Zombies, then you will have to be ready to be on the move for an indefinite amount of time, if we are talking a bit more 'real world' like man made or natural disasters, war, civil unrest, then you will need to be able to stay put and just forage out for supplies as needed.
Staying put is always option A, on the move is a more logistical difficult situation. But being ready to roll has to be plan B and C
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My choice are a 2WD 2003 Chevy Trailblazer EXT LT with 96,000 miles on its 4.2 liter straight 6 or my 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4WD with 75,000 miles. The Trailblazer isn't worth crap on snow, ice and rough terrain and get the same mileage at the Jeep.

Its the Jeep for sure. Maintenance is easier as well. I think in a snap I could mount a tri-pod and .50 machine gun in the back of it and make it a pretty nasty all terrain assault vehicle.

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