Welcome to the Monthly Insider for October 2019 (Volume 3, Issue 10). This month’s topic is Vehicle Preparedness.
When first considering our bug-out vehicle, we considered where would we go, as we also do not have the money for a bug-out cabin in the mountains, it also did not seem like a worthwhile investment, because we did not know what might go wrong, or where. There are everyday considerations, in our area, such as the possibility of Hurricanes, more regularly, Tornadoes, and the resulting severe flooding and damage caused by them.
So, without knowing with certainty, we developed a general plan, with a few scenarios in mind. We tested this, by deploying and assisting in Hurricane stricken Houston area last year, which was an opportunity to examine yourself, your skills, and equipment, both vehicle, and equipment.
Would you be able to keep fresh food, drinks, critical medicines that require refrigeration? Ice will be a commodity at this time. One observation I have witnessed are the waiting lines at times like these, for food and clothing, when electricity, communications, and fuel are not available.
Do you have communications gear, such as GMRS, FRS, HAM Radio? Do you know how to use it? The time to learn about radio gear is not during a disaster but before it. So do your research, and study now, and consider a ham radio license for example.
How long can you sustain yourself at any location? Do you could run basic electronics, and a fridge and keep your battery charged? Can you do it without a generator? Do you know a little bit about solar power?
One can slowly integrate all these items into your bug-out vehicle and budget. This month’s issue of the Insider will help you do just that.
You can download the Vehicle Preparedness PDF here
If you prefer to view the information in web site form, you can do so as well. Each section is linked below.
- Vehicle Preparedness
- What to Look for In a Bug Out Vehicle
- Mobile Comms Rig
- Vehicle Recovery Gear
- Navigation Methods & Tools
- New Gear Releases
- Resupply: Gas, Water & Food
- Truck Guns
- Tires, Tire Pressure & Winches
- What We’re Reading Now
- Vehicle Solar Power Set-Ups
- Ultimate Bug Out Trailer
- Gear Spotlight: Motoped Survival Black Ops Bike
- Medical Kits for Vehicles
- Practical Tools to Keep In Your Vehicle