Truck Bug Out Bag Advice

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  1. jordanzwon1

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    So I recently got one of those little Henry AR-7 .22 breakdown survival riffles. Have a nice Henry bag for it that has some extremely large pockets designed to store some survival gear.

    Figured this would just live under the backseat of my truck as an on the go bug out bag. So far I have fire, ammo, a small stove and fuel canister, water purification, cordage, a knife, and a flashlight. What else am I missing?
     
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    Got anything to put water in? Platypus 1 liters are flat until you need them.
     
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    Oh yes....I have that in there with a sawyer mini. Forgot to add that to the list.
     
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    Was also thinking I’d throw a couple mountain house meals behind the seats.
     
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    Pot / pan ? Also some tinfoil. joe
     
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    Tin foil is a great idea. And I have a sea to summit kettle that I threw in there.
     
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    Crap maybe I should just make a legit bug out bag then. Was trying to keep everything compact and small.
     
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    You may as well. It may come in handy one day as a kit for an impromptu day hike or unexpected overnight.
     
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    Gorilla tape, boo boo kit, a book to read
     
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    Yep assembling it right now.
     
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    Tarp Is what I would add. Some rope too. I like bank line. Size 36.


    Food. I like rolled oats and a jar of peanutbutter.

    Billy can

    Water filter and storage

    Sunscreen and bug spray

    Knife and fire kit

    1st aid

    Can get by pretty well with that
     
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    this is why i'm researching for development of several kits

    having to search for items sometimes just doesn't get done

    having separate kits in different places that meet different specs/goals...

    the bottom line in all cases is CYA

    the above suggestions appear to be developing/adding up quite well ;-)

    BON CHANCE
     
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    If you use recharables you might want to consider a solar array charger to save the truck battery.
     
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    I durn near lost my left arm to melanoma a few years back. Sun screen, sun screen, and a few tubes of sun screen.

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    Great advice, @JohnP . I've had a few hunks of meat carved out of my back because of that.
    NOT fun.
     
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    Boresnake to clean the barrel. Maybe a small tube of Hoppe's or something. If you only have one magazine, get another.
     
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    Gloves, spare clothes, footwear. I also carry a blanket on my back seat. Good for a cheap seat cover and for warmth if needed.
     
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    Food?

    I like to eat regularly, so keep food in the vehicle. Here it is long traffic stops due to road accidents. So having water and food on hand just makes sense. Oh, and some tea, a kettle and an Esbit burner to make tea. .A nice cuppa makes the wait a little less of a hassle.

    https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/N...de-closes-down-Seward-Highway--504861371.html -- a too common news story....
     
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    I always keep some food in my truck pack. Things that are high in food value, and will keep for a long time. #1 is sardines. Extra flashlight batteries. Duct tape. A simple 1st aid kit (bandaids, aspirin, benadryl, antibiotic ointment, IBD ie compression bandage), some paper towels.
     
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    Coffee. Even if you don't drink it. More coffee if you do
     
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    I always like to have some no cook food. Some tuna packets, energy bars etc. in case I don't have the time or desire to cook. I also always keep a change of clothes appropriate for weather and a spare jacket and shoes.

    Not sure where you Live but I have had issues with the AR7 butplate in sub zero temps. The plastic hardens and its hard to remove. This has only happened after carrying the guns in that temps for a few hours but I'm not sure how well it would fair overnight in a truck at these temps.
     
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    Im in texas....The closest thing I get to subzero is when I open the freezer door in my house.
     
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    SPEAKING OF BEING IN TEXAS...

    don't forget a blanket or some other insulating element( blue CCF/carpet squares... ) to place between your knees and the pavement when changing a tire on the side of the road in the SUMMER :-O
     
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    My advice is to shoot the crap out of that AR7 before trusting it. I had one years ago (when they were made by Charter Arms) and it was a total POS jamamatic. Henry no doubt has better QC, but if it were mine, I'd check it out anyway.

    If your part of TX has trees, then add a lightweight hammock to get you off the ground and out of the snakes & bugs. Hammocks also have a natural cooling effect that makes hot temps way more do-able than sleeping on the ground. If you don't have trees, get a bug mesh something to sleep in with a lightweight tarp (which gives you protection from the sun as much as precip).

    I second the recommendation for a small bush pot or large cup - super handy if things go longer than expected.

    That recommendation for some ccf or carpet is spot on (I've never lived in TX, but did spend 14 years in Florida - that kind of sunlight on pavement will sure cook ya).

    Datrex bars (or similar) keep really well in a hot vehicle - much better than just about any other non-perishable food.
     
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    It comes with 2 mags. I traded a .30-30 that I never shot for one.
     
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    A hatchet, a saw, small tarp, and a metal container for boiling water/cooking. these things along with a knife and a lighter and firesteel constantly live in my truck.
     
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    for those of you who haven't had any experiences w/ the infamous AR-7 the ones i have had were quite sensitive about clip positioning

    once the clip was inserted and the 1st round chambered any pressure in any direction on the clip could and likely would cause them to fail to cycle properly sometimes causing stacking

    .˙. anyone shooting an early AR-7 while holding it by the clip/fwd portion of the receiver/touching it would frequently cause issues

    the Henry i recently had was desired by someone else much more than i before i had a chance to play with it so i can't testify to their cycling behaviors :-(

    as for the accuracy of the AR-7 when properly handled allz i can say is i brought home more than one turkey from turkey shoots w/ them ;-)
     
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    Yeah so far so good with this Henry. I haven't had any issues yet. And I also noticed it was dead accurate.
     
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    Keep that sawyer in a mesh bag so it dries after use. Dont want to need it and be moldy.
     
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    Um, how about sleep gear? I don't think anyone has mentioned it.

    In my truck there's a lightweight sleeping bag in a Gore-Tex bivvy sack, a milsurp casualty blanket for a bit of padding and/or extra insulation if needed, and a lightweight tarp.
     
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    i hope that the henry ar7 works out well. i read too many reviews of its unreliable predecessor by charter arms, so my favorite trunk long gun is a marlin papoose 22lr, with a rossi single shot 22lr/20ga combo a distant second. if i’m in a handgun friendly locale i actually prefer a 5.5” ruger single six 22lr/wmr because it is easier carried in my one trunk get home bag if my vehicle becomes unusable.
     
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    I’ll second sleep gear.
    In the desert, extra water and a sleeping bag are #1 and #2 on my list.

    Two days ago it was 46 degrees out when I left for work and 97 around 3pm.
     
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    Some time back I picked up a sorta-kinda "fiddle-with gun" -- a brand-new single-barrel 12 gauge shotgun from Turkey that folds 180 degrees. It was on Gunbroker, and I got it for so little that my California DROS fee actually set me back more than the shotgun! It is just like this one:

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    One problem: the hammer spring may have seen previous service as a recoil buffer on a howitzer! Boy is it strong! :eek::confused: When I get around to it, a quick trip to my gunsmith should correct it.

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    Yeah, I’d say a tarp and a hooded down jacket.
     
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    4" Open cell foam,,, warm sleeping bag and a tabaco can of 9 hour candles,,, nothing wrong with thinking about a comfortable sleep,,, staying warm and dry...

    Of course the other 10 categories are nice to have... I like the idea of 11 categories,,, plus more if needed...

    Food,,, water,,, shelter,,, security,,, source,,, substance,,, parts,,, supplies,,, and extras along with power,,, the smallest of gen-sets is nice... My Honda 1000 travels with me everyday... First-aid...

    Cheers from the North
     

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