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post #1 of 10 Old 12-30-2015, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Survival jeep

So I have myself a 2011 wrangler unlimited. I've always been the be prepared for anything type. I've been adding pieces to my jeep here and there on items I deem necessary lol. I've got a med kit I always keep in there. A lock box with ammo and my side arm. A blanket incase I ever break down. But now I'm talking about bigger ideas. Like the Ursa Minor hardtop camping system or a full length cargo rack that slides back As a shelter top. I wanted to know what kinda things you guys did with your Jeeps. I guess this is for all you survivalist/preppers/Three percenters out there.

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-30-2015, 08:07 PM
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-30-2015, 08:31 PM
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Heh Heh, as Prot says and-

Re-gear/trailer/RTT/aux cooler/sliders/flatty fenders-

The list is endless-

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post #4 of 10 Old 12-30-2015, 10:25 PM
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I've just made sure that my Jeep was always well maintained. Not what you were hoping to hear I bet. When it comes to the "Survival or SHTF" situation I've always had the mindset to bug-in, rather than out. More supplies and safety at home. My "Zombie" plan does require a 4 hour drive after the initial craziness if over, so the Jeep would be crucial in that case.
What do you use for a lock box?
I always keep a med kit (like yourself) in the Jeep and try to keep fresh water in there as well and I have a couple MRE's that get tossed in if I'm going on day trips.

Defenetly check out some of the overlanding JK's out there for inspiration.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f176/...and-jk-891256/

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post #5 of 10 Old 12-30-2015, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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I use that under seat lock box from smitty built I believe. Mounts directly to the front seat bolts (a ***** to get out) And I keep a small med kit on the tailgate with those Molle panels just in case. I like the water idea but everytime I throw a case of water, someone always opens it to grab just a bottle, then they all start flying around the back seat. Been thinking about those thin gas can types to carry water in. Or saw a cool PVC pipe set up on a roof rack.
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post #6 of 10 Old 12-30-2015, 11:38 PM
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I would add a snorkel and and extension of the breathers. I had a buddy with a snorkel take me on the trail and it was amazing how he was able to navigate through the water ways and shallow streams.

I would also add tires... because tires make the jeep actually raises your who clearance and with aggressive tread you can get through almost anywhere
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-31-2015, 04:46 AM
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Have you considered installing an on board air compressor? I recently installed an ARB Twin Air Compressor neatly tucked away under the hood, plus I carry two types of Stop and Go Tire Plug Kits. One kit has the "caulking gun" type handle and the other is the Pocket Tire Plug Kit which works great to plug the rear tires.
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-31-2015, 08:29 AM
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Is it really three percent now? Well I'm not really a prepper, but more of a survivalist, sort of. If and when that time comes I think/hope we'll be fine(wife and grown kids) Anyway, interesting I came across this thread as I was just looking at the new magazine"TREAD" which I enjoyed and came across some interesting things, and to add to your list (and mine) would be a good fire starter. There is a good comparison article on fire starters in the mag. Also another is a rocket stove, one featured was from minuteman.

And then of course tools, here is one from klecker knives that I may look at getting: http://www.kleckerknives.com/klax-lumberjack-head-inch/

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post #9 of 10 Old 12-31-2015, 08:33 AM
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OK re-read the original post and you were asking about Jeep related mods, anyway still interesting to know what others are doing. Agree of course with all the previous posts.



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post #10 of 10 Old 12-31-2015, 08:37 AM
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I use that under seat lock box from smitty built I believe. Mounts directly to the front seat bolts (a ***** to get out) And I keep a small med kit on the tailgate with those Molle panels just in case. I like the water idea but everytime I throw a case of water, someone always opens it to grab just a bottle, then they all start flying around the back seat. Been thinking about those thin gas can types to carry water in. Or saw a cool PVC pipe set up on a roof rack.
I try to stay in the habit of just keeping a full nalgene with me. A package of bottles can get very irritating. I've though about the Roto Pax for fuel and water but I have some reservations about it. In the winter the H20 is useless if stored outside of the Jeep and long-term water storage can lead to bacteria and other gross stuff. I might get a fuel Roto Pax some day as running 35's down the highway is not very fuel efficient. The roof mounted PVC sounds like a cool idea. If you paint the tube black it will warm up with the sun and you could have shower water as well. Add an RV water pump and it's game on.

Watch a few of this guys videos, he's done a lot of custom work to his JKs for the "Survival Enthuesest"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnFU8jfyq0U

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