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#32667 - 10/03/04 02:43 AM Additional Vehicle BOB Suggestions
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I've done a significant amount of work over the last few years to assure myself that my home, office, and vehicle have the necessary gear for likely contingencies. One area in which I am uncertain about is the vehicle. I've gone through Doug's vehicle list and incorporated a number of items. Somethng seems missing. I would like to add some 20-liter fuel cans, towing strap, etc., but before doing so I would like to hear from all of you on the sorts of things you would include if you thought you might include if you thought you might have to travel by vehicle suddently and some distance from your home.

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#32668 - 10/03/04 04:22 AM Re: Additional Vehicle BOB Suggestions
rbruce Offline
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Registered: 05/25/04
Posts: 153
Loc: California
Check out the video Vehicle Survival by Ron Hood at Hoods Woods. He goes into vehicle kits as well as other important tips to keep you on the road.

In the video Ron also suggests the book Desert Survival Skills by David Alloway. This is a great book about desert survival with a great section "Expedient Vehicle Repairs and Uses"

We might be able to find what you missed if you give us a list of what you have. Also, search the forums, there have been several great discussions on this in the past.


Robert

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#32669 - 10/03/04 04:48 PM Re: Additional Vehicle BOB Suggestions
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Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Texas
I carry a ton of gear in a backback in my truck and also carry straps, chains, extra rope, jumper cables, fire extinguisher, and a whole lot more in the truck outside of the backpack. One thing (maybe the only thing <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />) I don't carry is extra fuel. Just seems to be more dangerous than it's worth. At least that was my thinking when I drove a car. In a truck, in the bed, properly secured, I might consider it, however, at this point I carry no extra fuel. What I do carry is a hand-pumped syphon hose though.
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#32670 - 10/05/04 11:03 PM Re: Additional Vehicle BOB Suggestions
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Syphon
Bolt Cutters

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#32671 - 10/06/04 12:31 AM Re: Additional Vehicle BOB Suggestions
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Registered: 11/14/03
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Boy!, you must have a fantastic set of lungs! I could never syphon bolt cutters <img src="/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Bountyhunter <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#32672 - 10/06/04 01:20 AM Re: Additional Vehicle BOB Suggestions
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Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 835
Loc: Maple Grove, MN
That would really suck.
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#32673 - 10/06/04 02:43 AM Re: Additional Vehicle BOB Suggestions
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I'm glad to see ya brought your sense of humor back with you... between you and goatrider, I'm getting visions of Martin & Lewis.
Thanks guys, and keep it up, laughter is good for what ails ya!

Troy

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#32674 - 10/06/04 03:17 AM Re: Additional Vehicle BOB Suggestions
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Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Goatrider:

No, actually, he would have to really suck. <img src="/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

Bountyhunter <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#32675 - 10/06/04 04:13 AM Re: Additional Vehicle BOB Suggestions
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Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 835
Loc: Maple Grove, MN
Wildcard,

A sense of humor is required equipment to survive this sort of punnishment.
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#32676 - 10/06/04 04:44 AM Re: Additional Vehicle BOB Suggestions
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OK, the topic was Vehicle BOB, not BOBBING in the vehicle. . .

Putting aside the levity, which was enjoyable, the suggestions are very good. . . .

I am, unfortunately, unable to find the prior posts on this subject.

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