Prepping 201

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  1. banger

    banger

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    By now the true preppers have their food, medicines, Toilet paper etc..

    How about the less glamorous side of making preps.

    How about ensuring that your vehicles are up to the task.

    Being purposely vague.... I am the owner of three late model higher end German vehicles.

    One was starting but somewhat weak.... Battery done.

    Two had legal but worn tires.... Two new sets.

    One was wearing down it's brakes.... Done

    Oil changes on all three..... Done

    Two vehicles full of fuel, vehicle three, not being parked overnight with less than 3/4 tank.

    Spare fuel... Topped up to max capacity.

    I suggest that in the event you have to "get the hell out of Dodge", make sure you can make it to your destination.

    Bonne nuit mes amis
     
  2. shadowgunner9

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    In my driveway, The Rig stands ready for any and all adventure or misfortune.
    I also have Sirius XM.
     

  3. FireForged

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    having a reasonably maintained vehicle with adequate fuel is just good common sense on many levels.
     
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    Don't forget fuel and air filters! Also, change out your coolant at the prescribed intervals. Old coolant can start causing serious issues you don't want to deal with in an untimely situation.
     
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    Never let the fuel tank go below half. Keep a few spare bulbs and a spare serpentine belt. Extra key close to where you sleep.
     
  6. Aceman

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    A 100% tip-top vehicle is a critical prep!

    while I generally support bugging in, when you have to go, you have to go. You need a vehicle for that. The last thing you need to worry about is your car. Also - broke down car is an easy way to be unreliable and lose a job. There is a personal SHTF most don't consider as a SHTF. well - it is, and it is way more likely than an EMP, or Corona killing you.

    Also - as you travel, having preps IN your car is key: Food, water, security, hygiene, and ability to shelter in it if needed! Blizzard, flood, etc. can all leave you stranded. You car may be your best shelter.
     
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    Seems this ‘prepping’ costs a lot of $$?
     
  8. agtman

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    Check ... :thumbsup:

    Gassed up and ready to take on the post-COVID-19 hordes of Wally World.

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  9. Blanton

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    No need for this question/thread. True preppers have already done all this as part of the prepping routine
     
  10. Grease Gunner

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    I’ve been one to have a home kit and vehicle kit. Odds are I’ll be closer to my Jeep than my house so yeah it needs to be stocked in the event something happens
     
  11. sourdough44

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    Time to plan your poops for when out. No more privacy on the home pot, conserve that precious toilet paper.
     
  12. cowboy1964

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    I just did brakes and a tank of gas. That's as ready as I can be.

    This tank of gas may last for 2 or 3 months at this rate.
     
  13. bdcochran

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    I have one car. Two computer printouts - one recites the mileage, date and repair or servicing and the mechanic's or my name. I can look up everything from the tie rods to the transmission to the oil change. The second list states when the next servicing is be done at what mileage and/or date.

    In late January, I fully realized that there was going to be an epidemic problem. I advanced the oil change, lubrication of underneath seals and draining and replacing some transmission fluid.

    I keep the gasoline level at 3/4 full. Most people drive around on near empty. Every Sunday morning, I fill up as well.

    I also buy parts in advance. Many years ago, I asked myself what I would have done at the beginning of the War in the US relative to a car. The answer simple - anticipate shortages in parts. I have the parts in advance. The worst that can happen is that my car dies completely or is gone and I have some parts on hand that I simply give to my long time mechanic as a gift.