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Old 01-28-2011, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seems the FJ Cruiser is an especially good "bug out" vehicle if you need to travel in an emergency situation. After owning one for just a couple months, I'm starting to plan some mods with this in mind. Here are my first three picks:

1. Springtail MPAC Rear Door Rack. What could be better than carrying your essential gear with you all the time? Lots of nice packs to keep the cargo area tidy. Might install side rack and other MPAC racks too.
2. Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio. Versatile, compact mobile communications.
3. Man-a-Fire Auxillary Fuel Tank. Doubles the range between fill-ups. If this were a dealer option, I would have taken it.

What other bug-out mods are you doing?
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You're started down the right path by enhancing communications and range. You may consider buying another Cobra (what? around $80) for hand held use or to pass off to a compadre you might be traveling with. Next, all the gear to get you unstuck, plus provisions for at least three days. Much more to come from other members.
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So far I have food storage, first aid, clothing, tools, water storage and water purifier, portable solar panels for recharging stuff, shower, sleeping quarters (RTT). Gun and ammo storage. Fridge that is 12v..A ham radio would be a good addition so one can listen and communicate in case of emergency conditions. Dual battery system is my next buy. And remember, a tool is only a tool, even with extra gas tanks, a car can only get you so far. Learning how to survive and use common sense is really what saves you if you have to "bug out". The attached above link will give you ideas.....
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Thanks for the ideas. I see this has been discussed here:

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...t-vehicle.html
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Definitely need a several good guns maybe a couple of glocks and a tactical shotgun.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My bug out gear installed, less the guns. These are the popular bags and racks from Springtail Solutions.
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Does anybody have a conclusion about the Man-A-Fire axillary fuel tank? It seems like there are conflicting opinions. Have all the bugs been worked out?

(Got the Springtail racks and CB installed. Now waiting on the roof rack to arrive.)
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