Comments for The Prepper Journal http://www.theprepperjournal.com Prepping, Survival and Common Sense Thu, 21 May 2015 20:40:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford by EgbertThrockmorton1http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/05/21/best-bug-out-vehicles-you-can-actually-afford/comment-page-1/#comment-24845 Thu, 21 May 2015 20:40:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14412#comment-24845 Thanks, Bolofia! I am going to get an excellent rear bumper that I can put three 5 gallon fuel cans on-when needed. I’ll have at least three 5 gallon Water cans in the back. We won’t be taking out any seats, but will add a luggage rack on top, as strong as I get up on the roof mounts. Probably won’t get a light bar, as I drove a “company car with multi-colored light bar” for too long to want/need one. We’ll use hand held spot lights as needed.
Anyone have any ideas for an additional or larger fuel tank on a 4Runner? (sources would be great!)
Thanks.

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Comment on Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford by Bolofiahttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/05/21/best-bug-out-vehicles-you-can-actually-afford/comment-page-1/#comment-24844 Thu, 21 May 2015 20:18:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14412#comment-24844 Pat,
A couple of thoughts…
I have a quad cab 4WD truck. The first thing I did was remove the back seats to increase my storage capacity inside the cab So basically, the entire area behind the driver and passenger seats has become a permanent, rolling bug out bag. That wouldn’t be an option for a family, but if you are bugging out solo or with only one other partner, it expands your storage options tremendously.

A second thought for you and ET1: In a true bug out situation I wouldn’t be overly worried about how high or low profile you vehicle is. It doesn’t matter how mean or awesome it looks; the real question is can it go off road? Shorter wheel base and higher ground clearance will always beat out a tail-dragger. And – short, high clearance utility trailers will always make it deeper into rough country than long, wide ones will.

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Comment on How to Camo Paint Your AR15 by Bolofiahttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/09/02/how-to-camo-paint-your-ar15/comment-page-1/#comment-24843 Thu, 21 May 2015 19:28:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11078#comment-24843 Pat,
I’ve read your post, studied the photos several times, and I must say that your AR15 turned out very nicely. Now that it’s nine months since the article originally appeared, how is the camo job holding up? I will be painting my Bushmaster M15 this weekend, but there is still one lingering question in my mind: During periodic range practice I will usually put 200+ rounds into targets. Have you experienced any issues with the paint resulting from a hot barrel (such as flaking or peeling)? I will be using the same Krylon that you referenced.

Also, how did the the paint work out on your scope? Did you encounter any issues?

Thanks…

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Comment on Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/05/21/best-bug-out-vehicles-you-can-actually-afford/comment-page-1/#comment-24842 Thu, 21 May 2015 19:08:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14412#comment-24842 Thank you very much!

I am just getting into this somewhat myself and the additions I have planned aren’t the cheapest things you can do so I am going to do this in phases which will take some time.

For me I think adding cargo capacity is the easiest so a roof rack will be first. Then since I have something to mount it to, I was planning on the LED light bar. I already have a HT Ham radio, but will likely upgrade to a dedicated model for my vehicle. Then I think I will get a back bumper from ShrockWorks to hold the spare and two fuel cans. After that I want to get some bigger tires which will then fit on the bumper. After that comes the front bumper also from ShrockWorks along with the winch.

For the ones that are innocuous, I think only the cargo rack, some larger tires, possibly a light bar and a radio could fit that bill. The bumpers are intense. I am waiting for a 4runner myself, which should be here tomorrow. I have been giving the subject a lot of thought and that was my motivation for this post.

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Comment on Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford by EgbertThrockmorton1http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/05/21/best-bug-out-vehicles-you-can-actually-afford/comment-page-1/#comment-24841 Thu, 21 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14412#comment-24841 Good article, although for a neophyte “off roader” WHAT specific additions to a 4X4 would be best? I prefer staying as “grey” as possible. I am seriously considering getting rid of my current ride, and going with the tree-hugging-Progressive-approved-Birkenstock-station wagon, called the Subaru Outback for my rolling suburban gun wagon. We are also waiting for the delivery of out Toyota 4Runner to get here.
For the 4runner, which add-on mods should we seriously consider first, that are still fairly innocuous and low profile?
Thanks.

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Comment on Bug Out Bag Checklist by Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afforddisasterdefense.us | disasterdefense.ushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/01/02/bug-out-bag-checklist/comment-page-1/#comment-24840 Thu, 21 May 2015 17:13:15 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=5963#comment-24840 […] a lot of mid-sized cars these days. Most have so little cargo room that you would be lucky to get your bug out bag and a pillow in the trunk but you could forget about all of your prepping supplies, ammo and food […]

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Comment on 12 Best Vehicles For Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse by Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afforddisasterdefense.us | disasterdefense.ushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/11/21/12-best-vehicles-surviving-zombie-apocalypse/comment-page-1/#comment-24839 Thu, 21 May 2015 17:13:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=5189#comment-24839 […] problem I have with a lot of the Best bug out vehicle lists is that they are full of really exotic (expensive) vehicles that the average prepper simply […]

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Comment on Prepping 101 – Food Preps: 30 Days Worth Of Food by 89 Tips That Will Help You Prepare For The Coming Economic Depressionhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/02/16/prepper-101-food-preps-30-days-worth-of-food/comment-page-1/#comment-24838 Thu, 21 May 2015 17:11:47 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=816#comment-24838 […] you should be in great shape.  The following are some recommendations about food storage that Pat Henry of the Prepper Journal has […]

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Comment on The Lone Wolf VS The Survival Group by Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford - Freedom's Floodgateshttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/06/14/lone-wolf-vs-survival-group/comment-page-1/#comment-24837 Thu, 21 May 2015 15:14:57 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10218#comment-24837 […] be the goal. If this is a real bug out scenario you want to be with some friends or family because there is strength and support in numbers. The best bug out vehicles won’t leave the possibility of taking a few more people with you […]

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Comment on The Lone Wolf VS The Survival Group by Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford | Farrahun Braidenhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/06/14/lone-wolf-vs-survival-group/comment-page-1/#comment-24836 Thu, 21 May 2015 15:01:44 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10218#comment-24836 […] be the goal. If this is a real bug out scenario you want to be with some friends or family because there is strength and support in numbers. The best bug out vehicles won’t leave the possibility of taking a few more people with you out […]

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Comment on 12 Best Vehicles For Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse by Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford | Farrahun Braidenhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/11/21/12-best-vehicles-surviving-zombie-apocalypse/comment-page-1/#comment-24835 Thu, 21 May 2015 15:01:29 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=5189#comment-24835 […] problem I have with a lot of the Best bug out vehicle lists is that they are full of really exotic (expensive) vehicles that the average prepper simply […]

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Comment on 12 Best Vehicles For Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse by Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford | TheSurvivalPlaceBloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/11/21/12-best-vehicles-surviving-zombie-apocalypse/comment-page-1/#comment-24834 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:37:15 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=5189#comment-24834 […] problem I have with a lot of the Best bug out vehicle lists is that they are full of really exotic (expensive) vehicles that the average prepper simply […]

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Comment on Top 10 Survival Skills for after the SHTF by Customer test post | Simion's Bloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/11/19/top-10-survival-skills-shtf/comment-page-1/#comment-24833 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:09:30 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=5161#comment-24833 […] in your car takes a plethora of survival skills. It truly is a “survival” experience attempting to live in your […]

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Comment on Neighborhood Watch on Steroids by Survival Community: Justice in a WROL world? | The Prepper Domehttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/09/05/neighborhood-watch-on-steroids/comment-page-1/#comment-24832 Thu, 21 May 2015 12:06:27 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11132#comment-24832 […] this case I am referring to communities of people. When a group of people are together and relying on each other for mutual support, they will need to answer some questions if they want to formalize a process. Lone Individuals who […]

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Comment on Why You Should Want To Live Through TEOTWAWKI by Survival Community: Justice in a WROL world? | The Prepper Domehttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/09/17/want-live-teotwawki/comment-page-1/#comment-24831 Thu, 21 May 2015 12:06:02 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11306#comment-24831 […] wreckage of civilization; I think about the worst our society can become so I am hopefully able to plan in some way for contingencies like this. I figure if I plan for the absolute worst case scenario I will have at least spent some […]

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Comment on Subscribe by Is the U.S. Government Building the Terrorists they Need? | The Prepper Domehttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/subscribe/comment-page-1/#comment-24830 Thu, 21 May 2015 11:54:09 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?page_id=426#comment-24830 […] to be republished. If you would like to be notified of new articles, contests and Prepper news, please sign up for our daily newsletter, follow us on Twitter, or Like Us on […]

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Comment on Before you Start Prepping – What Are You Prepping For? by Is the U.S. Government Building the Terrorists they Need? | The Prepper Domehttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/13/what-are-you-prepping-for/comment-page-1/#comment-24829 Thu, 21 May 2015 11:53:30 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10810#comment-24829 […] Outside of us all sitting down and having a Kumbaya moment, I don’t know what we can do. I think that if we do nothing the freedoms we used to have will be taken away eventually. If we resist they are going to be taken away violently. We are on a trajectory in this country that ends in violence I fear and that is one aspect that drives my prepping plans. […]

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Comment on What Would a WROL World Look Like? by Mike Lashewitzhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/05/18/what-would-a-wrol-world-look-like/comment-page-1/#comment-24828 Wed, 20 May 2015 13:42:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14394#comment-24828 You do realize you described the mafia crime syndicate within big cities today as well as criminal government that already exists on a low profile. Seeing one “gang” replaced with another for a while would not be surprising and in the meanwhile the rampant murder will serve the criminal elite by removing surplus population. We will witness Billy bad ass thugs exterminate all who do not agree with him and he will be wasted by the next Billy bad ass thug.
That will again be replaced with government based crime syndicates and it will be business as usual and once again the elite will be served with an easier to control population. Meanwhile the remaining sheeple will be glad to give up even more freedoms for perceived security.
But how can anyone be “secure” from criminal government that serves a wealthy master?
How does government instantly vilify hundreds of thousands of people overnight? They declare that these people in general are terrorists. As the DHS did in 2009 against all Veterans. Did anyone notice there was no public outrage over that?
You do realize today those of us who post on these blogs are considered activists and therefore are also considered “paper terrorists”?
The list goes on. High crimes like growing your own vegetables in a home garden is financial Terrorism. Saving legacy seeds is environmental terrorism. Owning a weapon can easily and over night turn 100,000,000 Americans into criminals when a criminal government outlaws weapons ownership.
Sad thing is most people do not even pay attention let alone think of these things. Just thinking makes one a dissident.
But you and most of the people who read and post here already know this.

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Comment on What Are Your Generation’s Chances of Surviving Doomsday? by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/05/15/what-are-your-generations-chances-of-surviving-doomsday/comment-page-1/#comment-24827 Wed, 20 May 2015 13:15:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=14379#comment-24827 I agree with you on that point LWJ. Without the internet, the message of prepping wouldn’t spread quickly outside of the pockets where it is practiced as a way of life.

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Comment on Prepping 101 – Best Gun For Home Defense by Gun Storage Home Defense - New Storage Solutionshttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/02/19/prepper-101-best-gun-for-home-defense/comment-page-1/#comment-24826 Wed, 20 May 2015 13:06:34 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=898#comment-24826 […] Prepping 101 – Best Gun For Home Defense – The Prepper … – I honestly believe that when all else is considered, it is the best gun for home defense…. […]

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