Collapse of Society 4x4

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Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby gunderwood » Fri, 28 May 2010 23:45:43

Topic says it all.

What truck would you want if things went south. Pickup, SUV, military surplus? Gas, diesel? Etc.

Remember, there wont' be any autozones to go to for parts. It needs off road capability, but enough finesse so you can get away from bandits. Enough power to get a move on, get unstuck, hull lots of guns, food, water, and people, but not eat so much fuel you can't use it (leaning toward a diesel that can burn lots of other fuels). Needs to be defensible while on the move (leaning towards a pickup so you can have a "gunner").

You fill in the blank. What would you want, how would you use it, and why.
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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby Palladin » Sat, 29 May 2010 08:19:06

Small, maneuverable, easily concealed, go most anywhere dependability, and she looks great!

If I can't have this, then I'd go with one of the bigger ATVs (Kubota)... Don't envision a lot of highway touring in a collapse...


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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby CowboyT » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 21:13:42

For a SHTF situation, how about the original 4-wheel-drive, a horse? Those can go anywhere and no road is needed. Fuel = grass and stream/creek water. Can carry a load if needed. Seemed to work pretty well back in the day.
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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby BluemontGlock » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 11:21:13

the Steelwheels truck is ready for when things heat up. Literally. This off-roader is built on the Oshkosh M100 platform used for, among other things, airport crash trucks. With this you can drive into the heart of the zombie queen's lair, rescue your friends, and torch the place, all the while making a delicious meal inside the TGIF-esque interior.
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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby Taggure » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 12:33:52

A new class of vehicle to the field of fire appliance design that is capable of reconnaissance as well as suppression will be introduced by Amatoya. As indicated by research, there is a need to develop an advanced and highly specialized light tanker which must function primarily as areconnaissance vehicle while providing unparalleled vehicle and crew safety/survivability. It also need to maintain superior off road capabilities and possess appropriate fire suppression technology for the purpose of initial response and front line defense.


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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby newdovo » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 12:54:26

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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby OakRidgeStars » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 13:39:12

I'd rather have an old Dodge Power Wagon when the SHTF. Those trucks have survived three wars and are still going strong.

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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby BluemontGlock » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 15:08:52

@ Vern... That is Awesome

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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby gunderwood » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 16:23:36

How about reasonable vehicle costs. I don't think many of us on here (not me for sure) have the funds to purchase a million dollar 4x4. Besides, the military would just air strike you because to be driving around in something like that must mean you're up to no good.

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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby Paliden » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 17:40:13

My choice would be a full size Ford Bronco, built for off road, good cargo area, highly maneuverable, 351 cid power and we get 17/19 mpg with it
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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby gatorbait » Fri, 04 Jun 2010 11:49:28

Ever since Clinton made us bug out of there instead of dismantling the joint, I've been partial to the Somalian "technical." That'll be a 4x4 lightweight Toyota pickup with extra fuel tanks and a .50MG swivel-mounted in the bed.


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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby totes6 » Fri, 04 Jun 2010 12:06:04

Just because you never know when you might need to jump a river(or a big gap between two sky scrapers) :roll:


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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby ZeSpectre » Fri, 04 Jun 2010 14:41:29

A late 90's Jeep Cherokee with a roof rack, spare fuel cans, etc.
They are still pretty easy to work on and the ones still on the road are the ones that were put together right and are astoundingly tough vehicles.


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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby GS78 » Sat, 05 Jun 2010 20:54:26

OakRidgeStars wrote:I'd rather have an old Dodge Power Wagon when the SHTF. Those trucks have survived three wars and are still going strong.

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Yep. Absolutely. A power wagon will climb up a wall if it needs to. Weld a cow-pusher on the front.
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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby zephyp » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 18:06:28

In all seriousness if society collapses then I'd be happy driving my boots. Any kind of vehicle is going to draw unwanted attention from all quarters. And, you can hide yourself alot easier than hiding some gaudy vehicle....
No more catchy slogans for me...I am simply fed up...4...four...4...2+2...

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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby CK1 » Fri, 18 Jun 2010 19:36:16

Taggure wrote:A new class of vehicle to the field of fire appliance design that is capable of reconnaissance as well as suppression will be introduced by Amatoya. As indicated by research, there is a need to develop an advanced and highly specialized light tanker which must function primarily as areconnaissance vehicle while providing unparalleled vehicle and crew safety/survivability. It also need to maintain superior off road capabilities and possess appropriate fire suppression technology for the purpose of initial response and front line defense.


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OK I vote for this one, but I do have 1 question...

Uhm, I'm 6' 2"... Where do I go? :confused:


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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby Taggure » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 14:51:02

CK1 wrote:
Taggure wrote:A new class of vehicle to the field of fire appliance design that is capable of reconnaissance as well as suppression will be introduced by Amatoya. As indicated by research, there is a need to develop an advanced and highly specialized light tanker which must function primarily as areconnaissance vehicle while providing unparalleled vehicle and crew safety/survivability. It also need to maintain superior off road capabilities and possess appropriate fire suppression technology for the purpose of initial response and front line defense.


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OK I vote for this one, but I do have 1 question...

Uhm, I'm 6' 2"... Where do I go? :confused:


LOL :hysterical: that is funny finaly a good reason for being short (I am only 5'6") lol
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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby 06bolton5pt3 » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:03:49

my silverado i have now. It's lifted, puts 411rwhp down to the wheels and is 100 percent reliable. It can haul stuff, out run stuff, get me to land less traveled and it never has skipped a beat.
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Re: Collapse of Society 4x4

Postby Reverenddel » Wed, 01 Sep 2010 12:24:07

I'm looking for a Stryker to come out as Military Surplus....

Now THAT is an RV!!!!


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