Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Orange County, VA
In my mind the Patriot is not a good choice for that type of vehicle. Simply put it doesn't have enough range. I mean if you were in south Florida and a hurricane was bearing down on you, you wouldn't be able to get more than about a state away before having to stop for fuel. There are a lot of vehicles out there that can easily achieve a range over 500 miles on a single tank of fuel. A WK2 Grand Cherokee is one example. In all of the typical "Prepper scenarios" you have to take into account that supplies and resources would be hard to find or simply unavailable. So relying on a vehicle that can't even get 300 miles out of a tank of gas in most situations seems counter productive to me.
That being said, for most of us, a small tool kit and a "go bag" with water, blankets, extra socks, and some small supplies is all we really need and is easy to assemble and can even fit in the spare tire compartment.
I am in no way a "prepper" of any sort. I do have a tool kit and some supplies that I keep in all vehicles I own because I was once on a highway that got shutdown in a snow storm for about 10 hours. That's a life changing event.
2014 Black Jeep Patriot, Latitude, FDII, Sun and Sound package, remote start
2015 White Jeep Grand Cherokee, Limited, Luxury group II