Bug-out vehicle - Jeep Patriot Forums
Jeep Patriot General Discussion General discussion for the Jeep Patriot

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By u35828
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 46
 
Bug-out vehicle

How many have built or installed items in their Pat to equip it for moderate survival/search & rescue/natural disaster/zombie apocalypse scenarios? What did you include in your build? What kind of tools or supplies and where were they installed? pictures appreciated.
revdej is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 10:50 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5
 
I do have a go bag with some basic survival gear. Hatchet, Space Blanket, fire starter, knife, 2 bottles of water, water purifier, etc. Nothing too insane.
Suffice18 is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 03:30 PM
Senior Member
 
jack.allwardt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
Posts: 3,451
 
don't forget the power bars or equiv. They have a long shelf life, and if stale, they will chew longer....


Jack Allwardt, Bonney Lake (Tehaleh area), WA; "recovering Californian"; (REPEAT Patriot Owner...'08 Limited and a '16 High Altitude), Retired engineer, US Army veteran, Amateur radio General Class Licensee: K6SNS, Member: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Central Valley Vietnam Veterans, Enumclaw (WA) Lions Club. Former vintage military jeep owner, instrument rated commercial pilot, ag pilot, vintage aircraft restorer and test pilot.
jack.allwardt is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 11:27 AM
Senior Member
 
DangerAaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Orange County, VA
Posts: 1,107
 
Garage
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
DangerAaron is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 12:18 AM
Member
 
RonD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 95
 
Sterno, matches, extra hoddie, sunflower seeds, twine and jumper cables. Keep the items in the spare tire bay, with the spare tire. In the right storage area above the spare tire deck, small portable air compressor and tow strap.
RonD is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 12:54 PM
Member
 
RonD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 95
 
Found this today while getting ready to wax, will be added to the bug out stuff 👍
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190423_114743748_1556038408222.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	29.7 KB
ID:	81267  
RonD is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 01:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Terasec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: from NYC and have places in upstate NY and in PA
Posts: 4,786
 
Send a message via AIM to Terasec Send a message via Yahoo to Terasec
Quote:
Originally Posted by DangerAaron View Post
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.
i have 2 vehicles, patriot having 217k miles on it and 200 miles to the tank would not be my preferred bug out vehicle
my buick sedan with 68k miles on it gets 500 miles to the tank, that's the vehicle I would take in an emergency
either way I camp a lot so always have a bag with camping stuff in the vehicle,
I don't carry water often but do have a water filter in the bag, along with other gear,
for food, I usually end up eating the jerky and snack bars before any emergency, but I do have dried meals along with canister stove in the bag
Terasec is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 01:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Terasec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: from NYC and have places in upstate NY and in PA
Posts: 4,786
 
Send a message via AIM to Terasec Send a message via Yahoo to Terasec
in my car I recently added a power bank jump starter,
small/compact works great I switched to such when I had battery problems and twice got a jump from people with such power banks,
Terasec is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 05:38 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 4
 
My Patriot contains the following:

Fire Extinguisher
Go Bag- water proof matches, flint and steel, water purifier, leatherman, combat knife, tourniquet, quick clot/Celox, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, emergency gps beacon, and med kit
Solar Generator with battery terminals, air pump, and usb charging
Toolkit
Some sort of firearm (usually on my person)
Spare tire

If anyone has any good ideas for fuel storage let me know.
rhino714 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 10:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 239
 
The Wrangler and Gladiator are the only two Jeep vehicles suitable for a bug-out scenario, as they are designed for off-road use and can be modified from their stock builds for extreme-use situations. The Wrangler would be preferable due to part availability for customization, maintenance, and fixes.
Jeeper81 is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 02:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Flamewave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: CT
Posts: 171
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhino714 View Post
If anyone has any good ideas for fuel storage let me know.
I've got a pair of Rotopax on my tire carrier. They work well. Adds about half a tank's worth of gas. Haven't needed them to bail myself out of trouble yet, but I have for someone else.

Flamewave is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-30-2019, 01:30 PM
Junior Member
 
u35828's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL USA
Posts: 28
 
I installed the OEM tow hooks on my 2015 High Altitude Patriot; this required replacing the lower front fascia with one that had holes for the tow hooks. In the back, there's a d-ring shackle receiver mated to a Class III hitch.

Inside, there's a pair of entrenching tools, a pick mattock, tow strap, spare fuses, a 12V inflator, and low-profile tire chains.
revdej likes this.

-2015 Patriot High Altitude 4x4. * tow hooks * Class III hitch. Bone stock, otherwise.
u35828 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Patriot Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help me pick out my third vehicle... FailWheelDrive Other Jeeps 12 12-02-2012 01:11 AM
Would anyone check out a vehicle for me??? KS Boostedxt Great Plains Region 0 12-21-2009 11:18 PM
Chrysler: Out of bankruptcy but not out of the woods/Chrysler aiming for luxury image Medic311 The Sway Bar 45 09-26-2009 11:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome