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So this sunday on the US 101 I saw a bad accident involving about 4-6 cars. It looked bad but no one appeared to be seriously injured. I was thinking about stuff and then I started to think what type of Tool/weapon do I keep in my vehicle. For example I carry a USGI folding shovel in my truck, a claw hammer, and a camp hatchet. They could also be formable weapons if I needed to use them to defend myself, or they could help me save someone by either digging their vehicle out or breaking their window in case of a fire or they passed out after an accident which happens more often that people think. So yeah, A hammer is my first choice a nicer beefy framing hammer would be a good choice or a camp axe for sure. So the question What do you carry? Picture would be nice. Side story. I often carry a huge wrench the kind to take off the trailer hitch ball its massive. car tire replacement kits don't have tire irons like before now they are cheap and flimsy. I use to want to carry the Stanley FUBAR tool. I still do but I use to too.
so while my BOV might not be backed to the brim with equipment it has enough for me to get home from any local location (20 miles from work) if i go anyplace else i would pack more gear. this is a hyundai santa fe, as you can see the hidden compartment is VERY nice. while most of the items are fairly self explanatory i will detail you in on the bag and knife. the knife is an urban survival knife that has combat knuckles on the grip, 2 throwing knifes in the grip, a pointed butt end and a steel blade this is for use in high risk situations which if SHTF and say a solar flair disables cars and electronics and i have to grab the bag and go i might just need. the bag is an under armor gym bag. i chose this simply for the storage space which will also hold the 2 gallons of water you also saw in the trunk.
The M1009 pictured is not mine, in fact, I do not own one, but I was thinking: Would an M1009 make a good BOV? It's sturdy, easily modifiable, runs on diesel, and is built like a tank, from what I have heard. But, I have also heard that it is slow and noisy. I think the benefits outweigh the cons. What do you guys think? I am thinking of buying one, they are pretty cheap. I want to raise the body and add larger wheels, add a winch, and some other survival equipment.