Episode-2176- Bug Out Trailers with Spirko and Harris – Part 4 — 22 Comments

  1. Super excited to listen to this episode, these Bug Out Trailer episodes have been my favorite thing the Survival Podcast has released so far. I feel like Jack and Steve could do one hell of an amusing YouTube series too.

  2. In regards to bug out trailers,Since they are dual purpose size and weight may  not be a big issue. but if you take into consideration  concealment and get away issues ,how do you mediate the two ? Size and weight vs. light and fast the only thing is how adaptable you can be .My prepper motto is infinite adaptability.And i hate being caught without or unprepared.

    • Then jump on your Roken bike and head for the hills with a back pack!

      Now seriously though that was to make a point. Get away from what? A flood, fire or hurricane, or some imagined James Rawles style fiction?

  3. Just wanted to comment and say this series on bug out trailers is bad ass. Thank you to Jack and Steven for putting it all together!

  4. Hi Jack, can you list the episode numbers for episodes 1 & 2, ?

    A colleague at work is interested in listening to them, but we cant find the episode 1 & 2

    • Yea all sizes but I mispoke, it only takes threaded cartridges. That is the issue.

  5. Here a old trick my Dad did in the 50′ -60′ tent and trailer camping. Put a red clay flower pot upside down on the camp stove or cook stove turn on the burner. The clay pot  heats up puts out heat all around and out the hole now at the top. Use a big one more heat, it cheap too!

  6. I took a quick look for those CO2 tire inflators. It’s easy to find ones that use threaded cartridges. But hard pressed to find any that use standard 12oz none threaded ones.

    However I found this that would be cool for paintball guys.

    It uses a standard paintball tank. That can be filled anywhere. If I remember right you can fill them with any high pressure air pump also. Which would save you the time of having get out your 12v air compressor.

    Just a thought. Maybe this will help. It’s a little pricey. But I think it’s a good idea.

  7. You can rent a U Haul much cheaper than owning a truck. Great ideal, you could put your preps together on a cart with your cooking and fuel source (LP) clean water and sink, pantry and on the side if it is a concern mount a toilet seat that would fold down and sit on a 5 gal. bucket most of your preps could be in this one unit and you can just roll it in. If you break down you’re covered. I think this is a great idea, hell even for a vacation.

  8. In regards to bugging out in an enclosed trailer or rental truck, take precautions that you can’t be locked inside by dirtbags.  Secure the outside latch somehow, but have a way to secure the door so it can’t be suddenly opened all the way- at least you’ll have early warning.  Also, it might be a good idea to have a hatchet (or other cutting implement) and lighting inside the enclosure case you find yourself locked in there.

  9. On deadfall trees, I work on a dead end road. Once there was a deadfall across the road when leaving. It was bigger than I could lift or drag. I chopped the top third off with my machete still couldn’t lift but, I dragged it clearing one lane

  10. The funny thing is I have no driving desire or plan to put together a bug-out-trailer, yet I’m finding these are among the most enjoyable episodes.  Keep it up guys!

  11. As a self storage owner, I would have no trouble kicking out tenants that sleep over night.   Think of the cost analysis from the owner’s stand point.  If I get caught allowing tenants to sleep in my facilities, I would loose my insurance, which means I would loose my mortgage, which means I would loose my facility.  Millions of dollars versus letting someone stay.  That is the harsh reality.  Now using a unit as a cache, I have no problem with that.  In fact, if they even hint at that, I give them a discount.  Cause you never know.