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Originally posted by tamusan
I'm glad I took the time to read your thread. That vehicle is just awesome.
You mentioned Land Rover, and that got me thinking about my bug out vehicle. I have a 2002 Land Rover Range Rover. Folks here in my parts of Oregon laughed when "Hollywood" first rolled up here from California in his Range Rover. I've driven that vehicle many places people swore I couldn't get to. I've also pulled many a stuck vehicle back to safety with it. It is a vehicle that will get you there and back (with a lot of maintenance/repair).
The maintenance/repair part is why I am posting. I've had to change so many things in the field on my rover, and luckily I have enough mechanical know how to slide by. I've had to use a log cut to go in the place of a busted air suspension air bag, use a piece of shoe leather to fix the suspension air compressor, and a few other field repairs to get out of jams. Now, I have a fair collection of spare parts that I take with me as I go cruising through the wilderness. Yes, they take up space, but it's better than being stuck somewhere. I imagine in a bug out situation, it is even more important to be prepared for breakdown of your vehicle. AAA may not be around to bail you out, and the auto parts store might not be open for while.