I haven't seen much on vehicles discussed. So,if you are capable and lucky enough to have a 4X4 when the SHTF,what vehicle would choose and what
extras would or do you have currently?
I always liked shorter wheel based 4X4's,they seem to perform easier and get better traction.
The Jeep has been a proven go to 4X4 and is very rugged
As you can see,this Jeep is equipped with an electric winch,which can come in handy to pull yourself out fairly easily if you get stuck. The biggest
drawback is its small size.
For those with a limited budget, a come along hand winch will do the same job and can be bought for $50 or less.
I myself prefer something a little more roomier as the Ford Bronco,Blazer, Scout, or Jimmy.
They have much more room that you can sleep in and haul more and still have a fairly short wheel base.
You can pick one of these up at a fairly decent price. They also have a height decent clearance.
If you can afford a little more, how about putting a lift on your 4X4.
A lift will allow you to travel in more areas that have a deeper ruts or in higher water.
If you can afford more, flood lights can really make a difference with night driving.Can't afford the flood lights?
Most camping stores carry rechargeable spot lights that plug into your lighter and can be bought at a reasonable price.
I prefer 4X4's with lockouts and floor shifter. Why? Most reliable system and rarely fails and the linkage arm is easily fixed compared to the push
button 4x4's and the lockouts save the front shaft.
If you go with a pick up truck,I would consider an extended cab for more room and a cap or cover for the bed.
You can haul more with the cap and use it as shelter.
What other extras might you consider? A 1 ton floor jack, full size spare tire, tow strap or chain. Tire chains,extra gas can.I even have a power
inverter which plugs into the lighter, there are many sizes and great use for electrical needs. Compact air compressor which I've used many times.
Other extras, a CB for communication, basic medical kit, fire extinguisher,shovel.
If you can afford the likes of a Hummer with a snorkle,great.I am just trying to keep this more limited to what most people can afford.