The one piece of survival gear that’s with you just about all the time is your truck. No matter how much you prepare at home or your bug out spot, if you can’t get to it safely when the SHTF you’re out of luck. Since you rely on a truck so much for safety in survival times, it only makes sense to get it ready for survival just like you. Here are seven tips to get your truck ready for survival and whatever TEOTWAWKI can throw its way.
1. Upgrade Tires
Standard all-season tires won’t cut it when you’re having to off-road to get around traffic jams or roads that are missing all together. You don’t need monster truck tires here, just something that will keep you moving in mud, snow, and loose roads. You should look at getting 31-33” tires rather than 40” or larger; you don’t want to have to upgrade everything else around them or be unsafe.
2. Locking Differential
Unless you have a locking differential you’re going to experience slippage when you’re in mud and snow. A standard differential, even one on a 4WD truck, allows a wheel that is spinning to take all the power.
A locking differential however will keep the same power going to both wheels on that axle. This means that if one tire is in the mud the one out of it will keep moving you along. You can learn more about differentials here.
3. Suspension Lift
If for nothing else, a decent suspension lift should be added to give you more ground clearance, which is great for running over rocks, road debris, and the occasional zombie.
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