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5 Considerations For Preppers With Bug Out Vehicles

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Countless Americans own a vehicle. Unfortunately, countless Americans also lack the know-how and resources to maintain their vehicle independently. This doesn’t normally pose a huge threat. After all, you can always visit the local mechanic for all your automotive needs. But what about when SHTF?In an emergency situation you likely won’t be able to depend on a mechanic to keep your car on the road. That’s why it’s vital to pay attention to these survival tips and learn to do the basic repairs/maintenance yourself so you’re ready when a crisis hits.

5 Considerations For Preppers With Bug Out Vehicles

Consider The Factors Realistically

Own a car and have a commute? Then you’re well aware of many of the pitfalls driving can have on you and your car. For instance, you have to deal with traffic, you have to consistently fill up your tank, and you’re often stuck in stop-and-go traffic.

Not to mention, you have to protect your car from inclement weather (and then repair it when it gets hurt by hail damage, etc.

You also have to do all the necessary maintenance and repairs necessary (both big and small) to keep your car running.

Well, the truth is billions of people have cars – and most will want to continue using them after SHTF. As such, it’s likely you’ll be facing these same hardships in en emergency situation. Not to mention, many of these problems will become a lot worse once that crisis hits.

Many people fall into the mistaken belief they’ll be the only one on the road after SHTF. However, it’ll likely be the opposite. That’s why it’s important to grasp that reality now, and maximize your vehicle’s usefulness.

Consider The State Of Your Vehicle
Now, to be honest, most preppers would love nothing more than having the below vehicle as their ultimate bug-out transportation.

However, most people can’t afford that, and it often isn’t realistic for different situations. Furthermore, many people don’t have the funds to purchase a whole other “bug-out vehicle” that’s going to sit and wait for when things go south.

As such,  it’s safe to assume that most people will likely be utilizing their current car as their bug-out vehicle in an emergency event. And this comes with a few questions you need to consider. For instance…

“Would you trust your current vehicle to drive over 2,000 miles without issues?”

If you’re hesitant to say yes, then it’s important to start looking at alternative options. This may be biting the bullet and purchasing another car. Or it might involve taking other forms of transportation. It may even mean changing your prepping plan, and preparing to bug-in rather than bugging out.

“Can you perform routine maintenance  to your car?”

It’s important to then consider all the routine repairs and maintenance your car will require. This includes oil changes, gas fill-ups, and regular checks to make sure your tires, brakes, lights, etc. are in working order. Do you know how to do these yourself (and what to do if they need maintenance)? Make sure you do before an emergency situation occurs.

“Is this the best vehicle for bugging out?”

The truth is, the car you rely on day-in and day-out may not be the best option for your SHTF experience (no matter its condition). In fact, it’s not necessarily true that “any car is better than no car at all.”

For instance, if your go-to car is an expensive SUV or a flashy sports car, this will likely work against you in a crisis. That’s because these are obvious signs to others that you’ve got lots of money. And with lots of money often comes lots of food, survival tools, water, etc.

Heck, even that enormous tactical tank you saw in the video above would likely do much more harm than good. Why? It’s screaming to everyone else “Look at me, I’m super prepared and have loads of cash.” And this kind of thing will give you LOTS of unwanted attention by looters and thieves.

In short, keeping a low profile is a MUST for surviving an emergency situation. And that goes for your car as well.

Basic Repairs You Need To Know How To Perform

Most preppers assume “survival skills” refer to things like hunting, gathering food, foraging for plants, etc. However, vehicle maintenance is an exemplary survival skill that any vehicle owner MUST have.

The truth is there’s a variety of repairs you can make to your car that don’t require a mechanic’s help. Things like…

  • Changing your oil
  • Repairing minor leaks
  • Checking your battery
  • Replacing your battery
  • Replacing your air filter
  • Switching out spark plugs
  • Rotating tires
  • Changing a flat tire

If this all seems a bit much, never fear. Many (if not all) of these can be learned through watching online tutorials on YouTube. There’s also countless books and online resources you can use to help you become more comfortable with your car.

Need more knowledge? There’s always the trusty Owner’s Manual. And, not to mention, if you require some extra assistance, make friends with a mechanic (or watch them while they work and ask questions). By adopting the mentality of a student, you’ll open yourself up to learning all about your vehicle (and likely be way more successful when SHTF).

Know What To Keep In Your Vehicle

Although every vehicle is different, the toolkit you need to keep in your car is very much the same across the board. It should include:

  • Socket and ratchet set
  • Car jack and tire iron
  • Pliers
  • Screwdriver set
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Torque wrench
  • Jumper cables
  • Work gloves
  • Axe (helpful for removing fallen trees/branches blocking the road)
  • Electrical tape
  • Shovel
  • Seat belt cutter
  • Spare parts

Granted, this is the bare minimum of what to keep in your vehicle. There’s many more things to consider (see our blogs here and here for more ideas). But it’s a start.

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( – Joe Biden has decided not to run for reelection.

On Sunday afternoon, Biden declared his plan and promised to provide further details shortly.

“It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President,” Biden’s statement read. “And while it has been my intention to seek reelection, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term.”

Although Vice President Kamala Harris was expressly endorsed as his successor, he congratulated her in his statement for “being an extraordinary partner in all this work.”

But Biden later gave “my full support and endorsement for Kamala to be the nominee of our party this year” in a statement uploaded on X.

Then, in a powerful message to Democrats, Biden urged them to unite and defeat Trump, emphasizing the importance of collective action in the upcoming election.

Do you believe VP Kamala Harris will be the 2024 Democratic presidential nominee?

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9 Secret Service Failures that Led to Trump Almost Being Assassinated

9 Secret Service Failures that Led to Trump Almost Being Assassinated

( – This past Saturday, during a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, former President Donald Trump came dangerously close to being assassinated in what is believed to be the biggest Secret Service blunder in forty years.

The fact remains that the organization tasked with defending Trump was unable to prevent the gunman, 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks, from setting up shop less than 500 feet away, killing Corey Comperatore, a 50-year-old volunteer fire chief, and hitting President Trump in the ear.

Numerous investigations are in progress, but there have been few replies yet. Kimberly Cheatle, the director of the Secret Service, is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

The following nine significant security lapses by the Secret Service that we are now aware of require attention:

1. There was an apparent security concern from the rooftop from where Crooks fired shots at Trump. According to NBC News, the Secret Service had recognized the rooftop as a possible point of vulnerability in the days leading up to the rally.

Why was the building given to local law enforcement and not included in the Secret Service’s inside perimeter? Why wasn’t the building’s perimeter secured? How did rally participants see Crooks ascending to the rooftop and positioning himself before the police could stop him?

When did the Secret Service’s counter-sniper teams learn about him, and why weren’t any of them designated to keep an eye on the rooftop?

2. The Secret Service allowed local police enforcement to be housed inside the structure instead of outside on the roof. According to Cheatle, the choice was to house local law enforcement inside the structure instead of on top of it.

She asserted that the roof’s “slope” was a “safety factor” in the decision. Dan Bongino, a podcast presenter and former Secret Service agent, has dubbed that “bullsh-t.”

In his July 18, 2024, podcast episode, Bongino stated that he had heard from sources that local police snipers were placed inside because they were pitted against counter-snipers and thought they could accomplish the task from the building’s second story.

This raises the question: Why weren’t counter-snipers on the rooftop watching for would-be snipers?

3. The building’s exterior was not secure, which gave Crooks access to the rooftop. Who was guarding the building from the outside or the rooftop from below, even if local police snipers were not stationed on the rooftop?

Did local law enforcement officers have a watch duty at the building? The Washington Post stated that although the agency had planned ahead, local police had informed the Secret Service before Saturday that they did not have the means to place a patrol car and officer outside the facility.

Why didn’t the Secret Service devise a backup strategy? How did Crooks manage to go to the top unhindered and get a direct line of sight with Trump?

4. About three hours before Trump spoke, at around 3 p.m., local law police noticed Crooks near a magnetometer with a range finder. After that, they lost sight of him. Why hadn’t law enforcement or the Secret Service questioned or followed him earlier?

CNN reports that Crooks caused a stir when he passed past magnetometers erected to check participants for the presence of a range finder. This device resembles a tiny pair of binoculars and is frequently used by the military or hunters to locate targets.

According to Bongino, there is disagreement over whether he used magnetometers in real life. Nevertheless, he was supposedly seen close to them.

The questions are: Who saw Crooks using the range finder, and who was informed of the sighting? Why wasn’t he followed up with or questioned at that point?

5. Crooks was not stopped or questioned even though local law enforcement officers reportedly saw him about an hour before Trump was scheduled to speak.

They saw him hanging outside the building, scoping the rooftop, returning with a backpack, and pulling out a range finder. They reported him to a command center.

It is unclear to whom Crooks was reported, whether the Secret Service knew about him then, and why he was not apprehended or questioned in light of his suspicious activity.

How was he permitted to ascend onto the rooftop without being stopped if he was under the notice of the Secret Service or local law enforcement?

6. About 20 minutes before Trump entered the stage, at 5:52 p.m., the Secret Service allegedly saw Crooks on the rooftop. Despite this, the agency did not prevent Trump from taking the platform.

At 5:52 p.m., ABC News reported he was spotted on the rooftop by Secret Service snipers. Why was Trump permitted to speak on stage even though?

When a local police officer observed Crooks on the rooftop sometime around 6:02 p.m., it was said that he pointed his gun at him, which caused him to tumble back down and hurt himself.

Were the Secret Service snipers present when this occurred, and if so, why were they inactive at that time?

7. The Secret Service snipers did nothing before Crooks fired at Trump, even though he had drawn his gun and positioned himself to shoot him.

Why wasn’t he neutralized before he could shoot Trump, even after the Secret Service recognized him as a threat and after he took out a gun and took up position?

Why was there an 11-second delay between Crooks’ initial shot at Trump and the Secret Service snipers’ fatal shot, assuming they had seen him at 5:52 p.m.?

8. Trump arrived on stage at 6:02 p.m., and for ten minutes, no action was taken to remove him from the platform until Crooks was able to open fire on him at 6:12 p.m.

Why wasn’t Trump removed from the stage, even if Secret Service snipers saw Crooks on the rooftop and were unsure of what to do?

Who decided not to try to remove him, and was there an attempt to do so?

9. No drone monitoring was conducted during the event, which would have allowed law police to catch Crooks scaling the rooftop earlier.

Despite the Secret Service’s capacity to request drone monitoring, Bongino claims no drone was used to record the event.

Was that capability requested by the Secret Service? If yes, who disputed it and to what extent?

On Monday, Cheatle—who has acknowledged that she has no plans to retire despite receiving calls for her resignation—will have many questions to respond to.

Should the Secret Service Director be immediately fired?

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( – Over the past eight years, leftists who have called for violence against President Trump and his followers have become all too familiar to us.

Now that an attempt on Trump’s life was foiled at his Pennsylvania rally the previous weekend, we must give these unlawful threats against the former president and his allies more careful thought.

A well-known far-left live streamer named Destiny—a man with a female name—went on a hateful rampage against the late Trump supporter Corey Comperatore during the past week after Comperatore was struck by a bullet that was accidentally fired at the president.

It didn’t take long for blue-haired lefties like Destiny to start joyfully celebrating the death of a Trump fan while lamenting the fact that the assassin didn’t manage to kill the former president.

His words promoting violence led to his (supposedly) demonetization on X, and he was also temporarily suspended from, a well-known streaming service, for making the same heinous statements.

Many conservatives supported Destiny’s right to make such remarks as an example of the First Amendment.

But Destiny changed his tone during the RNC, going from endorsing violence to openly endorsing political assassinations.


After facing a series of personal challenges, including a highly publicized divorce, Destiny suffered a dramatic meltdown.

During an impromptu interview with The Gateway Pundit journalist Elijah Schaffer during the RNC in Milwaukee, WI, the host of The Young Turks, Ana Kasparian, went out of her way to denounce these remarks even though some conservatives were quick to accuse all liberals of thinking the same way.

It’s alarming to see someone with Destiny’s level of popularity advocating for political violence. However, it’s heartening to see progressive colleagues like Ana Kasparian criticize him for his deplorable remarks and serve as a reminder that, occasionally, people have public breakdowns.

Should far-left liberals promoting violence, like Destiny, be immediately de-platformed and demonetized?

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