Tactical Vehicle Setup for Safety & Security
Are you prepared for emergencies on the road? In today's world, being ready for any situation is crucial. That's why we're excited to share with you a video on vehicle setup for tactical situations and even the zombie apocalypse. This article will outline some practical tips to keep you safe and prepared for whatever comes your way. From administrative items to body armor kits, we'll cover it all. So, buckle up and let's get started!
Front Seat Setup
When it comes to being prepared for the unexpected, having a well-equipped front seat setup is essential. Whether you're on the road for work or pleasure, it's important to have quick access to the tools and resources you might need in an emergency.
No one wants to think about getting pulled over, but it can happen to anyone. Keeping your paperwork organized and easily accessible can make these situations less stressful. We recommend keeping your registration, proof of insurance, and driver's license in the visor for easy access.
At Spartan Armor Systems®, we recommend starting with a backpack like the VIKTOS Perimeter 40 backpack. This versatile bag is perfect for carrying administrative items and tools, as well as snacks and other essentials you might need throughout the day. Plus, it has a level IIIA armor panel from Spartan Armor Systems® to keep you protected in case of a ballistic attack.
In addition to your backpack, we also recommend keeping extra tools close at hand. This might include a spare magazine, backup flashlight, or Leatherman for day-to-day operations. By having these items within reach, you can quickly and easily respond to unexpected situations on the road.
Of course, it's also important to have a med kit on hand in case of a traffic emergency. We recommend keeping your med kit behind the headrest or anywhere that it can be easily accessible but out of the way. If you're carrying weapons or other valuables, a safe in the center console can help keep them secure as well.
Finally, don’t forget to have a backup wallet with at least $50 and copies of your licenses in case you ever lose your primary wallet. This can help ensure that you have the necessary identification and funds to get back on track in case of an emergency.
By taking the time to set up your front seat for success, you can be better prepared for whatever the road may throw your way in a pinch.
Back Seat Setup
First up, along with the AFAK Med Kit that is strapped to the back of the headrest, we also suggest storing some extra tourniquets near the med kit, as these can be critical in a life-threatening situation.
Next, we recommend installing some sort of storage system, which Rob calls his "Zombie Rack" behind the driver's seat. This rack is designed to hold extra rifle and handgun magazines, as well as other necessary items like a flashlight, so you're always prepared for whatever might come your way.
When it comes to body armor, we suggest investing in a Tactical Response Kit from Spartan Armor Systems®. This kit is designed for fast deployment and is low-profile to have stored in your vehicle. Along with that, another set of body armor for you to wear discreetly under your clothing is Spartan Armor Systems® DL Plate Carrier with level IIIA plates.
To keep all your gear organized, we suggest keeping a backpack in your car. This backpack should contain items such as a multi-tool, a flashlight, a first aid kit, and a map of your area. You can find more details on what to include in this “Keeping a Backpack in Your Car” article.
For optimal safety, we suggest keeping your carbine within reach, preferably in the back or passenger seat. To maintain discretion and concealment, consider covering the case with a raincoat or another inconspicuous item. This will prevent your firearm from being seen and avoid any unwanted attention.
When it comes to preparing the back of your vehicle for safety, emergencies, and self-defense, having the right equipment on hand is crucial. But just as important as what you pack is how you pack it. A disorganized mess of gear can be not only frustrating but also dangerous in an emergency. That's why it's essential to take the time to set up your cargo area properly.
One key element of cargo setup is having a well-stocked medical kit. Depending on your needs, you might consider investing in a more advanced medical kit that includes items like tourniquets, hemostatic agents, and chest seals. Of course, you don't want to go overboard and pack every piece of medical equipment under the sun, so start with a comprehensive kit and then refine it based on your experience and needs. Check out the Medical Kits from Spartan Armor Systems®, to help give you an idea of what to look for.
When packing your gear, think of it like a camping trip. Pack a lot on your first go, then gradually pare down to the essentials. This will help you figure out what equipment is truly necessary and what can be left behind. Consider using different racks or containers to organize different types of gear, such as separating out your ammo by caliber.
It’s also important to keep your cargo secure. Rob recommends using a truck vault to lock up your gear. This way, you can be sure that your equipment won't be stolen or tampered with. Additionally, consider having a second medical kit at the rear of your vehicle for easy access.
Rob has his range bag available because he is someone who shoots regularly and, on the range, almost every day. Think about what gear you might need to have by you based on your profession or needs. Having your gear within reach can make all the difference in a self-defense situation.
By taking the time to set up your vehicle properly, you can ensure that your gear is well-organized, easy to access, and secure. Yes, Rob even agrees that his set up is "over-the-top", but having some aspects of his example will give you peace of mind and help you be better prepared for any situation that may arise.