After I sold my first Bug Out Vehicle, I started work on my next BOV – a 1968 Ford Bronco. I went for a more earth-tone color with this truck – Matte Brown.
The custom roof cage allowed me to pack tons of gear on top and the custom swing-away rear cage allowed me to store over 20 gallons of extra fuel – in addition to the Bronco’s stock DUAL fuel tanks. That was plenty to get me to my BOL. I could have used a couple of those rear containers as water storage if needed as well.
I cleared the back of the Bronco to allow for gear storage. It was plenty of space for supplies and even an extra person or 2 if necessary. I mounted a Hi-Jack just behind the rear seats. Because of the lift on the truck a normal jack wouldn’t work even on flat ground.
The custom brush guard would have served it’s purpose well. I mounted off-road lights on this guard for added visibility.
My favorite thing about this truck (and all older trucks for that matter) is that I am comfortable working on the engine. It had a no frills carbeurated 289 engine with a manual 3 speed. I don’t claim to be a mechanic, but I could get my way around this engine pretty well and I liked that. I could fix about anything with a pair of plyers and a screwdriver.
- Excellent off road vehicle
- Enough storage for me
- Easy to work on
- Maybe not enough storage for a family
- Low MPG
- Older truck so more problems
I would love to hear your thoughts on this BOV or the topic in general?