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Hello folks,

i need some advice. I am an over the road driver and am not allowed any kind of weapon. I am allowed flash lights (mag light) and a knife no more then 3.5 inches. I would like more ideas/thoughts on how i can best prepare.

Thanks in advance
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I used to carry one of those souvenir baseball bats in my vehicle, it fit down beside the drivers seat unnoticed. I guess if you want to add some weight to it, you could drill out the head of it and fill it with lead?

But its a "souvenir".. ;)

If you can't get away with pepper spray, get a can of Air Freshner, I don't know about you, but I've been accidentally sprayed with it, it burns extensively when sprayed in the eyes and taste horrible.
 

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Wasp spray... good reach (designed to reach nests from a distance)... and it has an immediate effect on target.
 
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I drove a big rig for a while and found lots of drivers who took a no weapons approach with a big grain of salt. Personally I think it's nonsense because some of the places you go, you definitely need a weapon. To hell with the DOT. Do what's right for you though, but a good BOB would be a good place to start. Stuff it under your bunk if your tractor has storage room there or in the overhead bunk if you're not team running.
 

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Hello folks,

i need some advice. I am an over the road driver and am not allowed any kind of weapon. I am allowed flash lights (mag light) and a knife no more then 3.5 inches. I would like more ideas/thoughts on how i can best prepare.

Thanks in advance
Nomyar
You are incorrect, the government will tell you that commercial vehicles are not allowed to carry weapons. That is legally and morally false. You ARE allowed to carry a gun in the cab of your truck, especially if it has a bunk. When you are inside of a car, that is considered your habitation or domicile. You ARE allowed to have a weapon inside of it. Anyone who tells you different has never read the law or spoken to a lawyer.
 

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Also consider what you are hauling. In a SHTF scenario that haul could be supplies to a community or for yourself. So be prepared to utilize what you have to the best advantage. At the point general Law breaks down getting your load to its destination will not be your first priority but what you are carrying may be a vital resource. If you travel certain routes and maintain those have topographical maps of the areas you drive so if you do need to get to foot then you have the resources to navigate previously unexplored areas. Look around and have spots picked out ahead of time you could hide your rig if SHTF for a short time or a long time or in the case of you having a family how will you connect up with them in a fast way. These are things to know ahead of time not later.

And yes Id say for a Truck driver that a BoB is a first necessity to be prepared. I mean if you break down and have to walk 30 miles to the nearest town (yeah I know you guys got CB) but were talking prep here and theres a motto...Have a plan A and a plan B and plan C...etc...

No ones saying break the law today but having the foresight to know that someday we may fall into Lawlessness then there is a bit of a different mindset there.
 

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I can't see how having a recurve and arrows would even raise an eyebrow if they found it. It's not a firearm and a sporting item which you can simply say you use it as a sport on downtime searching out archery clubs in the town you visit deliverying loads.
 
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