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Drive On: Doomsday truck lets you survive in style

8:28 AM, Nov 1, 2012   |    comments
If you think the election isn't going to go your way and the country is hovering on the edge of anarchy, you might want to invest in Survivor Truck.
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If you think the election isn't going to go your way and the country is hovering on the edge of anarchy, you might want to invest in Survivor Truck.

For a mere $100,000 to $600,000, Jim DeLozier of Costa Mesa, Calif., will build you a truck that can let you hold out in the wilderness for months, maybe even years.

The 13-ton Survivor Truck is presently camped in the parking lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center for the SEMA aftermarket parts trade show. Though it offers full protection against nuclear, chemical or biological threats, it can do little to defend against an attack of indigestion after gorging at the Caesars Palace buffet.

The truck has a chemical filtration system and will have bulletproof glass. Gas masks, chemical suits and breathing apparatus are all on board.

The old, converted Chevrolet C20 truck covered in tan pickup truck bedliner coating can carry up to two years worth of freeze-dried food rations and has tanks to tote up to 300 gallons of diesel fuel, DeLozier says. Worried about running out of ammunition as other desperate survivalists attack your truck? Fear not. There's a crossbow and quiver of arrows.

Plus, it has the one feature that families might be most concerned about as civilization melts around them: a working toilet.

Actually, DeLozier thinks that military and police command post applications might be more popular. He says he's already had inquiries from potential overseas buyers. It's "probably too expensive for survivalists," he says. But it makes more sense than those who are stocking up outposts in the middle of nowhere awaiting Armageddon, since the truck adds flexibility and can outrun trouble.

If it can't, it comes with full camouflage nets. After all, you can't assault what you can't see.

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