Survival Comes Down To A Plan & Supplies

Survival Comes Down To A Plan & Supplies

Rig Your Vehicle From Work Truck To Survivor Kit


Photo of man sitting on his truck bed pulled over alone on a quiet mountain road with snow

Whether you’ve blown a tire or run out of gas on an icy mountain pass, or you’re trying to evacuate before the hurricane, tornado, earthquake, fire or blizzard slam your town, all these disasters and unforeseen events have one thing in common: they have the potential to take innocent lives. We’ve all seen it with our own eyes, and some of us lived through it to tell the tale.


A wrong turn on a dark country road, or nature’s wrath coming down on our U.S. towns, destroying parts of Florida and the East Coast, swerving out to sea just before plowing back into Northeast, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico. When you’re alone in the woods, the temps dropping to dangerous lows, when the flood waters are up to your knees, when the power lines are down in your neck of the woods –– that’s not the time to start thinking about a plan. When the shelves are empty or you’re stuck in the boonies, that’s not the moment to go searching for supplies. You want a vehicle stockpiled to give you and your loved ones, including Fido the pooch, the ability to sustain yourselves if you have to get out of dodge or wait it out for help to arrive.


You never know how long it’ll take for someone to find you, or for you to flag down a rescue team. After a disaster, some neighborhoods can go weeks without power or fresh water, food, and fuel to run generators. There may be damage to seaports, airports, and roads that make it a challenge to get supplies to you and others who need help. In some cases, you’re looking at months before there’s a real sense of normalcy. And you don’t ever want to be the one caught without your survival kit.


Bug Out In Style With Your Truck’s DECKED Drawer System

Photo of a man packing his survival gear into his truck

Before you go dig out some sort of major underground shelter and fill it full of special survival food and batteries, understand it doesn’t need to be so limited. You can keep your options open and take it all on the road.


The truth is, if disaster strikes and you need to bug out quickly, or if you’re going solo deep into uncharted terrain, you want to be totally prepared for anything that can happen. What you want by your side is a solid truck or van with all sorts of compartments for storing your survival kit with your other, basic survivalist gear –– you know, lifesaving things like: a crank-powered, weather band radio or solar two-way radio; a device that’s powered by rechargeable batteries; a portable water filtration system; firearms and multiple means of self-defense; flares, if you get stuck in a remote area; plenty of first aid; full gas cans; solo stove; some bio-fuel, like sticks and twigs; functioning generator, ready to go; fully-charged cell phones; plus, as a backup, in case the cell towers are out –– FRS, GMRS, and ham radios; backpack; flashlight; supply of rechargeable batteries and some portable solar panels to recharge them; lanterns; masks; portable oxygen; propane bottles for your camp stove; mini fridge for your truck; and a can opener.


You also want to build and keep a supply of water; there’s no such thing as too much aqua in your survival kit. Keep enough food for yourself, your loved ones, and your four-legged friends. Food should be in the form of nonperishable items, like canned or freeze-dried, and dry food like cereal is always good, too. If you happen to have any meat or prepared meals, milk, or eggs, put them in a convenient place in your DECKED Storage System so you can access and eat the perishables first. Don’t forget to keep an emergency wad of cash on hand for use during a blackout or bank closures, and have your sleeping gear, air mattresses, pillows, and bags rolled up and waiting for you in your DECKED System.  

Photo of a truck bed and DECKED Drawres holding sleeping bags and gear

If you’ve lived through one of these crises, then you know it’s not always possible to see an issue coming. So the time is now to make your plans and prepare to put them into action. When it comes to severe situations, it’s always best to err on the side of safety. Have all of these items for your survival kit ready, keep your map in your glove compartment. Make sure you plot out two or three evacuation routes. You never know when one of the routes could be blocked with downed trees, power lines, flood waters or just crammed with panicked people trying to do the same thing as you. Know where you’re going to run to and how to get there, and have a Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C.


DECKED Is Built Like A Tank

First, you’ll need a robust, fool-proof, and organized way of accessing all your stuff and making sure no looters or animals mess with your gear and your survival kit. If you want to keep your wits –– and your sanity –– about you when you’re in survival mode, you’ll need to take organizion to the next level.


That’s why you should make sure to stock your survival kit in a top-notch, organizational fortress like the DECKED Drawer System. DECKED will allow you to store, organize, keep dry, easily access, and protect every piece of the gear and fuel necessary to heat water and cook. It’ll hold your water-purification devices, whether it’s a stove you can boil water on, or one of any number of quality water filters and purifiers, a quality filtration system is good to have— no matter if you’re on municipal water services or if you have a well.


Depending on the terrain and distance to those with whom you need to communicate, FRS, GMRS, and ham radios make good backups in unexpected situations where your communication’s been severed. Remember, of course, to eep fresh batteries for all your devices, and prepare a way to defend what’s yours, because the possibility of looters increases the longer the emergency situation continues. WHen you have a means to defend yourself, it goes without saying that you should know how to use it and just in case, always make yourself aware of any laws regulating ownership and use.

Survivalist in the snow getting gear from the back of his truck

The DECKED storage system features two full bed-length weatherproof roll-out drawers rated for 200 pounds each. They provide full access to everything in your bed; each DECKED drawer is independently locked.

There’s almost an endless choice of accessories that lets you totally customize the box and the system to your own needs. The Piecekeeper is an optional add-on that is specifically molded with foam and will keep your wet firearms separate and protected from moisture.

DECKED is all about ergonomics, so there’s even an optional ladder made from 6000 series aluminum that easily drops to the ground, takes up minimal space, and telescopes closed inside the DECKED Truck Tool Box.

The durable high density polyethylene (HDPE) deck is capable of holding 2,000 pounds.

  • Perfect Fit: fits most full-size and mid-size trucks manufactured since the 1990’s
  • Payload Capacity: 2,000 pounds
  • Accessibility: Comes with an integrated ladder that helps you reach 50% of your storage from the side of the truck, without ever having to jump in the bed
  • Durability: Heavy-Duty and built with anti-corrosion, galvanized steel hardware; made from 100% recycled High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and high-impact injection molded resins that rest on a sub frame consisting of 40 pounds of steel
  • Storage space: 9.82 ft³ (73.4 gallons), 200-pound storage capacity per drawer
  • Top Of The Line Security: Built like Fort Knox
  • Weatherproof
  • Easy Install: J-hooks attach to the bed tie-downs, which makes the DECKED storage system easy to assemble, install, or remove; comes with install instructions that shouldn’t take more than a few hours to complete
  • Customized Organization Options
  • Extra Square Footage: Use of your full truck bed, plus all the space on top
  • 100% Made In The USA


DECKED Prepares You For The Unexpected, Even If You Don’t Have The Drawer System


Need A Ready-Made Survival Kit? Get Yours Now!

Man putting his DECKED D-Bag inside his Drawer System


It’s not every day that a pickup truck accessories company has thought of everything, almost any case scenario –– good, bad, surprising –– that might come up. The Ultimate Truck Bed Emergency Kit from DECKED x Uncharted Supply Co is just one innovative example of how DECKED makes the lives of Americans easier.

The hardy DECKED D-Bag is a military-grade, hybrid, soft and hard shell bag designed to integrate with the DECKED System (if you have it) but also comes as a standalone survival kit that you can take anywhere –– camping, the office, .  now also comes combined with the toughness of Uncharted Supply Co. to give you the must-have accessory that every truck owner should keep, stocked and ready. Your kit comes with a Seventy2 Pro survival kit and Zeus power station.


Designed to keep two people alive for the first 72 hours of an emergency situation, the bag includes Uncharted's famous, easy-to-read, step-by-step instructions to keep yourself alive and well using the carefully curated survival kit contents inside.

DECKED D-Bag worn as a backpack

D-BAG Emergency Survival Kit Contents


  • Shovel, to dig yourself out or create a protective ditch
  • Two waterproof matches to start your fire in inclement weather
  • Knife for cutting
  • 100-foot paracord, for everything from helping you build shelters, to replacing broken boot laces, to suspending, to, hanging food out of the reach of bears
  • Duct tape
  • Multi-tool for your multifunctional emergency needs




Body Temp

  • Emergency shelter
  • Two insulated, waterproof gloves
  • Two handwarmers
  • Two knit hats

Medical Kit

  • Complete First Aid Kit
  • Two antibacterial wipes
  • Two emergency blankets
  • Emergency splint with instructions
  • Sunscreen



  • Flashlight
  • USB charger/Crank radio
  • Zeus portable power station and jump starter


Breathing/ Seeing

  • Two chemical lights
  • Two goggles
  • Two air filtration masks



  • Twelve Ration bars –– 200 calories each
  • Water filter
  • Drinking pouch –– 16 ounces, refillable
  • Stainless water bottle –– 48 ounces


The D-Bag Is Built To Take A Beating

Lone hiker with full backpack

As you load it full of more of your survival kit items, you won’t have to worry about getting snags or tears, even from knives or other sharp tools. It’ll maintain its tough shape, even through the toughest climb. The D-Bag has a versatile strap system and can be worn whichever way you need to wear it –– as a backpack, like a briefcase, or slung over one shoulder like Indiana Jones.


  • Weather-resistant
  • Carry it however you choose: backpack, briefcase, or shoulder sling
  • Straps can be tightened down firmly when you’re carrying it like a briefcase or shoulder sling, or you can remove it entirely. Carabiner attachment points allow you to snap on and give it total versatility
  • Aluminum handles on both ends of the bag are easy to hold
  • It’s made at the top and bottom with thermoformed EVA foam and coated with a ballistic nylon cloth
  • A reinforced lid means it won’t rip, tear or snag
  • The side panels are built with long-lasting, 900D TPU-coated nylon, which means you can expand and collapse to your heart’s content
  • The zipper is a full-sized, strong horseshoe zipper (#8 YKK)
  • Glove-friendly zipper pulls are double-taped and don’t snag
  • Outer Dims: 19 inches x 16 inches x 9 inches
  • Volume: 42 Liter, or 2500 cubic inches

Collecting supplies for a “just-in-case” situation can be a daunting task, especially if you’re trying to do it all at once. It’s even worse, if not impossible, if you wait until the last minute, when panic mode sets in all around you. Do yourself and your wallet a favor –– start now, and commit to adding one more thing to your survivalist supplies every week until you’ve collected a cache that, in the worst case scenario, will keep you alive for at least a few days. Your loved ones are counting on you. And just as there’s a lifetime warranty on ALL DECKED products, we want you to live a long, long life.


Photo of open survivalist truck at night