What’s in my storm truck??

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In this video, I run through my vehicle as well as all the gear I carry around with me on most of my cat deployments


  • 2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited (bought new and paid off years ago)

  • 449167 miles

  • 24 foot extension ladder

  • 32 foot extension ladder (not shown in video)

Field Gear:

  • When I’m performing inspections, I generally carry the following items on my person:

  • ID badge + spare pen

  • Soapstone (with extra bright colored chalk in case of a light colored roof)

  • Camera (I don’t use my smartphone for photos)

  • Shingle Gauge

  • Pitch Gauge

  • 40’ Tape

  • Laser

  • Magnet

  • Small flashlight

  • Putty knife

  • Multitool

  • Clipboard with 10x10 graph paper

Carried in Vehicle

Spares Bin:

  • Clipboards

  • Tapes

  • Cougar Paws/Pads

  • Tin Snips

  • Utility Knife

  • ITEL mailer packs

  • Extra tool belts (use depends on storm type)

  • Light jacket


  • Extra printer paper

  • Extra print cartridges

  • Customer handouts

  • Printed job aids/references

  • Laptop

  • Laptop Stand

  • Printer


  • Lunch items

  • Cold drinks

Front Seat:

  • File folder

  • Coffee

  • Hand Sanitizer

Get a tour of my storm vehicle + what gear I carry with me on most cat deployments in this adjusterTv video:

Mathew Allen

I teach new catastrophe adjusters how to get started in the business.  I also build my own websites and sites for friends (who sometimes pay me).  In addition, I film and produce personal adventure videos for hunting and fishing clients.