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Traveling and preparing: something to think about

Did you ever think that you would need and be interested in learning survival skills when you started traveling in your RV? With all the doomsday scenarios floating around, how do you know which would be the best place for you? Where would I be safe? These questions get a lot of thought, and if you already have an RV, it makes sense to learn about preparedness and survival (temporary or long-term), where you have the ability to “get out” if necessary. Did brewing sound so “out there” that you weren’t sure it was something you wanted to get involved in or would ever need? All this has changed in recent years.

The first advantage you have with your “Ultimate Vehicle” is that you have the ability to move across the country to an area you are most comfortable with. There are many “safe zones” suggested on the internet if you do a little research. When you arrive at your chosen location, you already have a roof over your head, food in your pantry, water in your freshwater tank, and are now eager to learn survival preparedness skills.

Some of you may have already installed solar panels on the roof of your RV with a battery bank, but if you haven’t, perhaps this is a consideration. Most RVs have generators, but without fuel, they won’t run.

The most important basic for their survival is water. It is a fact that a person can only survive 3 days without water. Some RVs have already factored in the risk of connecting to different water sources at each campsite they travel to and use multiple systems. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to have safe water without electricity. Various systems are available from as low as $30.00 to $1000.00 depending on your available space.

The second basic for survival is food. There are several manufacturers of emergency survival food, usually we are talking about freeze-dried food, good for 7 years up to 25 years. Here are a few names cooking up favorites: Wise Foods, 4 Patriots, AlpineAire, Legacy/efoods, Mountain House, Lindonfarms. The advantage of freeze-dried foods is that they are compact and very lightweight and easily store in your RV. Be sure not to exceed your manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating.

Keep in mind that your RV as your getaway vehicle will be a big target if civil unrest breaks out, and you should have a safe location chosen and ready to escape to within 48 hours of the outbreak. It’s always a good idea to keep your RV fully fueled and the fresh water tank filled to capacity. Try to keep it as stocked as possible with food and essential survival supplies so that you can escape in a short amount of time. If we have a complete economic collapse, and we will, will you be prepared? Good luck to all of us…

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