Grid collapse, internet attacks, extended winter, forest fires, massive floods and other natural disasters. They have happened before and they will happen again. And what did you witness? Mass chaos, limited food and water, panic and desperation. Most people want to pretend that emergencies will never happen to them and will do nothing to prepare, but advanced emergency preparation could be a life saver for you and your family. As in large scale catastrophes, your local government agencies will be overwhelmed, even if they are operable and the Federal Government is useless during emergencies as seen by their past recent history. So, you will need to depend on yourself to endure an emergency situation. So why do I keep writing about this? To wake people up to the fact that in most emergencies… most people are not prepared.
Do you own a motor-home, travel trailer or 5th wheel trailer? Then you are ahead of the game. If you do not own one of these RV’s, this time of the year is the best time to purchase a used camper. There are many units out there at very reasonable prices.
Get ready in advance
If you are fortunate enough to own a travel trailer, you can use it as an emergency shelter. And prepping the trailer and having it ready to roll is paramount to survival.
Realistically, you need food and water for several weeks. Plan simple meals, and purchase what is necessary. Use freeze-dried foods as much as possible. Ensure that you have propane for cooking. Include cleaning and toiletry supplies as you pack.
Store copies of all of your important papers in the RV in case you lose your home.
Pack clothing suitable for your climate, and the season and pack enough as washing them will be difficult.
Have a list of possible safe parking areas in the travel trailer with maps and directions to get to each of them. These are called BOL’s. Bug out locations.
Keep your vehicle’s gas tank filled up, and store extra gasoline to take with you.
Maintain your RV in good mechanical condition, and check the fluids regularly.
Remember to take a battery operated radio, and replacement batteries.
If you have everything ready to go, you will save precious minutes when they count.
Disasters can happen without warning.
With preparation, you and your family will be ready for almost immediate evacuation.
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