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Mobile home and prepping: self-sufficient and mobile in the crisis


When an emergency or crisis strikes when you are unprepared or out of food or supplies, there is a risk of panic and fear.

What if there is an environmental disaster? The government shutdown? Financial collapse? terrorist attack? hacker attack? A natural disaster? A gas crisis?

What would be your contingency plan in the event of a life crisis?

One possibility could be to use a mobile home and look for the distance. That’s what I want to address in today’s guide.

Why you should prepare for a crisis

The world is an unpredictable place. Anything can happen at any time. It’s important to be prepared for the worst-case scenario, such as a blackout or one gas crisis – or even worse, military conflicts.

There are many different scenarios that can arise and you should be prepared for all of them. You never know when you may need emergency supplies or what situation you may find yourself in that requires emergency supplies.

Prepping isn’t just a hobby, it’s a way of life. It’s not about being paranoid or pessimistic; It’s about being prepared for emergencies.

Mobile Home And Prepping: Self-sufficient And Mobile In The Crisis
When there is a flood, you have to act immediately and a mobile home could be the solution to live self-sufficiently for a certain period of time

Why a camper or caravan is ideal as a BOV (Bug Out Vehicle).

Prepping used to sound so “freaky” that you weren’t quite sure if it was something you wanted to be involved in or if you’d ever need it.

However, that has all changed in recent years and more and more people are preparing for emergencies.

It is not always possible with his prepper list to stay in your own four walls and a mobile home seems ideal here to quickly get you and your family away from a hotspot.

If you already own an RV, it makes sense to learn about preparing and surviving (temporarily or long-term) where you have the option to dodge if necessary.

The first benefit you have with your “ultimate bug-out vehicle” is that you can move across the country to an area that you feel most comfortable with.

There are many “safe zones” suggested around the internet if you do a little research. There is worldwide some places that I can recommend to you.

When you arrive at your chosen location, you already have a roof over your head, food in your pantry, and water in your freshwater tank.

Mobile Home And Prepping: Self-sufficient And Mobile In The Crisis
Such mobile homes are also ideally suited for crisis prevention

What is a Prepper RV?

A Prepper RV is an RV that has been customized to allow you to live in it self-sufficiently in the event of an emergency.

As a prepper, you can stow everything you need to survive in the mobile home or caravan, including groceries, water and medical supplies.

The mobile home is used as temporary accommodation if necessary.

Ideally, a Prepper RV will have solar panels (or at least one small solar system the Jackery 500), storage for food and water and a generator.

These RVs are perfect for those who want to camp in remote areas or prepare for an emergency.

If you want to go one step further, you can get a stealth camper. Stealth campers are camouflaged RVs designed to look like delivery trucks. The advantage: with a stealth camper you don’t stand out so much and you can keep a low profile in a crisis.

Mobile Home And Prepping: Self-sufficient And Mobile In The Crisis
Stealth campers: that’s what mobile homes are called that looks like delivery vans and are therefore hardly noticeable

My tip: Flower delivery vehicles or delivery vehicles with refrigeration are already insulated and some are also equipped with air conditioning and a power generator.

For example, a Mercedes Sprinter is ideal for a three-person family. These vehicles are reliable, economical to run and can be repaired anywhere in the world.

The water thing

The most important basis for survival is water. The fact is that a person can only survive a maximum of 3 days without water.

Most motorhomes have water tanks. However, a freshwater tank is the most important thing here, because you can do without showers, but not drinking water.

So the most important thing is that you take clean water with you, which is drinkable.

Small motorhomes usually have a water supply of 30 to 50 litres. For larger mobile homes with a toilet and shower, 60 to 100 litres are appropriate. And for motorhomes over 3.5 tons, the tank should hold 80 to 100 litres.

There are great water tanks on the internet for RV and vehicle conversion, which can also hold over 100 litres. Familiarize yourself with it and take care.

Since you are probably in the wilderness with your camper, a connection system will not do you much good. To find out how you can get fresh water – for example from a stream – into your water tank.

A filter system is also essential if you get fresh water from nature. Bacteria or parasites can hide in it. Most motorhomes have a fine-pored water filter, but you should still check it. Of course, the safest way is to boil the water.

Mobile Home And Prepping: Self-sufficient And Mobile In The Crisis
Water is essential to life, so take enough with you

Compact and lightweight food supply

The second basis of survival is food. There are several manufacturers of emergency food. Normally we are talking about freeze-dried food that has a shelf life of 7 to 25 years.

Access freeze-dried here Emergency food and long-term food return. Of course, nothing stands in the way of good canned food, but pay attention to the additional weight.

The advantage of freeze-dried food is that it is compact, lightweight and easy to store in the RV.

Make sure that the manufacturer’s total weight limit is not exceeded. Every kilogram more in a mobile home or stealth camper costs fuel and you will only be able to move forward on paved roads with a high load.

Mobile Home And Prepping: Self-sufficient And Mobile In The Crisis
Canned food is great for preventive care, but it’s also heavy, as liquids weigh a lot

Electricity in the mobile home?

Some RVs may already have solar panels installed with a battery bank on the roof, but if you haven’t already, this might be a consideration.

Mobile Home And Prepping: Self-sufficient And Mobile In The Crisis
Solar modules on the camper are an ingenious invention

Most RVs have generators, but they won’t run without fuel. So make sure you take spare fuel with you.

Electricity is of course ideal because you use it to charge your electrical devices. However, your priority should be to stay warm without electricity, to be able to prepare food and to be in contact.

This also works all electricity, because good clothes and various tricks also keep you warm when the heater fails. You can also prepare your food with a gas cooker – or quite simply – with a campfire. And the best way to keep in touch is via a radio which you operate with batteries, a hand crank or a solar panel.

Is a Motorhome Ideal as a Bug Out Vehicle?

Remember that if civil unrest breaks out, your RV will be a worthy target as a getaway vehicle. Therefore, you should choose a safe location and be ready to flee within 24 hours of the outbreak.

It may also make sense to choose a rather inconspicuous and dark colour for the mobile home. On the other hand, dark motorhomes also heat up more in summer. I can also imagine camouflage nets so that you remain undetected in the forest.

As mentioned above, a stealth camper is also a good idea, because nobody would expect a fully-packed prepper camper.

Mobile Home And Prepping: Self-sufficient And Mobile In The Crisis

Conclusion: What is the best way to prepare your mobile home for the crisis?

The best way to prepare your RV for the crisis is to make sure you have everything you need.

It’s always a good idea to keep your RV fully fueled and the fresh water tank full. Try to fill it up as much as possible with food and essential supplies so that you can start driving in a short time.

And don’t forget to get a BOL – that is, a BOL Bug out location – the place you want to go to. It is extremely useful to choose a location before an emergency and to plan several routes to get there.

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