When you think of the word “prepper” do you imagine a person hiding out in their underground shelter surrounded by MRE’s and draped in camo? While this is true in some cases, there are various types of people who prepare for unsafe situations or an uncertain future. One of these types is the RV owner.
As motorhome, trailer, or van travelers, we need to not only prepare to be on the road or in the wilderness for days or weeks, but we also need to anticipate problems down that road. What if we get a flat tire? Can we maneuver our 30-foot trailer around at the end of that dirt road? The next gas station is 150 miles away!
If you are a long-time RV owner, you will already be familiar with some or all of these tips, but if you are a new RV owner, welcome to the ranks of the best preppers.
1. RVs are the ultimate bug out vehicle.
While it sure is nice staying inside your home or apartment, an RV allows for a quick getaway with all the comforts of home. It’s always a good idea to keep your RV ready to go in case of emergency such as a wildfire or hurricane.
A well-equipped camper, trailer, or van can offer security, a good place to sleep and relax, off-grid capabilities, and stored water and food. Just make sure you have a full tank of gas and maybe a little extra in the jerry can.
2. RVers are already familiar with stockpiling.
A large portion of RVers like to take off for the middle of nowhere for their camping adventures. This means having to store food and supplies for a specific duration.
Storing not only fresh food, but cans of beans, rice, pasta, and pre-packaged meals is already in our DNA. RVers also tend to use the “two is one and one is none” adage when it comes to supplying for a camping trip.
3. We are obsessed with off-grid goods.
We probably study more about solar power and battery capacity than your average human. We also frequently check out the latest technology in stoves, hot water heaters, water filters, security devices, and weather radios.
4. We are ready to get away from it all.
RVers already have a few remote locations circled in our maps or pinned on our GPS. These places are just waiting for us to come and park and set up our solar panels.
For these remote places, we have high clearance vehicles, good tread on our tires, and even tools for getting out of the mud or sand.
5. We are already good at nesting.
Nesting is the art of making your space cozy, warm and ready to read a good book. These “hygge” spaces can be done so much more easily and quickly in an RV.
Since campers and trailers are usually smaller than a house or room, it doesn’t cost a lot of money to make these little spaces just like home. Most RV owners have already created their own little nests in their rigs. These spaces are ready to comfort us when the world seems to be spiraling out of control.