Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bug Out Vehicle - Our Pop-Up Camper

Preparedness Bascis - Bug Out Vehicle

One of my readers suggested using a camper to evacuate in an emergency.  This is something that we have considered and we uploaded this video on our Youtube channel a couple of months ago.  This is our bug out camper. 

We have used it to camp and would suggest that if anyone plans to use a camper for a bug out vehicle that you camp in it so you can be familiar with it, how it works, how to set it up and what you will need.  A test run will let you know if this is the route you want to go. 

I will tell you that a pop up is a bit of hard work to put up, so this option, while compact, may not be the best option.  So, research and choose your camper wisely.  We have had this one for ten years and the older we get, the more difficult it becomes to set up.  However, it still suits us fine.

Please share your thoughts, suggestions and experiences.

For more videos, visit my Youtube channel here.

Thanks Red Rock for your idea.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What is your Preparedness Achilles Heel?

Tornadoes this summer, hurricane up the east coast, a 5.9 earthquake in Virginia felt all the way to NYC, Boston and Ohio, along with one in Colorado & a 6.9 quake in Peru! Record unemployment, rising cost of living...I don't know about you, but I have this overwhelming need to prepare. But what for? So...tell me, what are your concerns?

Despite years of preparing for this or that, I know we all have an "Achilles Heel" or a fatal weakness in our preparations.  You know, that little niggle of doubt in the back of your head that something may not be the way you need it, or...just the direct avoidance of something because you don't know how you are going to do it. 

What is your deep, dark, terrible secret that makes you want to cover your face or scream?  Okay, maybe I am being a bit dramatic...or maybe not.

You are not alone, almost everyone has one or two areas that they need to address.  Don't procrastinate any longer.  Now is the time to face those issues head on! 

So, let's talk about it.  Air it out.  Figure out how we are going to make it right and be prepared.  I don't know about you, but I have this overwhelming desire to get as prepared as I possibly can, as soon as I possibly can.  No, I am not prepared as I should be.  Remember, the name (Prepared Household) is a goal, not a state of being.  Let's work on it together.

So, for the next couple of weeks or months, we will cover the basics of preparedness.  Maybe it's things you already know and can contribute to or maybe it will be something you never thought of.  Somebody throw out there a topic for us to begin with and we will get started!

What is your Preparedness Achilles Heel?