Sunday, January 25, 2009

RV Survivalist Guide

My choice for Survival Site of the Week is a relative newcomer but I look forward to some great information on RV living and preparedness information from RV Survivalist. Although a newcomer in our midst, he has some very good information for anyone interested in the aspects of survivng in an RV. RV Survivalist has an exceptionally good article on RV living you should check out!

Here is a brief excerpt from that article by RV Survivalist:

“After looking at some raw land, mobile homes, small acreages, etc., it finally hit me that perhaps the best solution I could consider would be an RV. Cheaper, portable, no property taxes, easy to get off the grid, and a great way to bug-out, when that time comes.”

So visit RV Survivalist and leave a comment and give a little encouragement to their efforts.

A big Texas welcome to RV Survivalist.

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

9 comments:

Mayberry said...

Ahhh, another lightbulb has lit! Bravo! Thanks RW....

HermitJim said...

Hey, thanks for the link. Good to see another source of info coming from someone living the dream.

Boy, don't ya just love the net?

Anonymous said...

Another great article RW!
Let me add a few warning's and tip's,if I may. If you buy a tow behind RV,get one with a rear bedroom! Most small RV's have a dinette that make's into a bed,a real hassle. A rear bedroom,just close the door! RV's have a bathroom made for a skinny midget. If your a normal size person,look hard at that! Personally,I'd look more into a fifth wheel,if you have a truck big enough. Leave the upper as a bedroom,the rest as a cooking/social area. Maybe a toybox/toyhauler for all our prep's. Most rv's have a fridge big enough for a gallon of milk and a 6 pak,so you still need ice or such.The wall's on these are maybe 1 1/2 thick,with the siding,styrofoam,and interior paneling being all between you and the weather. I repaired a motorhome that got a soft t bone hit.. the wall's scared me,as it was all glue construction,1 x 2 stud's,just the paneling holding it together! Remember,if you buy an older used model,these thing's have either sat 6 month's a yr,or been dragged over road's a 4x4 might be afraid of! Most of the plumbing is plastic,particle board flooring,and I have never seen a 15 yr old model without a water leak on the roof. If possible,I'd tend to look at Airstream or Avion,a lil pricey,but have aircraft type framework,a lot more durable.And the rounded roof shed's water better. An rv require's a LOT more maintenence than you'd think! I'd also recommend a sway control type hitch,load leveler type,and surge brake's. My father owned one of the largest dealership's in the midwest,I've seen almost everything that can happen to an RV!
AZ Dean

Anonymous said...

We are fans of yours at
http://projectavalon.net

Though we do drift into other topics
there is an awesome preparedness
library in progress that you might
enjoy looking at

riverwalker said...

To: Mayberry

This is one to watch!

RW

riverwalker said...

To: HermitJim

Agreed! The net is a good thing!

RW

riverwalker said...

To: AZ Dean

Some good info is going to come from this site. Sure hope it helps.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 2:40

Thanks for the support!

RW

foodstr2 said...

An RV has some advantages, but the biggest disadvantage is there's no room for extended food storage.

If a bug-out situation happens, it may be better to live in the country and have a few acres to grow food with non-hybrid seeds.

http://www.internet-grocer.net/seeds.htm

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