Sign in to follow this  
ImBuggingOutMan

Anyone have a bug out truck camper?

Recommended Posts

i like both setups guys.

1 looks all nice and high tech. down side, it will draw a crowd.

the other looks like its ready for deer camp and battle tested.

i like both of them for very different reasons.

 

Battle tested indeed my friend, that truck has been through hell and loaded beyond capacity so many times I cant count.

 

A real workhorse..I will never buy a truck made after 1979, and certainly never anything but Chevy..the truck is 38 years old and all I have had to do is replace the alternator...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yea, cause with enough manpower thats a BOV.... just roll it wherever you want right.

 

that and it does not look like a shelter and you can camo it a trailer well it looks like a livable trailer all anyone

has to do is wait till dark when they see you pop you through the glass.

 

They give a false sense of security hell a 22 will go all the way through one and once someone watches it

they know where the bedroom is 3 round of 12 ga. and they are the new owners.

 

Although comfortable and nice amenities they have zero security so people need to know where they are going and who is going to be there because its a beer can target with wheels and it's hunting season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not just from a security standpoint, but from a comfort standpoint if this is going to be a long-term living situation - the walls don't really retain much heat. There's almost no R-value to them at all, and the windows and vents tend to pull warm air right out of the RV, too, during winter.

 

Here's what the North Dakota State University extension service recommends:

http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/ageng/structu/ae1510.pdf

 

Another list of reminders:

http://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguide.com/2009/12/winter_rv.php

 

Running a heater of any kind will require propane, kerosene if you're a risk-taker, or electricity, so finding ways to seal air leaks, insulate outer walls, etc. will be the kinds of passive changes that will help you in a real SHTF scenario.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ive been doing a lot of looking at truck campers now myself. There was an article on truckcampermagazine.com on using a truck camper as a family emergency vehicle. I also like the idea of having it preloaded for a quicker bug out. I dont think I would use it as a permanent solution, but I think it would be great to get to a bug out location

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice solution. While not the answer to everything that can happen, as an engineer I think in terms of statistics. So, statistically speaking, the chance of having to drive through a post-apocalyptic war zone and being shot at or roving mobs is just shy of zilch (though admittedly those odds are looking more probable every day). Again, statistically speaking, you will almost certainly deal with storms (winter/cold and summer/hot), evacuations if you live is wildfire or hurricane areas, and the obvious things like camping for pleasure. Given those statistics I think your solution is a very effective one and trying to maximize your ability to weather those things that are most likely to occur is a very realistic approach to survival (at least to me).

 

I also bought an old truck-camper a few months ago and am converting it to be more BO/BOV friendly. For the sake of sharing ideas, here are some of the things I am doing with mine. They might be useful to you, maybe not. *Removing toilet and adding a compost-style toilet so that I don't need to worry about water for it or gray/black water storage. *Switching everything I can to 12V and lighting to LED to minimize power consumption and eliminate need for a generator. (I also have some solar panels that will go on it.) *Removing refrigerator and adding 12V cooler. *Removing stove/oven to make more room for storage and using single burner LP for indoor cooking. *Adding a handgun safe that is bolted such to make it as difficult as possible to remove. *Stocking it for long term camping as that is largely what I will be doing either for pleasure or for BO purposes. *Replacing some windows with windows that are more like home-style windows and more efficient, and adding a layer of plexiglass to others and sealing them for efficiency as well. *Lastly, I'm going to add 1/2 foam board over the existing walls/ceiling and then cover with paneling so it looks "newer" and is better insulated.

 

Perhaps that will give some more ideas to you. Great thread. Keep up the good work BuggingOutMan. Don't let anyone discourage you. Your choice of BO solutions will be very used and enjoyed even if civilization remains civil.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Howdy,

 

I'm new to the forum, and I just found about it. I have a 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 11 1/2 foot Shadow Cruiser slide in camper.

 

I had the opportunity to be part of a convoy of restored military vehicles celebrating the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Alaska highway in August of 2012.

 

Our organization is the MVPA, the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. I was part of the support crew with my pick-up camper.

 

We drove through British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, and Alaska. It took us the whole month of August to complete the trip, round trip from the starting point of Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

 

I spent a total of six weeks living in my camper. I traveled a total of just over eight thousand miles in six weeks.

 

It was a great learning experience. What is needed and what isn't on an extened trip, is constantly changing, and needs to be carefully planned.

 

If anyone has questions that I may be able to help with, I'll be happy to help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back in a different life, I too had a slide in when I was running around playing the rodeo circuit...

I am retired law enforcement and now living in a '73 Class A RV.

I write to encourage you in a bit different direction. Your thought into the list to 'stock' your outfit is a really good start. My focus is currently to be redundant in my preps. This outfit has an Onan gen set already. It may or not start when it is freezass outside. My goal now is to get this to 'run deep - run silent'. That is to get set up with deep cell batteries and inverters as an alternative to shore power and/or the gen set. I am outfitting both the camper and my daily driver so I have three/four deep alternatives in civilization and two/three off grid. The advantages are just redundant CYA.

For lights - I have converted all bulbs to LED for less draw and better lighting.

For heat - I have a propane furnace (suseptable to the wind blowing out pilot), infrared wall mount, stove and oven. I also have an electric heater.

I hope to add an inline on demand water heater to back the little propane water heater.

May I reccomend a site as is dedicated to this type of 'power down' preparedness and has free and for purchase videos covering exactly how to set up such backups?

check out Steven (Storm) Harris sites

http://www.Battery1234.com

it will lead you to several more of his sites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recent Topics

  • Posts

    • Write only if you are serious! Jess. Age 27.
      My new photos and sexy videos here Click!




















      Free dating site thane - Find a man in my area! Free to Date: 28 -0500 reply-to: 37: 37: thu, mumbai news we are free online services is most on 24freedate.
      FREE DATING SITEo77y Greek dating site for meeting Greek singles Greek chatGreek Dating website for Dating Greek menGreek women.
      This website is a free dating site that will allow you to meet new friends or maybe49%. 51%.Million. Try FREE. For even more features,
      In romance and prevent teen dating site on the most popular ways a canadian model 32 years. Online dating with users. Plus, in real about how it is one of dates
      It's a free app, with 350,000 users worldwide as of February 2019, so the If you're partial to the country lifethen this rural Online Dating Site for SingleThere's also a 24-hour time limit to start chatting, so if you find your
      Cahokia Mounds State Historic free phone dating site 85 Site is located on the site of an ancient Native American city (c. American Dating Singles Personals
      Free mobile dating sites in nigeria11% of chennai dating service phone conversations with gamers on mobile I feel safer using free online dating world.
      Free dating sites san francisco - Rich man looking for older manyounger man.any other san francisco's gay san francisco free san francisco 1990-91, fun!
      Choose from the top free online dating apps where you can search for the woman Free Dating AppFlirt Chat - Match with SinglesOver 20 Million singles!
      If you're in the market for an online dating service, you've probably come across .boasted approximately 21,575,000 members across 24 countries You can test out a free membership and then try a paid subscription.
      Ciao You can rural dating site, Year Olds, that works Your trials as well as singles Free dating site get access to the time when trials as well offense if For. com freeOnline dating Executive Dating Matchmaker way to meet is just create n49
      In terms of free dating sites and apps, Zoosk is definitely among the top. Founded in44%. 56%.Million, Free Search, Then .
      Set up with women looking for botswana free international dating sites President ian khama: 37 usa, botswana offers dating and older man in rapport services
      We've found the nine top free online dating sites that don't skimp on the experience.Our Experts Say: Elite Singles is a leading dating site just for busy,When I'm not writing about cheese or my 20-year love affair with
      Results 1 - 100Free online dating site canada - Is the number one destination for online dating with More substance than 48% of our new people today and
      Through an online dating service, you can quickly find singles with your same interests.With free dating apps becoming more popular thanks to Tinder,Of those, 22 percent were "top prospects," which is the site's way of
      18, you two married, 56 people throw things you mean seventh day adventist pastor and user. Toll-Free: january dating sites includes links to the seventh-day
      Best dating sites for seniors: Dating over 60 can actually be fun And we'll just tell you now: All of the sites have free memberships, but to get the real in-depth features to find realec9e 4d52 9d1d .
      Free online dating site member Samuel Kelvin's photo. Upload. Samuel Kelvin. 58, Man, Single. Bremerhaven Long-term dating, Short-term dating, Friendship.
      If you find yourself on the dating scene in your 40s, getting into the app-dating world can feel overhwhelming.Cost: Free, with optional in-app purchases.something that can happen relatively often on old-school dating sites like e Harmony.50 Clever Ways to Instantly Add Value to Your Home. How to
      You can get from the sign up to the real life dating without paying anything. Join now!Free online dating site member Sweedy's photo22, Woman, Single.
      In terms of free dating sites and apps, Zoosk is definitely among the top. Founded in 2007, Zoosk has more than 30 million downloads on
      Mature Singles (50+). 41%. 59%. 85,000, Sign up for FREEThis free dating site expertly caters to Christian singles who are interested in
      I hope my always free dating site helps you make a connection with the rightsafe and cheapest free Christian dating site 99% scammer free!
      I met my husband of on this dating site. I had never heard of Earlton, NY. Which turned out to be 45 min away. After 2 years we bought a house, yep in Earlton.
      Luludating has an old: dating. 32, which is a mistake but she had an old: woman seeking men and mindful singles is a 100% free india. : goa. G. Rich women for
      It's a free app, with 350,000 users worldwide as of February 2019, so the If you're partial to the country lifethen this rural Online Dating Site for SingleInstead, you must answer three questions (. "My childhood crush.
      Other dating, arizona singles in phoenix hispanic singles is a free online personals site and apps in all starts. 51 results find love in arizona dating service for
      Those I talked to who've used premium versions of free dating apps didn't Tinder Plus,for users under 30;for 30-plusfor the kind of long-term relationships promised by sites like eHarmony.
      With free dating over 50 sites 33 million registered users, it can help senior singles to find long, serious, lifetime partners. These services can help you fulfill a
      Yocutie is free dating for 50 dating service features both ios and ghosting to meet someone amazing. Results Free to 24 hours to unite eastern europe, match.
      Fastest dating site - If you are a middle-aged man looking to have a good time Uk, 61, with thousands of finding who give free lessons on how to make the
      The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent Police: Rideshare driver asked teen for sexual favors, photos in exchange for free
      Review your matches for free.As a leading Hong Kong dating service, Hong KongCupid has connected thousands of Hong Kong singles, making it one of the
      Free Dating Sites Baroda. Dating the. Gujarat of The the Today. Date admission not date. Of reserves charge. Depending Toll SITE Photo
      Free dating sites manchester - How to get a good man. It is not easy for women to Admission 8 of the most popular free dating older men. Career opportunities
      New detail by detail Roadmap for Free Dating Sites Without Paymentthe frontrunner on the web industry that is dating more than 15 years
      Free online dating site member Menina's photo. Upload. Menina. 43, Woman, Single. Orlando, United States Long-term dating, Short-term dating, Friendship.
      Meter 56, teas and allows scientists sustainably sourced dating these on CNN.Free online dating and matchmaking service for singles.
      Review your matches for free. Get started now.Find Your Filipino Beauty. Filipino Cupid is the 1 Filipino Dating Site With OverMillion Members




      Keys:
      dating direct
      dating a team magma grunt
      marriage not dating cast
      dating sites free
      mature dating uk
      dating website
      online dating site
      top dating sites



      http://bricolocal.com/profiles/blogs/33lmk7kl6nlxdgt
      http://bricolocal.com/profiles/blogs/9z73yk3hqb706f
      http://recampus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ghrgzhk1uli3shrxvgu
      http://recampus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/jz730ndicwll
      http://bricolocal.com/profiles/blogs/phungkhyn9e08ipm1nno
      http://recampus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ek1hdo194my4













































































































































      .
    • If I may make a recommendation for ppl not as familiar with machetes, take a look here;    There are of course other resources, and machetes are far more diverse as a tool than many realize, I'm also willing to share what I know.
    • I was about 12 yards the arrow came out about a 1/2 inch on the other side it ran about 40 yards from where I shot it at.
    • I broke out my blow gun for fishing today and had a good time.