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#183537 - 09/29/09 04:25 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Divebomb]
Blast Offline
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Welcome to the fire, Divebomb!
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I'm south of Houston on the Gulf Coast. Today we're at 50% humidity. I can make a lot of water if I'm in this area. I'm sure if I headed north (can't really go south without swimming) I would be dealing with lower humidity,

Speaking as someone who lives on the north side of Houston, you need to head really far north before the humidity drops. grin

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#183539 - 09/29/09 04:41 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Blast]
Divebomb Offline
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Registered: 09/29/09
Posts: 17
I really started thinking seriously last night after watching The Day After Disaster on the History Channel.

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#183541 - 09/29/09 04:46 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: NightHiker]
Divebomb Offline
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Registered: 09/29/09
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I'm sure if I had to leave the Houston area I would still remain in Texas. Even in low humidity areas the machines will still produce water; it would just take longer.

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#183542 - 09/29/09 04:53 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: NightHiker]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
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Loc: SOCAL
We have an AWG in San Diego and it works fine for about 2 gal/day in August/September. There's lots of moisture in warm air near the ocean. Keep the intake filters clean or it slows down a lot. The water output is close to steam distilled in purity.
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#183543 - 09/29/09 04:56 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Divebomb]
ratbert42 Offline
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Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 178
Loc: Florida
If you do it, go stealth. It shouldn't scream "valuable supplies inside." You could even paint fake business signs on the side. Go with something unappealing like "Ted's Used Matress Emporium".

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#183545 - 09/29/09 05:00 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: ratbert42]
Russ Offline
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Loc: SOCAL
Pet grooming. . .
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#183548 - 09/29/09 05:10 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: NightHiker]
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Registered: 09/29/09
Posts: 42
Loc: Pacific Northwest, USA
My concern with a bug out trailer would be if you had no specific destination to go to you would be caught up in the masses trying to flee whatever situation had arisen. If you reach an area where the government has control you run the risk of being forced to abandon your gear or have it confiscated for the 'common good' and used to support all those who did not take precautions. In an area where my location was not a risk factor (no forest fires or tsunamis) I think hunkering down in a familiar space would be better than joining the panicked masses.

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#183549 - 09/29/09 05:10 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Russ]
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Registered: 09/29/09
Posts: 17
Basic paintjob and lot's of camo net inside to throw up around it being careful not to put it over the top... that would shade my solar panels and screw up my whole plan.

I would never panic... the only way I would deploy in it is if I had to leave my area because of unsafe conditions, threat or manditory evac. I do have a place 50 miles NW of Houston where it could be staged too, so I would not have to sit in traffic with it. My route to get to there would take me west and then north and from where I am I could stay on back roads most of the way. Also, I'm not opposed to driving cross-country if needed.


Edited by Divebomb (09/29/09 05:21 PM)

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#183554 - 09/29/09 05:20 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Divebomb]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
How much fuel does a water from air generator consume for each gallon of water it makes?
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#183555 - 09/29/09 05:30 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: scafool]
Divebomb Offline
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Registered: 09/29/09
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That's a good question...
Hopefully my solar panels will get enough sunlight to keep my family hydrated.
With the humidity I have in this area I could produce about 5 gallons of pure water in a day. Storing the unused water made on the sunny days would help on those cloudy days. My goal would be to never have to crank up my gas powered gererator.


Edited by Divebomb (09/29/09 06:17 PM)

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