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#183717 - 09/30/09 01:56 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: NightHiker]
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Okay, maybe I am getting old....
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#183720 - 09/30/09 02:01 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: NightHiker]
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SW Idaho huh? Please look over my cold weather lists in the I need help with Toronto thread, and see if I missed something?
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#183755 - 09/30/09 06:27 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Dagny]
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Dagny, nice little setup! But one thing I wonder about in those tiny trailers is storage; do you put stuff on the bed while moving, and then transfer it to the car? Is there any storage in it at all?

Sue

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#183760 - 09/30/09 06:47 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Susan]
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Registered: 11/25/08
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Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: Susan
Dagny, nice little setup! But one thing I wonder about in those tiny trailers is storage; do you put stuff on the bed while moving, and then transfer it to the car? Is there any storage in it at all?

Sue


Hi, Susan. There is quite a lot of room in the teardrop for storage. Typically, they have overhead cabinets and a kitchen galley. I got mine without those. What I've done is mount Cabela's cot organizers on wood dowling and that holds all the little stuff -- headlamps, lotion, glasses, sleep clothes, First Aid, etc.

In the rear, accessible by the hatch, are Mountainsmith cube organizers containing clothes, boots, jackets. A backpack is there and some other items. In the tongue box is a canopy, tarps, rope and some other stuff.

I bring a "Chuck Box" with kitchen stuff from home, along with the cooler. I keep campstoves in the storage unit, sometimes we just cook over a campfire and I'll just use a JetBoil for water for coffee.

I do carry the camp chairs on the teardrop bed and sometimes a trailer that pulls behind the bike.

Will add a couple more pics in a bit, one showing the rear hatch open.


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#183764 - 09/30/09 07:00 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Dagny]
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That's a really nice set-up. Looking at that last jpeg, I'm wondering if a longer tarp would provide an awning over the trailer's hatch/door. Make more room under for a couple chairs to sit out of the rain (and drink that coffee). French Press?

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#183781 - 09/30/09 09:05 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Russ]
Dagny Offline
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Originally Posted By: Russ
That's a really nice set-up. Looking at that last jpeg, I'm wondering if a longer tarp would provide an awning over the trailer's hatch/door. Make more room under for a couple chairs to sit out of the rain (and drink that coffee). French Press?


Thanks, Russ. Yes, a French Press. Great cups of coffee, especially on a chilly morning camping.

When attached to the Loadwarrior roof basket, the canopy covers the entire space between the Element and the teardrop. It's very comfortable to lounge on the tailgate atop a closed cell foam pad. And in that configuration I can cook atop the tongue box in a rainstorm.

For longer trips, I have a 12' x 12' screenroom. A Eureka Northern Breeze -- one of my favorite pieces of camping gear. Snap-in floor, walls that can each be used as an awning. Guyed out, it's withstood many extreme thunderstorms.

It's a very comfortable setup for one or two plus a dog.


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#183783 - 09/30/09 09:22 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Dagny]
Russ Offline
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I like, good system -- The trailer for a solid roof and (relatively) comfortable bed for a good night's sleep, and enough tarps and awnings to make the area outside the trailer a very livable space. and it all packs up small.


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#183784 - 09/30/09 09:30 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Russ]
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I like that trailer. I'll post some pics as I take them of my project.
So does the EMP effect electronics if they're not powered up? I'm concerned about being able to have comm's with my wife after an event. We have a plan already in place, but I would still like to be able to contact her if possible.

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#183787 - 09/30/09 09:48 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Divebomb]
Russ Offline
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When EMP strikes it supplies its own power, that's the problem. It doesn't really matter what position the On/Off switch takes, the EMP will enter through the antenna (most any metal is an antenna) and backdoor the electronics. Google "Faraday cage"

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#183795 - 09/30/09 10:44 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Russ]
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Dagney, that thing looks amazingly spacious inside! Could you post the actual dimensions? Does the trailer "pop up" like the ones I used as a kid (the rectangles that raise and 2 beds pop out the front and back)?

Much as I prefer backpacking over car camping, that looks fun if I ever procreate.

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