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#49413 - 09/19/05 09:42 PM Using a teardrop trailer as a bugout shelter
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Just wondered if anyone here uses any kind of a camper or travel trailer as a bugout shelter? If so I'd like to hear some more details about it.

Here's a few thoughts I had on using a teardrop trailer as a bugout shelter...
http://www.mikenchell.com/weekender/bugout.html

Mike...

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#49414 - 09/20/05 03:32 AM Re: Using a teardrop trailer as a bugout shelter
lazermonkey Offline
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Registered: 12/27/04
Posts: 318
Loc: Monterey CA
I love tear drops they are so cool. I want one so bad. It is on my wish list. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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Hmmm... I think it is time for a bigger hammer.

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#49415 - 09/20/05 01:30 PM Re: Using a teardrop trailer as a bugout shelter
norad45 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
I have my 19' Nomad travel trailer set up as what you could call a bugout shelter. I think of it more as a shelter in place. If my house is destroyed/damaged then I have an insulated shelter with propane furnace, stove, fridge, and sanitation facilities. It's parked about 50' from my house and stocked with 2 weeks worth of food, water, and assorted camping supplies. If I need to move it takes about 10 minutes to hook up behind the truck.

Regards, Vince

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#49416 - 09/20/05 03:31 PM Re: Using a teardrop trailer as a bugout shelter
cedfire Offline
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Registered: 07/10/03
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In a word, the teardrop trailer is AWESOME! Now I know what I want for Christmas! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#49417 - 09/20/05 08:33 PM Re: Using a teardrop trailer as a bugout shelter
StuToffee Offline
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Registered: 02/07/05
Posts: 41
Ive been toying with building something similar for a while.
Something to have as a permanent "hide" somewhere, that I could evac to in a SHTF situation, and somewhere to store some kit.
The "pod" would probably be at least partially buried, but obviously I'll need to address factors like air, water, power.
Have considered a rather nifty solar panel but then of course it WOULD be fairly visible to the "undesirables".
Anyone else out there have any ideas for small, emergency shelters? Pics & design ideas would be very welcome.

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#49418 - 09/20/05 08:43 PM Re: Using a teardrop trailer as a bugout shelter
CJK Offline
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Registered: 08/14/05
Posts: 495
Loc: FL, USA
StuToffee.....Do a search for Building a survival shelter here on the forums. Look in the past 6 months. I put a post there (by CJK) regarding a book. It is titled The Ultimate Do It Yourself Survival Shelter Construction Manual. The ISBN is 1-886774-02-1

You can still find it on Amazon if you enter the ISBN in the search area.

I have one and it has VERY detailed info regarding building the things. Down to supply lists.

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#49419 - 09/21/05 03:54 AM Re: Using a teardrop trailer as a bugout shelter
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Similar, but different:

http://www.autohomeus.com/

I hate trailers. I have too much experience with them.

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#49420 - 09/21/05 06:38 PM Re: Using a teardrop trailer as a bugout shelter
StuToffee Offline
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Registered: 02/07/05
Posts: 41
Thanks for the tip, CJK. I'll 'ave a look round!
All the best.

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#49421 - 09/21/05 08:20 PM Re: Using a teardrop trailer as a bugout shelter
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Stu,

Why wouldn't you just keep the teardrop at home, and tow it with you when you are ready to bug out?

In the meantime, use it for camping. It's good practice for bugging out. Well, okay, it's not really roughing it, but it's still fun to use it!

Mike...

P.S. I am thinking about doing another teardrop with coleman accessories rather than make it look like an RV. You know, the coleman stove, coleman cooler, coleman lamp!!! Heck, maybe I should paint it hunter green, something like this...

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#49422 - 09/21/05 08:30 PM Re: Using a teardrop trailer as a bugout shelter
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Or is something like this more like what you had in mind?



Mike...

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