Had a PM about what the heck this thread is all about.
Well, I think it is about using our camper as a mobile place of refuge when our normal place of abode is unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control.
The days of nuclear holocaust are pretty much behind us, yet fear of service disruption for other reasons is as valid today as when the folks in Utah mandated a six month supply of staples against an uncertain world.
While some folks think a million rounds of ammunition and a machine gun are what we are talking about, please do NOT tune out.
During the Great Depression the banks were closed (quite suddenly I might add) for just 120 days. It took them that long to sort out the problems, revitalize the money supply and get the country back on the road to recovery. It still took 10 years and a World War to fix it.
No checks, no credit cards, no debit cards, no gift cards, no wire transfers, no American Express Checks, no JOB, nothing except the cash in your pocket. Folks went out to the farms (located close by in those days; an hour's walk for most) with a suitcase or valise full of jewelry, silver service sets, gold and silver of all types and traded for meat, eggs, and produce.
Trying to heat your house might prove impossible if you heat with oil or propane. Better with Nat Gas or electric as long as they keep it flowing.
Easier by far to heat your camper with limited resources, than your McMansion. Remember we are NOT talking about "forever" or the end of the world, the second coming, the mother ship, or the Mayan Calendar; just a few months, possibly as long as a year, of very hard times.
Could your summer "toy" be your lifeboat in troubled waters? THAT is what I think this thread is talking about. Safely, sanely, and cheaply (if possible - though I doubt it) make a few mods to make it a more "float-able" lifeboat. Perhaps a discussion on "safe harbor" ideas might also work their way in.
In aviation we have a saying (stolen lock stock and tea kettle from Rising Sun with Sean Connery), "Fix the Problem; not the blame". Lets keep the political discussions on a different forum (one where I am not a member preferably).
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