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This is the backup plan in case of a natural disaster or loss of power that occurs in the area. This goes beyond staying at home and hearing from officials, but it could be a bit more dangerous to stay at home, which is why having a so-called “bug out vehicle” in the driveway can help. Buy a mid-size or small travel trailer, clean it up, and have a working fridge and stove installed, if it’s not there. Then, stock up the mini-kitchen with all spices, mixes, and dried foods that are not perishable. This includes rice, beans, sugar, flour, salt & pepper, and dehydrated foods. Have drawers and shelves to hold plates, silverware, and other necessary kitchen items. Top off the kitchen with an indoor-safe portable propane heater.
Right by the kitchen is the bedroom, which can include a double bed and a storage unit under it to place various necessities inside – including a shotgun. Don’t forget the flashlight, batteries, and first-aid kit. Have space to create a small closet for clothing and shoes. Next, there is the bathroom and what can be placed in such a tiny setting. Get a battery-operated shower/tub, heat the water on the stove, and carry it into the tub or tank for the shower. The toilet – a five-gallon bucket – should be urine only; the other stuff needs to be taken outside (sorry!).
The rest of the trailer, mainly outside, should hold two full 35-pound propane tanks, cans of gasoline, tools, ropes, and other major necessities. Organize accordingly and the emergency trailer is ready for use when needed.
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