I read all the posts in here, about the tools and stuff you think you need to "live" someplace in the outdoors. HAVE you really tried that? IN mid-winter? With snow all over the place? Where are you going to go? Heat? Water? Basic toileting?
Shelter in place as we're doing now is somewhat dependant on there still being utilities and basic supplies (water, food, sanitation, gas), health care and of course civil order. If those were to go then it becomes much more problematic. To the extent of evacuation, including evacuation on foot with the family.I wrote a bunch about this on another forum way back. A better direction for preparation, instead of lone ranger bug out fantasies, is to study refugees of all kinds from the catastrophic events of the past century. See what they took when they hit the road, how they took it and what would we do instead. In the case of staying despite most having evacuated, that again has parallels with those who stayed in the bombed out cities, scavenging a survival. How they did it, how they survived and how they avoided attention and death is a more valuable lesson for a catastrophic event than practising woodcraft IMO. (Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)If anything we're actually far worse prepared than they were for evacuation. Assuming that the petrol is unavailable and the roads inaccessible to cars, we have no horses or donkeys, no carts, we're soft, pampered and have been spoiled by the ease of modern life. The social structure does not believe in or have much experience with hierarchy, patience, stoicism, discipline, etc. The Syrian shown below who stayed put is far better equipped to deal with this socially than most of us and yet the refugee crisis there was and is of a scale not seen for many many decades despite all the billions of dollars of aid money (supposedly) providing supplies.(Image removed from quote.)
No - it is a Vanagon Westfalia camper. 1991 to be exact. 4 cylinder "water boxer" engine. Has propane for fridge and stove, two batteries, and the usual Westy interior stuff. Nice unit, has been kept garaged since the first, and now has about 65,000 miles on it. No rust as far AS I can tell.The Aerojet
That last picture seems a bit too much like camping?
I saw a meme online somewhere about how preppers now have the opportunity to shelter in place, or bug out, or whatever they want, and instead (in the US) they are protesting the stay at home orders.