[NOTE from Rourke: If you do not know – G.O.O.D. stands for Get Out of Dodge]
Most people that read this blog are of the prepping mindset . We want to be able to take care of ourselves in the event the SHTF. A lot of us have spouses that may think we worry needlessly. I stumbled onto something that brought my wife on board for a lot of my prepping. It was a G.O.O.D. vehicle in the form of a camper.
In the last 20 years I’ve had 2 travel trailers, 1 C class motor home and a pop up. All worked well for camping but I would not like to use any of them for an escape vehicle. They all have one thing in common – POOR mileage and limited maneuverability. We wanted something light that was easy to pull so I went online and I found the world of Teardrops. I fell in love with this website and read and read http://www.mikenchell.com/
I put in a 12 volt system with fans, DVD/CD player, a charging station for batteries, cellphone and computer. I have 2 – 20 watt solar panels I put outside in the sun . We keep 10 gallons of water in it as well as 10 days worth of can food and a 12 volt cooler for food is in back. I could keep listing but its as complete a small package as you can want.
A teardrop is light. Mine is only 400 lbs empty about 550lbs fully loaded for a weeks camping. I pull it with an eclipse convertible (wife likes styling when we are away) or a 4cyl. ford ranger . Both get over 24 mpg with it on road. When the SHTF the inside will hold our guns, ammo, and 20 5 gallon buckets with room to spare. Our G.O.O.D. bags are already in it. Most our other stuff is used on trips and I keep the extra stored in it also. Ours is fitted with a tongue box that is just a 36 gallon tote bolted to the frame which holds our food and water for 10 to 14 day trips.
My wife has never been a prepper but she is a avid camper. In the teardrop she has a new stove, a LED lantern, and starter logs for a fire. She keeps extra clothes and blankets in it. Now when I see a piece of neat gear its for the teardrop 🙂 . Our G.O.O.D teardrop sits packed and ready to go at any time it takes 10 minutes to add the guns/ammo and food buckets and we are on the road. Since I finished it in May we have taken 5 week long trips and 5 weekend trips.
I spent $600 on it and think its been worth every penny. I prep for life after a collapse but have found the prepped-out teardrop has been fun for our family .
P.S. Kids go in the tent if they want to go.
Give it some thought.
Gary in Bama
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