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Self-sufficient, off-grid housing is a goal for any prepper. Just imagine if it was mobile as well! With things becoming more unpredictable every day, preppers are getting geared up for when SHTF. Off grid trailers make it easy to hit the road when the time comes.
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Here are a couple of my favorite books about living off grid to help you prepare well for such a time.
If you have no bug out location or shelter, this turtleback trailer feeds, cleans and shelters you off grid with no problem.
I will start out by saying I never really even considered a trailer like this to bug out with. But the more I look at them and the more I read up on them, the more I am liking them. These trailers are smaller than a caravan, lighter, and easily hidden if you have to.
There is plenty of storage and a few areas you could install solar panels and have a great source of electricity to power your gadgets and cell phones. I would absolutely love to own one of these turtleback trailers.
I really like that the tent is on the top of the trailer, this will keep all the spiders and nasty things away and get you off the cold damp floor. This trailer is a tad expensive, but when you factor in the weight and the convenience of the size over a few years camping and usage, the money would be all worth it. Check out more photos and get more info below 🙂
The Cricket Trailer is a great option for a camping or bug out trailer. Low cost, lots of usable space. This trailer will quite literally rock your world.
If you camp a lot and looking to step up in the world and start glamping, or you are looking for a camper for a bug out shelter, I honestly think this could be for you. The cricket pop up camper is designed by an ex NASA engineer and has some really cool features that will make bugging out or camping that more comfortable.
Standard Features for The Cricket Travel Trailer
The Cricket can sleep two adults but you can also add a sleeping loft for kids. It has a number of configurations for different situations like:
Stainless steel sink
Clean and grey water storage
12-volt electrical system
This trailer is lightweight and on the cricket website, they say even a standard-sized car will pull this with ease, making this a fuel saver.
Check out all the specs, photos and videos of the cricket trailer and see if this is something you could have as your next RV / tent substitute.
There are plenty of mobile homes and RV’s on the market, but they sure are expensive gas guzzlers. Luckily, there are options for the adventurous builder like Bill Southworth of Hybrid Propulsion.
In an article on The Tiny Life, we get to see how Bill created the ideal off-grid, road-ready home, out of an 80 sq. ft. cargo trailer.
For energy, the trailer relies on solar and battery power for extended stays off the grid. To make the most use of the unit’s limited space, Bill created interchangeable spaces that allow for bunking, dining, and relaxation for up to four people.
Not surprisingly, Sealander isn't built for a trans-Atlantic crossing - as a boat, it's designed with very little draft allowing it to be navigated on shallow waters and launched from just a small patch of clear shoreline. This could be a great little bug out trailer and if you have to get away via a river or stream this may be perfect.
Sealander's shell is made of fiberglass reinforced plastic with a double bottom to prevent sinking in case of a leakage.
Power is via a 5 hp electric motor which doubles as a source of energy for on-board devices. See more photos and get more info on their website.
Hopefully, seeing all of these off grid trailers helped inspire you to take action and get one for your family. You might not be able to get one of the fancy ones, but you’ll know what you want to add to the one you can afford. Stay safe!
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.
After watching recent events unfold and speaking to family and friends, my wife and I decided to start prepping. Preparedness is a big part of our lives now and I would be honored to share some knowledge with you. Here at SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central we gather the best prepping, survival, homesteading and DIY articles from around the web.
- "Those who prepare today will survive tomorrow."
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