Do you think you can live in an RV after a societal collapse​

I just watched the “RV Nomads” movie on YouTube, and one small segment caught my attention. In it, they insinuated that some people were living the full-time RV lifestyle because of a chaotic society that might collapse someday.

Well, I hate to break it to them, but living in an RV after a societal collapse is the worst place you want be, even if you are off-grid.

The off-grid RV’ers and van dwellers all seem to think they are living outside the matrix, but what they are doing does not even come close to being self-sufficient. If the grid goes down, they go down with it.

Most do not have the skills needed to survive outdoors without a resupply source. They need gas stations, propane, cell service, and electronic banking. Food from grocery stores, auto parts stores, and the just in time delivery trucks that make it all possible. Some even need Walmarts to shit in, and gym memberships to shower. They may think their living outside the matrix, but the truth is they cannot live without it.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love RVing, and even recommend having one to bug-out in for a localized disaster. But let the grid go down, and you’re going to want a secure home base or survival retreat because life on the road is going to get real.

So unless you have some impressive survival skills that will allow you to live off the land for an extended period. You need to get a plan or hope you happen to be in the perfect “end of the world” location when it all comes tumbling down.

RV life, hitting the road after a disaster

My wife and I have an RV that is part of our emergency preparedness plan because my home is in a flood zone; if it floods, our RV is ready. All we have to do is turn the key and go.

We also plan to use it if we lose power. If it’s cold outside, no problem, it has a propane heating system. Need to cook, go to the bathroom, take a shower, no problem. RV’s are self-contain living units that fit the bill perfectly for certain types of disasters.

Having a good generator, solar panels, batteries, and composting toilet can extend your time off-grid. Many people live like this full time, but RV’s do have their limits, and bigger is not better in my opinion.

If you’re going mobile during a large-scale disaster, maneuverability will be important. Abandoned cars could block your way, and you may find yourself in a tight situation you need to get out of quick.

Fuel is another concern because you will have to carry enough of it to get to your destination. You will not be able to count on gas stations, so good gas mileage is crucial.

Others problems you may face

Your RV will be a target if there‘s civil unrest. Looters will see no difference between your stick-built and mobile home, and trying to defend it from the inside would be foolish. Bullets will penetrate those thin walls like butter.

You could have an engine failure. If your RV dies on the highway, you may need to head out on foot in an unfamiliar area.

So in closing, I would like to say, while RVs have their limits, they can be awesome bug-out-vehicles. For example, a lot of people evacuated to a campground near me this hurricane season, proving that RV’s are great for vacations, and evac-cations as well.