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.

Surviving a catastrophic power outage

You may have read other articles about a December report put out by The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which is composed of senior executives from industry, state, and local government who own and operate the critical infrastructure essential to our modern life. In those articles, you may feel they sensationalized the report, so I am going to write this article using only quoted material from the report. If, after reading them, you are still interested, you can read the full report here.

“We found that existing national plans, response resources, and coordination strategies would be outmatched by a catastrophic power outage.”

“Imagin an outage that stretches beyond days and weeks to months or years, and affects large swaths of the country.”

“The scale of the event—stretching across states and regions, affecting tens of millions of people—would exceed and exhaust mutual aid resources and capabilities.”

“A catastrophic power outage may occur with little or no notice and result from myriad types of scenarios: for example, a sophisticated cyber-physical attack resulting in severe physical infrastructure damage; attacks timed to follow and exacerbate a major natural disaster; a large-scale wildfire, earthquake, or geomagnetic event; or a series of attacks or events over a short period of time that compound to create significant physical damage to our nation’s infrastructure.”

“Ultimately, all events, from small to large disasters, are local. This means that those closest to impacted areas are the true first responders during an emergency or disaster—from individuals to families to neighbors and local communities.”

“There remains an ongoing myth that the federal government will be able to provide assistance and resources directly after an event to help with response, and that is not always the case.”

I will stop here, the quotes speak for themselves.

We should all be prepared to live without power, and we should also be ready to deal with those who are not, which, in my opinion, will be the more significant threat.