When we’re planning for end of days, we all need to have a rapid escape plan, and bug-out vehicles are the obvious choice. That might be whatever vehicle is at hand when the apocalypse comes, but if you plan ahead and invest a bit of money, you can get yourself a remarkably comfortably RV.
You don’t even need to spend a lot of money. Used campers can cost as little as $2,000, but it’s always worth checking Nada RV or Kelley Bluebook for the latest used RV prices and to make sure you’re not being ripped off.
To help you pick the perfect bug out RV, we’ve put together the following short guide to help your way. For the record, I don’t have an RV myself, I’m basing this information on information gained online. If I was to get one, then a pop-up truck camper would be my first choice, given its movability and small profile.
For the sake of clarity, when I refer to RV, I mean any vehicle that can be towed and or be driven and allows for a single person or multiple to effectively live in it. While most RVs are meant to be temporary accommodation, there’s no reason why you couldn’t live in one for years. In fact, many people live full time on the road in an RV, so it’s absolutely doable.
We also need to understand what we mean by bug-out vehicle. In my opinion, we’re talking about a vehicle that allows you to quickly and efficiently leave your immediate location in case of a disaster. Ideally, this vehicle needs to be able to support yourself and your family for a few days.
If you’re one of the lucky ones, you might have your log cabin in the mountains that’s perfectly capably of supporting you and your family for months at a time. If that is you, then you still need a vehicle to get to that location, however, an RV might not be the best choice. A better choice for you might be a 4×4 vehicle with plenty of power and movability that’s able to tackle any conditions that are thrown its way.
For the rest of us without the luxury of a bug out location, an RV of some sort almost becomes an essential item…. well almost.
A well-stocked and capable RV, even a used one with plenty of miles under its belt could make the difference between life and death and could quite easily save your life. Not to mention that campers are capable of holding plenty of supplies as well as passengers.
If I had a choice between camping out with my family during a disaster or living in a used camper, then you can bet I would pick the camper.