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snayte
16 days ago
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I can be ready to go in an hour for a camping trip if someone says go. I am sure I could be ready for an evacuation in under 2 hours.

Ron Howes
18 days ago
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Our homebase is a Minnesota lake cabin with a deep well. If the electricity goes out here, no water, so I try to keep the motorhome tank full, and have the gas tank reasonably full when we return from the road. I’ve hit that 25% safety margin where the generator stops running, usually when you need it most.

With an extra Dometic freezer down below, I think we have more groceries onboard the motorhome than we have in the cabin.

I always told my wife that this is, short of a lifting tornado experience or anything nuclear, our “survival pod”.

BadWolfe
18 days ago

Thank you for adding the section on “Leave with a song from the past”.

James Kane
11 days ago
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That was great! My wife’s folks are from the iron range in Minn. and she said her Dad brought her up on Lena and Ollie.

Doug
18 days ago

Amen Chuck and Peace Out Bullet.

Captn John
18 days ago

In order to beat the tropical storm headed to are CG at Gulfport MS we left today. While traveling from MS through FL we came upon a ram 3500 srw with an over cab truck camper. From one side of the interstate to off the road on the right. Told wifey when it goes over the right I’m passing. I didn’t want to be around when it went from 2 wheels on the ground to zero on the ground. I didn’t want to see any injuries the lady driver deserved or be delayed. I hope she made her destination ok. She was going about 60 and I passed near 80 before she started back in the passing lane direction. Hopefully she had no passengers. Only an idiot would drive a vehicle so unsafe!

R.R. Torres
19 days ago

Home depot is carrying a pack of 3 remote control outlets.
Each has a two outlet end and is controlled by the enclosed remote.
This is handy for outlets blocked by small appliances and large tvs.
each outlet is label A, B,and C.
The remote has 3 Matching sets of buttons with an on and off button.

Ted Denman
19 days ago
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I use these all the time. Small fans, lights, and LED strips.

Haynes Terence
19 days ago
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Mine is in an RV storage and requires 24 hour notice to get it out. Otherwise I could be ready in two hours

Tim Slack
19 days ago
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We did just that last week…evacuated our Oregon park volunteer position… packing up our Class A & leaving in about 45 minutes. We’ll go back for our car dolly & bicycles after the evac order is lifted (we drove the car away too).

john
19 days ago

I am so glad Barry Zander was able to “swallow his pride” to enter a dollar store. Apparently, he thought the great unwashed were the only ones to find the great deals there.

Liz
19 days ago
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Been there, done that! A wildfire took out about 10% of our small town in NM several years ago. Loaded up the camper and hit the road. Most of the effort was to gather up the things from the house that we needed, like; financial records, a few small valuable things, medicines, etc. Drove to a nearby city and camped in our friends front yard for almost a week while they got the fire under control. We now have a check list on the side of the fridge to make sure we pack the important stuff if we have to bug out again.

Bob Rohrmann
19 days ago

Barry Zander’s article about the people trapped by the Creek Fire should be corrected to say the people were at Mammoth Pool, which is part of the San Joaquin River and not near Shaver Lake, and that is where they were evacuated from by the National Guard helicopters after using the water to protect themselves from the fire. We were parked above North Fork and had to evacuate with our fifth wheel which we full time in.

Deborah
19 days ago

Thank you Bullet for helping making lives better. We need more Bullets everywhere to bring a sense of peace to all of us during this craziness. Thank you Firefighters everywhere, we easily forget when it is not fire season. They give so much to save so much for us and we don’t do enough for them. I don’t have fires, I have hurricanes but when they say we should leave we don’t say I stayed during so in so, this isn’t going to be bad. Only a fool says that. It’s time to pack up and go. We need to listen to our Firefighters and Police, they are our protection. God Bless them all.

Jim Stringer
19 days ago
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I feel badly for people enduring wildfires in CA, OR, & WA, The severity of many fires could have been reduced with long term management of the forests.

Dan Fabian
19 days ago
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That is what happens if they don’t rake the leafs.

Les
17 days ago
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There was long term land “management” for thousands of years until the U.S. government showed up and took over.

Jim Prideaux
19 days ago
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Could it be rolling down the road? Yes. Would it have everything I would normally take on a trip? No.

james Fellows
19 days ago

I keep getting a 404 error code on the reader poll.

Ken Baier
19 days ago
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On September 7th, around 8 pm, we were told to evacuate from the Collier Memorial State Park in Oregon due to a wild fire. It took us around 30 minutes to get our 5th wheel packed, hitched up, and out of the campground. It’s important to hurry but not panic in these situations. I witnessed a couple instances where campers tried to depart quickly but failed to secure their steps and didn’t attach their sway bars completely.

Bea Kenyon
19 days ago
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Yes, I have a current list of things to load and my husband does a great job of hooking up the 5er.

dawn e miller
19 days ago
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back in march I had the feeling that I had to get the RV ready to bug-out. My husband came home and told me that he had to relocate for work the next day. Let me say, I did a lot of running back and forth between the rig and the house but we got it done. We only forgot one thing, warm coats.

Bob
19 days ago

Full Timing Definition: Don’t forget your insurance company has it’s own definition. We were surprised when ours told us we needed full timers insurance for our motorhome because we use it six months or more out of the year.

Joe Testa
19 days ago

I tested the weboost mounted as a temporary setup for when I get to the campground, like any other booster, it needs some amount of signal but worked great for me WFRV, Working From RV for my full-time job as a cybersecurity engineer. Not cheap at about $500 but work great, YMMV.