Off Grid Survival: Cabin Rentals and RV Camping for a “Practice” Bug Out
Preppers can learn a lot from studying military exercises. Take your preps to the next level by practicing actual off grid survival.Renting a remote cabin for a few days or even an RV motorhome or trailer can help prepare your family in advance for an actual bug out — should we ever face a national catastrophe.
Off the Grid Practice Survival: Cabin Rentals and RV Camping
Reading the headlines and watching the news today can only impress the responsible person that “the leaves are on the fig trees”. Preparing the family group to survive, endure and thrive in a catastrophic environment from natural disasters, or manmade wars and revolutions is a serious task.
Want to be “ready for anything?” Rehearse a few bug outs in advance
The stress of getting ready and being ready to leave the familiar world of home and live in a world of unknowns can be made easier by preparation and practice.
Rent and spend several days in an off grid cabin
Vacationing in a rented off the grid cabin or taking an RV into a primitive or “dispersed” camp site are just the way to get everyone used to seeing things differently and meeting a new life head on with no fear. This can be a bonding experience for families and a chance to learn and develop pioneering skills that made America into a strong and vibrant nation and an opportunity to wean you off the overwhelming technology and excess of much of our daily lives.
Practice making and or repairing necessary off grid items
You will have to learn to make and repair things. You will need to find ways to re-use things such as bags and wrappers, string, cloth items, and so on. You should have in your inventory of gear a set of basic guides for plant identification, animal tracks, how to make snares and traps and fish nets.
Take small steps — don’t bite off more than you can chew
Remember if you are newcomers to survival camping or off grid cabins, don’t get too far away from help if needed. Also, tell friends and family where you will be and when you will return.
What happens if your child stumbles into a patch of poison oak or poison ivy simply because you didn’t know that it was growing right outside the cabin you rented? Basic knowledge of the wilderness can go a long way to help prepare you and your family for a bug out one day.
Going Off Grid
Forget about tv and social media; ask the family to leave electronics behind for the weekend
Renting a cabin that is “off the grid” mean no Dish TV, Internet, Xbox or other electronics to occupy our minds and time Instead, watching and identifying birds, catching fish, seeing the open sky and learning about nature and how to live and prosper within it will fill the days. The night will fill our skies with the stars that city lights drown out. Preparing for relocation requires researching into how far you can go, what type of climate can you tolerate, what types of food and water sources are available and how safe will you be from hostile groups or environmental conditions.
Find a remote cabin for your imaginary “bug out”
Selecting a cabin to rent for a week or more could help you prepare for an eventual move to a similar site. There are certain criteria that need to be considered for survival cabins. Off the grid simply means “supply your own power source”. This can be solar, wind, and combinations of gas generators with battery banks, even steam power. But the previous unlimited electricity and the appliances of life before will be drastically altered.
Learn how to live with a lot less electricity
Leaning how to live with less electrical-powered devices will take time and an off the grid cabin rental will get everyone used to it. Water supply is essential. A cistern, well or nearby water source of clean water is an absolute must-have. Water filtration will make up for rivers and streams that may have issues such as pollution from upstream or other uncontrollable situations.