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Old 12-28-2014, 04:33 PM   #15
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Being prepared to leave the S&B, it would take a couple of hours, but the coach is basically ready to roll. The time it takes depends on the urgency to leave. The normal schedule is an organized 10 day countdown. I live in a hurricane area. Hurricanes provide plenty of warning. While the items carried may be different, in an emergency situation anywhere from 2 hours to a day would be about right. Fill with water, TPMS, start/load the refer, load critical paper docs in the S&B, tasks like that.
A case of Spam and a few six-packs are all you need
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Old 12-28-2014, 04:44 PM   #16
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A case of Spam and a few six-packs are all you need
Crackers would be nice also. Maybe some mustard.

Man can not live by Spam alone. He must have Pepsi cola.
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Old 12-28-2014, 04:45 PM   #17
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RV is in garage, plugged in, leveled, and slides out. All food and clothing is removed. Refrigerator is cleaned out and doors left open. Fuel is typically however I got home but I like to have 1/2 tank. So, we have a lot of work to do before being ready to go. I do not advocate that this is what should be done but it seemed someone must pipe in that is not ready.
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:24 PM   #18
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This time of year we need to close some valves fill the water tank, add fresh food to the fridge and we are ready to roll. Canned good, spices, linen and clothing is already in the coach Diesel, Oil, Propane, important fluid and tires are checked bimonthly. So she's ready to roll 5 minutes ready to live in in less than an hour.
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:39 PM   #19
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For disaster preparedness we keep the coach ready to go. Fuel, propane, water, etc. are replenished after each usage. Having an RV makes life boat scenarios readily doable.

Basic clothing, canned food, bottled water, etc. are maintained in the coach. Pet carriers are maintained where readily accessible. We could pull up the anchor and launch at most any time with little or no notice.

Given an hour we could move additional clothing, food and water, high importance personal items and papers, etc. on board and be headed out. We were prepared and did this during the night with the San Diego area wild fires evacuations of a few years ago.
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For disaster preparedness we keep the coach ready to go. Fuel, propane, water, etc. are replenished after each usage. Having an RV makes life boat scenarios readily doable.

Basic clothing, canned food, bottled water, etc. are maintained in the coach. Pet carriers are maintained where readily accessible. We could pull up the anchor and launch at most any time with little or no notice.

Given an hour we could move additional clothing, food and water, high importance personal items and papers, etc. on board and be headed out. We were prepared and did this during the night with the San Diego area wild fires evacuations of a few years ago.
Just as vsseetz, we are ready to go. Just need a few minutes to grab clothes, food, meds and firearms (I like to hunt) and off we go!. My refrigerator and basement freezer are always on when plugged in.

We do rotate the bottled water every few months.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:13 PM   #21
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Hi bruceisla,
You may want to rethink your post about all one needs is spam.
1. Tax records
2. Property records
3. Business records
4. Items that can not be replaced
4a. photos
4b. hard drives
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4d. keep sakes
4e. family heirlooms
5. At least one laptop P/C
Yes, they will all fit into the coach. The advantage of the raised rail chassis.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:22 PM   #22
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Ours in in storage for the winter. I check systems once a month so it is ready to roll. Our plan if we need to grab-n-go is to grab our go bags, clothes, computers and cell phones. I have duffles for all of it. Water is the primary issue as we only have about 3 days supply that is portable. The food is portable but a bit bulky. Looking at picking up a dry food survival kit from Wise foods that would provide 2 weeks of food for us. From the get go our leave time is 3 hours this time of the year, 1 hour in the summer season. We do not keep a lot of food on board so as not to tempt little critters. We tested our quick get out of town this fall. We suddenly had three days to go camp. I got off work late, the wife said to bad we can't leave until morning. Forty minutes we were headed North with a full load of food and half load of water. Those duffle bags sure are handy
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We store our MH in the back yard. It is always full of fluids when it is parked along with some clothes but no food. I have aften thought of buying some of the dried foods available from places like Costco and storing them in the garden shed.
Smitty, what papers do you take with you?
I've heard of people talking about bugging out in case of an emergency, not sure if I would be able to go to far if all power was lost and signals didn't work, or if the BIG ONE hits and overpasses are down, especially here in the city. Our plan is to stay here and live in the MH if our home is uninhabitable.
We have an folder with copies of all insurance papers, medical records for the pet, key contact info for friends and family. We also have two password protected thumb drives, with account number info of just about everything. Keep one stashed in the Toad, the other is in the RV. The last item, is a portable lock box with our Passports, Birth Certificates, and other items the DW felt were good to have. We have that ready to grab on the way out to the coach, if ever needed.

It was after 9/11 that we formalized the plan, as San Diego is pretty good military target. After two or three of us worked out the details, we had a family dinner. And after dinner we talked over everything with those in the loop. Very sobering to be talking to 11 years and up children and nephews about the need the term 'Situational Awareness'. Our then 16 year old nephew, told me a few years later, that it was because of this meeting that he always made a point to 'check things out'. He got himself and his girlfriend out of a convenience store - just before it was robbed, because the people coming in just did not 'feel right'. (No one was hurt in the robbery, but the two people were armed, and they did also rob remaining customers of their wallets before they headed out. He saw this going down, and was the one that called the police. The two robbers were arrested three blocks away, as they were trying to get away in their car.

Our family is more concerned about wild fires and earthquakes, but good to be ready for the rest too...

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We always keep some "extra camping clothes" in the unit. I keep it fueled and drive it every couple of weeks to keep brakes from sticking, Ford caliper problem, so grab some quick food and out the door within an hour if needed.
Living in Fl. means no winterizing.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:55 PM   #25
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:31 PM   #26
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fueled up in case we need it or the generator output. Store the consumables in a couple of tubs in the house during the winter. In the spring it will go back to load the refer and clean clothes. Some clothes and most stuff always in their as long as freezing is not an issue.

FWIW In snow country it is more likely I will be needing the generator or heated space than needing to leave.
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Water, food, medications, computers and DW and we are ready.
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