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Old 08-05-2021, 09:29 PM   #1
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Getting sick while rving solo

Any solo boondockers ever worry that they might get really sick and nobody to help you?
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I think everyone who lives alone thinks about that from time to time.
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I donít worry bout that anymore then i would at home. I just plan and live completely self sufficiently. You can be at home with no one checking on you.

I carry things that cover most issues that i could fix with no help, including the right foods.
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Develop a pattern of being in touch with friends or family. Include travel information to the degree you are comfortable doing so. Ask them to follow up if you go too long without checking in.
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I know I certainly think about it and I stay local to my family. Best you can do is keep healthy as best you can. Nothing is guaranteed and anything can happen no matter where you are.
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Old 08-08-2021, 09:10 PM   #6
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Not just getting sick but any emergency. I crushed 3 fingers in my truck door, breaking one, while towing solo. 25 miles from nearest hospital too.
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The thought being so sick I can't get out of bed alone in the middle of BLM land... Not so bad if your at a crowded park.
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Develop a pattern of being in touch with friends or family. Include travel information to the degree you are comfortable doing so. Ask them to follow up if you go too long without checking in.
This....best answer yet!
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Old 08-08-2021, 09:16 PM   #9
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You can also consider a personal emergency locator, like Spot device or similar. Devices are fairly inexpensive these days and the service plans aren't bad either.

Can't get yourself help, push a button. Satellite based so no cell service needed
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Unfortunately for me when I start my trip full timing I'm pretty much cutting off all ties
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You can also consider a personal emergency locator, like Spot device or similar. Devices are fairly inexpensive these days and the service plans aren't bad either.

Can't get yourself help, push a button. Satellite based so no cell service needed
That would probably be the best solution and peace of mind for me thank you
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I've thought about it as probably most solo folks do. But I am in contact with my daughter every couple of days ... and I bought an apple watch that will send an SOS to my designated contacts or 911 if something happens or I need it to do so. It will also send my exact GPS coordinates!

I don't think being in an rv solo is any different than being in a stick & brick solo ... same issues for the most part. Life is too short to worry about "what if's". Just get out there, it will be ok.
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That would probably be the best solution and peace of mind for me thank you


I have a Garmin InReach device for this purpose. Can also use to text someone for help if I have an RV problem in an area with no cell service. Iím not full-time and I can suspend the data plan for months where Iím not traveling. The basic plan is not that expensive anyway for the peace of mind.
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