Tips for preparing your RV for a natural disaster
Depending on where you live, a disaster like an earthquake, hurricane, flood or tornado can hit at any time and leave your primary home out of commission for days, weeks or even longer. Some RV owners know that if any of these were to happen, they could stay in their vehicle rather comfortably in the meantime if they do a little planning ahead.
Writer and RV expert Bob Difley recently offered some emergency preparedness tips on RV.net.
He suggests replacing supplies like canned foods, toilet paper, paper towels and soap after each trip. Owners should also launder all bed linens and towels along with some extra clothing and return it to the RV so they're there when you need them.
Holding tanks should be dumped as well and the fuel, propane and fresh water tanks should be refilled. Keeping some bottled water in the RV along with an emergency backpacker's water filter will also ensure that you'll have drinkable water, if needed.
Difley also suggests keeping a well-stocked first-aid kit along with other "just in case" necessities like batteries, flashlights and other emergency items on hand.
Sharpening your boondocking skills may be helpful too since anyone waiting out the effects of a natural disaster most likely won't have access to electricity and other hookups.