Hello, my friend and welcome back! As some of you may know, I live fulltime in an RV. Trust me when I say that this life is not for everyone. In today’s post, we are going to look at some of the lessons I learned about Prepping while living here, so grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit.
When you move from a three bedroom home into a 34 foot RV, with living room slide out, you learn a lot about yourself and your priorities in life. For many people, their large homes are a status symbol that they just can’t imagine living without, but it’s not all bad news.
The tradeoff is that you no longer have a house note, and your living expenses are drastically reduced. This gives you more money for other things that you find important and fun. Let me give you a quick example, my house note and utilities including internet ran me well over $2,000 a month. Now, all of this together is less than $600 a month.
That money gives me more to buy Preps with and tools as well as allowing us to dine out, etc as we want. Because I don’t have to deal with cutting the grass or noisy neighbors, I have more time to do what I want to do and that part is really nice. Now don’t get me wrong, I would love to have a yard to cut and plenty of room, but that will come later when I move back to Idaho.
So exactly how does this relate to prepping? It relates in that it forces you to look at your priorities in life and realize that you can survive with less. When SHTF hits, a lot of the things you have now may not work. Things like your toilet for example, and if you live in a suburb, then this could get really bad, especially if the water stops. You may be forced from that big home of yours and have to find other shelter.
Without all of your fancy electronics or even the internet, how will you survive? Trust me when I say that you adapt and overcome. If you are a prepper, then you already know this and have made plans to survive somewhere else should you be forced to leave your home and live somewhere else.
You don’t need that big house to survive and in fact, you will find that you don’t need a lot of the things you did. Many of the things we now enjoy like our computers and internet are not required to be able to survive. Sure, they would be nice to have for looking up how to do things, but they are not required.
That closet full of clothes and shoes is something you will look back at and laugh once you have survived SHTF. You will once again be able to find joy in the simple things of life and wonder why you ever thought those things were important in the first place.
You will learn how to store things in small spaces and do without other things. Humans are amazingly flexible when they have to be, that is why we have survived so long and achieved the things we have. We have the ability to survive anything if we only make up our minds to do so. You just need to plan for the unexpected and prepare to be able to survive anything that life throws at you.
Yes, I have learned a lot living in an RV, and every day I learn a little more. I would not trade this experience for anything because it has helped me become better prepared for what lies ahead. Like I said, it’s not right for everyone, but if you get the chance to do an extended stay at your favorite campground or boondocking spot, you should try it. It’s truly an eye-opening experience that will bring you and your family closer together than ever before.
Well, that is it for today’s post and I hope you have found it interesting so until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!
1 thought on “Prepper Lessons I learned while living in an RV for a year.”
My wife and I lived in the cab of an 18 wheeler for 22 years,with a small dog. We were very happy living a minimalist lifestyle while docking away savings. Now, we own a nice home on several acres, I have no debt and we retired in our mid 50,s. I wouldn’t have changed a thing.