Using Survival trailers for bugging out.

OK, I recently ran across something that I really like and it is called a “Survival Trailer”. They are also sometimes called bug out trailers, as well.  As strange as it may seem, I hadn’t really considered this until now and it is the subject of today’s Post  so I hope you enjoy it.

Survival trailers, while not being a new concept, are quickly growing in popularity. What exactly is a Survival Trailer? We are not talking about Travel Trailers here but something completely different.  It is a trailer with storage and survival equipment in it that can be quickly hooked to the back of a car or truck and be ready to go in a couple of minutes.  They are found in many sizes and configurations, but are usually designed to be used off-road as well as on the highway.  At the end of this post, I am going to have a few pictures of some that I have found on Pinterest, which I find interesting.

So what is in a Survival trailer? The quick answer to that is anything you want!  Besides the obvious like water, fuel and supplies, some even have an attached tent and a kitchen sink as well.  Talk about ready to go!  I personally like the ones that are used primarily for storage and have a desk of sorts that can be used for whatever is needed, from cooking to radio communications and First aid.  Plenty of room for spare water and fuel is a must for me too.  Whether you drive a small or large vehicle, a survival trailer can give you a lot more room for bug out bags and equipment as well as food when the time comes.  I know that I am going to be doing a lot more research on these and will be building one for myself in the near future.

As a Ham radio operator that does a lot of work with RACES, and other Emergency groups where we go to remote locations to set up and transmit during exercises, this would an ideal solution for carrying everything you need with you in a single package. I may even build one for just that purpose.   Maybe add a canopy to it so all I need to do is pull up and set everything in place and I am good to go.

Survival trailers need not be expensive and could probably be made out of just about any type existing trailer, just add a few modifications to make it work for what you want and you are good to go. The more I think about it the more I like the idea of buying a trailer base from Harbor Freight and building one with all of the features I would like to have in it.  I actually think it could be fun as well.  Well that is it for today, please check out the pics below and let me know if you have any questions.  Our Pinterest page has new board that is dedicated Survival Trailers so check it out as soon as you can.  Until next time, keep on prepping!

-The Sargent –

16 thoughts on “Using Survival trailers for bugging out.”

  1. There are in reality oversize tent Trailers available that could be hauled by bikes, and various models for cars and trucks.

  2. Firstly, the entire thing should be built like a faraday cage, just in case of an EMP.
    otherwise everything in it that is electronic is useless. Or atleast the compartment where all the electronics are stored should be a grounded faraday cage. Apart from that it is nicely thought of. Would be useful till one reached the bug out location.

    • Many of the designs that I have seen, do have a tent built into them. It is also great for adding additional cargo space when bugging out.

  3. Interesting, thinking I’d rather spend the money on kit, the trailer does nothing to contribute to successful survival that a regular truck bed or regular sided trailer won’t do, for a1/3 of the costs.

    Got no problems shuffling boxes and kit to access what I need in a conventional vehicle.

    I do like the idea, if one had an unlimited budget.

    • With the right set up your trailer can fit in the retreat as a chicken coup or some other use. You also don’t need “unlimited Money” Just Knowledge like spot welding…


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