Natural Disaster Tips for Rvers

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There are times when no amount of readiness can solve problems created by natural disasters but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to be prepared. Storage space in your RV and the distance of your location from your family and friends may be special considerations for RVers, especially full timers.

Some things you can do to be prepared, some of which may already be part of your ‘camping/traveling’ lifestyle.

  • Have a two to three day supply of water …about a gallon or more per person per day… for drinking, cooking, washing hands. Your fresh water tank could contain additional water.
  • Check your First Aid kits to replenish used items and check other items to determine their freshness.
  • Make sure flashlights are handy and functional. Have extra bulbs of the types your flashlights use.
  • Keep a supply of batteries of sizes you need for flashlight, radios, the battery operated can opener (smile), etc.
  • Make sure you have a working, battery powered radio.
  • A set of two-way hand-held radios with good batteries.
  • Paper maps in case your GPS doesn’t function.
  • A generator and fuel would be nice also.

And how ‘bout a positive attitude because once a disaster happens you can not make it back as it was. The only way to go is forward and, as Theodore Roosevelt said: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

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