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Offline Bob/OlallaWa

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My Bug Out Trailer
« on: September 21, 2014, 10:01:22 PM »
Well it is actually a  dump trailer. It is 6ft. wide X 12 ft. long inside with 2 ft. sides. I have two sets of sideboards for it, one set adds 18 inches high and the other 4 ft. That way I can have different side heights depending on my needs.
 If needed I can throw stuff inside and be hooked up and gone in very little time.  With a roll out tarp for the top and a couple blue/tan tarps for the sides it can be used to stay dry and out of the wind. The important part is not to use a trailer for a garbage collection site. I guess if it dumps not so bad but if you need to unload it before you can use it to carry what you need to survive you are wasting a lot of precious time.
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Offline Bob/OlallaWa

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Re: My Bug Out Trailer
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 10:13:05 PM »
Depending on the need to be bugging out, and the time available I also have a 34ft. RV pull trailer which is usually stocked with food (except fresh meats, and veggies) , water, clothes, and other supplies for a couple weeks stay away from home. Here in Western Washington we need to be prepared for earth quakes too so it doubles up just fine for both.

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Re: My Bug Out Trailer
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 10:32:57 PM »
I only live a few miles from Puget Sound, my boat could be used to bug out if needed. Getting off this peninsula could be a problem by road, but I could hook up the boat trailer, throw a few things in the boat and off I would go to the boat ramp. Meals would have to be the freeze dried stuff used when hiking/hunting or I guess a few clams, oysters, crabs, fish, and wildlife next to the shore could be eaten as well.

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Re: My Bug Out Trailer
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 10:14:29 PM »
Bug-out via water- an avenue I'd not considered.  Without owning a vessel difficult, but clearly an option to consider and/or plan as an alternative option.  Being near the Great Lakes make it a viable alternative, traveling upon your water supply and a source of food at the same time!
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Re: My Bug Out Trailer
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 12:35:13 AM »
I have a 24ft TH that is stocked quite well, cept for the fresh stuff.

Meat could be on the run as veggies and fruit I have built up well in cans right now.

It has 150gal water and I have about ten 30 gal and a 55 gal drum that can be filled fast, plus a pool if at home.

I am working on several coolers now with 1 month food in each. Easy to move and separate for stash reasons. Lots of cans, noodles and freeze dried. 
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Re: My Bug Out Trailer
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 08:43:28 PM »
I do have a travel trailer than I could always tow with the truck, but if for some reason that wouldn't work out, I wonder if something like this would be worth a darn? Stumbled across it when I was searching for wheels for the 5x8 utility trailer I just built.

http://www.tealinternational.com/TailFeather/Model8-0.html

It says a turn-key kit is $8300 though, yikes! I wonder if someone could come up with something similar for less?

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Re: My Bug Out Trailer
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 08:58:44 PM »
Wow, that is a big price for something that takes most of the storage space when it is taken down for travel. I see the advantage of a utility trailer being storage for stuff you feel you need to get by. Neighbor had a hard sided tent type trailer, problem was most of the stuff had to come out of it to be folded down for travel.

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Re: My Bug Out Trailer
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 09:16:05 PM »
The site says you can leave it set up permanently....even goes as far to say it makes a great "toy hauler". I dunno, I'd think you'd want the thing strapped down pretty good if you were going to hit the highway towing that lightweight wind catcher.

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Re: My Bug Out Trailer
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2014, 01:58:49 PM »
I should have read closer before I posted. I think I would want more reviews and be able to give it a good looking over before I spent that much for one.