I had never heard of Reflectix®before I became a nomad, though I had—as most of you likely have—seen it before. The most common way to be introduced to it is to see one of those shiny, metallic-looking, lightweight accordion-style windshield sun shades. In fact, I’d owned a couple of these when I learned that the material out of which they’re made is called Reflectix.
One of the things I hadn’t really thought about before I got on the road full time was how much time I would have to spend planning driving routes. Realizing these issues, I quickly got on board with using online tools and mobile apps to help me plan my routes.
Few will argue that a blazing campfire at the end of the day really makes it cozy and fun. But one place no one wants to deal with fire is INSIDE your rig. Regardless what size or type RV you live in, and for however long/often, fire is one element you want to stay far away from…at least the open, uncontrolled kind.
Now that we’ve covered potential disaster scenarios and the documents and first aid kits you should have with you, this last entry in this Disaster Preparedness in an RV series will cover how to put together a Go Bag or Bug-Out Bag.
This week’s entry deals with appropriate responses and the kind of supplies an RVer should carry to be ready for potential disasters on the road. Since this is a blog about fulltime RV life, that’s the approach I’m writing from. But part-timers could take a page from this playbook, too.
No one wants to think about disasters when they get on the road, especially if their trip is a long-awaited, much-anticipated vacation. But the fact of the matter is, when you’re living in an RV—be it for a limited vacation, and lengthy one, or even as a full time venture—it becomes your home for however long you’re in it. So you need to be prepared for any eventuality.