Over the past several years I’ve frequently thought about setting up what would basically be an RV park for preppers. Something along the lines of setting up a private self-storage facility in addition to an RV pad that each person would get (and access to utilities if available) and then charge a monthly fee. Probably have a wide fence that– if SHTF– everyone could participate in standing watch, too.
An RV Park For Preppers —
Might Get Pretty Chilly…
I mentioned the idea to Rawles a few years ago and he brought up the (very valid) point that anywhere you’d want to do something like this would get too cold for RVers in the winter. So, you would need to have cabinas (little cabins) with wood burning stoves or heat boxes so that when people arrive in their RVs, they’re not sitting in Winnebago meat lockers in a grid down scenario.
Obviously, the idea would need to be fleshed out in more detail. And the various dynamics of having what amounts to a survival retreat with several different families who don’t know each other– all with different values and levels of preparedness– might very well doom the idea from the start. Certainly, you’d need to set it up in such a manner that each renter/camper would have their own private area they could do with as they pleased. Easier said than done when somebody’s mangy mutt happens to repeatedly run into your RV or steal food from your campsite because everyone doesn’t have the same ideas about “personal space.”
But that could also be dealt with ahead of time with a clear rental agreement and understanding that the park manager has the right to evict tenants if they do not adhere to the pre-agreed standard of living.
Is There A Way To Make The “RV Park For Preppers” Idea Work With A Clear Rental Agreement?
Hard to say. Something to think about, anyway.