So I've always been extremely interested within survival and prepping amongst off grid living, self sufficiency and van life! I was wondering what you guy's think of the topic and if you also think that van living goes hand in hand with self sufficiency. I do a lot of reading, research and watch an awful lot of videos and documentaries on the subjects but don't go all out and practice them all but when it comes around to it. the majority of 'preppers' or survival prepared folk have bug out vehicles.
the majority of vehicles i have seen, read about and heard of on sites such as ukhippy, youtube or many vehicles i have seen on the roads and at festivals are all apart from the fuel pretty much self sufficient having wood burning stoves solar panels and battery blocks with the ability to cook stay warm and travel where ever in the country you need to go!
So apart from any fuel crisis that would disable any van dwellers without spare fuel we are in theory preppers and/or survivalists to an extent possibly without thinking it!
I know that these things are far fetched and a lot of people call them conspiracy theorists, tin foil hat nut jobs and the rest of the terms but when you look at things happening throughout the world when it comes to natural disasters I don't think we're far off with the possibility of something major happening in england.
we already have the odd bad storms, floods, riots that shut down whole cities and shops. we've got people already on food stamps throughout the country, we have had years where banks are on the brink of bankruptcy and there is a whole lot more that could possibly happen or go wrong.
so do you think living in a van does help, do we already have the mind set to survive such emergency's and disasters as we have to adapt to simple living, watching what we use, when we use it and rationing food goods, fuels and water!
what's your opinion on the topic? do you think something could happen? do you also think we are already prepared just because of our lifestyle or would it be something that you may now think about now it has been mentioned?