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http://lifepod.org/
I saw this on my local news, they claim it's a great trailer to have stocked and ready for hurricane evacuations.
He said if you find yourslef stuck on those 12 hour traffic pile-ups you can have plenty of food and water supplied in the trailer along with sleeping bags and a tent.

I actually have one of those for 1/2 the price----it's called a teardrop:D

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Put some of this stuff into your Teardrop and viola... Deluxe Uber Lifepod with style.:D
1 years worth of food for 1 person comes out to about $850, it'd fill the kitchen space of the Teardrop, but it has everything you'd need except water. Through they also sell a water purifier rated to 1300+ gallons on 1 filter.
Utahns (Much harder to spell than Texans) Preparing for the worst since before Brigham Young.
http://beprepared.com/Default.asp?bhcd2=1250263348
 

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Thanks for that link, JoJo.

Clever on someone's part. What this Lifepod has over my teardrop is that you can apparently pull it by hand.

But I'm not seeing a weight.

And it's a lot cheaper than my teardrop.

(But not as comfortable to sleep in)


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SO the consumer emergency prepredness market (that would be the EPM...everybody knows that of course) has gone from some crafty folks selling boxes of canned and dry food and water to this? Quite a jump! I'm not sure I see the value of having to trailer it. Couldn't you mount this on top of your vehicle and save some $$?

I'm still for a couple of footlocker size crates filled with the essentials sitting on standby. But it's certainly a nice little trendy item.
 

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$2300 for a $200 trailer frame with a $200 roof top luggage carrier bolted to it?
People are actually buying these?
 

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How lame. I like how they give the contents of these prepackaged ripoffs. it's one (1) of everything. Gee thanks. In a disaster not only will your house be wiped out but your bank account will be as well!!
 

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$2300 for a $200 trailer frame with a $200 roof top luggage carrier bolted to it?
People are actually buying these?
but you can turn the lid upside down and use it as a boat..................
 

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Thanks for that link, JoJo.

Clever on someone's part. What this Lifepod has over my teardrop is that you can apparently pull it by hand.

But I'm not seeing a weight.

And it's a lot cheaper than my teardrop.

(But not as comfortable to sleep in)


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I want to say he said around 150lbs, I'm sure thats empty. I wonder how bouncy it is on the hwy?

He said you could pull it with a bicycle, but I'm not sure you would want to evacuate on a bicycle.:neutral:

Our TD was built for less than $2,000--and since weve already used it in a evacuation, I'd much rather do it again in the TD, than that:rolleyes:

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$2300 for a $200 trailer frame with a $200 roof top luggage carrier bolted to it?
People are actually buying these?
Don't forget the $300 worth of "survival" food and stuff - that brings it up to $700 worth. :rolleyes:

There's one born every second, I guess.
 

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I'm getting one of these for emergencies


Then if we have a flood I can take the boat off the top and voila!
 

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I'm getting one of these for emergencies


Then if we have a flood I can take the boat off the top and voila!
I'm sure if you flipped your 'new' camper on it's side, it would float....:lol:
 

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I see a camping trailer I can pull with the scooter!:D
 

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Um, I love my E, but when the Big One hits, I'll be evacuating in my GMC Suburban:

42 gallon fuel tank x 18mpg highway = 756 miles (hello, High Ground)
Room for Spot and Muley (dog and cat), plus any other valuables and documents.

CB/XM/iPod/DVD/GPS for long boring stretches.

3kw inverter with two deep-cycle Optimas to power pretty much anything, including the mini-fridge, and yes, plenty of room for food. Ramen doesn't take up too much space, nor do MetRx bars.

Twin compressors and 20 gallon on-board air tank, plus the 14.5k winch to help out the less fortunate.

With seats down, sleeps two adults, plus above pets, with plenty of room
2 14' kayaks on the roof, bikes in between.

35x12.50x15 BFG A/T's, plus 6" of lift mean never having to say 'turn around, road's washed out' (plus, the Zombies will have to climb higher to get in).

6"HID's at all four corners mean you'll see me, but I'll see you first.

.....And if I really, really needed to, there's a Blue Ox towbar to pull the E, but if it's that bad, I'll just wait until it's over and call the insurance company.
 

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From what I see with those escape pod trailers is a bunch of people who have never towed anything before flooding the escape routes with tiny little trailers that they can't see behind their vehicles and getting jackknifed at the gas stations as they try and back out.:-:)-x

It really looks like a good idea for some but as with any of the Emergency Kits, WAY OVERPRICED!
 
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