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Meet the Preppers: Brian Brawdy

Brian Brawdy hosts a regular podcast where he discusses off grid living. He does this from his mobile bug out vehicle.

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"I'm preparing for multiple terrorist attacks all over America."

Brian Brawdy is a former police investigator and wilderness survival expert in Illinois. He is married with two young kids, but no one in his family is into prepping like Brian. Brian Brawdy fears the nation will come under attack by terrorists. He has created an ultimate bug out RV he calls his “Mobile Base Camp” and “Off-grid Office.” The RV will protect he and his family from the upcoming terrorist attack because he plans to drive away and migrate to safety. The mobile base camp is equipped with enough food for six months, a rainwater system, and an 85-watt solar panel system. Brian envisions his worst-case scenario, terrorist attacks around America, and performs his mobile bug out drill. Staying mobile will be key to escape a terrorist threat. Brian also tries to create a network in a local RV park in the hope to create a community of potential allies. He also spreads his supplies around in multiple caches so he is prepared to survive anywhere his journey takes him. Even though he does have 11 acres of land and a nice home, he enjoys bugging out in his solar RV and prepping every day.

10 comments
Brad Combs
Brad Combs

I have a fifth wheel for sale!

Brad Combs
Brad Combs

roguebard1@yahoo.com. Trailer is solar equipped. $4000

Chad D.
Chad D.

The world would never be the same again.

Jamie Maxwell
Jamie Maxwell

My husband and I both work in counties seperate from our own. Our daughter is in preschool near our home, I work 30 miles north of where her school is, and my husband is 35 miles south of her school. Our goal when doomsday hits was to always meet where our daugter is. Our main concern with this is how do we get to her if there is no working vehicles and safely travel unnoticed. Does anyone have any ideas for our family. Our food, weapons, water, and so forth are planned pretty well, we just need a plan to get our family togther saftly.

Sasha Jevtich
Sasha Jevtich

We just watched this episode off DVR recording and I have a couple more comments. 1. Assuming Brian has a stock Ford 38 gallon Diesel Tank under his frame, no way does his truck have a 600 mile range. Like I said, more like 400 miles. 2. Now I see his refueling plan! Syphoning diesel from abandoned trucks!!!!! You mean more like "stealing" diesel.....You really think that in an emergency, folks will just abandon perfectly good trucks with fuel still left in the tanks?? 3. I was disappointed that no mention was made of his family being part of his bug out plan. He was talking like it was just him in the picture. Sad.

Laura Jevtich
Laura Jevtich

BrIan and NG, I do not think it is right to talk of bugging out because of multiple terrorist attacks and you don't have your family with you! It is totally unrealistic! Your family could be in Chicago and you in Florida. So what if you can bug out in 10 minutes, it will take at least two days to get there and at least four fill ups without stealing some else's diesel! NG, I can not believe that you would advocate someone stealing. Totally uncool.

David Fisher
David Fisher

never judge another mans preps - it might be yer a _ _ he saves one day

Sasha Jevtich
Sasha Jevtich

Of course, the way Brian promotes his rig, you might think it runs on solar and wind power.....

Sasha Jevtich
Sasha Jevtich

Brian's Ford Superduty has about a 38 gallon diesel tank and gets maybe 11 mpg if he is lucky. Thats a 400 mile range give or take. Where does Brian expect to buy diesel when disaster strikes?