The Teardrop Trailer in an Emergency

At about this time last year, our area was bereft of any kind of moisture from rain and snow and several fires burned through our dry landscape torching homes and causing thousands of people to evacuate. We were part of that evacuation and found ourselves quickly packing up while the smoke billowed around us and the winds howled. Fortunately for us, the winds did not send the fire in our direction, so our house and property were safe. In addition, we also realized that it's a great thing to have a teardrop trailer around in an emergency.

As we were packing up our cats, computers and files, we put everything into the teardrop trailer, which was already packed up with bedding, food, water and clothing. It was a comforting thing to know that if we did have to leave the house quickly, we could get the teardrop hooked up and moved out in about 10 minutes flat and still have a place to sleep and water to drink.

If you do have a teardrop trailer, it might be a good idea to stock it as well as you can for an emergency situation. This includes having non-perishable food, water, warm clothes, and a fully charged battery and lights. Also check your tires and any wire connections periodically.

Be safe.

Photo by Gary Pearl Photography


  1. Great point. It makes me want to start building my teardrop today.

  2. Good for you! Do you have any ideas about what you want to build? I suggest making it as self sustainable as possible. It would be great if you could "live" out of it for at least four days.