BASIC DESIGN CRITERIA


      Survival Model

                                        A Survival Trailer must be equipped for any crisis event

                                                   A Survival Trailer must be ready at all times

                                             A Survival Trailer can be a Great Weekend Camper


                                                         An RV Trailer is not a Survival Trailer

                                                        A Motorhome is not a Survival Trailer

                                                        A Cargo trailer is not a Survival Trailer

 


The components selected for us in the BIBO Survival Trailer were specifically designed to work flawlessly under the most extreme and punishing conditions.  Each component supplied with the trailer was hand picked for reliable and function.  


"Just good enough" were elements not even considered in the design or construction of the BIBO Survival Trailer. Components not designed and built to handle a crisis event may fail and cause injury or death. In a survival scenario, there are no points for second place.  Preparing for life and death situations is not the time or the place to be trying to save a few dollars.


The selected components were designed for use in the harsh marine boating and rugged off-road vehicles environments.  These durable components combine to create durable systems.


      Sportsmans and Camper Model

These models are designed with specific options to fill a specific need


      DIY Model

The custom shell can be purchased as a platform for a user to complete their own design or may be ordered and delivered with specific options.


      Custom Shell


This custom shell an not be bought off the shelf at the local big box store. It can not be found pre-built at the local trailer lot.  No other 5' x 10' trailer offers these features.  An incredibly strong frame built with 3" enclosed tubing.  A custom built axle with a 3 ton capacity, electric brakes and 15" radial trailer tires.  The walls and roof are built with framing spaced 16" apart.  The walk-on roof can support 500 pounds between frame members.  A rear ramp door is supplied that can support a roll on weight of 500 pounds and has 2 leveling jacks that can support 500 pounds each.  Each corner of the trailer has a 1000 lb stabilizer jack.  The extended tongue provides ease of handling and backing into tight spaces and the front jack has a removable wheel for greater ground clearance.  There is a side door on both passenger and driver side, a fold down concession door and a swing out equipment door on the passenger side.  All of the wall cutouts are factory framed and supported.   The ceiling and walls are all plywood covered.  No junk Luana paneling.  The 3/4" plywood floor is covered in chemical and tear resistant rubberized flooring.  All of this in a package that fits through a standard height garage door.


          Electrical


A 12V system that can be charged 4 different ways:  solar, external 110V shore power, tow vehicle, and optional propane powered generator.


The Lifeline brand 4CT batteries are the most modern, rugged, Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) design that require no maintenance and can be mounted internally.  While they cost 6 times more than conventional lead-acid batteries they are the best RV batteries available.  Weighing in at 65 lbs each, the 2 - 6 volt batteries are connected in series for balanced charging and have plates that are double the thickness of a 12V battery.   These batteries are designed to discharge to 50% of their full charge without damage to the plates.  Only a battery of this quality can accomplish this.    


Electric power is produced by both dual solar panels.  One panel is permanently mounted to the roof and provides power production while traveling or stationary.  The other panel is portable and can be set up to 50' away from the trailer in any direction for maximum power production while stationary.  This allows the trailer to be parked in the shade while the panel is positioned in the sun.  The 145 watt solar panels are the best RV panels on the market.  They are specifically designed to withstand the vibrations and flexing that takes place with travelling.  Both stationary and portable are mounted on a tilting bracket to align with the sun for optimum power production.  


Power is distributed through an AC and DC Power Center with fused and circuit breaker protected circuits.  A universal charging station with connectors for all types of communication devices such as smart phones, cellphones, tablets and laptops provides quick charging of these devises. 


A Morningstar SureSine 300 watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter provides perfect pure sine wave A/C power on demand for computers, HAM Radio units and televisions.  This inverter protects against damage that might be caused by inexpensive modified sine wave invertors.  This inverter is fully sealed against dust and moisture and is specifically designed for operations that would disable most invertors.


A 50' contractor grade extension cord allows hook up to external power supplies through the external power port.


All electrical components sensitive to Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) damage are delivered in the trailer installed in a Faraday Cage.  The Faraday Cage provides damage from EMP produced by air-burst nuclear detonation and by Coronal mass Ejections from the sun.  This cage is sealed and will protect all the components during storage.  It should be noted, however, that once this cage is unsealed the components will no longer be protected. 


An optional tri-fuel powered (propane/gasoline/LP) generator/invertor can be used to charge batteries or supply A/C power for high power draw tools and electronics.  The wiring harness is provided pre-wired for his optional generator


                     Water


The plumbing is designed to store and deliver hot and cold potable water.  The 20 gallon internal tank can be filled from an external filler port with a supplied food grade hose or with the supplied funnel and all metal 5 gallon Jerry can container.  All water should be filtered prior to use in the system.   Pressure for the system is maintained by a 12V on demand RV pump with built in accumulator system.  The tankless hot water heater is plumbed to the shower.  The sink spray faucets supplies water at ambient temperature for pot filling and clean-up.  The stainless steel sink and counter top is perfect for cooking sanitation.  The sink is plumbed to drain into an external all metal 5 gallon Jerry Can waste container that can be emptied at a remote location.  The fully enclosed shower area has a removable vinyl floor and a cypress wood foot grate to elevate the user off the ground.  


Potable water can be manufactured through two means.  A Berkey brand Stainless Steel 4.5 gallon gravity drip filter can purify 6K gallons of contaminated fresh water before the filters require changing.   A Stainless Steel Survival Still Distiller is supplied that can deliver 1/2 gal of potable water per hour from any water source and can even desalinate sea water.


         Propane


Hot water, refrigeration, shelter heat and cooking fuel is supplied by the propane system.  Ample supply is available from the 2 - 30 lb DOT approved tanks.  The tanks are plumbed with a selector valve which allow one tank to be removed for filling while the other provides continuous supply to the system.   The custom tongue mounted storage racks provide complete security.  The gas rated black pipe supply lines are connected to the tankless hot water heater, refrigerator and distribution manifold.  The manifold has 2 quick disconnect connectors on flexible hoses that can be used to supply propane to any other accessory that has the appropriate fitting.   The system can also be used to fuel the optional propane generator.


The BIBO model is supplied with a Camp Chef Ranger II 2 burner stove, CAMCO 5500 stainless steel grill and a MR Buddy tent heater.  Each appliance is supplied with a flex rubber hose with quick disconnect fitting. The stove can heat 2 large pots or pans.  The stainless grill is supplied with a rear side door mount that can also be used to set up the grill on the ground or picnic table.  The 9000 BTU heater is certified for interior use with built in O2 and CO sensor and can easily heat the tent and enclosed vestibule areas.


          Food


The BIBO model comes supplied with a 30 day supply of freeze dried and dehydrated food for 2 people.  Travel day food includes energy bars and individual mylar bag water containers that provide drinking and sanitation water without any filtration.  The Extended supply is freeze dried and dehydrated and requires nothing but boiling water to prepare.  This allows preparation of tasty and nutritional meals with no prior experience.  They are contained in waterproof, 5 gallon, food grade,  plastic buckets with GAMMO screw top lids.   High grade all stainless steel cooking pots and pans, cooking utensils, plates, bowls, cups and utensils are  an virtually indestructible and easy to clean and maintain.  A large assortment of supplied cleaning supplies can be stored in plastic containers in the Kitchen area.



          Nuclear / Biological / Chemical   (NBC)


To survive an NBC event, each person must be quickly don protective equipment and move away from the area contaminated by the event. The BIBO model is equipped to do both.   Dupont CF2 Quick don protective suits with hood, PVC gloves and shoe coverings will minimize radioactive dust, biological and chemical agent exposure.  An ample supple of potassium iodine tablets will protect the sensitive thyroid gland from radiation.  The full face gas masks with NATO approved filters will protect against inhaling any NBC contaminants while allowing communications and water drinking capability. These masks are the best available and are the same used by law enforcement and security forces worldwide.   The shower can be used with the supplied decontaminate rinsing solutions on users and equipment for all events.  Disposable latex gloves and N95 masks will allow continued protection once the user has cleared the immediate vicinity of the event.



      First Aid/ Medical / Dental


Medical and dental supplies are the next highest priority behind Food and Water in a survival scenario.  Knowledge and equipment are required to handle health issues. A user that doesn't have the knowledge of how to clean a wound and apply bandage is as unprepared as a surgeon who can't close a wound because of the lack of sueter and needle.  The BIBO model remedies both of these by providing both knowledge and equipment.  All first aid supplies are from Doom an Bloom Inc and are the gold standard in medical kits and educations.  The manual provided is the Survival Medicine Handbook written by Joe and Amy Alton.   The equipment includes a The Ultimate Family Medical Survival Kit, The Medium Trauma kit, and the Professional Dental kit.  While some of the supplied equipment may be outside the scope of skills for some users, the probability of encountering a trained medical provider that can use the equipment to help the user is very likely in a widespread event.  The Medium Trauma Kit is packed in grab and go bag which is easily  and easily accessible on the inside passenger door of the trailer.  The Family Kit, Dental Kit, Manuals and DVD training guides are packaged in 5 gallon food grade buckets with Red GAMMO screw lids. These buckets and lids makes the supplies waterproof, crushproof and can be easily cleaned if contaminated with bodily fluids.  These  kits are the perfect solution for medical needs.  The contents of these kitsmay be reviewed on www.doomandbloom.com



          Security


The BIBO model provides a variety of security means. A built in all metal gun safe is perfect for storing firearms and ammunition. This full sized safe will handle rifles, shotguns and handguns and comes supplied with an all metal, fireproof document safe that fits on the floor.  The safe is through bolted to the trailer frame for added protection from theft.  The custom size, side mounted, all steel, lockable tool box is filled with a wide assortment of the finest tools.   A comprehensive ratchet, wrench, screwdriver and plier set is stored in a custom fold open container.  A shovel, axe,  bow saw and 2 ton nylon tow strap make debris cleanup and firewood gathering easy tasks.  Bug-out vehicles and trailers that become stuck in mud or sand can be extracted with the use of the 4 ton come-along winch.  Protective gloves and glasses save the user from harmful injuries.  A scissor jack and 4 way tire iron can be used to change both trailer and tow vehicle tires. Navigation security is provided with the supplied lensmatic compass and communications between users can be made on the supplied VHF FRS/GMRS radio set with rechargeable batteries. An external mounting location for any HAM antennae is supplied to provide security through long range communications.  Lighting the night with the supplied rechargeable lantern or headlamp allow easy set up in any conditions.  




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