Fantasizing about fighting a Saber-toothed predator, surviving a zombie apocalypse, and wrestling a bear barehanded seems all fun and games until it gets real. But if with a stroke of bad luck, any of these nightmares turn true, I swear even a trained fighter would feel a tremor in his nerves. Since a zombie apocalypse looks unreal and most of the Saber-toothed predators are extinct, chances of an encounter with a bear or a tiger waiting to strike while you are camping in the woods are the most probable.
In such a scenario, you could either choose to run or face off the bulky predator with sticks and stones (acting on either option would be stupid), or be wise enough to take shelter in the ELE (Extinction Level Event) off-grid camper trailer by Mammoth Overland. With camping season at its peak, Washington-based trailer manufacturing company, Mammoth Overland is introducing an off-grid rugged trailer that is garnering the attention of every hardcore camping lover.
Just like many other camper trailers, it features an exterior fold-out kitchen comprising a sink and a two-burner stove, and a bed for you to relax. But mind you, ELE is no ordinary camper, it’s designed for worst-case scenarios, from fighting a raging bear to surviving the gnarliest of apocalypses.
Now let’s get to what makes ELE off-grid camper trailer such hype. The trailer features a ‘Bear Spray Defense System, medical-grade air filtration, drone-launch system, and optional bulletproofing.’ So be it a bear, a brain-hungry zombie, or a mad dystopian world, Mammoth Overland’s ELE trailer has you covered.
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The design of ELE is as rugged as it gets. Flexing bright orange-colored double-walled aerospace-grade aluminum sheeting outside, the camper also has high-density foam insulation that helps in maintaining an optimal temperature inside. Boasting steel armor and skid plates, the camper trailer can be taken on the roughest of terrains without worrying about wear and tear. You can even upgrade/customize your camper to Level 3 bulletproof armor.
Then we have the submarine-style pressure doors that would allow you to enter, but make it hard for a bear or any other animal to penetrate in. The pressure doors not only keep the interior sealed but also bar the contaminated air from entering inside. So if you happen to be in a war-driven world with toxic air smothering everything in sight, ELE might just be the safest haven.
But it doesn’t imply that you’d fall short on fresh air as the camper features a medical-grade air filtration system that purifies the air inside and filter out odors. The company touts that the purification system is capable of purifying the air in under three minutes and can sustain occupants for up to half a year with purified air. Sounds good to me!
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Furthermore, the trailer also has a top hatch that opens to become an observation deck, other than allowing air inside. Mammoth Overland also mentions, “A drone hatch on the roof deploys a surveillance drone while a 360 boom camera allows you to monitor the parameter from the tv provided in the cabin of the trailer.”
The biggest USP of the trailer however is the built-in bear-repellent spray system that can be activated with the push of a button. So, if you see a grizzly coming real close, it’s probably time you douse a mist of spray around the trailer, and send your warm regards to the hungry predator. In case the spray misses the target, you can grab a gun that comes in the lockable weapons storage. But that’s for hunters, and if you aren’t one, take shelter inside the trailer.
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The night-vision camera on the roof keeps a close watch on activities outside and delivers the live feed to an onboard 32-inch television, courtesy of the Starlink internet. Keeping doomsday scenarios aside, ELE also has a 22-gallon fresh water tank and four 100 amp-hour lithium-ion-phosphate batteries that provide twenty hours of electricity. They can be charged via 200 watts of solar panels on the awning.
Slated to make its debut at Overland Expo West in Arizona later this month, the ELE off-grid camper trailer is priced at $67,000. In case you are looking for a bulletproof version, that’ll cost an additional $25,000.