Survival Shelters

Emergency situations like storms, hurricanes, and earthquakes will force you out of your own home. Some local government units will provide you with an evacuation area you can stay in. The problem is that you might have to compete with everyone else in your town for resources.

Portable Shelter

It’s important to pack your own portable shelter to have some privacy and to experience as much comfort as you can muster while you are evacuated. Pack a tent that can fit you and all the members of your family. The tent should be packed in your bug out bag.

Bring along a sleeping bag to keep you warm during cold nights. Inflatable pillows can help cushion your head against the hard ground. Inflatable pillows and beds are great because they are portable and won’t occupy a lot of space in your bag.

Reinforce Your Home

At the instance that you don’t need to relocate to an evacuation center, it’s important to stock up your home with supplies that will make it fit as a survival hideout. Be prepared for an electric outage, for a shortage in water, and for depleted supplies in your local grocery store.

Make your home comfortable since you’ll be stuck indoors for many days. It helps to prepare for warm nights since you can’t use air-conditioning in the meantime. Improve your garden landscape by planting trees that provide shade.

Energy Conservation

One way to effectively conserve energy is to close off sections of your home. For example, if it’s a cold night, it’s much more efficient to let one kerosene heater or wood burning stove run in one room. It’s wasteful and unnecessary to heat up your entire home when everyone can huddle in one room.

Make Camping Fun

At the instance you’ll relocate and camp in an evacuation center, it’s very important to make the process lighthearted and fun for the younger members of the family. Avoid panicking and just try to have a good time through it all.

Pack some lightweight camping equipment like portable stoves, lanterns, and heaters. Learn to cook using a campfire and essential cooking equipment. Delegate tasks like washing the dishes, transporting water from the source to the campsite, etc. It is ideal to sleep in shifts since your tent is vulnerable to burglars and assailants.

Checklist

Shelter

  • Tent
  • Tarpaulin for extra protection and rainwater collection
  • Tent stakes
  • Grommet kit
  • Repair kit
  • Nylon cords
  • Bungee cords
  • Axe
  • Hammer
  • Duct tape
  • Sleeping bag
  • Cots
  • Warming blankets
  • Pillows
  • Warmers

Meals

  • Food
  • Coffee or tea
  • Metal grill
  • Grill scraper
  • Cooking pans and utensils
  • Ice chest
  • Cooking oil
  • Condiments
  • Knives
  • Plats
  • Cups
  • Can opener
  • Drinking water
  • Water purifier
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Water bottles

Clothing

  • Sunglasses
  • Long underwear
  • Swimming gear
  • Outerwear
  • Socks
  • Poncho
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Gloves
  • Hat