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These 9 Military Poncho Survival Shelter Configurations are easy to learn and actually quite fun to sleep under/in. Plus in a pinch, these could save your life!
A poncho is an essential item for ANY outdoor outing and certainly in every Survival Kit and Bug Out Bag is a good quality Poncho. There is nothing more miserable (and dangerous) than getting soaked by rain. I think a poncho is a great addition to any bug out bag. A poncho is lighter than a tent, can be made into different configurations to fit your needs and is a lot cheaper too. They can be worn as a rain coat if you need to keep moving.
If you want to learn how to make shelter from a poncho read this great article from our friends over at willowhavenoutdoor. Creek shows us how to make 9 configurations that may just save your life one day.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.