Category: Shelter

Passive and Active House Cooling 101

Passive and Active House Cooling 101 - This is a great topic that we preparedness folk tend not to cover often enough... Keeping cool in the hot months is vital for survival too.

The summer heat is nothing to be trifled with.  The government just recommended that Americans sleep with the thermostat at 82 degrees. This is a headline story for many reasons. One of the biggest because it’s an affront to our …

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How To Use Bamboo For Survival

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Bamboo is cheap, awesome and invasive. And… it could save your life in an emergency situation. I would consider planting some before it’s too late! And while you’re waiting for it to grow, let’s look at ways to use bamboo …

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Three Ideas for Building a Bug Out Shelter in the Woods

There is much to be said about public lands and their potential for bugging out. These swaths of thousands of acres of land are a gem for those who are both looking to train and prepare for the future. 

There is much to be said about public lands and their potential for bugging out. These swaths of thousands of acres of land are a gem for those who are both looking to train and prepare for the future.  If …

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IKEA Off Grid Tiny House for $1100

IKEA Off-Grid Tiny House for $1100 - lThings are getting so cool now. This house is real and its solar powered for up to 4 hours a day. It comes with the solar panels. This is an absolute amazing find. The article takes a detailed look at this option. This is about the best option available for that bugout location or a homestead location in the meantime. The article says it can be set up in three hours. It will not be great during winter and it is certainly not a long term solution. Still, its such a cool idea by IKEA.

Have you been thinking about building your own off grid tiny house? Can you believe they have that at IKEA now, too? Seriously, IKEA has everything! Let’s take a look. Things are getting so cool now with our technology, including …

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When the Grid Goes Down, You Better Be Ready!

When the Grid Goes Down, You Better Be Ready! — We all rely so much on the grid, from things as simple as charging our cell phones, to running our water heaters and cooking our food! Let's think for a second, what have you got in place right this minute if the power went out you could function to some degree?

Not long ago the US government came very close to publishing a report about preparing for a serious grid down situation. The grid is indefensible and this report was based on the fact that we could be attacked through the …

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Winter Survival: How to Build a Proper Snow Cave

Winter Survival: How to Build a Proper Snow Cave — Need to build an emergency shelter in the snow? Do you intend to camp out in the snow on a ski trek? Snow caves are easy and very effective if built correctly.

The cold is a nasty beast. It’s one of the ugliest situations you can find yourself in. Perhaps cold unrelenting rain is about as ugly as it gets. Particularly, without shelter!  In the unrelenting heat, you can certainly suffer. It’s …

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How to Build a Warm Shelter Out of Everyday Materials From Any House

How to Build a Warm Shelter Out of Everyday Materials From Any House — If SHTF and you have no where to go, or you are bugging out and you lose your shelter, this article is a good read and tells you how to build shelter with common house hold materials, I'm even betting that you could even find some of the materials just laying around the city too.

If it’s SHTF and you have nowhere to go, or you are bugging out and you lose your gear,  you have to know how to build a shelter with common household materials. I’m even betting that you could find some …

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How To Build A Space Blanket Shelter

How To Build A Space Blanket Shelter - Here is a quick, easy and warm shelter that can be built in a survival situation that could potentially save your life (or at least make your night more comfortable). The roof is lined with a aluminised mylar space blanket and a light weight plastic sheet over the front and sides. Even on the coolest of nights, with snow all around, temperatures inside the shelter can reach up to 70 degrees!

Here is a quick, easy and warm shelter that can be built in a survival situation that could potentially save your life (or at least make your night more comfortable). It is based on the traditional lean-to shelter with a …

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How To Pitch A Tent Without Poles In An Emergency

How To Pitch A Tent Without Poles In An Emergency — Knowing how to pitch a tent with no poles may not sound like life saving knowledge.. but if you think about things for a second it actually is! Say you are camping and you forgot the poles, what happens if a bear ruins the poles while you are out fishing?

In the long term survival situation, you need to be prepared to watch your gear come apart. Not many pieces of gear are going to stick with you for the long haul. Its the nature of the beast. Sure, your …

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Free DIY Full Plans For A Cottage Wood Cabin

Free DIY Full Plans For A Cottage Wood Cabin - The plans are completely free and the website even has other links to other free projects on there too. I personally LOVE this style cabin and may just have to build one.

The cities will be shocking.  When the walls come crumbling down we are going to see shocking things in overpopulated cityscapes across the nation.  This is why the bugout is such an important piece of the prepper mythos. There are no …

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