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People like to assume they cannot afford a nice shelter to keep them safe in times of disaster.
People also do not want to put in the work to build their own full-scale shelter for disasters. That is the quiet secret we dont hear much about.
These two options are far from our only ones. We have the ability to do so much more with sheltering from disaster. In fact, there are solutions for anyone if they just want to take a little initiative and do some work. Much of the work is easy but takes a little commitment.
Let’s look at a few shelters that you can utilize that are well within your budget.
Trash Can Shelter
How about burying a few trash cans in concrete and reinforcing the lids? You simply could pop the lid and climb into a shelter that would protect you from something like a tornado or dangerous wind storm.
This DIY project is something to behold and might be just your speed.
How close are you to your nearest manhole? Do you have any idea what lurks beneath? Well, it could be a good time to find out. As a warning, I have no idea what the laws are for climbing into the sewers in your town or city.
However, in WROL that is something you aren’t going to need to worry about. These pipes are fortified and buried underground. That could go a long way!
Digging a root cellar has many benefits and one of them is to lead to or become a shelter itself. Imagine having a place underground that already has plenty of food in it. That can be your root cellar. Dont discount this multi-use project. It could go a long way in providing you with the protection and you need.
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.