Your Home as a Survival Shelter

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It’s interesting how many people worry about survival shelter and the ability to build a shelter of natural materials. This means there is certainly an understanding of how important shelter is. What’s hard to understand is, why so many are ready to bug out and leave their most precious shelter.

The elements are tremendous. We would all do well to spend a night out in the cold.

Your home is your true base of operations. From here you can execute perimeter defense or resource runs and return home to an insulated shelter that is better than anything you will create, on the fly, in the wild. For this reason, above all, we should pay more attention to caring for our homes both before and after a disaster.

Repair Manuals

Home repairs can be complicated. You have to be very careful about what you do to your home. For most of us, it’s vitally important to have books and videos on how to make home repairs. Things like structural integrity and electric work can have serious consequences.


Tools are cheap today. They are easy to get their hands on. It won’t always be that way. So you need to think about the tools that you can use to affect your home in term of maintenance. Take stock of the things you have and the things you need. Even if you don’t use them all, tools can be great in a barter, too.


Some work on the home just requires skill. You may have the books and the tools but the practiced skill can go a long way. Making small repairs or upgrades on your home today will assure you at least lay a base for many of these skills.

The elements are tremendous. We would all do well to spend a night out in the cold.


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.

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