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The Informed Urban Prepper — HOME & SHELTER

10 Things To Know If You’re Considering A Tiny House

Posted by Mike Quam on

10 Things To Know If You’re Considering A Tiny House

If you are caught relatively unprepared for a major emergency, just about anything you’re lucky enough to be carrying will have to do.

Unfortunately, this potential also increases the risk of injury and death even if the situation is short term or minor. While every day carry gear has a necessary and vital place in every prepper plan, you must also think about solutions that will allow you to bug out or stay put and still be able to access larger caches of supplies and tools. An emergency tiny house is a good option that you can try building before a disaster strikes.

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Is Your Home Self-Sufficient and SHTF Bulletproof?

Posted by Mike Quam on

Is Your Home Self-Sufficient and SHTF Bulletproof?

The general consensus among the survival community today, is that it is better to bug in and stay home, than to bug out.

There are several reasons for this, but the top one is that few people have the necessary skills to survive if they bug out to the wild. Besides, your home is a shelter, providing that need; and if you stay there, you have everything you own to help you survive.

That’s not to say that there are times when we should bug out. Torrential rains forced several small communities in our area to evacuate just last week. Staying home in such a case, when your home isn’t going to help you survive doesn’t make sense. But as long as you are better off at home, than you would be somewhere else, there really isn’t any reason to leave.

Of course, the average American home really isn’t set up for survival; its set up for comfortable day-to-day living; something totally different. But that’s not to say that it can’t be an effective survival retreat. All that means is that your home probably needs some work, if you’re going to use it as a survival shelter. How well you set it up to be a survival shelter will have a lot of impact on how well and how easily you can survive, when the time comes.

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