There are many items to consider in providing shelter during
an emergency. Consider the following as they relate to Shelter
(Denatured) - This is a
fuel and can be used to produce heat. Click here to
learn more about Energy.
- This is a form of
shelter because not only can it transport you somewhere, it
can shield you from the elements, whether you are moving or
not. If you ever get trapped with a disabled car, unless
there is an eminent danger by so doing, you should remain
in your vehicle. An auto can shield you from heat, cold,
moisture, bad air and dangerous animals (or people). It can
be spotted easily by searchers from the air or the ground
and it has many resources that can assist you in your
survival efforts. For example it has signaling mirrors,
fuel that can be burned, a horn that can signal help
(S.O.S.), comfortable seats/beds and it can provide
shade. If the engine still works, it can provide
here to see Sleeping.
Warmer - This is a bag that contains some
chemicals that, when mixed together, will produce heat. It
can be placed next to the body to warm a
Burner- This is a homemade burner that can be
used to keep someone warm or to cook with.
Click here to learn more about Buddy
- This has many useful purposes during an emergency.
It can warm the air, produce light, you can cook with
it and it even provides companionship. Click here for more on
Charcoal - This can be used to
cook with outside. It is listed in this Shelter section
because we wanted to emphasize that charcoal, for the most
part, cannot be used to heat your environment because
it needs to be used outside and never indoors, not even in
- These can be used to make your breathing
environment more comfortable. Click here for more on
Bag - Click here to learn more about Duffle
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Pit - Click here to learn more about Fire
- A fireplace is usually found indoors. It can be
used for heat, light, cooking and companionship.
There are several kinds of fuels that can be used in
Depending on your
fireplace, you may be able to burn some of the
Starter - Click here
to learn more about Fire Starters.
- Heater - Air
This is a homemade stove that can be used to keep someone
warm or to cook with. Click here
to learn more about Hobo Stoves.
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& Combinations - It is an
important part of Shelter to be able to access all
buildings and vehicles that could assist you in
survivinig the emergency.
- We do not recommend storing a lighter in your
supply. But if you have one during an emergency,
don't hesitate to use it.
- Be sure to have plenty of Matches because you just
might need to light a lot of fires for warmth, light
and cooking. Remember that any fire you try to
light just might not light on the first match.
Make sure they are stored in a waterproof
- Wherever you sleep during your emergency, the
better the mattress you use, the more rested you will
arise, ready for the next day's challenges. Prepare
now to have good Mattresses for all in your
- Misting Air Cooler -
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about Misting Air
- Even though an oven or stove is thought of as
a cooking device, whether or not you want it to, it
will increase the tempeature in the house. In the
winter, this is OK, in the summer it is not. You
should choose your time to cook with an oven or
stove so that you maximize the warmth it
produces for your house. Consider an outdoor
oven/range to reduce unwanted heat inside the house
during warm weather.
- During an emergcency, you just might not be able to
obtain good, local weather conditions. An outdoor
Thermometer can help. The best kind to get is the
kind that will measure the high and low temperatures.
If you have one that depends on batteries, make sure
you store (and keep updated) the correct
- There are several kinds of towels that can be
useful such as those used for hands, dishes, beach,
bathing and for babies.
- This form of shelter is portable. Most Umbrellas
are fragile so make sure to take good care of yours
so it will be there when you need it.
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