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4 Emergency Shelters That Go up Fast and Last

No one can predict what the future holds. We would like to hope that everything will always turn out fine. However, that may not be the case. As you can tell from the news, natural disasters can break out at any time. There may be even worse scenarios that could transpire due to political instability or even an invasion by a foreign country.

Overall, it’s always best to be prepared for the worst. One way you can do that is by investing in an emergency shelter in an off the grid location. This way, you and your family will have some place to go if things really do get bad out there. Below are four kinds of shelters that can go up fast and last.

A Kit Cabin

One good option is erecting a cabin. This is of course the kind of shelter that people used for hundreds of years up until recent history. It’s because cabins are easy for a layperson to erect. You don’t have to be in construction to do the job. Today, building a cabin anywhere, even many miles deep into the woods, is easier than ever before thanks to the availability of cabin kits that eliminate most of the guess work for you.

A Panel Shelter

Another reliable shelter is a panel shelter. This is a shelter that can be quickly assembled with pre-cut panels. This includes panels for the roof, walls and floor. Floor panels are made out of concrete to provide a strong foundation. Wall panels can include precut holes for windows. They can also include insulation via panels filled with expanded polyurethane. Insulated panel shelters can help protect your family from the cold during the winter and fall.

A Fiberglass Dome

You should also consider is a home that consists of a fiberglass dome. The fiberglass sheets used to construct the dome are not that heavy and can be easily transported into the middle of nowhere. Assembly only takes a few hours. A fiberglass dome can protect you from the elements, trap in warmth during the winter and last up to 50 years.

A Shipping Container Home

Another great idea is to make a home from a sturdy pre-existing space. A shipping container is a great idea. It requires little construction, and the container can last twenty-five years or longer with the proper care. You should also be able to find a used container for relatively cheap. Transporting it to off the grid might take some effort, but you’ll be set once you have it in place.

No one can predict the future. Extremely bad things have happened in the past, and they can happen again. If you are worried about what the future may hold, you may want to prepare. One way to do that is to set up a shelter off the grid you can escape to during an emergency.


About the Author: Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.

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