Preparing for an emergency is a tedious task, but it is also a task that will save you a lot of time and stress if done properly. While it’s natural that you’d want to prep your immediate home for an emergency, you shouldn’t neglect to prepare alternative shelters, such as your bunkhouse, to house you during an emergency situation either.
Your Time Is Limited
When an emergency situation happens, you don’t have a lot of time to plan your emergency escape. Natural disasters, accidents, and unexpected homelessness are very real and very serious potentialities that could lead to you hunkering down in your bunkhouse for an undetermined amount of time. Make sure that your bunkhouse is ready to house you at a moment’s notice so that you have less to stress about during an already stressful situation.
Inhabitable Home Situation
If your home is experiencing unexpected repairs or renovations that render it inhabitable, you’re going to be glad that you prepped your bunkhouse for just such a situation. Whether your home is going through a hot water system replacement or a complete renovation of your kitchen space, a prepped bunkhouse is going to be your saving grace during such an unsettling time.
Sales are the most addictive thing in today’s consumer-based economy. The need to capitalize on a sale is an expensive habit, but it is also useful when you’re looking to prep your bunkhouse. While you’re out browsing the local stores during sales season, look for items that would be perfect to stock up on in your bunkhouse. When an emergency situation occurs, there is always inopportune unavailability with important items that you need to get through your situation. Don’t just hope that an item will be available or on sale when your crisis occurs.
Loved Ones in Need
Your life may be going extremely well, but the life of a loved one may be heading down a long and rocky road. When a loved one finds themselves without a home suddenly, they may turn to you for assistance. You’re going to want your bunkhouse to be properly prepared for an unexpected guest so that your loved one won’t have to spend one night out on the cold, wet streets.
Prepping your bunkhouse for an emergency situation will require you to keep it clean, organized, stocked with nonperishable food items, and other necessities. Don’t neglect to add in an emergency kit, a first aid kit, and plenty of comfortable bedding.
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Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber