72 Hour Emergency Kit — #4 Shelter.
72 Hour Emergency Kit — #4 Shelter
As mentioned in last weeks clothing article, a good hooded poncho is probably the most useful survival item you can have. Not only will it keep you and your gear dry, but it can also be used as a ground cover, shade shelter, tent, and even solar still. Otherwise, consider a tube tent, two-person shelter or family tent with rain fly to keep you out of the weather if your van, motor home or residence is not available. Strong, lightweight materials always make a change of venue more tolerable.
Consider auxiliary heating. Combustion units can be deadly in enclosed spaces and are never recommended. Your best bet is layering and moisture control. Stay dry. Otherwise, plan for fires or heaters to be outside. Whenever there is combustion, fire and fuels are competing with you for fresh air.
For more ideas contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
DO IT, DO IT RIGHT, AND DO IT RIGHT NOW.