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Homestead Survival: 6 Steps To Prepare Your Homestead For Survival

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:12
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How To Develop Your Bug Out Location Into A Homestead Survival Safe Haven

Once you’ve locked down your bug out location, you need to figure out how to establish this place. That’s where homestead and survival come together.

You want to come up with a plan to develop your new found property into a SHTF safe haven. A self-reliant homestead survival home, where your family can thrive.

Establishing your bug out homestead will be a difficult topic to cover. There are so many homestead survival possibilities. There are no absolutes. There just isn’t one right way to build up your homestead survival establishment.

To each their own!

However, I believe there are a few best practices that we can discuss.

In this article, we are going to cover the following:

  • 1 – Decide What Sort of Roof You Want Over Your Head
  • 2 – Quench Your Thirst With Less Effort
  • 3 – Layout Matters So Do It Right The First Time
  • 4 – Your Survival Will Eventually Come Down To Food
  • 5 – Accessibility: The Doubled-Edged Sword
  • 6 – What It Takes To Go From Survive To Thrive

Phew…that’s a lot to try to cover in one article, so we better get started.

Step 1 – Decide What Sort Of Roof You Want Over Your Head

The best shelter for your bug out property depends on if it’s private or public land. Also, financial resources (as always) will come into play.

Maybe you purchased a homestead with a small survival cabin already on it. That makes this section simple; you can move on to the next section of this article. However, if you have a blank slate or plan to squat on public land, you’ll get to decide what works best.

If you have private land, then you have all options available.

  • You can build a bug out cabin
  • You can park an RV or use any number of camper setups
  • You can keep it basic and go with a tent

I tend to prefer the first two options of a home or a cabin, but it’s your land, so you get to decide.

If you plan to bug out to a remote piece of public land, then building a home or cabin ahead of time is not realistic. Laws become the problem; you don’t own it so you can’t build on it. If you have skills and tools you’ll be able to build a simple cabin after SHTF (when laws no longer matter). But this won’t be possible ahead of time.

So you’ll need to plan on an RV, camper or tent. These are mobile shelters and being mobile can be a plus. But it makes it harder to move your homestead survival supplies ahead of time.

Basically, there are two categories of shelter options: mobile shelters and non-mobile shelters.

Homes, bunkers, and cabins are non-mobile options. They are great if you have no intention of moving and can build them now before SHTF. If your non-mobile bug out location gets attacked, you’ll want to defend it by any means necessary.

The good news is, if you stock this shelter with lots of guns, ammo, food, water, etc, you’ll be ready. You can also set up your property with alarm systems and booby traps. Now you’re going to be a tough target for any unfriendly stranger to deal with.

RV’s, campers, and tents are the primary mobile options. If things go south and the conditions change, you can leave. You have the option to look for a new location to set up shop.

The downside to this is it’s much harder to stockpile key supplies such as guns, ammo, food, etc. You can do it, it’s just much harder to do. Your stock limit will be what you can haul in your bug out vehicle.

With RV’s and campers, you can stock them pretty well. But it’s going to be harder to find remote concealed places to park these (especially if they are large). If they are small, they won’t stock as much food or gear.

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