If your house is destroyed or unsafe to enter and you are unable to travel to an official shelter, it might become necessary to “brave the elements” and spend some time under the stars. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t always cooperate, and rain, snow or below freezing temperatures can make some kind of shelter necessary.
You might be fortunate and have some types of shelter already available. An RV or trailer, your automobile, even a pool house can all provide the shelter you need.
The next best thing after those options would be an easily erected tent large enough to sleep your entire family. Along with the tent some other components are necessary.
- Sleeping bags
- Emergency blankets
- Sleeping tubes
- bivvy sacks
- Some form of lighting
- Fire starters
- Cooking implements
These types of supplies need to be accessible in an emergency, so the place you store them should be given careful consideration. Accessibility matter.
If you and your family are into camping, chances are you already have most of what you need in this area. If not, Mama can help you become adequately prepared to provide shelter in an emergency.