4 levels of crisis sheltering (and when to use each) (from Jason Hanson spybriefing.com)


When it comes to a major crisis, whether it be the collapse of the dollar or a wildfire barreling toward your home…

There are 4 different types of sheltering that you need to rely on when things get terrible.

The first type is obviously, your home.

If possible, you always want to shelter-in-place.

Your home already has a bunch of supplies, and you’ve already got a roof over your head, so no need to leave if you can help it.

But sometimes you don’t have a choice…

Perhaps a dangerous mob is coming towards your home, or maybe there’s a natural disaster that you need to flee from.

This is where the second type of sheltering comes into play, and it’s simply your vehicle.

Back in college, I remember sleeping in my car a time or two…

Not because I was homeless or anything like that. But because we would drive to the beach and sometimes be too cheap to get a hotel, so we’d sleep in the car.

A vehicle, while not roomy, still provides a good roof over your head.

And, if you’ve got a vehicle survival kit like this one, you can live in your vehicle for several days if needed.

The third type of crisis sheltering is your bug out location.

Ideally, you’d drive your car straight to your bug out location and be able to hunker down in safety for as long as you needed to.

My bug out location is within 2 hours of my house and will provide a good shelter for my family as long as we need it.

The fourth type of crisis sheltering is a high-quality tent.

Let’s assume a worst-case scenario…

You’ve had to flee your house, your car broke down, and it wasn’t safe to sleep in your vehicle where you’re at.

This is when you’d go for the tent.  

I have a large canvas tent that my entire family can fit in, all 8 of us.

Keep in mind, this tent is not lightweight, so you won’t be trekking long with it, or you’ll need a (collapsible) wagon to pull it in.

Remember, when it comes to survival, a good shelter is one of the most critical factors determining how long you’re going to make it.

So, make sure you’ve got several different shelter options and that you can keep them warm since the temperature is dropping fast in many parts of the country.