I’ve been working on a project and it’s titled “The Ultimate Shelter Manual”. It’s currently a few months our from being released but it’s coming along really well. This will be my first major product creation and a few things it will include are:
- Why Humans Need Shelter
- Risks of Exposure
- Treatment of Exposure
- Types of Emergency Shelter
- Where to Build Shelter
- Constructing Emergency Shelters
- Dangers of Abandoned Structures
- Advanced Shelter Building
- Fortified Shelters
- Where shelter fits in order of needs
- And much more
I’ll present everything in sections, with interactive activities to help you retain the information at the end of each section. This will be the last resource anyone should need concerning shelters in their emergency preparedness plan.
Here is an excerpt from the beginning of the guide:
We write songs about shelter and it’s a common theme in many religions.
In the Christian bible “shelter” is mentioned literally and figuratively often. “I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.”
A leading principle of the Buddhist faith is taking refuge or “shelter” in Buddha. And the prayers of Buddhism often focus on refuge.
American’s hold their shelters in such high esteem that the average sale price for a new shelter in America is $152,000 dollars. In some regions like the Pacific North-West the average home price is well over $200,000. All of this while the average household income for Americans is barely $50,000 a year.
We find shelter so important because shelter can provide security and hope when it’s needed most. Our homes are places that we can feel comfortable in. One of the most prevalent dreams among Americans is building and owning their “dream-home”.
Home is where the heart is and a shelter can help increase morale in a survival situation.
Think about how emotionally connected you are to your home. It may not be perfect, but if you look deep there is a strong connection there. Often when people move – even to a better home – there are a lot of emotions related to where you lived, and sadness at leaving.
Even when moving apartments, the process can be emotionally taxing because your home/shelter has become a part of you and it’s where you feel safe and secure.
A shelter gives you a “base camp” that your survival efforts can be centered around. It doesn’t take a perfectly constructed survival shelter to provide a substantial feeling of security.
And when you’re in a survival situation, shelter is often a life or death need. Even when shelter isn’t a life or death need it’s a great idea to build a shelter once your primary needs have been taken care of.
You may not know how long you’ll be in that survival situation, and it can be difficult to tell if and when the weather could turn dangerous.
Humans have an innate drive in their primal being to seek shelter. Don’t ignore it.
This was just a little cut of the beginning of the written part of the guide. I hope you enjoyed it and check back for more teasers!
If you have any suggestions or ideas – or just something you’d like me to cover – please let me know in the comments below and I’ll try to work it in!
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