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Originally posted by dreamseeker
I am moving to a new apartment in october. I have never really thought about survival much because I never had an area to use for an emergency shelter. I have read many posts on here and have done some internet research. The apartment comes with a 400 sq foot indivual basement space. I have planed to go there for tornados, chemical diasters, home invasions,severe storms and stand offs. It does have washer and dryer hookups and a drain by the hookups to drain water. There aren't any furnances, water heaters or gas lines down there. It is a full concrete basement with a very small window with a window well. The hallway has no windows and I can lock it.
Here is what I already have or plan to get. A table sturdy enought to get under.I have a card table right now but is that sturdy enough? A chair, bottled water, shelf stable food, small battery powered fan, battery powered TV, emergency radio, blanket, first aid kit and some extra clothes, socks. Since I have so much room I can add a lot more stuff.
I was planning on getting a vinyl shower curtian and duct tape to seal off the window if I need to. In each of these different situations what am I going to need? I have a front and a back door so I was planning on going out the back door to the basement as it is an outdoor entrance. What kind of food what stay good for at least a couple years so I don't waste my money? Any tips I am going to read more through the survival forum but so far I have not read a lot that pertained to my situations. The most common diaster we have here are tornados and there have been stand offs in my area before where residents have been told to go to their basements. I am always going to prepape a survival backpack in case i need to leave the area. I am very quick on my feet and very creative so I am open to ideas that are outside of the box.