If you spend any amount of time on the internet you are sure to see claims that the “end is nigh”, and that an earth shattering event will take place any day now. Though some of these claims may seem ridiculous, any Boy Scout will tell you to “always be prepared”. It is for this reason you may choose to create your own cache of survival supplies, but a years’ worth of water bottles and canned peaches will take up quite a bit of space. If you don’t have room in your basement then consider using a self-storage unit.
Advantages of Self-Storage for Your Own Personal Survival Stash
Flexible Spacing Options – with units ranging from 25 square feet to 800 square feet you will be able to find a unit that will meet your needs perfectly
Security – Sleeping bags and MRE’s are not cheap, so you want to make sure your items are safe from petty thieves or hungry mobs after the $h!t hits the fan. Most facilities have a gate, security cameras, alarms, and high quality locks to ensure your supplies will still be there when the time comes.
Payment Options – With self-storage you can pay month by month or years in advance depending on your financial situation. WARNING! Make sure you stay on top of your payments because you do not want to see your supplies go to auction for non-payment.
Locations- Storage Facilities are quite popular these days so you should be able to find one close to your home or on the outskirts of town depending on your person preference
Climate controlled – If you store your supplies in a climate controlled unit this can greatly extend the life of your food items such as a MRE. Storing these types of items in a hot garage or shed will cause them to expire at a much more accelerated rate.
Basics Items You Should Have In Case of an Emergency
- Water Bottles and/or a water purifier
- Non-Perishable food
- First aid kit
- Tent & Warm Sleeping Bag
- LED Flashlight & Lantern/head lamp with extra batteries
- Emergency Radio
- A Good knife & an assortment of multi-tools
- Basic hunting/trapping supplies & fishing tackle
Hopefully we will never have to use such a cache, but if you’re like me and just a little bit paranoid it could be a good idea. Like my father always told me hope for the best, plan for the worst!