Preparing Your Home for “Bugging In”
While the basis of the article linked below is geared toward a SHTF end of world scenario, many of these principles can be modified and used for disaster preparedness. During a large disaster event such as a hurricane, when times become desperate, people do desperate things. Prepare your home with food, water, and backup power. Do not forget to prepare your security. Things like not making your house look like a target go a long way. Use your backup generator for power to your fridge and air conditioning. However, consider using oil lamps for lighting so it is harder for people to tell that you have power. Use natural or designed foliage to conceal your water storage or you backup power source. Quite your generator by adding a muffler such as this. Be prepared, but be discreet.
If you have been a survivalist for any amount of time, you know that a great deal of focus is spent discussing bugging out. However, for most potential survival scenarios staying home would make more sense.There are several things you should do around your home to ensure you are prepared if you do ride out a SHTF situation.