Shelters & Interior Environmental Control

Other than having a source of drinking water, shelter is the top priority to survive. Without shelter to defend from the elements, severe weather conditions can kill within a few hours. Luckily, there are a wide array of techniques and materials (whatever location) for escaping the elements. Additionally, under "normal" conditions, it is helpful to learn techniques for heating, cooling, cleaning and filtering the indoor environment.

Survival/Wilderness Shelters: There are a wide array of techniques and materials for escaping the elements in the great out of doors.

Snow Cave - Learn How to Build for Winter Survival: The colder seasons bring a new set of survival scenarios. So, you need to find new ways to make it out alive if you're caught in the wilderness. Knowing how to build a survival snow shelter is essential. Find out how to build one that is strong, sturdy and durable to withstand all winter weather situations.

While thousands of people have a Recreational Vehicle for vacationing, thousands of others have permanently taken to living on the road in an RV. Like any other lifestyle, the are pros and cons. Read one couple's challenges and adventures of casting off "the norm" for an RV lifestyle that teaches to value experiences over belongings, and relationships over work. Read their on-going RV blog. Also, check out

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The Tiny House movement has been growing steadily for years. But living in a tiny house has not been fully realized. Check out these articles to learn more:
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Alternative Housing Ideas: Most of us find it difficult to think beyond our regular houses and apartments with all modern amenities, security etc. Believe it or not, there are still alternate housing options that are there and they are absolutely great.

Other Housing Alternatives

City Dweller Options: As post-suburbanites move back into cities, escalating housing costs are forcing low and middle income folks and people of color out to the suburbs. The result is that the diverse communities that make cities resilient creative centers are being displaced or forced to find new, affordable housing options.

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Cooling the Living Area
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Emergency Cooking and Heating
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