TIPS: The Doomsday Prepper’s Guide to Self Storage”

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The Doomsday Prepper’s Guide to Self Storage

by maya
Since the turn of the 21st century, the world has witnessed a chain of unstable events and this has heightened fears that the world as we know it may come to an abrupt end. Terrorism, global war, natural disasters, economic collapse and pandemics have all been stated as reasons why the end of the world is imminent. A group of people, named Doomsday Preppers, dedicate a lot of time and invest loads of money in preparing for such apocalyptic conditions and interestingly, their activities have gained widespread coverage on mainstream media like National Geographic Channel

How Preppers Operate 

When water, food, electricity, fuel, police protection and other social safety nets become non-existent, preppers strive to be self-sufficient and lead comfortable lives, in the face of the chaos surrounding them. Though some preppers can be classified under the irrational fringe category, the majority of them are just normal people who have a deep passion for developing survival skills possibly due to technical and military experience, frugal practices, historical study or higher education. In view of that, survival preparedness has become a lifestyle for most of them. 

Some preppers have gone to the extent of forming community support networks on Meetup and Facebook and also have meticulous plans in place for bartering and homesteading with like-minded families in case disaster strikes. This process entails serious planning and gathering and storing of a substantial amount of supplies. More info can be found on this forum

Self-Storage for Preppers 

Though there are a number of ways in which supplies can be stored, self-storage units provide certain benefits that may make them the perfect solution for such emergency situations. Ironically, the idea of self-storage units has never been really sold to or discussed amongst the prepping fraternity, despite its potential benefits. Accordingly, the following is a doomsday prepper’s guide to self-storage for enhancing their getaway plans: 

Renting a Mobile Storage Unit 

Mobile storage units (like this one: can be strategically placed at various locations to store commodities that must be accessed easily during times of emergency. Moreover, in situations that necessitate a fast getaway, the mobile unit can be packed and moved to safety. 

Renting a Storage Unit 

If you find that the mobile storage unit is not a viable or discreet option for your possessions, then consider going for the traditional storage units. These units are larger in size and would afford you more room for storing your supplies. They are also more secure from intruders and protect your possessions from environmental damage. These facilities are normally located in areas that are easy to access thereby guaranteeing a safer and quicker passage to your supplies. Consider going for remote storage facilities to help keep your supplies safe from the prying hands of strangers. Having a conspicuous storage unit may easily attract unwarranted attention. 

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Updated: January 29, 2014 — 1:31 pm

The Author

Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 24th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural southern Wyoming, just below the continental divide (long story, that...). Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, many social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.

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