We live in uncertain times and as a result, many people are looking for a place where they can bug out and be safe when things get really rough. There are a number of different options for this but one that many people choose is a container shelter. It seems to provide the most benefit because they are easy to put into place and they are highly secure when they are done properly. There are some things to consider, however, before you put a container shelter in place for your own needs or the needs of your family.
The first thing that you will need to consider is the type of container that you use for the shelter. In most cases, a standard shipping container that is known as an ISBU container will serve the purpose nicely. They are highly durable and are made from steel, so they will last a very long time in place. In addition, they won’t break the bank because you can get them for under $1000, although you may want a larger one, depending upon your needs.
One of the interesting things about shipping container shelters is the fact that they can easily be expanded. You can start out with a single unit that is relatively small and will easily store food, water and give you a place to stay until the danger passes. It is also possible to expand on them by adding additional containers and you can even configure them in different shapes. In fact, it is not uncommon for people who have these types of containers to use them as more of a holiday getaway but they are there in case of danger.
There are numerous benefits of using a shipping container as a shelter. Perhaps the largest benefit, however, is the fact that they can stand up to a number of different types of disasters. They are an ideal shelter for use during an earthquake and they are fire resistant. If you need someplace to stay in a severe storm, such as a hurricane, they will also stand up nicely but you should ensure that they are strapped down tightly. Some people even put them partially underground to give them additional stability.
One important consideration is going to be the cost. Most people use a container because they are relatively inexpensive when compared to other options. You can get a small shipping container for about $900 but most people are going to want to opt for a larger container to start. You can purchase one used for anywhere from $2500 up to $5000 or more but if you decide to get one that is new, you will pay a lot more. In addition, you will spend additional money in order to fabricate the shelter and make it more comfortable on the inside. Of course, comfort is not going to be your primary concern but it is something to consider, especially if you have to stay there for an extended amount of time.
A container shelter has many benefits. In the event of an emergency, you will be able to be inside, safe and sound. It is also beneficial when there is not an emergency because it is a rock-solid storage system where you can keep emergency supplies or even use for general storage. In fact, you may want to consider having more than one on your property for that very purpose.
A container shelter can give you a bit of stability in an unstable world. You can even take things to the next level by completely going off grid and supplying your own power through solar power or by other means. As long as you insulate the container properly, you can also be comfortable while you are staying there. It may be a minimalistic way to live during a crisis, but at least you will be alive during that time.