[ad#125-right]As a father there is a natural instinct to want to protect your family, in everyday life most of us achieve this pretty well, by providing food, clothing, shelter, etc. But what if things really went downhill quickly? What if you woke up one morning to find that there was no gas, food at Safeway was running low, and critical supplies just weren’t making it into your town? If it gets to this point, it’s unlikely that it would be a short term affair, and it is unlikely that many people would respond in a calm and rational manner.

Gumby SuitI’ve read and listened to many views on the impending peak oil, climate change, food and water crisis, but very few take a strategic view of the what-if’s that the western world faces. One blog is bold in informing readers of the meathods and concerns that the author has…

Crashstead Survival – Personal Preparations

It is not enough to simply “plan” what you’re going to do when the time comes, you must implement those plans (now) with time, effort and some money. In particular, you must identify where you think you are going to wind up. Are you going to stay home, calling your existing dwelling your crashstead? Or are you going to head out somewhere else?

The author of the blog quoted above takes a very strong view of what he calls the impending fascist police state of Amerika. I’m not there yet, but I do have concerns about the safety and survival of my family if things did run amok.If you’ve got similar concerns follow the link above and read the rest of the post, (as well as some of the comments) for more information on how to create a “crashstead” – that emergency hideaway in the event of whatever may come.


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Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.