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20 Awesome Ideas for Your Pallet House or Shelter

Being a prepper requires being able to be frugal and making your dollar stretch when you can. Not everyone can afford underground bunkers or expensive off-grid homes equipped with the latest and greatest features. Some of us barely have enough money leftover each month for food preps. Learning how to improvise and adapt is part of survival and prepping. You can build a shelter from just about anything including shipping containers and pallets. Pallets are inexpensive and often thrown away so it makes perfect sense to use for a shelter.

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13 Awesome Photos: Cheap DIY Off-Grid Cabin

If you’re looking to build a getaway home on some remote property, this is the shelter that might work for you. This arched cabin is a DIY kit that is shipped to you (additional cost). It doesn’t include the foundation or inside amenities, but it’s a cheap way to get you started. Arched Cabins will however include their own labor and turn-key options if you aren’t a DIYer. This build just goes to show you that you don’t need tens of thousands of dollars to have a home place off the grid and away from the masses to start your prepping.

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60+ Nifty Shelters You Can Make Using a Tarp

Shelter and water are the two most important essentials when it comes to survival. Regulating your body temperature can prevent hypothermia and hyperthermia. You can construct some pretty cool makeshift shelters using a tarp, which are great for stowing away in a backpack because they’re relatively light and quite versatile in how you use them.Having a tarp as part of your bug out bag is essential, it’s lighter than a tent, easily carried on your backpack and so versatile. Tarps are also good to use because of their effective waterproofing unlike some natural shelters. See this cool graphic you can save or print out of more than 60 shelters you can make using a tarp.

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14 Solid Underground Bunkers

Bunkers aren’t just for doomsday freaks. In addition to being essential in the case of an epidemic, nuclear disaster or a war on our home turf, they also come in handy as storm shelters or safe rooms. While an underground bunker is a large investment that is not realistic financially for many people, it never hurts to dream. If you can afford it, building a bunker under your home or yard is an investment in your families future safety.

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