The Garage Survival Cabin

cabin6After walking the neighborhood and speaking with neighbors I returned to our townhouse and told my wife about the tree’s that are blocking the roads. She asked me, “will we be OK”? “Of course we will”.

Although I have pretty much always lived in an urban type of world I always pictured myself homesteading in a small cabin up in the mountains. This has been a dream of mine for a long time but the reality is that I am still chained to the system. And I enjoy the fact that I have neighbors and friends to talk to and share lives with. But I do have a garage and for the last several years I have been preparing just incase something did happen. As I opened the inside door to the garage and looked at all of the shelves filled with supplies I turned to my wife and said, “Yes honey, we are going to be OK”.

I started putting this plan into place based on just a few topics of basic survival.
-Water
-Food
-Energy
-Medical
-Security
-Communications

All of these things I have been building upon in my garage which will soon become our survival cabin.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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14 Responses to The Garage Survival Cabin

  1. JamesonK says:

    I’ve always wanted to live this way as well. So cool! Good luck on the transition 🙂

  2. kimberlysmyth says:

    Gotta make do with whatcha got right?!

    • Yes, I have thought long and hard about this and have drawn the conclusion that there is no place like home. 🙂

      • kimberlysmyth says:

        This is true, and since we just moved into our new home, this will be my focus for the next few months, helping my husband plan and remodel, get it feeling like home and setting it up to be organized and efficient. Somehow, I have to fit writing and daily life in as well, lol. Maybe when it’s organized, we can start stockpiling for survival as well!

      • Your husband would love that. LOL. I too have a difficult time finding all of the time I would like to have to write.

  3. Florida Life Minimalist says:

    This is a really great idea. We are supposed to do this every summer because of hurricanes, and the possibility of going without water and electricity for days or weeks even are definitely a reality.

  4. Don’t start felling the trees, my friend! Many of the lime (tilia) trees in our street were blown down in the hurricane that hit us 25 years ago, but neighbours collected to replace them. If you have a disaster those that fall will provide fuel, those that remain will continue their daily task of clearing carbon dioxide and supplying us with oxygen!

  5. Genie says:

    Your garage looks like the perfect simplicity life, many people are telling me that they wish they lived in a small cabin, seems to be the mood of these overly industrialized days.

  6. Really great idea! Like it has been said before, you have to start some where, and it sounds like you are already more prepared than most. Great job.

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