Physical protection of your family and friends takes many forms but it all starts at the front gate to your house.
Deciding on who you can admit and trust in your circle takes place on the front porch, along with the rules of the household.
Planning and keeping everyone informed is done in the security and comfort of the living room.
To work hard a body needs to be well fed. The kitchen is the place for cooking, serving meals and preparing food for storage.
A good nights sleep is necessary for clear thinking and health. So is special time with your spouse.
Cleanliness and hygeine come to the forefront in any future emergency. As does medicine and medical skills.
The Den is the traditional place for communications and firearms.
The closets in our house hold our clothing, footwear, camping and bug-out bags.
Family is the most important part of anyone's life. How do you involve them in preparations and what can they contribute?
Random thoughts are stored in the attic. It is where all the flights of fancy occur.
What role does transportation take for difficult times and what forms does it take?
There are hundreds of small projects that can be easily accomplished to support the future.
The parlor is for family fun and entertainment. An important element of life that satifies the soul.
Keeping track of key records and managing finances, which can come in many forms, is done in the office.
At the end of the day the back porch is where relaxation and story telling takes place.
There is a reason certain animals are associated with the words "protection" and "working". At our house they earn their keep.
Food needs to be put away for the future in a cool, dry place. At our house that means a root cellar.
The simplest way to heat is building a fire. Stacking and storing wood in a wood shed is a time honored tradition.
A barn stores food for animals, tools for growing food, and a place for tractors and farming implements.
The barnyard is for chickens, rabbits, goats and other livestock that can be used to supplement food supplies.
Gardening provides fresh food at our house year round. It can be done outdoors as well as indoors.
Water is essential to life for every living thing at our house. How do you ensure an adequate supply that is clean and fresh?
In most locations around the country a wood stove will heat the house, provide hot water, and cook/bake.
Electricity will be important to maintaining long term survivability. Solar and solar storage is one answer.
Wind can be relied upon for electricity in much of the country and be part of an integrated plan to produce energy.
Out in the back 40 there is room for crops, learning outdoor skills, marksmanship and passing on the tradition of hunting.
The area around our house is essential when it comes to a wide range of skills, trade, resources, and protection.