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Our House

Protecting your family and friends is important to people who are serious abount their responsibilities. This web site offers practical ways of preparing for an uncertain future by addressing challenges in the form of areas of a property.

Explore our house for information.

GATE

Physical protection of your family and friends takes many forms but it all starts at the front gate to your house.

FRONT PORCH

Deciding on who you can admit and trust in your circle takes place on the front porch, along with the rules of the household.

LIVING ROOM

Planning and keeping everyone informed is done in the security and comfort of the living room.

KITCHEN

To work hard a body needs to be well fed. The kitchen is the place for cooking, serving meals and preparing food for storage.

BEDROOM

A good nights sleep is necessary for clear thinking and health. So is special time with your spouse.

BATHROOM

Cleanliness and hygeine come to the forefront in any future emergency. As does medicine and medical skills.

DEN

The Den is the traditional place for communications and firearms.

CLOSETS

The closets in our house hold our clothing, footwear, camping and bug-out bags.

TREEHOUSE

Family is the most important part of anyone's life. How do you involve them in preparations and what can they contribute?

ATTIC

Random thoughts are stored in the attic. It is where all the flights of fancy occur.

GARAGE

What role does transportation take for difficult times and what forms does it take? 

WORKSHOP

There are hundreds of small projects that can be easily accomplished to support the future.

PARLOR

The parlor is for family fun and entertainment. An important element of life that satifies the soul.

OFFICE

Keeping track of key records and managing finances, which can come in many forms, is done in the office.

BACK PORCH

At the end of the day the back porch is where relaxation and story telling takes place.

DOG HOUSE

There is a reason certain animals are associated with the words "protection" and "working". At our house they earn their keep.

ROOT CELLAR

Food needs to be put away for the future in a cool, dry place. At our house that means a root cellar.

WOOD SHED

The simplest way to heat is building a fire. Stacking and storing wood in a wood shed is a time honored tradition.

BARN

A barn stores food for animals, tools for growing food, and a place for tractors and farming implements.

BARNYARD

The barnyard is for chickens, rabbits, goats and other livestock that can be used to supplement food supplies.

GARDEN

Gardening provides fresh food at our house year round. It can be done outdoors as well as indoors.

WATER

Water is essential to life for every living thing at our house. How do you ensure an adequate supply that is clean and fresh?

HEAT

In most locations around the country a wood stove will heat the house, provide hot water, and cook/bake.

SOLAR

Electricity will be important to maintaining long term survivability. Solar and solar storage is one answer.

WIND

Wind can be relied upon for electricity in much of the country and be part of an integrated plan to produce energy.

BACK 40

Out in the back 40 there is room for crops, learning outdoor skills, marksmanship and passing on the tradition of hunting.

NEIGHBORHOOD

The area around our house is essential when it comes to a wide range of skills, trade, resources, and protection.

PREPARDNESS

Being preparded is insurance. Here is an introduction to the basics.