Preserving food is an essential survival skill. Even if you’ve got an extensive stockpile of food to take care of your family in an emergency, that food will eventually run out. Before it does, you will need to be thinking about what you are going to do to keep feeding your family, especially in a long-term survival situation.
An above ground safe room really only has to protect your family for a limited period of time. If we’re thinking worst-case scenarios, a few days. By then, police or rescue workers should be able to get there, even in the worst circumstances.
With wintertime coming, it’s time to rethink some of our survival strategies. Not that there is anything wrong with the strategies that we have, but rather that some methodologies which we are accustomed to using, may not be effective in the cold and snow. At the same time, winter forces us to think about the risk of hypothermia, something that isn’t anywhere near as common in warmer weather.