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.
If you’re going to start a survival garden (a good idea), then at some point in time, you’re going to probably end up thinking about building a greenhouse. The original greenhouse was invented in the ancient Roman Empire, as a way to grow cucumbers for Emperor Tiberius, when the climate wasn’t warm enough.