Get Rapture Ready With Emergency Kits And Shelters

For those of us who do not get lifted up to heaven tomorrow, we evidently face six months of hell on earth, with earthquakes, volcanos and walking dead shaken out of their graves. The US Government's Center for Disease Control and Prevention has prepared an excellent guide for dealing with the walking dead, and TreeHugger is pleased provide you with suggestions for the other crises. Clothing will not be a problem, since there will be all those empty shoes and outfits lying all over from those lifted up, but everything else might be.

Tech writer Jaymi lives in San Francisco, where they are perhaps more rapture ready than most locations, what with being on an earthquake zone and being so gay friendly, it is really probably a rapture-free zone, there won't be a lot of empty suits in the street there. She has shown us the ShelterBox, which includes a tent, blankets, and even a water purification system that runs for six months, which is exactly the right length of time. More at ShelterBox Kits Bound for Japan Show What You Should Pack for Emergencies.

Jaymi has her own emergency pack, and provides appropriate TreeHugger instructions for making your own. They are a bit optimistic; this is, after all, the end of the world we are talking about. She writes:

Search out products and supplies that are organic, made of natural materials where appropriate and practical, and other steps to make it as low-footprint as possible. After all, in a disaster there are already enough eco-problems to deal with -- why let our emergency kits be part of the problem?

More at Deconstructing the Emergency Bag: Packing a Kit Is Tougher Than It Looks

You just never know what it might be in an apocalypse, I mean, it is so random. Earthquake? Flood? Meteor? Volcano? That's why I like the Hexayurt. It's light, so you can carry it to the high ground, if there still is any. It is silver, to reflect those solar flares. More at The Hexayurt: Efficient Emergency Shelter

But remember what Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity says. " Often, what's needed most is a central station where basic necessities -- water, food, medical supplies and information -- can be doled out." -when there are walking dead, we have to act collectively. See Gimme Shelter: Designing for Disaster.

Personally I am filling up the Subaru with the cat, dog, and family and heading north to watch the whole thing from the deck of my Sinful Second Home.

See also 30 Different Ways to Put A Roof Over Your Head In These Tents Times

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