Safe rooms have been built for a long time, but they have evolved over the years.
Most recently, the growth of chaos theory and the lean startup movement have helped shape the modern, safe room.
Since the release of the Jodie Foster film ‘Panic Room,’ millions of people around the world have learned how effective and protective a safe room can be.
However, unlike in the film, your safe room does not have to be so high-tech.
It just needs to be extra secure more than a standard room.
Many preppers have fallout shelters, and bunkers that serve as secondary locations should their homes be destroyed or compromised in a crisis.
One of the best guides on this topic is Diy Sanctuary.
The guide has helped thousands of preppers to build their bunkers to stay safe during a crisis.
As a result, it’s much more difficult for intruders to break into a bunker.
Depending on where you live, building a safe room might or might not be an option.
It’s best to hire a professional to build one for you.
However, if you’re living or working in countries like Iraq, etc., the chances of danger to you are higher, and a safe room will be a necessity.
Even offices and buildings in higher-risk areas will have safe rooms for the staff to take refuge in.
Here are 10 tips when building a safe room you might want to consider.
You must have at least two or three ways to communicate with the outside world to receive assistance.
You can wind up locked in the safe room without knowing whether it’s safe to leave or not if you don’t have it.
It would be best to have a landline phone, a cell phone, and a panic button linked to a security organization that reacts to these kinds of crises.
If you need to take refuge in a safe room, you’ll almost certainly require assistance from the outside to empty the area and make it secure.
2. Food and water
The safe room should have sufficient food and water supplies to maintain the people inside for a couple of days.
The food and water, along with any other supplies, should be enough to support at least two people for about three days (72 hours).
3. First aid kit
Being prepared is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones.
That’s why it’s essential to always have a first aid kit on you, even on your day-to-day routine!
The basic kit has everything we’ll need, from gauze to splints to seal cuts and treat wounds.
That means the worst-case scenario is being averted, so our trip can continue!
4. Bulletproof and fireproof doors
Fireproof doors are essential in preventing fires from spreading throughout buildings.
This is accomplished by having thicker walls that slow the spread of flame.
Furthermore, the door must be made of fireproof or bulletproof materials.
This is done so that the door can withstand fire for extended periods of time.
5. Fire extinguishers
It is preferable to keep a couple of dry powder fire extinguishers on hand.
If you are planning to buy fire extinguishers, you should first learn how they are different.
There are three different types of fire extinguishers.
- The first type is a dry powder. It’s best to have a couple of these.
- The second type is carbon dioxide. This is good for organic materials.
- The third type is halotron which is used on electronics.
You should make sure that you have the correct extinguisher for the job.
6. Sleeping bags and blankets
Sometimes the stress of life can produce an emergency of laziness.
A short nap can solve that by recharging your battery.
Sleeping bags are perfect for camping enthusiasts, especially when they’re out in the wilderness.
They are warm, comfortable, and handy, especially if you’re trying to catch some shut-eye in the great outdoors.
In addition, sleeping bags help protect you from the elements and can provide a sense of security.
7. Flashlights and spare batteries
Keeping a flashlight and spare batteries for your safe room is essential to ensure safety and self-sufficiency in the event of a power outage.
From flashlights providing temporary lighting to helping you find your way out of your home, these tools will offer the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have prepared for any possible situation.
8. A radio
You’ll need a radio in your safe room for communications with the outside world, so you might want to get one of these once the SHTF.
The radio helps communicate with others in your survival group or community.
But don’t forget that your cell phone has the ability to broadcast.
So, for example, in case of an intruder or fire, you can trigger a 911 call or activate the alarm on your location.
9. Firearms (optional)
A safe room with firearms is a fantastic option if the safe room is located in your residence.
You’ll be armed, which will make you feel even safer than before.
A safe room that has a toilet can be built depending on the size of your home.
This will make it easy if you need to use the restroom.
However, if there isn’t enough room, you’ll most likely need to maintain a portable toilet with disposable bags in the secure area.
To sum it up
These are some of the things to keep in mind.
It’s also critical that the security company that responds to your panic button activation understands the exact location of your safe room.
After you’ve established a safe room, they’ll most likely need to conduct a survey of your home and have a chart of its exact location.
This will make them far more effective during a rescue.
To summarize, creating a safe room is a good concept, and if you have the capacity and funds for it, you should do so.
However, if you can’t do it in your own home, consider having a bunker built to achieve a similar result.
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