There are lots of reasons you should build a survival retreat: Maybe you want to prepare for the threat of a doomsday or a “sh*t-hits-the-fan” scenario. Maybe you just want to have a backup shelter in case you someday lose your primary place of residence. Or maybe you’re just desperate to get off the grid – for criminal, personal, or recreational reasons.
Whatever your motive, having your very own survival retreat is one of the best ways to ensure your safety should you ever have a real reason to get-out-of-Dodge. Such a retreat can act as a large personal survival cache for necessary survival supplies, or as a sustainable place to hunker down and defend yourself.
A survival retreat also acts as a permanent “bug-out-location” – a place where you and your family/friends meet up if things get real bad.
Even if you never actually use this refuge retreat for survival, it can still be an incredibly rewarding DIY project. Working with your hands to create your very own shelter is a primal experience that most human beings never get to experience.
What project could be more satisfying than building your every own roof over your head?
And besides, in times of peace this little sanctuary can function as a great place to get away from the monotony of social life. A place to bask in the glory of the natural world, hike, fish, hunt, ski, mountain bike, meditate, and breathe the cleanest freshest air available.
This article serves to guide you through the process of creating your very own survival retreat. It will cover the following:
- Budget considerations
- Legal Considerations
- Where is the best place to build a survival retreat
- Several kinds of structures available and how to create them
- Storage and supplies
- How to fend off unwanted guests (both human and otherwise)