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Building Temporary Shelter

Tips When Building a Temporary Shelter

  • Choose a safe location away from damaged buildings and power lines.
  • If you have a clothesline you can drape a tarp over it, use extra blankets and tarps to close off sides and block drafts.
  • Canopies and awnings can be enclosed with tarps to block the elements as much as possible.
  • Use a fence.
  • Wooden pallets, carpet, cardboard or another tarp to use as flooring.
  • Make sure to always have a Survival Kit at hand or at least supplies to build your own. These make a world of difference when you are trying to set up a home away from home.
  • If you can return to your house safely, drag mattresses, box springs and blankets.