What Features are in your Safe Room?Has been brought up in my dealing with clients while talking about a safe room for personal safety from extreme events.
Here's some of the things that I found most commonly mentioned:
Toilet, Water, Fridge, Kitchen, Built-ins, First Aid Station, Phone, CB, Internet, Tools, Weapons, Books, Computer, Radio, Power Supply, Food Pantry, Lights...Luckily with today's advancements in the Building Industry you can have all these in your Safe Room. I'll share a few of my thoughts and build notes on how to incorporate any and all of the above features mentioned above starting with my favorites the Solar Energy Power Supply and Water.
Water is the Must Have in Every Safe Room
Most any plumber can route a line into your safe room but what if the local water utilities supply can't meet the needs and you have NO Water better have a backup plan of: Water Collection, Water Storage, Water Re-Use-all common elements for supplying clean water to a safe room.
Solar Energy Power Supply with Battery Bank for Emergency Scenarios
|NewPower Emergency Battery Bank System|
|Stand Alone Solar Array not attached to Home|
Another option is a generator that is tied into your battery that also works in conjunction with your solar panels such as this NewPower System that incorporates a Generac generators-
- 8000 Watt stand-by generator
- Runs on LP or NG
- Designed for quiet operation
- Recharges batteries in Power Center when required
- Automatic self-test weekly
All of the above functions are handled seemlessly at the Power Center
|Safe Room NewPower System Power Center Control Point|
We will be covering Waste Management in the next addition to Safe Room Features. Part of the Safe Room Blog Posts 1 and 2.
Here's some suggestions via Twitter
@StLHandyMan Mine,water/food canned, can opener, toilet +paper, power supply refrig.Pantry Lights+flashlights,air exchanger, wife,etc.Hunter
— Hunter (@grayfoxx007) September 3, 2014
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