Basement Survival Storage – New Layout

Posted: 7th February 2010 by gigaJack in Food & Water, Storage

We were able to rework the layout of our storage shelves in the basement and were able to fit 4 more 18″x48″ units.

  1. suppliesargent says:

    nice lay out but you should put in 5 foot by 5 foot bomb shelter in basement I did and i tell you what I feel a hell of a lot safer with that in my basement but my house is 3450 Sf
    so just putin that out there it is a good idea I would say min coast about 3800 bucks but hey never Russia is a loose cannon.

  2. Sierra Dave says:

    Great set up! I recommend you save all the cans and bottles. Aluminum cans to be made into passive solar air heaters. And the 2 liter bottles can be cleaned out and turned into water bottles or cut the base off, turn them over, and made into a upside down bottles garden system with the cap off to drain water.

    As of today, the US Dollar is down about 10% in 3-4 months. Prepare like there is no normal tomorrow!!!

    Sierra Dave

  3. RA says:

    Inspiring to watch. Thanks for the tremendous effort you put forth, not only to prep, but to share your techniques and outcomes. Again, thank you.

    I have a question, and I apologize if the answer is elsewhere on your site. Where did you purchase the steel shelving (the tall ones) and about how much did it cost you?

    Again, many thanks.

    • gigaJack says:

      You can find them at stores like Menards, Lowes & Home Depot. You should be able to find them for under $100. Watch out for ones that are cheaper. You will get less shelves.

  4. Carla says:

    Yes I know is essier sodas than boil/filter water, but my question is
    how long time I can keep/ the date of the sodas …? Becouse I went to
    Cosco and I didn’t found an expiration date in many of them, so how long
    can I keep it ? ( sorry for my english, I’ mexican ) We are making our storage
    food and we are very interestig.
    Thak you for your time