Long Term Protection







A ‘Bug Out’ Shelter…

The concept of a ‘long-term’ protection requirements differs from that which we cover in the short-term’ page.This senario required a different mind-set…

So to assist you to understand and appreciate where our perspective comes from, and to put you into a similar mind-set, think about the following question, and allow your mind to seriously consider it for a few minutes…


IF society as we know it suddenly collapse – even disappeared, then ‘WHAT would YOU DO’?


In addressing this rather extreme perspective, let us at least assume the worst… and that being the case, think about this…


What would YOU do NOW to prepare for the extreme event – What is necessary for YOU to SURVIVE?


It is a daunting thing to consider isn;t it…


The best we can do is to take ACTION and to do all we can with the resources we have and have access to.


All shelters are built with the highest quality materials include…

  • modular container style corrugated ballistic steel box wall construction
  • Lined with insulation walls for temperate control / humidity elimination with comfort in mind



Once you have selected the position / or a plot of land that you would like to have your shelter installed, our team will begin with…

  • land site-visit, excavation, ground and support structure preparation
  • designing and manufacturing of your shelter modules
  • optional – installation and commissioning of all support infrastructure



Provisioning your Long-term Shelter…

In any event, should you choose to develop for inclusion of a shelter under an existing home, we can suggest considering the following for inclusion in any shelter design…


  1. All materials should be of superior quality and strength – block walls may be sufficient, but I would prefer using pre-cast solid reenforced concrete (or tilt slabs)
  2. It should almost certainly be either below ground level – remember that our philosophy is to make the shelter hidden for reasons which is evident immediately, or which we make evident in other pages.
  3. It should also be obvious ‘never to include’ windows or doors within any of the external walls of the shelter.
  4. Stairs used to access the shelter from the ground level should include a secure / internally lockable trap door (of 1/4″ or 6mm plate steel minimum) to separate the shelter securely from external forces – natural or intruders…
  5. Include a bathroom / shower and a separate WC within the shelter
  6. A separate water supply Tank / pump and 2 x filled large BBQ type bottles / water heater can serve the bathroom and kitchen. If not, then even a dozen 20 litre drums of fresh water can suffice and be used for washing / cooking
  7. Include a basic kitchen – remember that a bench top / sink / small microwave over and portable gas cooker suffice and do NOT require a separate building permit as a separate dwelling – include an over and you will need to comply with building regulations.
  8. Include furniture and bedding etc sufficient for every member of the home – you may need to be staying several days?
  9. Use an emergency food chest to last perhaps 1-2 weeks – as a chest stored in the shelter, you rotate all the canned / dried food stuffs with those used from the pantry regularly to ensure that all foods are current and useful (NOT too old)
  10. A small portable generator can also be used to support electrics – note water pump / sewage pump IF needed, kettle, lighting etc can be supported – but remember that you may NOT be able to rely on mains power, so what ever you do ensure that testing of an auxiliary power source to supply the shelter power needs.



We can be contacted by email : info@podshelter.com

Preparation in times of uncertainty