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  • There's been a lot of talk in the news about wars and possible attacks on US soil, and while we've covered building shipping container shelters in the past, one thing that we've never covered in any great detail is using a shipping container as a Faraday Cage to survive an EMP blast. What is an Electromagnetic Pulse? First off, an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, blast, is a blast, or short pulse, o ...
  • Lots of people get the idea to build a storm shelter or bunker by burying a shipping container – it's fast, relatively inexpensive, and durable, right?  Step 1) Dig a hole. Step 2) Put a shipping container in the hole.  Step 3) Backfill around the container.  And by now you can probably guess where this article is going. The latest example of what not to do showed up in the Container ...
  • A basic hunting lodge performs at least three basic functions: sleeping quarters, food/kitchen services, and some type of bathroom; and these three things can easily be packed into a 20' shipping container, and even greater size in a 40' shipping container. Designing a container cabin is slightly easier than building one, and a creative mind will have fun putting the most features in a fixed space ...
  • Burying a shipping container for an underground shelter, bunker or storage unit sounds like a good idea on the surface, but it can be dangerous and go wrong quickly if it's not done properly. First off, we don't advise that digging a hole and dropping in a shipping container. As we've displayed before in the article, "What Happens When You Bury a Shipping Container", the sides of a container aren' ...
  • Shipping containers are turning up all over the place these days, and it’s no surprise that they’re being converted into hydroponic farms. Logically, it makes perfect sense: hydroponic farms don’t need any sunlight, are completely self-sustaining, and can be located anywhere in the world. The big question is, how to build one. Over the next couple of weeks, some of the staff of C ...
  • Preppers, just like everyone else, need a break some time; and taking a page from any prepper handbook it's best to plan ahead and make sure you're covered should things completely fall apart. The relative question that we received last week was, "can you build a secure wine cellar from a shipping container?" The simple answer is, "Yes"; and there is a "but...". Read ...
  • Protection in a tornado is vital to survival. Your family, friends, and possessions need to be in a secure, safe place in order to withstand the high winds and flying debris that a tornado creates. We've been asked several times if a shipping container would provide good protection for people and things when a tornado hits, and unfortunately there's no definitive answer. First off, let's l ...
  • Containers are portable, very secure, and can be used as the core building block for any type of storage or residential project; and the preppers that we've worked with are looking to build remote storage facilities at bug out locations, or discrete cabin that is going to be secure before, during, and after it's needed. Remote Storage for Preppers When it comes to building or installing a remote ...
  • Hydroponic farming has been popular for many years, and is gaining traction with people involved in shipping container industries. The idea of being able to grow large amounts of food in a small area appeals to many types of people and organizations, ranging from urban farmers and preppers to pot farmers and people living in un-arable locations. Containers and hydroponic farming appear to be a nat ...
  • Shipping containers are commonly used for portable storage units and modular housing components; and now they're also growing in popularity for conversions into cabins. Container cabins can either be purchased from dealers, custom built to your specific needs, or you can purchase plans and build the cabin yourself. Converting shipping container to a cabin for hunting, fishing, or camping leaves a ...
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