Given that southern California has already had its first wildfire of the year, it gives one pause to think about what could be coming for the rest of the year. It also reminds preppers they need to plan what to do with their preps and how to best protect them from fire.
If you are like many preppers, you have a large amount of preps and moving them could be difficult on short notice. While California seems to deal with more fires than other regions, no one is immune to the risk of fire.
What is the best course of action when protecting your preps from fire? Burying them? Moving them to underground shelters? Storing them in a location not as prone to fire? Build a safe room?
A person could create underground storage on their property that would protect their preps in case of fire and some other possible disasters. Building what is known as a storm cellar would work for fires if it had a fire door installed.
Those people who have installed underground shelters for humans could, and maybe already are, storing their preps inside the shelters. Some people are installing “urban shelters” which are installed under your garage so that the entrance is concealed inside your home. Again, a fire door would be necessary. Likely it would be better to lock up the shelter and leave than to stay in the shelter during the fire. There could be concerns about fresh air and being trapped by the fire if you needed to get out for any reason.
If one were to decide to store preps in a location off property, they would be safer from fire, but it might be difficult to get to them if some other disaster were to demand preps be retrieved.
Building a safe room is expensive, but it might be worth the cost if your preps are at risk. A good safe room has fire safe walls, ceiling, and a fire safe door. Even so, it would be wise to move things away from the walls in case the walls get hot.
When protecting their preps against wildfires, what ever California preppers decide to do to ,there is no real wrong answer. The only wrong answer is to do nothing at all.