Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment
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Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment

When I launched my photography business, I knew that I needed more space than I had at home. That's when I decided to rent a local storage unit to keep my studio gear organized. I spent a lot of time researching backdrops, staging, racks, and storage tips to keep all of my gear organized and protected when I wasn't shooting. With so many photographers looking for ways to expand their operations, I decided to share my storage tips so that I could possibly help others with their needs. I hope the information here makes it easier for you to organize your equipment and grow your studio.

Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment

Using Your Self-Storage Unit As A Survival Shelter

Brian Hamilton

Being prepared in the event of a disaster is one way to protect your family, and one way to do that is to use a self-storage unit as a survival shelter. Here are a few ways you can stock up for disaster-level emergencies, or even an impending apocalypse, with a self-storage unit.

Food And Water Storage

Keeping a large stock of water and food is a good way to start your self-storage survival shelter. Metal cabinets can provide a convenient way to stash away canned goods and bottled water. Consider using a separate cabinet for water and food. Organize canned goods by type on each shelf. Canned goods you might want to consider keeping in the storage unit might include:

• Soups • Beans • Vegetables • Fruits • Pasta

Camping Gear

Camping gear can come in handy during an emergency. Camp stoves, coolers, and lanterns should all be part of your camping gear setup. Be sure to have plenty of batteries for lanterns, and purchase a few hand-crank radios you can use to stay on top of the news as it comes in during you're the disaster. Other items to add might include camping chairs, portable electric grils, and first aid kits.

Portable Toilets And Shower

A portable toilet and shower can be essential if you are planning to wait out a disaster inside of your storage unit. You can purchase a portable camping toilet and shower to keep in the unit. Keeping a large non-potable water container to provide a supply for the shower.

Cots And Bedding

Having a comfortable place to sleep is also important for using your storage space as a shelter. Folding cots, sleeping bags and pillows are all essential for keeping your family prepared in the emergency. You can also use inflatable mattresses as an alternative to cots if you need a space-saving option in your storage space.

In addition to all of this other gear, be sure to pack away plenty of changes of clothing and shoes for each person in your family. Board games, books, and toys can also provide a bit more comfort while your family waits out the end of the emergency. With the right equipment in your self-storage unit, you and your family can have everything you need to ride out the storm or other type of disaster. Use this guide to gear up, and come up with a few other items you think you might need in the apocalypse.