A Safe Room...

@howard96h (11659)
New York, New York
March 24, 2007 3:54pm CST
I hear on the news about so many home invasions, does anyone have a "Safe Room" in their homes where you can lock you and your family into so no one can get to you? If you do, what do you have in there; a cell phone, water, food, candles, first aid kit?
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I dont have a safe room but god forbid anyone that trys to invade my home because if I dont get them my Boyfriend sure in the heck will and they will have a bullet in their a**. but I do keep stuff like that in a place so that if we do need it we dont have to look for it.
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
25 Mar 07
Cool, and the creep invading would deserve it too. Thanks.
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
27 Apr 07
sorry it took so long but thankyou for the BR my friend and have a great day.
@ILANEDRI (1922)
• Israel
28 Mar 07
Here in Israel it's a must to have a "Safe Room" in every house. My room is a "Safe Room", and I have a computer, and every thing that a teenager has. This room has protected our family in the last was that was going on here.
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
28 Mar 07
Very good that you have one. I hope you also have some important necessities in there. Like you siad it saved you before. I am happy to hear that ilanedri. Thanks for replying.
@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
28 Mar 07
You know,I have always thought of a safe room which would be the master suite as it has a lock on the door but I never thought to have provisions in there.....you never know what's going through a person's head these days or how they will react.....thanks for putting this VERY important thought into my 'tiny' brain.....
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
28 Mar 07
Your welcome. Better safe than sorry!
@ginagee (843)
26 Mar 07
So what are saying howard??? do you know something we don't know??? Do we need a safe room, like soon, are we being invaded, is war breaking out????? OMG I don't even have a basement!! I suppose I could rip up the floorboards in the front room and start digging, mind you I think the local council might get a bit annoyed about it, but ofcourse all the local council have got their own bunkers to hide in if needed so no doubt they have safe rooms as well. Luckily my house is not likely to be 'invaded', the local punks know that me and my kids are nutters so they wouldn't dare come to my house!!
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
28 Mar 07
The way things are going, you just never know. If I had my own home I would set up a safe room. Too many crazies out there.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Like many ppl, I don't have a safe room either. I have taken my daughter into our crawlspace once thou cause I spotted a tornado forming in the sky. Had my cell phone with me and was calling e1 I had numbers to to tell them about it as well as the local police. Thankfully, It didn't touch down in my area but did create a mess with fallen trees/branches.
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
27 Mar 07
It's good everything worked out. Weren't you afraid that maybe you both wouldn't be able to get out of the crawlspace if the tornado had hit?
@cultoffury (1283)
• India
26 Mar 07
I don't think there has been much of a threat there in India, at least South India, I am living in a place which is a Peninsula so there is no way someone can attack but this is a good idea to have. I would definitely have what all you have told there and some means of entertainment as well, maybe PC with internet, TV etc.
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
27 Mar 07
Ahhhh ok you want your room to be fully loaded. Good idea! Thanks.
• United States
26 Mar 07
After seeing the movie Safe Room I'm not so sure it's a great idea? LOL I am lucky enough to live in a small enough town that I feel quite safe. I should have disaster stuff available but don't. I'm one of those forever procrastinating people! What can I say?
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
27 Mar 07
If I had a big enough place I would have one. Maybe one day. Thanks for replying.
@lols189 (4797)
26 Mar 07
i dont have a safe room but i think it is a good idea if i had a home invasion. i am in a middle floor flat in a block and the main door is very secure so i dont think this would happen
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
26 Mar 07
That's good, as long as your in a place that's safe. Thanks for your reply.
• United States
25 Mar 07
It's ashame that our society has gotten to the point where you might need a "safe room" against home invasions. I first heard of a safe room reading a article about Michael Jackson. He apparently had one in his house in California and did have to use it. I forgot the actual details, but that's where I first heard of it. I don't have a safe room and hopefully I won't need one. Lloyd
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
25 Mar 07
Look at what things are coming too. What a shame. Good hearing from you Lloyd!
@daycarepal (1998)
• United States
24 Mar 07
No I don't have a safe room. But I think it's a good idea. Did you see that movie with Jodie Foster? I think it was called the Panic Room or something like that.
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
24 Mar 07
Yes, I love that movie. What a nice secure room she had there. I wish I had one. Thanks for your reply.
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@peaceful (3286)
• United States
24 Mar 07
They are becoming a real selling point for existing homes as well as new housing construction... It's sort of like the Fallout Shelters that home owners built back in the '50's and 60's... Part of my business involves custom homes ( Bullet-Proof, Wind and Storm proof, Fireproof) and I hear that the subject is being approached more and more often, especially for prospective urban area buyers... I suggest that a person prepare these shelters with more food and supplies and technology that they think they will need for a month or more... Since you can't be sure what kind of emergency is going to neccessite the hasty retreat into such a space... This a very good subject, I'm sorry to say, it's also a bracing commentary on these trying times...
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
24 Mar 07
Yes, it is coming to where we must prepare for everything and anything. Thanks for your wonderful comments.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Hi Howard no I dont. But If I had a basement thats where I would make one. And I would have candles food of course because I like to eat.LOL some water and blanketts and pillows. I dont think a cell phone would do you any good but Id have one anyway. Do You have a saferoom?
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
24 Mar 07
I wish I did, I have a little studio apartment, so the only place I can run to is the bathroom! LOL