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For those choosing to live in or near the remote forests of the north, the number one danger after the shift itself and many years later is forest fires. The recommended building of choice is a waterproofed rammed earth home in the shape of an octagon. The walls should be at least 24 inches thick reinforced by steel re-bars. The roof has to be layered with thin rolled aluminum sheets applied under the shingles if needed to reflect the heat generated in the fire. This structure when erected on the proper reinforced foundation is hurricane proof, earthquake resistant, insect proof, Grizzly Bear proof, and of course fire proof. The rammed earth shell must be completed and cured before the shift and the roof with its rafter supports and plywood covering pre-cut for easy assembly, to be constructed sometime after the shift. This can then be your permanent residence.

Offered by Robert.

I've been relatively close to a few wildfires with extreme heat and smoke, low oxygen, disorientation. I imagine we can multiply that by at least several thousand, and that might be what the pole shift firestormes would be like. I think the sheet aluminum coverage is a good idea, but is there something we could use that is less expensive? I don't know how many people could afford the amount of sheet aluminum they would need to cover an entire roof or structure. And what about breathable air? Sure, you're inside during the firestorm, but how long is it expected to last? If your structure is sealed, what about your air filtration from the outside, or is this feasible with the fires raging?

Offered by Brent.

Aluminum burns and will ignite when a certain temperature is reached. Don't depend on aluminum for firestorm protection. Use things that don’t burn so easily, like steel, concrete, rock and earth.

Offered by Ed