Many people have thought about finding a place to build a home in nature; for some, a mountain is their ideal place.
Living on a mountain has plenty of benefits that help you get in touch with nature and escape from the struggles of city life. There are some things that all mountain-dwellers should note, and these tips will help.
Always have medical supplies close by
The nearest hospital will probably be further down near the base of a mountain, and if you run into a medical emergency, it may take an ambulance a long time to get to you. Emergency medical supplies will help you prepare well for dangerous situations requiring immediate medical attention. Make sure you pack the medical kit with supplies you normally find at a hospital, such as a suture kit or epi-pen for allergies.
Keep your trash secured
Normally in the city, you’ll have multiple dumpsters in the area where you will throw out trash. Along a mountain, small towns will most likely have trash bins where you place your garbage. It’s important to keep your trash together and secure to make life on a mountain easier.
Wildlife may be attracted to the smell of exposed trash. Keeping your garbage covered will prevent animals such as bears, raccoons, or mountain lions from feasting on your disposed leftovers and putting you in danger. Your trash may be harmful to animals, and windy conditions may blow over containers and blow trash around, litter the area, and harm the wildlife.
Prepare your home for the cold or heat
If you move into a home or plan on building a house on a mountain, it’s important to keep it prepared for handling the elements. Insulation in the walls will help you keep the warmth in and the cold out. The mountains are known for the cold, given their high altitude, so ensure you have a reliable heat source such as a fireplace or space heater. When designing your custom mountain home, make sure you customize it with sloping roofs with beams underneath to support it in case of heavy snowfall.
Life on a mountain is enjoyable as long as you have the right knowledge. Use these tips to help you adjust to your life in the mountains and get in touch with nature.