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The Unconventional Container

The Unconventional Container

The portable storage unit is typically used for two things: moving (of course) and for onsite storage. I wanted to go a bit deeper and find some unconventional uses for the container, which would require some field work. I was puzzled at first about the idea of an economic and social collapse because the world… Continue Reading

About Joshua Brown

"Josh or Joshua; it doesn’t matter to me. In my off time, you can catch me day dreaming or thinking up books that I will definitely get around to writing one day, folks, I promise. Will give you life advice for bitcoins. Chicken nuggets will work as well. "

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions Numerous monumental events occurred in 2015.  From the “Charleston 9 Shooting” to the “1,000 Year Flood,” South Carolina found its way into national headlines–often for sad reasons. It is here, though, on the “1,000 Year Flood” that I want to focus for a minute. A devastating amount of rainfall pounded communities across… Continue Reading

The Winter Month Move

The Winter Month Move

For people that plan to move during the winter months (November- March), the idea of the moving process is … a cold reality. Since winter weather can be unpredictable, individuals should leave extra time to complete their move. The loading and unloading process can be much more laborious in snow or sleet. This is also the time of year… Continue Reading

Charleston Movers: Here’s another way a Magic Eraser can get your house in order before moving

Here’s reason #2 a Magic Eraser can get your home ready for sale, or your aprtment ready for a move-out inspection! Stainless steel appliances can get dirty and stained over time. A quick once-over with a Magic Eraser can get that appliance looking brand new! Moving in Charleston, SC? Stay tuned for our next post… Continue Reading

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Movers Columbia SC – How to choose the best Movers

I’ve been in the portable storage business for seven years. I am not a mover. However, due to my close proximity to the moving business, I have encountered my fair share of movers. At various points we have partnered with different movers in Columbia SC with the hopes of providing a reliable source of moving… Continue Reading

About Michael Ruguleiski

Based out of Columbia, SC, Michael has established himself as an expert in the Portable Storage and moving field with more than 8 years experience. Drop him a line with any questions at michael@mobileattic.net. Google+

“Auction Wars” Lowcountry style…

We attended this auction in Wando, SC with an 8′ Mobile Attic container. Ray Thomas from Thomas Auction (@ 195 Main Rd, Johns Island) group led the auction of 24 crates from Kohler Moving. Many very nice items were auctioned off at great prices. Furniture, TVs, appliances, and collectibles were all part of this fun… Continue Reading

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Mobile Attic Can Move You

Mobile Attic can move you from one side of town to the other or from one town to another. We have recently seen an increase in people wanting to move longer distances and use the Mobile Attic system. Our pricing is beating the competition!! This customer had a container delivered to her home in Upstate,… Continue Reading

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Newest Driver

We have recently hired a new driver – now if we could just figure out a way to help him see over the steering wheel.  No worries though, he assures us that he really does know how to drive and your precious belongings will be safe in his care! About Continue Reading

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Need storage between homes?

If you are stuck needing storage between homes a Mobile Attic Portable Storage Container could be just the thing you need. We bring one (or more) of our weather proof units right to your home or apartment, you load it, then we bring it back to our secure storage facility until you are ready for… Continue Reading

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In a tight spot?

Mobile Attic Portable Storage can place containers where many of our competitors can’t go. By using our system for placing our Mobile Attics you don’t need much more clearance than what is needed by our containers. By placing one of our portable storage container in this tight spot between the house and the retaining wall… Continue Reading

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The Unconventional Container

The Unconventional Container

The portable storage unit is typically used for two things: moving (of course) and for onsite storage. I wanted to go a bit deeper and find some unconventional uses for the container, which would require some field work. I was puzzled at first about the idea of an economic and social collapse because the world doesn’t seem all that bad at all: low poverty rates, lots of people are reading, and they are living much longer. I soon learned that ‘prepping’ is not necessarily about the crippling fear of everything dissolving into anarchy, it’s about the natural pursuit of survival. It isn’t something grounded in particulars like “global trends” or “realistic portrayals of natural catastrophes,” it’s about basic, instinctive, grass-roots preparation and survival. If this quest for survival is a never-ending pursuit of progress, I would like to introduce the next step in this process: The Mobile Attic Portable Storage Unit, with its sleek design and durable construction. Putting those hunting and gathering tools to the test, I sent an email over to a local prepper, Henry, to get some ideas about how I could incorporate our storage containers into the world of doomsday prepping (and before anyone asks, yes Henry is totally a real person*)

*Henry is totally NOT a real person

Henry’s Vault

I pulled up to a two bedroom, brick home in a rural area, surrounded by the occasional tree and half-finished picket fence. Behind the property, I spied a few large metal storage sheds. If those things had anything to do with doomsday prepping, I could work it into the portable storage plan. Henry met me outside and took my hand with a firm, calloused shake. Henry was on the bigger side, with plaid draped over his frame and khakis cuffed to show off his steel-toed boots. After exchanging pleasantries (and giving him our quote information just in case), Henry invited me into his home and toward his table to eat.

Oatmeal. Not even like the thick stuff you can make in the microwave. This was like an oatmeal soup. I slowly took a few spoonsful into my mouth as I watched Henry drink down the entire bowl. I pushed the bowl to the side and began to ask him a few questions. The first thing on the agenda was something Henry called his ‘vault,’ essentially an aluminum lined pantry that contains gold, books, various electronics, soap and honey because he believed that an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) could knock out electricity and he needed to make sure some of the electronics would be safe. The lightbulbs flash in my head again as I think about the aluminum storage containers. This was all coming together quite nicely and I was sure I found my unconventional use—on the first try, no less. I had a different idea about what to store inside the container.

“Envision this with me, Henry,” I said with a confident, matter-of-factly tone, “the world is all about technology and data and etcetera. Some of the most important and in-demand jobs involve computers. What do all computers have in common?” I paused and stared up at Henry’s clueless, unamused face, but continued anyway. “Keyboards, man. Everybody has a keyboard. In a post-doomsday society, why would people exchange gold and money for items? Those things represent the structure that failed us. Let’s leave those things in the past with Empire and the VHS. The keyboard represents a valuable commodity, and you are likely to own several if you have the technical know-how. This would mean—now stay with me here—this would mean technological knowledge becomes equal to wealth: we would just use the keys of the keyboard for currency. This kind of knowledge would be SUPER useful if the world collapsed around us. Thoughts?” Henry stared at me awkwardly. There was nothing behind his eyes but a spark of disapproval. “But an EMP would make computers useless,” Henry whispered in a confused tone. I stared back awkwardly before pretending to write a few things down on my notepad. We quickly moved on.

Stocking for the End of the World

Henry escorted me outside and we walked to one of the metal sheds in the back. He took the rusted lock from the door, giving me a look inside. There wasn’t much to look at. The shed was filled with bags and bags of oats. The sea of tan gave me a headache, and a stomachache as I remembered the meal from earlier. Henry explained that he has enough oats here to last about 5 years. I tried to push the thought of eating that many oats out of my head and thought about some alternatives for the Mobile Attic storage unit. I reminded myself to check online for the prices of freeze dried foods in bulk. I scrawled on the notepad like a madman as Henry stood in silence, scratching the top of his head.

I had the idea of opening and running a post-apocalypse store right out of the storage container, selling canned goods, water, and beef jerky to people who come from miles around, desperate for a meal. I would be, in a sense, be the supplier of the new world. I scrawled this on my notepad, clutching the pencil like a caveman chiseling the first ever magnum opus. I drew a nice picture of me inside the storage unit with all my supplies, because it helps to visualize your goals. Henry showed me a few other things (his baseball card collection, a system of underground tunnels with an advanced ventilation system, his marigolds) but I was too excited to get started with the prepping. I thanked Henry and went home to check the internet for prices.

Long story short, I did a quick look online for freeze dried foods and found (with the addition of several other supplies) that the total exceeded several thousands of dollars. It was in that moment I realized the genius of the oats (my mother always told me they were filling, as they ‘stuck to your bones’). It would be much easier just to put my stuff in a storage container and ship it to another part of the state that didn’t have an issue with EMPs. With that, my quest continues. 

(We strongly advise against storing food inside the containers. The measures are strictly for doomsday) ~JB

About Joshua Brown

"Josh or Joshua; it doesn’t matter to me. In my off time, you can catch me day dreaming or thinking up books that I will definitely get around to writing one day, folks, I promise. Will give you life advice for bitcoins. Chicken nuggets will work as well. "

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions Numerous monumental events occurred in 2015.  From the “Charleston 9 Shooting” to the “1,000 Year Flood,” South Carolina found its way into national headlines–often for sad reasons. It is here, though, on the “1,000 Year Flood” that I want to focus for a minute. A devastating amount of rainfall pounded communities across… Continue Reading

The Winter Month Move

The Winter Month Move

For people that plan to move during the winter months (November- March), the idea of the moving process is … a cold reality. Since winter weather can be unpredictable, individuals should leave extra time to complete their move. The loading and unloading process can be much more laborious in snow or sleet. This is also the time of year… Continue Reading

Charleston Movers: Here’s another way a Magic Eraser can get your house in order before moving

Here’s reason #2 a Magic Eraser can get your home ready for sale, or your aprtment ready for a move-out inspection! Stainless steel appliances can get dirty and stained over time. A quick once-over with a Magic Eraser can get that appliance looking brand new! Moving in Charleston, SC? Stay tuned for our next post… Continue Reading

About

Movers Columbia SC – How to choose the best Movers

I’ve been in the portable storage business for seven years. I am not a mover. However, due to my close proximity to the moving business, I have encountered my fair share of movers. At various points we have partnered with different movers in Columbia SC with the hopes of providing a reliable source of moving… Continue Reading

About Michael Ruguleiski

Based out of Columbia, SC, Michael has established himself as an expert in the Portable Storage and moving field with more than 8 years experience. Drop him a line with any questions at michael@mobileattic.net. Google+

“Auction Wars” Lowcountry style…

We attended this auction in Wando, SC with an 8′ Mobile Attic container. Ray Thomas from Thomas Auction (@ 195 Main Rd, Johns Island) group led the auction of 24 crates from Kohler Moving. Many very nice items were auctioned off at great prices. Furniture, TVs, appliances, and collectibles were all part of this fun… Continue Reading

About

Mobile Attic Can Move You

Mobile Attic can move you from one side of town to the other or from one town to another. We have recently seen an increase in people wanting to move longer distances and use the Mobile Attic system. Our pricing is beating the competition!! This customer had a container delivered to her home in Upstate,… Continue Reading

About

Newest Driver

We have recently hired a new driver – now if we could just figure out a way to help him see over the steering wheel.  No worries though, he assures us that he really does know how to drive and your precious belongings will be safe in his care! About Continue Reading

About

Need storage between homes?

If you are stuck needing storage between homes a Mobile Attic Portable Storage Container could be just the thing you need. We bring one (or more) of our weather proof units right to your home or apartment, you load it, then we bring it back to our secure storage facility until you are ready for… Continue Reading

About

In a tight spot?

Mobile Attic Portable Storage can place containers where many of our competitors can’t go. By using our system for placing our Mobile Attics you don’t need much more clearance than what is needed by our containers. By placing one of our portable storage container in this tight spot between the house and the retaining wall… Continue Reading

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