Our emergency jack option. A three-ton, 24" lift hydraulic ram jack becomes handy if debris lands on your door, preventing you from exiting the shelter. It is used to push debris off the door, not as a "prop" while you get out. Any hydraulics can fail.
Note: We have relocated the jack. It is no longer mounted to the side. It's now stored under the bench with brackets mounted to the third step and door. This gave a higher lift and out of the way of the stairs.
Note: three-ton is the lift ability, not how much the jack weighs. :)