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I would love to have it, and if I won the powerball, I'd either buy something like it or just build something like it, only newer and better.

Would be freaking amazing.
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I would love to have it, and if I won the powerball, I'd either buy something like it or just build something like it, only newer and better.

Would be freaking amazing.
Have to have more than a few Friends to Defend it & Keep it Secure & Stocked
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The one in the buttes?
In Chico next to the airport. It was about 11 miles from us when I was growing up in the 60's.
 
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A former nuclear missile silo!











Here's a link to a company that sells them:

http://www.hardenedstructures.com/bunkers-for-Sale.php


I've been semi-seriously thinking of selling my farm, and getting one of these.

Are these places worth it? What do others say?
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^^^ Like everything, it depends on the price and your resources.

That question would be answered differently by Bill Gates or Joe Nobody.
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Oh, the regrets.

Back when a lot of those silos were decommissioned I had the chance to get one cheap, before there was the demand to buy them like there is now. Back when the idea of being a survivalist was still a fringe concept and you'd be considered to be an absolute kook if you even mentioned the idea of buying one.

It was a bit of a stretch for the small budget I was working with at the time but I LOVED the idea. In case of nuclear exchange I knew it wouldn't do a lick of good, that it would still likely be targeted despite being decommissioned. I didn't care, I just wanted one. I don't remember the exact price but as I recall it was in the ballpark of $30,000, maybe a bit less. I knew it would be years before I'd ever have the money to develop it. At worst I figured it was a speculative investment if I didn't end up using it myself.

So my plan was after I bought it I'd plant a wide barrier of trees all around the perimeter. I didn't know if it was a good idea or not, I just liked both trees and privacy, and that would give me some of both. I was going to install as many solar cells as needed to power sump pumps to keep the silo from filling with water. The pumped out water would be used to irrigate all the privacy trees I'd planted around the perimeter of the property, with the hope that by the time I was financially able to make the property livable, the trees would be nice and large. Or if I ever changed my mind about the trees I could always just cut them down later.

My wife and I discussed it and decided because of... reasons, not to do it in the end. Looking back, seeing how much they're selling for now, it was one of the worst three financial decisions I've ever made in my life.
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The only problem I could perceive by using ex missile silo is whether or not they still in the Russian targeting list. Just because it's decommissioned doesn't always mean they are off the target list
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I'd rather have one of the old AT&T Long Lines sites... the larger ones were self contained, some underground, and remote.
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Here's a good article on the site and its owners...
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...sile-site-home


Paid $40K for it in 1996, put about $400K into it.

Looking at their improvements, I'd say it's a steal if the price is right. All the hard stuff has already been done..
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Would have to check them good - most of the old NIKE sites around here are flooded out since being abandoned.
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Oh, the regrets.

My wife and I discussed it and decided because of... reasons, not to do it in the end. Looking back, seeing how much they're selling for now, it was one of the worst three financial decisions I've ever made in my life.
Don't look back like that. Make the best, and the best informed decision that you can in the moment and move forward.

Sounds like you weren't considering it for an investment anyway.
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This is something to look into.
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I am wondering if there is any toxic waste the USAF left behind?.in the site or buried.
It would also take quite a crew of people to defend and keep the place up and running,not an endeavour for mom and pop preppers.
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Hummmm. I wonder what this buttomn is for....(pushes button)......Whoops (oh ship)

I not sure you would want to go wandering in one around unless you had the place cleared and inspected.

That kind of money, I would buy an island....lot s of those....can't get all of them.
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Good channel on a family that bought a Titan II site..

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd5...8FemVufSvDgkCQ
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I have said the same thing for years...

IF I had the money to buy one that was not in too bad of shape (decades of disrepair can make them unfeasible)...

IF I also had the money to clean up, decon (previous mentioned lead paint, possible asbestos, PCBs, who knows what else), and restore (new paint, new lighting, new or rebuilt systems like AC/water/etc, all stairwells and such in good order, and so on)....

IF I also had the money to refit the place to my purposes (modernize it, install modern survival and prep equipment, properly stock and supply it, etc)...

IF I after all that still had the money to build an above ground house on the property (appearances SHOULD be deceiving)....


THEN and ONLY THEN would I jump on the opportunity to do something like that.
I was thinking this. Even if I could get my wife to move out to such a place, there is no way in Hell she would live in a hole unless it was in fact the end of the world. So I would have to build a separate, above ground house. Maybe with an exit to the bunker through an attached garage or a mud room or something.
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