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Old 09-30-2009, 08:50 PM
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I found it quite interesting how they do it, anyone have any info about these?
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I checked their website. As far as cost, they don't list them. I get the impression it's "If you have to ask, you can't afford it"

They do look interesting. A 2-3 day underground shelter build. I'd sure like to see video or photos of them actually being used.
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Yeah, if i was bugging out via vehicle with a trailer, i'd want one of these.
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Costs ~ $2,100 USD

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You can also buy it in rolls, which will re-inforce sandbag walls or make floors ditches etc. I've got to get some of this, I could make our garden shed into a hardened shelter!
I wonder what my wife would say!
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only thing i can see that would be a problem is bumping your head on the curved ceiling.....other then that....its pretty cool...
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about burying it...wonder how much weight the structure can actually handle. in the video they show creating a sort of barrier around it, not actually on it. very interesting concept
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about burying it...wonder how much weight the structure can actually handle. in the video they show creating a sort of barrier around it, not actually on it. very interesting concept

I would bet that if you put it in a hole, put a bent re-bar cage over it, then poured more concrete on top you would have a pretty nice fortress for yourself.

There would have to be a lot more planning if you were going to do it but im sure it's possible.
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Watching that second video just blows my mind. That thing is nice as hell inside.
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If you go to their website, they have a virtual tour of the civilian and military models. They look quite big inside, however, it could be the intense white that makes it look bigger than it is. Although, it would be pretty damn cool to have a few of these... a entire house/complex in the span of a day or 2, earth reinforced in another few days, and capable of housing several people very easily! Personally, the white would start to hurt my eyes after a bit and would need to be dulled down a little...

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And, if the thing really only does cost $2100, you could literally build a underground complex for $8000!
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Pity they don't have these in the US. I know a group of people who are wanting to build a root cellar and this looks like it would be ideal.

Plus, if another group ever had to..hrmm..leave unexpectedly.. A version small enough to fit in the back of a couple of pickup trucks could come in handy too.
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Pretty cool,reminds me of something we have been using for years at the mines.Its a fabric kind of like this only you have to use a concrete pump to fill it with concrete.pretty much the same deal though,they just used it to form a shelter.
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I dont believe that for a second.the concrete alone would be expensive,not to mention it has doors,the canvas,its own air pump to inflate it,cost of manufacture and it has to be pretty heavy so the shipping would be real high too.
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Those shelters are pretty amazing. I've seen the kind that's sort just a big balloon that that is then sprayed with a concrete pumper, but never one that is prepregnated with a hardening agent. If the price mentioned in the thread is real they are even more amazing.
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That is pretty dang neat. Get some firestone rubber roofing to put over it, cover with earth in a wooded area, let grass grow over it, and you too can have your very own mythical underground palace.
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Watching that second video just blows my mind. That thing is nice as hell inside.
So... not at all? Cause last I checked, hell is not a nice place at all. Just sayin...
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So... not at all? Cause last I checked, hell is not a nice place at all. Just sayin...
What were you doing in hell, besides checking how nice it is? Just sayin'


I want one of these shelters. Or better yet, a few of these.
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What were you doing in hell, besides checking how nice it is? Just sayin'


I want one of these shelters. Or better yet, a few of these.
I used to be married to one of Satan's minions.
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