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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi folks. I'm looking at installing a metal storm shelter which will be completely encased in 6" of concrete with an additional 30-36" of soil cover. This should provide adequate shielding against gamma rays and other fallout. The weak point in this shelter is that it has a 5'x30" door with a...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Having just thought about this since I was describing my house as a pillbox in another post I figured why not give the idea about a pillbox shelter. Defensible and really not hard to build. Types of material to use is either log, wood planks, sandbags, cement block, foam cement forms, rock, or...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm currently in the process of buying a large piece of land off a family member. I've always wanted a survival retreat, and ideas about installing a bunker have been swirling around in my head lately. With all these ideas turning, it created some concerns aswell. A concern I have is that...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A few observations: 1) Don't plant trees overtop of your shelter as he suggests....think roots. Nothing good will come from that. 2) Don't spend all of this money and time to store wine. Seriously. 3) He did have a good idea by building a small building over the entrance to "hide" the...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Dig 2 ponds near each other. Set a water tight fiberglass tank of your size and choosing into a dry pond bed, you will need a dirty water pump for this. Once the tank is set, camo the tank with green plastic leaves and stuff and fill the pond. You can either stash stuff or hunker down in...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I buried a shipping container under my backyard patio slab. I essentially used the shipping container for a concrete form and welded 6" rebar studs to the side of the container. I ran two courses of rebar, one at 3" and one at 6". I then tied used barn tin to the rebar for outer concrete...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Here is one for all you wealthy survivalist. Saw this on TV last night and thought it was pretty cool, if you have the money and a good BOL. http://www.bomb-shelter.net/index.php
  8. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    I dont know how many people know this, but if you have a few hours advance notice, you can use your car / truck as a shelter from radiation fallout. Measure the distance in-between the tires of the car or truck, subtract a couple of feet so that you can drive the car / truck over the trench...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello from Oklahoma! I just joined and thought I would share my project with everyone. I am currently working on a shelter of two shipping containers welded together. I started this project out of concerns of our future, mostly from my christian faith and what I believe God says about the end...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone know if theres a book/manual/how to on building your own bunker? I have carpentry skills as well as others but am a little dumb when it comes to concrete and rebar.Curious on the load concrete can take with the amount of earth(load) on top of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My family is thinking about putting a underground shelter, not looking for anything too fancy. Any Ideas on containers to put in the ground. Had the idea maybe a storage shipping unit. But i'm afraid it might rust. Please post some ideas. Thanks :)
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    While many people go underground I have decided to go above ground and build a reinforced cement fortress. I had started this project some time ago and I am still slowly working on it. It’s located in a small community near our land and our land can been seen here at: Our ranch...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.terravivos.com/ These look interesting
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is there away to build a partially underground bunker for under a grand? I have a place to put one, and all i want is for it to be resistant to gunfire, so after SHTF if someone assualted the house a man in the bunker would be also to provide covering fire. pics are also appreciated:D:
  15. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    There are many threads about root cellars, fallout shelters, underground shelters etc. even Bunkers. This thread can discuss them all if people wish to contribute any of their ideas and links. A defensible bunker and an NBC shelter are different. A shelter must be a buttoned-up, closed-in...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone have any info on building an underground shelter from culvert pipe? Why culvert pipe? It is made to be put into the ground and be drove over. It seems to me that this would be the cheapest safest way to go underground and still maintain OPSEC.
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    That last $50,000 for 1/200th ownership of a location made me think. Why do that when you can take that and go in with a few good friends to purchase one of these places. Full thread here. Old military bunkers, underground communication bunkers, missle silo's etc. *Note* I have not done...
  18. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    *daydream thread*:rolleyes: If you had exactly 20 million dollars for the sole purpose of building a fallout shelter, what would your fallout 'dream' shelter be like?? Everybody talks about what they would like to do in a so called "dream house", so why not fallout shelter. Nobody of...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I posted about this in another thread, but it was mostly lost in the thread, so reposting here. http://www.monolithic.com/topics/domes "Monolithic Domes meet FEMA standards for providing near-absolute protection and have a proven ability to survive tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, most...
  20. New Member Introduction
    I have recently been dealing with a company, that great ideas for,hidding,staying out of there way{who ever they are} I have been dealing with kevin{great guy} at northwest sheltersysems.com And we are working on some very good safty ideas for me and my family.:rolleyes:
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