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  1. General Discussion
    Root cellar and windmill 1897
  2. Food and water
    I've just got my BOL and am trying to build up the food storage to a year worth of supplies for my family of 4 (myself, wife, 10 year old and 14 year old). What should I store and how much? If you have a good list or something that would be appreciated. Also any advice on how it should be...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Anyone ever bury or partially bury a tank like this to use as a root cellar? I found one that is 10ft high and 12 ft in diameter, it is pretty thick plastic and would make a pretty big root cellar, but I am thinking it could not stand more than a few inches of soil on the top without...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    And so it begins again, +95% of the seeds are sorted into their correct shoe boxes, a planting plan is in Excel, dreams of Spring grow stronger, even though the main garden looks like this: The homemade rack has been upgraded to include heat mats It's made of PVC pipe and fittings. Once we...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I completed my root cellar project this summer. It was more work than I expected but well worth it. Here are some pictures.
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Happy Labor Day All! I am a beginning prepper and have gotten some GREAT advice from everyone here on this board. Here is my situation: I have an in-garage, below-grade, 8’x10’x6 ½ ‘ concrete storm cellar. The concrete on top is 8” thick from what I can tell. There are no cracks in it. It...
  7. 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...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Most houses in West TN do not have basements. Don't know if it's the soil that's too wet or what. Has anyone ever built a root cellar in West Tennessee that was actually dry and didn't rust the lids and rings of home canned foods? I would like any information on this subject as to how to dig a...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Im sure this is coverd somewere on the site but I dont seem to be able to find it. But what I am looking at is useing a shipping container for a rootcellar/storm shelter/SHTF shelter. It would have to house 7 people, and would be mainly used as a root cellar. I have a Back Hoe so reeley burying...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hello. I've been thinking about this for some time and am about ready to pull the trigger. I'd greatly appreciate the comments of anyone who's tried anything similar. My principal water backup is a hand pump on my well (old house, wellhead is in basement). I have the tools and the pump...
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