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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So, I've noticed shows like Doomsday Prepper's with people using shipping containers as underground shelters for a shtf situation and did some looking online about it. I found a few links that say NOT to do this. Just thought I would bring up the topic and see what everyone thought about it. Any...
  2. General Discussion
    I searched and was surprised that there was not an existing thread for this. I recently bought a 20 ft. shipping container for storage and was wondering if it would meet the requirements for a faraday cage. Thought it might be a good place to store redundant electronics like radios, backup...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I have always been really big into survival and end of the world scenarios and lately as I get older I feel the need to start to prepare. I have watched a lot of shows/movies and read plenty of books but literally my best ideas and goals seem to be, lets say, unreachable. I am buying a nice...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The wife and I have been dedicated 'Preppers' for the last few years, slowly building our reserves. And I have been on the look out for some BOL in the event we are ever in the right position to actually purchase any land...right time, right place...right price tag? And so on... And we...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Found this drawing in FM 5-103. The idea is to use a shipping container as a shelter, half-buried, put placed in the hole upside down.
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Found this drawing in FM 5-103. The idea is to use a shipping container as a shelter, half-buried, put placed in the hole upside down.
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have some pics I took today that might intrest you folks. I am having a hard time posting pics so if I could email them to someone they could post them. Thanks JVC
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have seen several posts inquiring about burying a shipping container as a bunker. I thought it would be a good idea to address this with it's own thread. When I try to post this information, it is hard to understand technical descriptions without pictures so I made some sketches to make it...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have read many posts about how you cant burry a shipping container because they wont support the weight of the dirt above them. This is true to an extent. Forum member "Temu" has proven there are ways around this. I think I have found another way to make a bunker out of these shipping...
  13. 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...
  14. Urban Survival
    Im thinking of putting a shipping container in the ground and using it to store food and other supplies does any one know if i need to worry about the damp ness or what the procedure would be also going to be like a storm celler. worried about piping air in and out is this have to be done? Dont...
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