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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello, unexperienced person here... we had a 6x10x6ft high concrete storm shelter buried in our yard this week. it is covered by about 18-20" of dirt. The concrete is almost a foot thick on all sides and roof. It has a large metal door entrance on top and 2 "whirly birds" for air ventilation...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I live in Northern Alabama, the last tornado outbreak had tornadoes 10 miles on each side of me and last year also. I live in a 1964 Brick rancher on the bluff of sand mountain. I was looking at plans to build a Tornado shelter but had an idea. The living room was 10ft x 32ft with a 10ft x 32 ft...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello all, my first post here :) I posted this on another site I frequent, but wanted to post here and get you guys opinions as well. So below is the post. "So after thinking alot about it I've decided to build a safe room in my apartment, although it's on the 2nd floor I really have no better...
  4. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I live in an area that has been hit by several small tornadoes, no where near what has happened in the Mid-west. We have a farm with a good many acres so space is not a problem. The farm house is solid 36"+ field stone walls that have stood for more than 150 years. BUT - I have an aged mother...
  5. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    We moved into this house last year and now finally have a basement. Our last house was manufactured home on a crawl space, when a tornado warning was issued we had to rush down the road to the neighbors. My wife went through the Andover tornado near Wichita in 1991. Their house along with all...
  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. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Here is what a guy in my town did. He made a tornado shelter out of a fuel storage tank. I'm thinking about putting one on my property but I doubt I'll advertise it in the paper. I hope you can see the article, it was in our local paper adn I tried to scan it but it didn't scan very well. I'll...
  8. Urban Survival
    .....Been gone for a while, quite frankly because I tire of all the incessant B.S. and personal attacks on this site, but in keeping with the spirit of being prepared and survival, I thought I would share some photos of my shelter with those of you who might be interested. This shelter was...
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