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  1. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    Hey everyone, I'm a total newbie to preparedness but the way things are going I'm starting to prepare for the worst. I've been thinking a lot about bunker building, particularly the amount of air available, and it struck me that you need an awful lot! e.g. in a 1m radius pipe of 4m length, the...
  2. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Im Currently Hand Digging a Underground Bunker/safe house overall size is about 22x 18 Its slow going but Im working on it every day and every time I get a chance I stroll out to the site and work the Clay is Getting harder and harder as I get deeper and deeper . I have been having to...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello everyone, I was wondering about underground shelters. If you have on I'd like to hear about it, how it was built, how it's stocked, maybe get some info about the various systems employed (electrical, ventilation). I am also very interested in the industry side of it. Who are the...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Let me begin this by stating that I am not paranoid. I don't think anyone is after me and this is on for SHTF situation. Not a burglar.:rolleyes: I downloaded some plans for a safe room. It assumed that the room would only be used in cases of protecting yourself from a burglar until the...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://barebonestrader.com/a,12849,40-ft.aluminum-box-trailer-oil-rig-dog-house.htm
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    On my way home from the LDS cannery this evening, I called a friend who has like interests in the SHTF realm. We talked about our stocks of supplies accumulated so far and the constant need for MORE MORE MORE. He's on a very limited income and his progress is slow going. I'm slightly better off...
  10. DIY - Do It Yourself
    You can buy plastic septic tanks and water tanks relatively cheaply. This got me thinking....If you took a large tank, put it in a trench then poured concrete over the top of it, how do you think that would work for a storm shelter, underground storage location, etc.? I would imagine attaching...
  11. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I am looking for some good information on building an undergound shelter. If someone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just thought of something looking at a YouTube video of "How to make a shelter" where a guy digs a hole. Places a shipping container in the hole, with drainage. Covers the container with steel I-beams and then covers the whole thing with concrete. Why not do the same thing with an old run...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.terravivos.com/ These look interesting
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have said many times, here and elsewhere, that your greatest enemy is, and always will be, your neighbor! OPSEC can be difficult to maintain, especially if you are doing something like this guy did. His neighbor suspected something and turned him in, now his operational and personal security...
  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. DIY - Do It Yourself
    any help on how to make a underground bunker....locking to make it out of concrete..i got a excavtor for digging the hole.....need help from here
  17. 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.
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello, I'm new to the Forum but I have browsed and read many of the threads here. Here is my idea of a way to bury a shipping container. Please feel free to criticise or help in any way. We are going to be building a new house soon and I want a storm cellar/bunker under the house accesible...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Has anyone built their own underground survival bunker, that can answer some questions for me??
  20. 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...
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