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posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 09:37 PM

originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Survival porn.


posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 10:06 PM
a reply to: SoulSurfer

That thing look's like someone has been playing too much fallout and without over pressure releaf chambers if there was an attack by someone for example dropping a grenade down into it that could be totally devestating for anyone caught inside the thing, still it would make a great modern take on a tomb.


A domed structure at least the size of a modern home with at least three entrance's, each access tunnel three air lock's armored enought to resist a blast and to prevent flooding under pressure and over pressure release valves to vent excess pressure out of the tunnel as well as a fourth way up with an explosive escape system to blow the top off using shaped charges to remove the cover from the dome if ever necessary allowing rapid egress from the site in the event of a serious breach or becoming trapped, flooding etc.

You need power and you are not going to get a nuclear reactor down the local hardware store, you need air with filters which will likely need changing periodically meaning external air port's but it will still become foul smelling after just a week, all that used air and exhaled breath and body odor.

Internal power from a generator will only provide limited duration as well as producing thermal gas exhaust that can be detected above ground so unless you have a handy underground river like Yemantu in Russia does and can afford to build a secret hydro power plant then that is also not feasible so power will be limited as will water even with water purifiers and stores.

It all depend's on your budget, how long you want to stay down there or HAVE to stay down there and you would need two or three more of these just for storage dedicated to dry food and ready filtered water to be partially self sufficient, you would spend most of your time in absolute darkness due to power rationing as your etc.

My opinion is the designer probably has made a fortune selling these and probably has his personal bunker above ground with a view' of the pacific and a nice beach just over the road and his bunker wall's are probably made of glass and slide open, just a guess.

It is big business preying on people's fear of the future so of course they don't want you to fix the world they want you to run and hide so they can sell you these thing's, If all those survivalist's got together and turned there collective energy into something else imagine, just imagine what they could do.

But then in the word's of the sage Quey Sera Sera.

edit on 16-1-2017 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 10:12 PM
pretty nice inside, crazy how they can do that and I cant even find a way to hide my washer dryer in an open room.

posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 10:56 PM
"7 thousand give or take"????

Heck, a person isn't even going to get the earth moving equipment on-site to dig the hole for that much, let alone buy the structure and appurtenances. Maybe add a few zeros to that number (like 1 or 2) and you might be talking.

Secondly, there's so many things wrong or missing. Where is the drainage? Where is the ventilation?

That structure might work for a brief tornado or hurricane event, but it's not going to work more than 2-3 days (if that).

Fun to think about, but that particular structure isn't really anything more than a fancy tornado shelter.

posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 11:03 PM
Okay, being objective here, that design is absolutely riddled with faults. It appears to be 'On Grid' and therefore when the SHTF there are some major issues;

  • Sewerage - I see no septic tank system so where does the pooh go when the world ends and the town sewerage is broken?
  • Water - it appears to be connected to the house mains and therefore likely to run out in no time when disaster strikes
  • Electricity - electric kitchen and electric heating. Yet I see no method of generation in there. Heating and cooling anything is extremely energy hungry.
  • That trap door - lol, just LOL - what's to stop someone from just stomping it on his head while he is there pointing that gun?
  • Ventilation - let's assume a nuclear holocaust situation - one would require recirculated air in order to avoid breathing the radioactive stuff from outside. Again, not fitted.

edit on 16-1-2017 by markosity1973 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 01:13 AM
a reply to: SoulSurfer

the thing for this accommodation is that being underground its safe but how long will lights last and what the air supply like? Moreover, what sort of toilet does it have.

The main issue I have though is how do you know when to come out? How would you make sure that when you stick your head up which means breaking the soil at some stage, how do you know this wont occur right in the middle of a bunch of baddies all standing in a circle around you.

Bit like having a safe room the house, how you do when to come out cos they might just be sitting opposite the door waiting for you to come out.

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 02:54 AM
a reply to: SoulSurfer

I love the idea but what about fresh air? If buried underground I did not see any type of pipe leading to the outside. This is how you could spot them and then you could plug it or smoke them out....

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:03 AM
I prefer

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:46 AM
This is a $120,000 USD project easy. You would need 20 yards of concrete and lots of chain just to ballast the shelter to keep it from floating out of the ground. Proper drainage and and backfill with crushed stone, thermal insulating coating on the outside to provent condensation would be a must.
The basic shelter package delivered is probably 30 or 40 thousand. How are you going to unload it? Need a heavy lift Crain. Also need a Crain to lift the pieces to bolt it together. Have the forethought to provide all of the penetrations required for the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. Permanently seal all leaks.

Now the shelter structure is in the ground and the real work begins. Build all the walls and floor structures and begin installing the mechanical systems. Note while attaching to the outside wall you must not drill holes for bolts or screws or it will leak. Every attachment point will be problematic.

See, this is not a do it your selfer project.

I have 40 years experience in construction and when I decided to install a small underground storm shelter at my home, I out sourced it to the pros and I am glad I did.

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 04:10 AM

originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck
a reply to: SoulSurfer
Here's a buddy of mine. Search for pictures...Bill Lishman's Underground Dome Home

That's more like it, much more Hobbit-housey. You need natural light to make a space 'homey', in my opinion, otherwise it's more of a cell. I've always fancied digging houses into a hill, so it's more of a half in, half out, that and utilising natural light to create inside gardens. A girl can dream.

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 05:23 AM
a reply to: mOjOm

That's a pretty good book, I read it years ago. The author is Mike Oehler and there's actually a video tour of his house on YouTube. I'll see if I can find it. Here it is.
Sorry I can't imbed worth a dang.
The fact that this video tour takes place 40 years after he built it and the fact it's still solid speaks well for his design. I eventually discovered "earthships" however and believe that I would use a combination of the two methods.
edit on 17-1-2017 by ThickAsABrick because: Found video link

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 06:08 AM
a reply to: SoulSurfer

This is fantastic, I've always played with the idea of having an underground hideaway.

Great Post sf

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 06:25 AM
Let's say there are several dirty bomb attacks or a nuclear blast. Doesn't that effect the ground water? How do you clean that up?

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 09:51 AM
a reply to: SoulSurfer

If I was going to build a sub surface dwelling, it would either be a geodesic design, or pyramidal in structure, and buried much deeper than this tube. The design would allow for a minimum head to ceiling distance in the living area, of two and a half feet on all but the bottom floor, which would be utility spaces, designed for the washing of clothes, the preparation and storage of food, and the toilet and bathing facilities. This floor would have lower headroom, since headroom is not much of a concern when about ones chores, but is a nice thing to have in ones primary living space.

posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 04:26 AM
a reply to: SoulSurfer

and underground would be safe from radiation etc.

How would you stop ionizing radiation entering...looked pretty simple corrugated metal to me

posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 04:29 AM
a reply to: ignorant_ape

Condensation sewerage separate special decontamination connection.....

posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 06:40 PM
a reply to: TrueBrit

two and a half feet on all but the bottom floor, which would be utility spaces, designed for the washing of clothes,

DO you always wash clothes bending uncomfortable would that be?

posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 07:04 PM

originally posted by: SoulSurfer
a reply to: Grimpachi

Some houses have their own personal sewage hole constructed with cement underground.

Something like this would work but deeper underground:

Edit: See post: mOjOm

Problem is for such a setup they would need to dig a lot deeper to instal those items. Unless there is a pump system sewage and drainage always flows with gravity. Pumps are expensive and need maintenance regularly.

posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 07:33 PM

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

Why does a survival shelter have a flat panel television?

I thought that a Pole would be better form or entertainment for the end of times, along with a mercedes,porcha, or lexus ofcourse .

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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 12:46 PM
It's funny that the one thing nobody remembers, when talking about a bomb shelter is.....

How to take out the trash.....

Seriously, do you realize how much trash we accumulate daily? Now confine that underground. Where do you put that empty can from the can of beans you just opened.

Of course, the ventilation, water, power, and sewage systems are going to be a high cost expense.

Personally, I've never seen anything end up cheaper than concrete block and poured concrete, for these.

As for air intakes, or solar collectors, etc., the trick there is to really run them far away from the entrance, and as hidden as possible. You would also want these to be redundant, so you could shut off one that was found or damaged.

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