posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 12:24 AM
Originally posted by denythestatusquo
Crazy idea? would you live underground like in those secret military bases?
Foundation already dug. Network of friends and family across the states, the same or better.
The mammals that lived through the last extinction event did so as well.
The cheap answer is in homemade geodesic scaffolding and rubble concrete, or local rock if available. A crew of 6 men can have 250 sqft under a
rubble concrete dome in less than a week with hot mortar and machinery to dig. It goes up just like an igloo. Put an ad in your local paper for
"free rubble concrete drop off" if you have no rock... you'll have 4 - 30 yard containers by the end of the month. In the end, no cost beyond the
labor and the borrowed back hoe. Salvaged petro station tanks are also used by some... though I'm not that desperate. Cadre Geo offers trial design
software for basic geodesics. Keep the rock shell at least 10-15% as thick as the diameter of the dome it covers; 50 - 75 cm thick for 5 meter
diameter dome... thicker at the base like any rock wall.
you can make man made caverns profitable until needed
as rental space to a vineyard, cheese maker, tourist, etc.
3 foot of earth on top is magic. Radiation proof blanket and its always 58 F. It only takes a little fire to maintain temperature. Plus the extra
dirt over arched shapes makes the shell stronger.
As for the belief that you would become depressed without the light of day... I choose to bury myself alive, so that my children may live to see the
light of day. Such belief brings its own light. Besides... until the day that SHTF... I'll have south facing portholes and a door to the outside
Aside from my PC, which I use to gather resources and supplies, my lifestyle is already essentially off grid and in a tent. Before long I'll be
retreating to my cave. I won't be bringing an internet connection along with me... so soon enough it will be goodbye to ATS. I'll miss you guys.
My worldview does not hold much promise for surface dwellers.
There is no cost when there is willpower.
Hope to see you on the other side.