posted on Dec, 28 2006 @ 04:08 PM
I purchased an old missile silo complex a few years ago just north of where I live. It is a remote spot that does not have a lot of vegetation around
so I can see what / who maybe coming for miles. Since the purchase, I have since stocked it up with food and medical supplies as well as many parts
for my vehicle (which will continue to work after an EMP). There is a lot of grain as well as other seeds so that when it was safe to come out, we can
start to farm.
The silo has already been harden (thanks to our tax dollars) by the military and the water supply is straight from the aquapher (However it is
spelled) We also have generators etc.
In the case of an attack or even a H5N1 virus outbreak, not only my family but four other close friends and their familes know how to get to the
shelter as well as how to enter it.
In the end we will have a community of about 50 people and the supplies etc that we have put togehter should be able to keep us going for about a 3
This is about as high of a number of people that I would even consider to bring into a shelter or even be around post disater since in many cases,
people today do not know how to survive without all the conforts of modern society and technology.
There is also the problem of panic / rioting and just plain old "Mad Max syndrom" to contend with. My family and I have watched the show Jerico and
we have all found it to be lacking in the realism department since everyone (for the most part) is sooperating with each other. Even small disaters
have shown that the "spirit of humanity" only will arise AFTER others have had their needs met.
Look at hurricane katrina for instance, the number of violent crimes commited by evacuees doubled and in some cases quadrupled the crime statistics
for the cities and states that they were moved to. Katrina has also demonstrated to the world just how corrupt people are both in and out of the
goverment. the laest statistics is putting the profiteering costs of katrina as being in excess of 2 billion dollars. yes that includes the lced tv's
for the fema tents as well as the charges by many evacuees to various stripper clubs.
The number of people that we have assembled for our shelter is small enough to help prevent cabin fever, yet large enough to not only defend ourselves
(all are ex-military with war experience) but also we will have enough people to hae a thriving community only a few months after a disaster. Any more
would strain our resources and they would add to the chaos that most people will have to endure to survive.