posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 04:31 PM
reply to post by 2Resistance
I'm surprised you haven't gotten any responses yet, so I will offer my 2 cents. There are far better military minds on here than me though!
The building will depend on a lot of factors. This is true even in a rural setting.
Elevation gives you a good vantage point, easily defensible position, with good range, but it also makes you vulnerable to air strikes and prevailing
winds in the case of radiation.
Basements or underground give you a highly defensible position and a lot of protection from weather, radiation, aerial searches, etc., but you are
vulnerable to floods, and it is a difficult position to mount an offensive from.
It's going to be necessary to make do with whatever is available. Each location has its pros and cons. You want to be aware of the entrances and
exits and be able to secure or restrict them as much as possible. You want to be near resources if possible. You want to be undetectable if
possible. You want to have several possible avenues of retreat.
In "The Day After Tomorrow," a movie which I did not like, but the library made a great stronghold! A lot of government buildings probably would
make good locations. The older Churches with basements and bell towers have some obvious qualities, but a new-age church is probably not secure at
If you live in a small apartment in a large building, you should probably plan on leaving that building, because the people around you will be
dangerous, and your apartment will be difficult to secure, and it won't have any good escapes!