posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 02:43 PM
Interesting concept for sure, but the idea for a SHTF hideout is at best a temporary location until you can get to a more permanent one.
You mentioned that in a flash flood the shelter would be a safe place, but this would not necessarily be so. The water would soften the ground in
which the roots hold the tree in place, and the extra weight would help in uprooting the tree causing the shelter to come crashing to the ground, or
in the flood waters, depending how wide and deep the waters are.
I don’t think there is any 100 % natural disaster safe man made shelter, others may disagree, but this is what I have seen thus far. You can build a
fire resistant shelter, but that same shelter might not withstand a hurricane or a tornado, or even a flood, and even some fires may still rage the
place, same goes for every mad made natural disaster resistant shelter. They can never be 100 % safe from all disasters.
Even natural shelters have their flaws, even a cave can be flooded, and depending on what you take in with you can have fires burn them out.
The best you can do in a SHTF scenario is make it to a new location that is as far off the grid as possible and don’t worry whether or not it is
natural disaster resistant.