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Originally posted by gandhi
Wow very cool.
I would say your customized one. To buy factory standard and keep it that way can be dull and not grasping the potential a shelter can have. Don't be afraid to mess around and install a home made vent system with filters, nor don't be afraid to go the extra mile and experiment with natural lighting some how and so on.
Every movement you make in your shelter is energy. You can rig it up so while you move, mechanisms are in place for capturing and transferring that movement into energy. Such as those new speed bumps that generate electricity every time someone drives over it.
Go the extra mile!
Originally posted by wongy
are you serious? i like your idea but seriously is that how shallow your thinking of having your bunker.. at least a hundred foot deep... if find the deepest one you can get with easy large access incase it caves in
Originally posted by LargeFries
Seems like each model has its own merits. If this were my project, I'd want to know exactly how much money I can budget and then move forward.
The cargo trailer can be found economically unless you live in a rural area. Either way, one needs to factor in cost of having it transported to your location. But before I spent a cent I would want to figure out how to reinforce & finish the interior and its cost.
Heavy equipment could be bought, used and re-sold later but I would want to take along someone who knows what they are talking about so I didn't buy a used piece of junk. Maybe it would just be quicker & easier to hire out a local contractor.
It would be sweet if you had your shelter accessible from your basement. A large underground water storage tank may be sustained by rainfall depending on where you live.
Spring is just around the corner. Good time to go to a Camper / RV Show and take pictures of how things are arranged inside a house on wheels. Those manufacturers have been perfecting their vehicles for a long time so their lay-out should reflect optimal use for alloted space.
Actually, it would be easier in the end to put an old Winnebago in the ground and reinforce the outer sides and top. A high mileage RV with a blown trans or motor should be cheap enough but you wouldn't want to have it towed too far.
Originally posted by BnletB
Why sell your house? Can you not simply build the shelter near the house you are in and have a way to get there undetected? Also, a few hundred feet isn't going to be bomb-proof, I don't think, though it may keep you safe from zombies. IDK.
Other cool ideas: missile base property for sale.
6th one down, is pretty sweet if ya have a few million $ sitting around.
edit on 3-3-2011 by BnletB because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TheOneEyedProphet
Hi OP, I have been doing research as well,and some pointers I have been given:
1- secure a safe water location, find yourself a water well, tube it and dig, get a connection to the water first
2-far away from large urban centers, it has the possibility of getting reaaally nasty amongst millions of us in real angst and hungry
3-keep it to yourself , dont tell anyone, lest the time comes when all your hard work was in fact for someone with a gun and a map.
4-get a two way radio, so you can transmit and receive, if electromagnetism is really an issue communication will be a key factor in getting organized
5-educate yourself in as much practical knowhow as you can, get some army survival guides, learn to read the weather, making traps, reading patterns, first aid, and general medical knowledge, and get some books on local medicinal plants, our ancestors did it far better than us with less, their methods still work!
It wont matter if you have the best bunker ever, being prepared and being able to adapt in a wider range of scenarios will mean in the end surviving!
BTW, concrete all the way, think of it as artificial stone, stones have been around here for millions of years, good concrete will be around here far less, but still it can withstand quite a lot of banging!