posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:20 PM
i think in the event that you need such a shelter this would be useless as described. You cannot take in ventilation without a lot of prep for
filtration and treatment. You don't have a containment/isolation system for entry and exit so you are not going out side to top off. As funny as this
sounds "Blast From the Past", would give you a rough (hollywood) idea of what you're after. Full self sufficiency for at the very least two weeks
for short half life things or 24,000 years for plutonium. I posted on another thread about this but a good safe bet is a university built and designed
after mid to late 1950's would likely have a fallout shelter. It will likely be reconfigured as storage but they have them. If you really think you
need to be in one I'm sure there are plenty of people with old missile silos who would take you in for a price. Best to find your place now and make
preparations so that you can drop everything and just go.
I don't think most of the people (especially in America) have any idea what a just-in-time economy means. I was living in Houston when Katrina
happened and volunteered for the cleanup with a group at school. I did the same for Rita and Ike. It was hard enough to get there because fuel
stations on average get a refill twice a day. They ran out of fuel days before the hurricane. We're seeing that now with the Iodine rush. The problem
is that all of you selfish people buying it up are physically taking it out of the hands of those who will need it most. If radiation made it to the
Americas or Europe it won't be Iodine that kills you. Even the worst case spread of this in speed and range would be scatterings of Iodine 131 which
will have negligible effects (hardly enough to notice at all). With levels this low you could munch a handful of salt and be fine.
If you are worried about all the other possible materials: C's, P's, T's, U's, and other various constituents will just kill you. I can't sugar
coat this, these are not known as the most deadly materials on earth for no reason. My advice is don't worry about it and do what I did while
deployed. Take one round out of your side arm, write "Plan B" in permanent marker, put it in your pocket, and just go on living.
*It was actually a grenade but I carry the bullet now that I'm a student.*