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With December 21 - or 'the end of the world' as it is being referred to in some camps - fast approaching, Doomsday 'preppers' are putting the final touches to bunkers where they will ride out the Apocalypse.
In the Adirondack Mountains, just a few hours drive from New York City, is a former Cold War missile base with its own runway set on 19 acres of land. If you are taking your Doomsday planning seriously it can be all yours for the asking price of $1.76million.
The 185-foot-deep silo was abandoned after the end of the Cuban missile crisis, as were 12 such models built in the region. Discovered by pilot Bill Francisco and his cousin in the early 90s, the subterranean silo was transformed over a number of years into a livable space, complete with a simulated daylight system and marble bathroom. After completing the underground renovation, the duo built a 3-bedroom home and airplane runway over the silo’s entrance.
Originally posted by pheonix358
Originally posted by ArbiterOfTheiPhones
reply to post by newcovenant
Now we know where to hide on the 21st! Anyways, I found a list which could be useful. It contains all of the nuclear bunkers during the cold war period:
Few of these sites are open to the public. Attempting to gain unauthorised access is trespass. Often it is very dangerous too: on more than one occasion people have died in the process. If you attempt to enter a defence related site, even an apparently unused one, you should expect an unpleasant encounter with military police.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I have a stupid question. It's my specialty after all.
If you're down in a deep sea redoubt or even a shallow water hidey hole like is pictured.....just how much over pressure are those designed to take exactly? I mean, these are all being built with the idea of cataclysmic forces briefly coming to rules across the surface of the planet, making topside life a very unlikely thing to see work out, at least for a time right? Whether they are correct is secondary. They think so....but it seems it's missing a big consideration?
Well... Cataclysmic change might very well bring fluctuation in things like pressure, right? Water doesn't compress, so if air pressure rises for whatever unforeseen forces everyone is spending obscene amounts to protect against.....what happens to the facilities beneath that incompressible water when it also briefly transmits pressure variations? That'll be a hell of a way to test the Lowest Bidder approach to construction, eh?
Look out for that craaaaaaaac...splash! Err.. nvm.