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Demand for ‘panic rooms’ growing

This is a discussion on Demand for ‘panic rooms’ growing within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; I would not have a panic room.I would rather be able to take control of the situation than hide.we would take care of the threat ...

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    I would not have a panic room.I would rather be able to take control of the situation than hide.we would take care of the threat ourselves then call LEO.
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    Once I have children I think the idea of a panic would become more appealing. Having to deal with any type of dangerous situation would be easier knowing they were out of harm's way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlPrepMI View Post
    Once I have children I think the idea of a panic would become more appealing. Having to deal with any type of dangerous situation would be easier knowing they were out of harm's way.
    That's the main reason for my plans. My oldest son and I are not always home to defend the fortress. I would prefer that my wife run and hide with the young ones than to try and fight it out. Also, son #2 stays home alone for a couple hours very frequently. So this is good in case there is a break in while we are out and about.

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    I would like to have one for a storage and tornado shelter. I dont know about having one for hiding. I guess I can see the benefit of one, I just dont think I would use it for that purpose.
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    20k on a door, can't help but sit here and think about how quick you can go around that door with just 3 tools, even the home made versions a large two handed hammer an axe and a pry bar. Most walls will break apart given time and patience of the 'invader' no matter what their reason for coming after you. Would I want a Safe Room. Yes I would, that would be amazing. Particularly in a situation where I have to worry about the law not being able to be an effective deterrent. Such as in riots or where most of us should be prepping for, when SHTF. No power no electric... most of you don't have dumb neighbors. If they knew you were home or saw you come home and not leave for days. Eventually they will want to see what you have if nothing else. I found an interesting set of books on Amazon, the subject is what life would actually be like with the grid down. In my experiences, they were pretty lazy about how long it took people to start acting like raiders and worse.

    As I said, yes, I would love a safe room. Something nice and none dependent on electricity. Will it determine if I buy a house or not should the money be in my pocket. No, why not, cause when it comes down to it. You can build one, with knowledge comes power and with a wealth of resources you only need ingenuity. I mean, the Chinese were able to make wooden blast furnaces for smelting iron while the rest of the world was still in the Renaissance age. As I continue to say, with enough time and research you can learn to make a great many things with next to nothing. You need only the desire and resources to make it happen. In that order
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    Quote Originally Posted by MI.oldguy View Post
    I would not have a panic room.I would rather be able to take control of the situation than hide.we would take care of the threat ourselves then call LEO.
    I agree one hundred percent. I would rather spend the money on a Sally Port and box them in where I called all the shots.

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    The interesting thing is this... Millennials are the fastest growing sub section of our population. Second to them is third generation welfare families. And around those same statistics you find illegal aliens. All three groups prefer a more socialist "government can fix all" model of society. Millennials don't want to live in houses because yard-work and exterior maintenance is too much. They want communities, condos and apartments that handle that. They want free college and health care. So do the third generation welfare families and illegals.
    Let that sit for just a moment and base line it in your head. It is the coming norm.

    Now, since BHO became POTUS 7 years ago, panic rooms, bunkers, bug out cabins, guns, amateur radio operator (ham) licenses, and general interest in bush-craft has skyrocketed. People are building houses with tactical features like bullet resistant glass and kevlar wrapping as well as ornate security doors, sophisticated alarms, cameras and intercoms - all previously reserved for barons, tycoons, magistrates, and the Hollywood elite. There are gas powered generators, solar and even wind available for homes and you now have whole home battery systems.

    Part of this trend is undeniably that the demand has been there but the cost was prohibitive. But the increasing demand has brought these prices down and guess who's buying - it ain't millennials, teat-suckers, and illegals. It is Gen X and older crowd because we can see the world they are creating where there is no accountability and the government is there to solve problems and hand out participation trophies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTHorner View Post
    I agree one hundred percent. I would rather spend the money on a Sally Port and box them in where I called all the shots.

    C T.
    That's exactly right. They are on the X at that point.

    I've decided to build a tornado shelter with a Sally port entrance and an emergency exit.

    It'll be ground level poured concrete and steel. Dirt will be piled upon all 4 sides and sloped and planted with sod. The roof will be concrete and steel.

    On the roof of the shelter I'm going to build a garage. From the front it'll look like a garage on a hill with the entrance to the shelter in the rear facing 2-3 miles of trees and a couple miles of swamp.

    Thinking about setting up my own concrete plant on site to keep costs down and to guarantee quality.

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    I could see a storm shelter if you live in the land of tornadoes or hurricanes and I could also see making a safe room if you have children but as a rule I am against a siege mentality. Unless you have help on the way the defenders are fighting two opponents, the attackers and time because its only a matter of time before you run out of resources while the attackers can do all kinds of nasty things like try to burn you out or cut off your ventilation. I think the best solution is to have a place that's primary purpose is to shelter from weather related events such as a basement, cellar, or specialty made storm shelter and use it as a temporary shelter for those not involved in actively defending your home. As for me and mine, just like the under armor commercials "We Will Protect this House."

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    We now have a hidden room. It is small but secure. I will send my sister and nephews in there if trouble is brewing. I however, will stay out of the room and do what I need to do so I can protect them.
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