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Do you have or want a bunker

  • I have a home made bunker

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  • I have a high end bunker with all the goodies

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  • I want a bunker, I'll build it myself..someday

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  • I plan to invest in a high end bunker

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  • I want one, but its not likely for me.

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  • I don't want one, they are not practical.

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Do you have or want or plan to get a bunker?

Where a bunker is defined as some sort of below ground structure designed for stores or to ride out some event.
 

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It would be nice, but I doubt it will happen anytime soon unless something really drives me to it.



Ya never know.
 

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I'd love to have a substantial cellar for storage and storms of the tornado variety
 

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Nope no bunkers here. The new house we are building will have a root cellar, but no bunker. Bunkers are for those "crazy" people that expect the end of the world. Our root cellar is going to just be a nice little concrete structure underground (too keep things cool of course). And we will fill the root cellar with jams, preserves and light happy thoughts. Nope, no bunker for me... :)
 

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I don't want to restrict my freedom of movement.
 
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Park my bikes in it until it is needed for other uses.
 

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I want one just to get the hell away from my family once in a while, have some peace and quiet. The ultimate man cave. Guns, books, a bed and a big screen. :grin:
Fixed it for me. It would be nice and quiet!
 

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Classic Bunker not practical

There was a terrible series called Apocolyse 101, where a firm out of Colorado helped others prep. Frankly the show bored me. But there was one eye opening episode where a mother and kids wanted a fallout shelter. The firm wanted to demonstrate to her that they were not practical and they put the whole family in a converted cargo container. There they sat, nothing to do but stare at the walls for 4 hours. To me it underscored that a typically bunker like you see on Doomsday Bunker, is just not going to work. Imagine being in such a space for weeks or months. If you have a bunker, one that is meant to protect you for an extended period of time, then its got to be liveable...like a home away from home under ground. With all the amenities and entertainment to make such an ordeal liveable. And that is going to be expensive.....unless you build your home from scratch with that in mind.
For example, think of a two story home, but with the lower floor below ground. Not a basement, but actual living space that you use as you would with any two story home. But when SHTF occurred, you could retreat comfortable to the lower living space and isolate the upper space. You would need at least 3 feet of dirt separating the spaces to provide a radiation barrier.
 

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Wouldn't be much worse than being at sea on a tin can, or a submarine. My idea of a bunker is just to 'weather' a temporary crisis. 99% of the time it wouldn't be more than a day. I don't know if I would want to survive a nuclear attack that is close enough to send me down for a week. When you come back up you'll have to deal with hell on earth.
 
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Agree with Split. The ideal for me would be as an additional below ground, secure space from the main living floors of a house. Temporary hideout or shelter and a super-sized safe for valuables. It would have to have a hidden escape tunnel. I would not want to stay in it more than a few days. The idea would be not to try to wait out a siege but delay any attackers long enough I could sneak out the tunnel and escape or counter-attack n
 

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I'd love to have a substantial cellar for storage and storms of the tornado variety
This is how I feel about it, I'll call it a cellar, and would be a great place to go in the event of an tornado. Mainly a great place to store food I already have a spot dug into the hillside and a concrete pad poured, Now all I need to do is get off my lazy butt and get it finished. When I think of bunker, I think of being trapped in a hole with the bad guys outside. Sounds alot like putting myself in my own tomb to me. I believe in never saying never, but I would prefer a little more wiggle room if push comes to shove.
 

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While we plan and prepare It may never come to a point we need to lock down and live under ground. We are prepared for what could happen not what will happen.
That in mind it makes sense that major projects we do have a current use and a use if S does not go that far. A reasonable bunker can be built for a lot less than some of these you see on the news. It can server as useable space and a safe place in case of storms. Think out side the box.
Right now we have one that is for the bikes nothing goes in there but the bikes It is my hide away , but in short order it can be converted.
Makes it a bit easier to swallow the the cost and the work it you get dual uses from it.
 

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For a natural disaster like a tornado or other such event and you live in an area that this occurs, I think you would be crazy not to have one. Especially if you live in a trailer, which it seems like a trailer park always, gets hit when there is a tornado. As for use during economic collapse or total social break down, I can see a very valid point in having one but when in history has it worked out well for a person? Saddam, Hitler, ect? I don’t like the idea of not being able to see my enemies approach, fight back, and be mobile. If you fall back into a bunker in a WSHTF situation, whom are you going to call to help? Panic rooms work, and I have one for the family because they can retreat to it and call the closest authorities and me from the safety of a barricaded room. In a bad situation, no one is coming and the bad people can dump something heavy on the door and leave you there.
 

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I'd love to have a bunker, but until I'm out of the military, and have a place of my own, with a good, decent paying job, it's not going to happen. So, probably not for a very, very long time.
 

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I believe it was Patton who said that "fixed fortifications are testimony to man's stupidity." History is very clear - sieges rarely end well for the persons who are on the inside. ;)
That depends on who is on the inside and who is on the outside.... If its the military at the end of my driveway with a tank i'm screwed.. If its 20 people trying to take food out of my families mouth they are screwed...
 
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