Video – History Channel – Bunkers

Someday, man…. someday, i’m going to buy a chunk of nowhere, bushwhack in there with a four-wheeler pulling a small cement mixer, shuttle in a some lumber and a whole lotta bags of concrete, and build my happy little hideyhole. I just hope its sooner rather than later, before Im too old.

10 thoughts on “Video – History Channel – Bunkers

  1. Hate to say it, but you’ll need alot more than that. . . HVAC, structural and electrical engineering, plumbing, carpentry (real carpentry, not just fixing stuff around the house), and several people with strong backs to help. . . And then of course, you’ll have to kill them all. . . Not easy.

  2. Insulated concrete form homes. Flat wall/solid core, none of that waffle stuff. Lots to love for the survivalist. They’re nearly airtight, bulletproof up to .50 cal AP, earthquake / tornado / fire resistant, R-40 or better insulation, and SUV proof ( Anything else you ask? Rodent proof, unless mice get in through the door or an open window. Easy to anchor door frames into the walls for added intrusion resistance. Sound dampening, they’re often used for homes near airports for this reason. Easy to add an air filtration system and overpressurize them for allergy suffers (or chem/bio attacks). Inconspicuous, once the exterior siding is on there’s no externally visible indications that the home is ICF. Well known home construction style, getting a construction loan isn’t a problem. 8″ concrete provides a radiation protection factor (PF) of about 16 above ground, and much better protection for a basement bomb shelter under a ICF home than a stick or brick one. Cheaper homeowners insurance, because “Construction: Masonry”. Very energy efficient, great for offgrid and passive solar homes. Not a salesman for them just a very happy owner.

  3. It takes a lot of time to build that thing. And a lot of money too, concrete is expensive if you are trying to build thick walls, and not to mention steel reinforcement. Then there are infrastructural issues like electricity.

    I suggest you to talk with a civil engineer or an architect which specializes in bunkers because there are millions of things you will have to think about before deciding to build it. I am not saying that it is impossible, it is just difficult but it is worth it in the end.

  4. If you want to live in a hole in the ground, think about buying an old mine….one that’s supposedly played out.

    You’ve already got the hole in the ground, you can build whatever you want in it. they usually have some source of water (especially in Montana, not so much in the Mojave), and you have a legitimate reason to buy explosives!

    What else would you need?

    • Oxygen, CLEAN oxygen. Caves that do not have airflow through at least two entrances have problems. Humidity control as well is pretty bad.

  5. IIRC, the zoomies say “civil engineers build targets.” Seems like the trick would be to build something that doesn’t become an obvious one. Tough to do, and bunkers by definition eliminate mobility.

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