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Underground shelters
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Sammie    Posted 03-26-2002 at 21:15:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
People have underground shelters for a variety of reasons. How are they built? How do you keep them dry? What is your for?

If you don't have one and there is a storm, where do you go? Here we have more trouble with flooding than anything else but live near a nuclear facility as well. I've thought about a root cellar/safety shelter but our water table is at about 7 feet.

Any thoughts to contribute? No, I'm not paranoid!!! lol


Salmoneye    Posted 03-27-2002 at 04:03:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Buy a 5000 gallon concrete septic tank and put it in the ground.
Access is through a 2'x2' hole in the middle of the top with a ladder.
The interior is about 19 cubic meters of space.

Plenty of room for a root celler and secure enough for short term storm shelter. No tornado I have ever heard of will suck that bunker out of the ground. These tanks are thick and watertight too.

In the event of a nuclear misshap...I would leave in the up wind direction as quickly as possible...

Just a thought...



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