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Bomb shelters you can buy now, from Popular Mechanics. http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/worst_case_scenarios/4325649.html
Here's a company based in Texas:
Home: http://www.bomb-shelter.net/index.html
They've got several offerings. The smallest can withstand a 10KT nuclear air blast and protect ten people for a really long time. Here's the basic model:
Drawing: http://www.bomb-shelter.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id &Itemidp
Full specs: http://www.bomb-shelter.net/e10_brochure_2009.pdf
Some features: Air blower life ............................................................ 60,000 hours (continuous 2,500 days) Air blower type .......................................................... 8-in dia. Reverse curve centrifugal 12-V, 7.5 watt Air blower volume ..................................................... 40cfm @ 1 in S.P. Air filter ...................................................................... HEPA 99.99% @ .3 u Antenna Fittings ......................................................... 1.5 in and 1 inch NPTF accessible internally Assembly time ............................................................ 1 man-hour Backfill material required .......................................... gravel or - in. crushed stone (160 yards) Batteries..................................................................... 18-130 amp hour deep cycle marine Capacity-adults ........................................................... 10 Connector port to other shelters ................................. 36-inch diameter with cap Duration-blower + light 24hr/day - 6 adults .............. 30 days Emergency escape ..................................................... hydraulic cylinder 14,000 lb force@2000 psi Entranceway diameter ................................................ 48inch Excavated hole size .................................................... 14 ft. x 30 ft. x 19 ft. deep (296+ yds) Fire resistance............................................................. ASTM E-119 1 hr @ 1700 F. mechanical Floor .......................................................................... Fiberglass fixed Floor material ............................................................. molded structural fiberglass Floor space ................................................................. 152 ft Hatch cover ................................................................ 48 x 64 in. Hatch dome -angle of incidence ................................ 30 degrees Hatch dome material .................................................. Combat Composite Hatch exterior lock .....................................................remote transmitter Hatch interior latch ..................................................... remote transmitter Hatch manhole .......................................................... 28 x 40 inch Hatch pressure resistance ........................................... 40 psi positive, 5 psi negative Head room .................................................................. 7'-4" to 9'-4" Hull material............................................................... structural fiberglass HEPA Filter ................................................................ 60 cfm, 99.99% @ 0.3u Hydrostatic pressure (buoyancy) ................................ 107,550 lbs Implosion type ............................................................ non-catastrophic Installation time .......................................................... 2 days Interior color............................................................... white, flame spread of 25-50 Type II, ASTM E84 Lighting ...................................................................... 6 element white LED (2) 12 volt Max .wind .................................................................. 150 -350 mph class 0-IV Overpressure - allowable ........................................... 40 psi with no earth-arching effect Protection Factor Gamma .......................................... 131,072 @ 93.5 inches of earth Protection Factor Neutron .......................................... 1,048,576 @ 94 inches of earth
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Do you really want to survive a nuclear blast? You have to come out some time, and life will be pretty challenging.
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might be a low yield or terrorist dirty bomb. very survivable and livable afterward with some advance prep work
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They did survive in Japan. Admittedly a bit smaller yield than modern bombs.
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Eric in North TX wrote:

Perhaps the BeeHO bomb. When everything falls apart, you'll have to fight off the Gimmees who'll see you have stuff and attack you to get it cuz U be rich an doan dezerv nutten.
It's amazing about the number of people who are buying bomb shelters now because they fear the consequences of the actions of the current administration. Heck, I just try to stay under the radar and not attract their attention.
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Perhaps this is time to get active, and head off the worst of it? What's that quote? The only thing needed for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.
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The Daring Dufas wrote:

By posting on a newsgroup the equivalent of "Catch me if you can"?
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HeyBub wrote:

For what? Expressing an opinion? GEEZ! We haven't gone completely Commie yet, have we?
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wrote:

I'm not too afraid of the gimmees, lots of ammo & shooters. But to want to survive a nuclear blast, is beyond my desire. We grow much of our own food now, but to have to purify water and try to make fuel seems a bit more struggle than being blown to bits. Death is inevitable anyhow, I'm not in a rush, but not trying to live forever either.
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wrote:

It would be a safe place to operate a Still
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ransley wrote:

You could make your own fuel if you could resist the urge to drink it. *snicker*
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On Sun, 26 Jul 2009 07:22:09 -0700 (PDT), Eric in North TX

Boss: " Write a Contingency Plan, for an imminent nuclear attack ."
Me: "Where do we put 1200 prisoners?"
" I can just say, bend over and kiss your ass goodbye!" "Should be a short instruction".
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