right, but if I lived somewhere where I felt I needed a bunker, I'd try
to make it somewhat habitable.
Actually, what I would probably do is build the bunker right behind the
house under a patio so it could be accessed from a door through the
basement wall... then when not in use as a bunker it could be an office,
workroom, emergency bedroom, whatever. that way it gets cleaned
regularly, doesn't get musty, etc.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
In tornado alley we don't typically have basements (no frost line, high
water table). In my case, I've got enough of a hill that I can bury a
container behind the house and do a perimeter drain at the base with a
drain sloped to come out down by my pond. Common around here are pre-fab
mostly buried concrete bunkers, but they're small and I want a
comfortable one I can proactively retreat to. The excuse to rent a big
excavator is a plus too.
And with the addition of a bullet proof door and a phone line, you've got
what is more likely to be needed, "a safe room" to guard against a home
invasion. Easier to get to in a hurry than a room buried in the back yard.
There was a home invasion up in Oklahoma late last year. The invader
burst in with the dreaded "AK47" (AKM or SKS really) assault rifle...
and was shot and killed by the occupants of the home. It of course
didn't make the national media since it doesn't support the agenda of
most of the media.
Heh! If you follow the national news (as is done on the tx.guns newsgroup or
in NRA publications), you'll see at least one episode a week of the exact
same thing that happened in Oklahoma.
Here's a defensive gun use from Tuesday:
Here's a home invasion from yesterday where the perp was shot
Here's another from the week before:
Home invaders are shot with some regularity by the residents. Sadly, there
are many more successful "kick and rob" events than there are those that are
foiled by gunfire. This ratio may change as more and more folks embrace
firearms. Remember the adage:
"When seconds count, the police are only minutes away!"
And my personal motto: "If you don't know what it is, kill it." (which works
equally well for both weeds in the yard and strangers in my bedroom)
I didn't read all 53 replies, so I hope I'm not repeating anything.
For the first poster, don't forget air holes so you don't suffocate.
Then again, that would defeat the waterproof aspect for which you ask.
For all posters, don't forget to tell others ahead of time what you
have so they know to look for you when you can't get out after the
storm because of the car that was blown onto your shelter door.
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