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    Posted 11 years ago

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    What kind of fallout shelter do you want to build. Many designs to choose from. Pick the one best suited for you and your family. Complete materials list with right down to how much sand, cement and concrete blocks you will need to purchase. I have other manuals that will tell you when to climb in and what you will need to have "stocked up". Also if you're covered with radiation, how you can best get it the hell OFF!

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    1. bosco turdlicker, 11 years ago
      Those instructions are faulty, DO NOT TRUST THEM! I used similer directions and they failed me miserabely. Now I glow so brightly I can no longer get a good nights sleep due to the constant daylight.
    2. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 11 years ago
      Sounds like radiation overload to me bosco. Please stay on your side of I have enough issues to deal with already. wait... I think I can see you from here. And now, to top everything else off, I find this out about the site plans... after all the money I spent on building the "deluxe model". I guess you just can't believe "anything" the govt prints. I should have known better, but, oh well...
      P.S. But getting down to a serious note, Thanks for the comment bosco. really. It was a "hoot"! Really...
    3. JDimmock, 11 years ago
      You know at least on sap built one of these to the T
    4. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 11 years ago
      As a matter of fact when I was little, as in 4 or 5 or maybe a little older, (I was born in '54) I can remember several "bomb shelters", that friends of the family had built. I think I remember 5 or 6 and most were really small. Several were inside basements, and one I remember, was one a guy and his wife built. It was a 25' X 25' "monster bunker" in a corner of their basement. This guy was always building something and always went the extra mile when he did a remodel or a room addition. I remember his name was "Hoss" and he was an air traffic controller with my dad. I'll say one thing, he sure did build a "hoss". Or actually a house. A "concrete block house within a house". The thing was actually pretty sweet. I saw it numerous times while it was under construction and the main thing I remember while he was building it was all of what I now know to be re-bar steel. This guy had steel sticking out in all kinds of different directions and he also had "busted the side out of a section of his basement (this struck me as very odd that someone would tear part of their house down) and had this ramp built so he could get the concrete down into this place. But I just remember going over there with my parents and little sister a bunch of times and the guy was always working on it just about every time we came over.And I went inside it once it was finished and took the "grand tour". He had done it right in every respect. It had a concrete ceiling and block walls. Generators, separate well, kitchen and a bath with a toilet and a shower but no sink. I thought that was really strange at the time with no sink in the bathroom. I can still see my "super anti germ mom leave the bathroom and walk over to the kitchen sink to wash her hands. Not that I ever washed my hands, after going, at that age anyway. But it's just funny how one remembers certain things about back in the day. But this guy and his wife never got to use the damn thing except for once that I know of. Our family and he and his wife rode out a strong category 3 hurricane in it which was kinda cool. I'm unsure how he had it set up but I remember we all took showers and were able to watch TV and eat while the whole city was without power for over a week. He had couches and chairs and a big bed and a set of bunk beds, a table that like only three could sit around to eat but I just remember what an adventure it was staying there every night for close to a week. I think he sold his house along with the shelter inside not too long after that as I don't remember going over there again. That was hurricane Dora in I think, 1963 or 64 when we got to stay there. But I remember a couple other people that my parents knew that had built one but they were much smaller than this big custom one. 28 foot X 28 foot was a pretty big room. It looked huge to me being I was so young, and for him to have had all the comforts of home too, is I guess why I remember it so well. Our family never built one. Probably because of the money. But during that time, nuclear war was on everyone's mind (the adults minds). In school we even had drills kinda like a fire drill but it was an "attack" drill instead. I just remember it was fun getting to climb under our desks. Never knew back then just how serious an attack would have been. When you're a punk kid you don't think about things like that or if you do, it wasn't a big deal. I've been in construction for about 28 years and I have only come across one home that had one (a shelter) and it too was small. Like 15 feet square and was in the middle of the peoples back yard. And that's been over 15-20 years ago that I saw that one. Today, knowing construction the way I do, I'm positive this guy did this thing "overkill" in every respect. It was one cool bomb shelter. Anyway enough rambling, thanks JDimmock for taking a look and commenting.
    5. JDimmock, 11 years ago
      Finding one in a house today would be awesome if you stocked it with period things: amenities, boxes/cans of food, etc... a retro den.
      28 x 28 is an insane sized fallout shelter. I suppose it seems extravagant until you're stuck in it for the 40+ years it would take for the world to be safe again.
      I think all of those wartime manuals you have are very cool and would go great inside of a glasstop coffee table with a shelf below the tabletop or something of the like to protect them.
    6. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 11 years ago
      The big one was larger than my 1st apartment and "decked out" ten times nicer. Like I said, the guy knew what he was doing and did it up right. The coffee table idea is cool too. Need one of those "furry" soviet hats and a red "hammer & sickle" small flag. Maybe some AK bullets and a couple of titanium "missile launch keys" along with a couple empty vodka bottles. It would be quite the conversation piece. Take care...
    7. JDimmock, 11 years ago
      I would love to see that if you make it!
    8. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 11 years ago
      If that happens, I'll be sure to post it...

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