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under ground bunkers

I've been seeing alot of folks talking about the underground survival bunkers and it's started me to thinking are there handicap accessable bunkers or would thie be something i would have to design on my own? I've been kicking around the idea of building one of these things for a while now. I have plenty of land to do it on so that if tshtf my family and I would have a place to go but i've been looking at the designs of alot of the one's people are looking at getting and they dont seem to be workable for someone in my situation. Is there anyone out there that has the knowledge to help me out on this? any help would be greatly apreciated. Just to give you some idea of what I would need it would have to be something I could get around in with a wheelchair so hallways or entrances would need to be about 36-38 inches wide and it would need to have space enough to fit 4 people myself included thanks.
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Re: under ground bunkers


Here's a good place to start:


The guy that runs this site has compiled tons of info about radiation shielding, shelters, etc. and also sells nuclear war/accident survival stuff like Potassium Iodide, radiation meters, etc. He's extremely legit and very well-known in his field - i.e., When the gov't needs KI, they usually call him first.

His name is Shane Connor and he's a good guy to deal with. If you decide to contact him tell him Brutus from TimeBomb 2000 sent you.


I have much the same ideas as you on building a shelter from a shipping container. To put it underground it needs heavy duty waterproofing and shoring on the inside to support the weight of the covering dirt. My idea is tar mastic and French drains for the outside and timber for the inside - like 4x4 posts and 4x6 headers about every 2-4 feet of the length of the container.

Large diameter culverts in relatively long lengths have gotten enormously expensive over the last ten years or so. Old shipping containers are pretty cheap and for the price difference up front, you could afford to cash flow a lot of improvements to a container to make it suitable.

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