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Survival Shelters • DIY Underground Shelter – With parts

September 11, 2017 Whisper 0

Hey all

Somewhere around here, I posted the idea of making an underground shelter using dry stacked concrete blocks. Well, I found a place that’s current that sells a roof system as well as all the parts, like air filtration, doors and all the rest. It’s very possible to make a DIY safe bomb shelter for your family without breaking the bank. Your just going to have to work your butt off to do it LOL

I plan to :) I miss my PA house that came with one.

https://www.americansaferoom.com/bomb-shelter/

I have nothing to do with this site at all. :gunsmile:

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:19 pm


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Tennessee Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Moving to Tennessee???

August 22, 2017 Whisper 0

MsMossRose… Contact onegreenguy! I spoke with him this past weekend. He’s very knowledgeable and I trust him a lot. I was once a Realtor many moons ago and he past all my tests with flying colors. He’s a very knowledgeable Prepper as well. Make sure you talk to him about 15 1/2 acres as well. It will be worth it money wise with the cost of living. I missed that point in my research.

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:47 pm


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Tennessee Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Moving to Tennessee???

August 22, 2017 Whisper 0

MsMossRose… Contact onegreenguy! I spoke with him this past weekend. He’s very knowledgeable and I trust him a lot. I was once a Realtor many moons ago and he past all my tests with flying colors. He’s a very knowledgeable Prepper as well. Make sure you talk to him about 15 1/2 acres as well. It will be worth it money wise with the cost of living. I missed that point in my research.

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:47 pm


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Trapping • Re: Trapping racoons

August 22, 2017 Whisper 0

I had great success catching coons in my rabbit area with that have a heart and caned cat food. I was going after a Wiesel but kept getting coons

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:41 pm


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Trapping • Re: Trapping racoons

August 22, 2017 Whisper 0

I had great success catching coons in my rabbit area with that have a heart and caned cat food. I was going after a Wiesel but kept getting coons

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:41 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: weather and earthquake proof buildings

July 23, 2017 Whisper 0

The safest, earthquake proof home in an underground home made of concrete or concrete blocks. I’ve been in many and intend on building one. They are the most energy efficient home you can live in bar none. They are also the most well lighted home you can live in. I was in one in PA about 15 years or so ago while it was 10 degree’s out for over a week. The first thing I had to do was take off my coat because it was so warm. He lit a fire about 5 days earlier.

The were several that I was in during mid summers around 100 degrees. there was no air conditioning and it was very cool inside.
During the winter, the underground homes work on direct sunlight to heat the home which must face south. In the summer months, they work on indirect sunlight as a light source. The sun does not penetrate the home directly so it stays as cool as the ground around it.

The biggest part of this all is to keep the insulation on the outside only. These homes are very bright, dry and earthquake proof.

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:12 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: weather and earthquake proof buildings

July 23, 2017 Whisper 0

The safest, earthquake proof home in an underground home made of concrete or concrete blocks. I’ve been in many and intend on building one. They are the most energy efficient home you can live in bar none. They are also the most well lighted home you can live in. I was in one in PA about 15 years or so ago while it was 10 degree’s out for over a week. The first thing I had to do was take off my coat because it was so warm. He lit a fire about 5 days earlier.

The were several that I was in during mid summers around 100 degrees. there was no air conditioning and it was very cool inside.
During the winter, the underground homes work on direct sunlight to heat the home which must face south. In the summer months, they work on indirect sunlight as a light source. The sun does not penetrate the home directly so it stays as cool as the ground around it.

The biggest part of this all is to keep the insulation on the outside only. These homes are very bright, dry and earthquake proof.

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:12 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: weather and earthquake proof buildings

July 23, 2017 Whisper 0

The safest, earthquake proof home in an underground home made of concrete or concrete blocks. I’ve been in many and intend on building one. They are the most energy efficient home you can live in bar none. They are also the most well lighted home you can live in. I was in one in PA about 15 years or so ago while it was 10 degree’s out for over a week. The first thing I had to do was take off my coat because it was so warm. He lit a fire about 5 days earlier.

The were several that I was in during mid summers around 100 degrees. there was no air conditioning and it was very cool inside.
During the winter, the underground homes work on direct sunlight to heat the home which must face south. In the summer months, they work on indirect sunlight as a light source. The sun does not penetrate the home directly so it stays as cool as the ground around it.

The biggest part of this all is to keep the insulation on the outside only. These homes are very bright, dry and earthquake proof.

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:12 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 23, 2017 Whisper 0

I didn’t read most of these posts, but perhaps this can help.

This is what I’m doing as soon as I get my new land. Look up cob construction. Its free to cheap. You will still need to get something like rubber for the roof and make a natural roof or metal off of craigslist. I am doing a cob house until I build my underground house. There are ways to do both cheaply.

But in looking at cob construction, (I am about to insult people) don’t go crazy over the dumb people who think you need to make cob like they did for the past thousands of years. We are a modern society, so do it a modern way. I plan to use cement mixers (approx $250) and rent a backhoe or some other piece of equipment. I already have most of the wood free off of craigslist. so I plan to build this whole thing for a few thousand smackers :gunsmile: . It has a much better insulation value then stick built and its healthier to live in. Also, I will stop bullets or at least slow them down depending on the cal.

Oh and you will need some lyme to mix for the outer coating which will water proof and bug proof the house. From what I have read, Cob will harden like concrete. There are free and pay for class’s on the web or ones that you can goto participate. Also from what I read, after the first 5-10 minutes, most are ready to build their own. Hope this helps. :):thumbsup:

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:02 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 23, 2017 Whisper 0

I didn’t read most of these posts, but perhaps this can help.

This is what I’m doing as soon as I get my new land. Look up cob construction. Its free to cheap. You will still need to get something like rubber for the roof and make a natural roof or metal off of craigslist. I am doing a cob house until I build my underground house. There are ways to do both cheaply.

But in looking at cob construction, (I am about to insult people) don’t go crazy over the dumb people who think you need to make cob like they did for the past thousands of years. We are a modern society, so do it a modern way. I plan to use cement mixers (approx $250) and rent a backhoe or some other piece of equipment. I already have most of the wood free off of craigslist. so I plan to build this whole thing for a few thousand smackers :gunsmile: . It has a much better insulation value then stick built and its healthier to live in. Also, I will stop bullets or at least slow them down depending on the cal.

Oh and you will need some lyme to mix for the outer coating which will water proof and bug proof the house. From what I have read, Cob will harden like concrete. There are free and pay for class’s on the web or ones that you can goto participate. Also from what I read, after the first 5-10 minutes, most are ready to build their own. Hope this helps. :):thumbsup:

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:02 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 23, 2017 Whisper 0

I didn’t read most of these posts, but perhaps this can help.

This is what I’m doing as soon as I get my new land. Look up cob construction. Its free to cheap. You will still need to get something like rubber for the roof and make a natural roof or metal off of craigslist. I am doing a cob house until I build my underground house. There are ways to do both cheaply.

But in looking at cob construction, (I am about to insult people) don’t go crazy over the dumb people who think you need to make cob like they did for the past thousands of years. We are a modern society, so do it a modern way. I plan to use cement mixers (approx $250) and rent a backhoe or some other piece of equipment. I already have most of the wood free off of craigslist. so I plan to build this whole thing for a few thousand smackers :gunsmile: . It has a much better insulation value then stick built and its healthier to live in. Also, I will stop bullets or at least slow them down depending on the cal.

Oh and you will need some lyme to mix for the outer coating which will water proof and bug proof the house. From what I have read, Cob will harden like concrete. There are free and pay for class’s on the web or ones that you can goto participate. Also from what I read, after the first 5-10 minutes, most are ready to build their own. Hope this helps. :):thumbsup:

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:02 pm


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Tennessee Discussion, News and Weather • Moving to Tennessee???

July 19, 2017 Whisper 0

Hey my fellow Preppers :)

I am strongly considering moving to Tennessee next year and will start looking this fall. I will either move west of where I am in NC to the mountains or more then likely, to Tennessee.

I do have a question for you all living there. I will probably move somewhere on the eastern side. I have read that there are close to 10,000 caves in Tennessee :) Always wanted one. Are they common when looking for land? I saw only a couple while I was looking on the web in the last 6 months, but non recently. Do people not advertise them? What I am looking for is a cave to double as a shelter.

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:48 pm


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Tennessee Discussion, News and Weather • Moving to Tennessee???

July 19, 2017 Whisper 0

Hey my fellow Preppers :)

I am strongly considering moving to Tennessee next year and will start looking this fall. I will either move west of where I am in NC to the mountains or more then likely, to Tennessee.

I do have a question for you all living there. I will probably move somewhere on the eastern side. I have read that there are close to 10,000 caves in Tennessee :) Always wanted one. Are they common when looking for land? I saw only a couple while I was looking on the web in the last 6 months, but non recently. Do people not advertise them? What I am looking for is a cave to double as a shelter.

Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:48 pm