Ideas for low budget DIY fallout bunkers

A precast concrete bunker is about 20k, not including installation and shipping costs. Can PrepHole do me better?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A basement with an air filter and dirt thrown over the windows will get you past the danger window to leave. Which is what fallout shelters are for.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do not try to begin to describe the types of radiation here, trust me. That being said, any concrete structure with a dirt surrounding and 3 weeks (an extra or 2 doesn't hurt) of supplies is enough time for fallout to settle and become tolerable. Assuming it's not a nuclear target of course...

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What the frick do they have a can of pizza sauce for?
    Maybe there is an Italian porno oven through the side-hatch.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There already is a thread about this, insufferable butthole

      Clearly a staged photo, look at the ceiling. It's not a real bunker so you can't expect the shelves to be stocked sensibly.

      Bury a shipping container

      No. They collapse unless you spend considerable effort reinforcing it. At which point more conventional construction methods are better, safer and more durable.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Someone should invent canned water

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wtf are those planks above the wall
      why are there wooden shelves but metal bed

      I strongly suspect it's a show room demo. It doesn't have a ceiling.

      It's the Fallout Shelter exhibit at the Nixon Library you uncultured un-American Euro-centric pig frickers, every American male over the age of 16 should recognize it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        GAY

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bury a shipping container

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      shipping containers have almost zero loadbearing abilitiy anywhere except the four corners. you'd need rebar and concrete supports and at that point the container served only as really fricking expensive formwork for a concrete bunker

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh look a coffin with food

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just imagine being stuck in a box, screaming kids, b***hy wife everyone stinking shitting in a bucket fighting over 3 raisins. If you survived that hell only to surface to be killed by starving lunatics or the government. No thanks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >screaming kids, b***hy wife
      Soounds like that is entirely on you bud

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    wtf are those planks above the wall
    why are there wooden shelves but metal bed

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I strongly suspect it's a show room demo. It doesn't have a ceiling.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fallout shelters were rarely BLAST shelters. The objective of a fallout shelter was to avoid ingesting fallout and reducing radiation exposure until the fast-fade radiation had faded. Remember the designs were tested in the era of atmospheric nuclear testing so not speculative. That's why schools and other reasonably robust structures were used as fallout shelters and suitably supplied.

      Fire shelters like Anderson shelters used in WWII Britain are also not blast shelters but provided some protection.

      The planks simulate typical floor joists as the shelter would have been in a basement, hence their spacing.
      The metal bed frames were the most common of the period such that they're still common at yard sales. Their frames are popular for DIY welding projects but most are rerolled railroad rail so they SUCK to drill and should not be used for heavy structure. The stuff on the shelves is accurate (I was alive then so not speculating.

      The shelf lumber is noteworthy as wood was cheap so making it stronger than minimum was typical. Modern shelves are normally prefabbed and wood is bulky so shipping knocked down metal shelving makes more sense.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Smoke detector on table….not accurate GAY

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Easier for viewers to examine than hanging it on a joist though. Are you going to snivel about lack of radiation too (if in fact it's a smoke detector but those were invented 1965 so would not have been typical in a shelter)?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Are you…..for the lack ofva better term….GAY

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know the first thing about masonry or concrete, but I'd dig out a spot in a hillside, build the bunker in there with cinderblocks and rebar, then bury it under some of the excavated dirt to hide it into the hillside as well as direct a blast wave over it.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ghey

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    WWII "elephant shelters" are a classic design you could simulate for your hugbox or even build IRL: https://www.trumanlibrary.gov/photograph-records/2007-894

    Ukraine style steel prefab bunkers are quite like the WWI classics including stove vent, except the modern ones also have intakes so the stove draft provides air exchange.

    https://dims.apnews.com/dims4/default/2d1c2e3/2147483647/strip/true/crop/3000x2000+0+0/resize/1440x960!/format/webp/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstorage.googleapis.com%2Fafs-prod%2Fmedia%2Fa6ded53861d9466e89ea4cca81b9b342%2F3000.jpeg

    Ukraine also uses plastic culvert for some prefabs which makes sense with either earth or poured concrete covering. Terramil make these which are easy to copy. Note the module option. Spam filter means no linky.

    All PrepHoles autspergie bunker dreams are practical if you own land and have the money. If neither then unfrick yourself because you have worse problems than where to hide and eat tendies. A section of plastic culvert around a wooden bunk bed with a tarp over each end will look the same as it would beneath the earth. You really CAN live in a pod while having manly combat dreams, but you won't have the real deal without the smell.

    You can simulate the lovely pong of war with a turd in a pot of diesel and urine. Warm with a blow dryer for sandbox nostalgia.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yeah, but it would take longer and may require beaners to be on your property

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gibs CD Geiger counter plz.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how do you use the bathroom if theres nuclear fallout or have the possibility of exposing yourself to hostile people if you went out to take a leak lol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this is clearly piss jug territory...youd be saving your urine at that point

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