While not a house in reality, I want to build a root cellar/shelter in my yard next to my garage and am also looking for info this.I need some fresh tip's and donot's on this from someone who has done it recently. With most of the book's i have looked at the principal is the same, but new a lot of stuff coming up to use. Thank,s This most likely will start by or before fall.
Here is my project... http://www.preparedsociety.com/forum/f38/continuing-shelter-2120/I need some fresh tip's and donot's on this from someone who has done it recently. With most of the book's i have looked at the principal is the same, but new a lot of stuff coming up to use. Thank,s This most likely will start by or before fall.
I spoke of a shelter... this thread is labled "shelter".Sea cans suck for underground dwellings their strength is on 4 corners.
I have been thinking about using a covered shipping container too BC. Did you put yours on the ground and cover it, or dig a hole out for it? For some reason your pics didn't show up on my PC.Hi Tech,
A shipping container (CONNEX) or a railroad car covered with dirt is the simplest method of constructing a large family shelter with plenty of room for supplies.
Here is one I built from a 10' x 51' railroad car, to resemble a Viking long house ...
Construction of homestead combination "root cellar" - storm/fallout shelter.
An insulated tar-coated railroad car was buried by digging a long pond on each side.
The idea for this came from the Viking sod house at L'anse au Medeaux in Newfoundland:
I've been involved in civil defense since the late 60's, and am a Certified FEMA Radiological Monitoring Technician.
No one has to get fancy about fallout shelters, if you absolutely need to, you can build one in within 48 hours... just do it right:
EMERGENCY SHELTER CONSTRUCTION ==> http://www.nukepills.com/docs/nuclear_war_survival_skills.pdf