Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

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Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by majorhavoc » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:38 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/real ... e=Homepage

Caught my eye because this company is in my AO. Brings to mind what I consider to be hands down the best cinematic treatment yet of hardcore prepping in the face of popular opinion.


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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by Stercutus » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:50 pm

I don't know about shelters but having my own park like land to walk around on when all the parks, restaurants and entertainment venues were closed has been priceless. There is no replacement for breathing room. If I had to sit in my storm shelter all day I would be depressed.
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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by majorhavoc » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:57 pm

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:50 pm
I don't know about shelters but having my own park like land to walk around on when all the parks, restaurants and entertainment venues were closed has been priceless. There is no replacement for breathing room. If I had to sit in my storm shelter all day I would be depressed.
Can't argue with you there. Hell, I was work at (rural, adjacent to vast municipal hiking trails) home for almost three months and I jumped at the opportunity to be part of the pilot group returning to the office. Hardly anyone I knew is back at work but I wave like an idiot at every member of the cleaning staff I meet and treat them like long lost friends.

Note to self: life in the post-apocalyptic age would fucking SUCK. There's nothing remotely fun or romantic about it and if this pandemic has taught me anything, it's that I hope to God I never have to really need my preps. I can only imagine the depths of despair I'd be experiencing if I was stuck in an underground shelter.

It's the prevailing sentiment behind the burgeoning market for underground shelters that I find striking.

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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by MPMalloy » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:29 pm

I wouldn't want to take up residence in a bunker. I'm in my apt most every day. It's not the best of lifestyles. It's not good, or even OK, to be alone all the time.

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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by tony d tiger » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:35 pm

No thanks, to the sheltering thing; I don't even like working in a building where you can't see the weather outside.
Now, a proper storm shelter is a valid consideration, depending on the area - but you probably won't stay in it longer than a 24 hour period.
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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by MPMalloy » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:37 pm

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:35 pm
No thanks, to the sheltering thing; I don't even like working in a building where you can't see the weather outside. Now, a proper storm shelter is a valid consideration, depending on the area - but you probably won't stay in it longer than a 24 hour period.
Shelters have a place, just not as a primary residence. Not for me, anyways.

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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by taipan821 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:38 pm

tony d tiger wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:35 pm
I don't even like working in a building where you can't see the weather outside.
Now, a proper storm shelter is a valid consideration, depending on the area - but you probably won't stay in it longer than a 24 hour period.
I can see the merit of a reinforced shelter in my AO (tropical cyclones are a thing) but even then I would want windows, albeit heavily reinforced laminated windows.

if interested, here are the design criteria for public cyclone shelters, which are used for severe weather events
https://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/__data/asset ... elters.pdf
Tropical Cyclone Ita: Category 5 landfall 2014
Tropical Cyclone Marcia: Category 5 landfall 2015
Tropical Cyclone Nathan: Category 3 landfall 2015
Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie: Category 4 landfall 2017
Watsonville/Walsh River Bushfire 2018
North Queensland Monsoonal Event 2019
New South Wales Bushfires 2019

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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by Stercutus » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:01 pm

Now, a proper storm shelter is a valid consideration, depending on the area - but you probably won't stay in it longer than a 24 hour period.
The longest we ever did was six hours for multiple storm bands. In that instance we had a touchdown less than a mile North of us.
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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by TacAir » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:24 pm

Once upon a time, a "Bunker" looked like this

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then, later, like this:
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Today, in N/A many look like this: mostly because things are still (mostly) civilized
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won't be too much longer, things will look like this, because they will have to....
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with gardens
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where every home is the Alamo....
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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by TacAir » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:34 pm

Here's a real Doomsday bunker (for social troubles)

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the best defense is not being anywhere near the trouble....
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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by NT2C » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:28 pm

Pretty sure I marked this one on my bingo card back in the 60s...
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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by woodsghost » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:44 pm

NT2C wrote:
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Pretty sure I marked this one on my bingo card back in the 60s...
Yeah, in the 1990's we started a new round. Didn't you get your new card?
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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by NT2C » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:45 pm

woodsghost wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:44 pm
NT2C wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Pretty sure I marked this one on my bingo card back in the 60s...
Yeah, in the 1990's we started a new round. Didn't you get your new card?
Who called bingo?
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Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

Post by tony d tiger » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:37 pm

NT2C wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:45 pm
woodsghost wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:44 pm
NT2C wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Pretty sure I marked this one on my bingo card back in the 60s...
Yeah, in the 1990's we started a new round. Didn't you get your new card?
Who called bingo?
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