If an underground fallout shelter is out of the question, then why not build an above ground fallout shelter in your garage? You can stack sandbags along the walls of the garage. You will need to either build an internal roof in the garage in order to stack sandbags, or a slanted wall going from [...]
The Cheapie-Cheap Fallout Shelter
This could possibly be one of the most uncomfortable fallout shelters on the planet that actually works.
There’s little room for the penny-pinchers in the underground sheltering market, with construction estimates of up to $400 per square foot, and prefab shelters with $50,000 price tags. “That’s why we came out with [...]
As Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi reactor toes the edge of a full-scale meltdown, Seattleites 6,000 miles away are taking no chances in girding their bodies against a radioactive onslaught. Folks here aren’t yet retreating to fallout shelters–that’s too heartland-conservative. Rather, they’re combating the issue in a decidedly Seattle way–through health supplements. In fact, local health stores [...]
According to industry experts, bomb-shelter tech has changed little in the five decades since World War II. Today’s fallout-shelter offerings show that the industry standard is a far cry from the cheap-and-quick backyard bunker. Today, they’re bigger, stronger and setting one off is guaranteed to leave a crater in your checking account. Here are six [...]
Given this potential, the review concludes that the US appears to be inadequately prepared. During the Cold War, for example, it was standard for the military to require that equipment be “hardened” to survive the Electromagnet Pulse EMP) produced by a nuclear explosion. However, today the US has far less hardened electronics, and ironically, tends [...]
Local officials taking inventory of bomb and fallout shelters
While the possibility of a nuclear attack in Los Angeles seems almost unthinkable, local officials are inventorying hundreds of old bomb and fallout shelters as part of their preparations for a “radiological or nuclear event.”
Los Angeles and other metropolitan areas are drafting emergency [...]
In the 1950s and early 1960s, the buzz word in American homes was “fallout shelter.”
A fallout shelter was a civil defense initiative intended to reduce casualties in a nuclear war. It was designed to allow occupants to avoid exposure to harmful radioactive fallout from a nuclear blast and its likely aftermath of radiation until [...]
The bomb shelter business is booming. At least that’s the consensus of the men and women who design, construct and install underground sanctuaries. They attribute the growth in business to Kim Jong Il’s erratic missile lobbing, the intransigent Iranian clerics hell-bent on getting nuclear weaponry, the impending total collapse of the global financial system, and [...]
Are you are survivalist intent on surviving nuclear war? Check out the fallout shelters from Safecastle. They make big metal boxes that are then buried several feet underground. This looks like an inexpensive way to to. Although, it’s still not cheap. I’ve listed information from their eBay ad further down the page.