If you haven’t seen it, it revolves around a guy that builds custom bunkers for “preppers” and shows some of the process as well as a few finished products.
Some interesting stuff, and its was pretty entertaining to pick apart some of the ideas these guys had, as well as make mental notes of some of the ideas that were pretty good.
When they did a walkthrough of one of the finished bunkers she turns to me and says “I want one of those” … much to my surprise!
Now if you know my wife, you wouldn’t necessarily be surprised by her liking the hobbit house. But a bunker? Sure took me off guard.
I’ve thought quite a bit about picking up another hunk of land and putting some sort of underground shelter in it as a secondary location. But there’s a huge expense that goes along with it. Like, build a giant house type expense.
The bunkers on the show are custom engineered, but there’s plenty of folks out there that are using old shipping containers (reinforced!!!) as underground hidey-holes with good success.
I am not completely convinced it needs to be underground, because while it comes with quite a few benefits, security being one of the biggest, it also ends up having some big drawbacks. Ventilation being one of the biggest.
In any case, I don’t think that it’s a great idea for everyone to have their own personal bunker. If that’s something that fits your style, great.
Honestly, it’s probably something we’ll keep thinking about and contemplating, but right now it doesn’t fit into the plans. But I may or may not already know where I want to put it when it DOES fit into the plans…
But boy, it’d sure be sweet…