oday, I'm going to depart from the comfortable cadence of encouragingcommon-sense crisis-preparedness.
In fact, I'm going to completely throw the camo tarp off theblast door to my underground bunker and invite you in for afriendly little visit.
Whoa! Too much too suddenly?Oh all right, how about a more gradual, gently revealing series of blog tete-a-tetes that will slowly bring you deeper into the understanding of subterraneansecurity? After all, this for many folks who get into preparedness at all, IS kindof the ultimate level of readiness--getting your very own underground bunker. Idon't mind for a minute sharing with you some of the inside secrets on thesethings.Why so trusting you ask? Well, after all I do sell them now, so that MIGHT beone small reason for taking you into my confidence.And honestly, I do enjoy sharing and promoting disaster readiness, and this isone aspect that draws a lot of interest from people.We purchased our own "bunker" last year to coincide with the construction of an addition to our home. We had always been in need of a decent storm shelterat home (our family had had a couple of very scary, close encounters with killertornados) and quite frankly, there's no time like a major construction project tointegrate a shelter or safe room into your house.
Upon deciding that the time was apparently right to add in a shelter, I firstconsulted with a local concrete contractor who took a great deal of interest inour specs--especially since it became apparent to him that what I was lookingfor was potentially a brand new kind of job for him, and one that he himself had always wanted to get involved in. Of course, I wasn't just looking for abasement or storm cellar. I was also looking for a genuine fallout shelter thatwould protect against virtually all reasonable potential threats--nuclear,biological, and chemical, in addition to, of course, your standard run-of-the-mill F-5 tornado. And there would be a few other less notable threats to alsoconsider, but perhaps we'll get to those down the road.For all the great talks we had and the calculations brought to bear, we