So many people ask us to talk about bunkers and how to set up a bunker. So we've decided to give our opinions about setting up a bunker.
This is my personal opinion about bunkers. They aren't bad, but they need to be looked at logically and seriously before even considering one.
When we had land, we'd talk a lot about buying an old train car and burying it next to the house and making an underground tunnel from the house to the bunker. And obviously we'd fill the bunker with a bunch of food, water, weapons, etc.
Sounds awesome, right?
The only reason we were even able to consider it, was because we had 13 acres of land. We had the space to accommodate such an idea.
However, we live in suburbia now and we do not have the space for a bunker.
So, basically, at this point, a bunker is out. Because we're certainly not going to spend the time and money to go out and bury a bunker on someone else's property or in general, on property that we don't own. That's a lot of risk for us.
But let's say that we still had our land and we also lived in suburbia.
Let's say that our land was about an hour away from our home. We decide to bury a train car on our land.
Now let's say that a disaster or emergency has happened and we need to bug out immediately.
But...we can't get to our land. The amount of variables keeping us from getting to our land could be numerous;
We could be out of gas
The roads could be covered with large debris that we can't get around
The roads could even be covered with other people who are trying to get away from the same disaster that you are.
The land could be compromised because of a disaster.
This isn't to say that you shouldn't have a bunker, but the best time to have a bunker would be on a piece of land that you not only own, but that you live on as well.
You should probably ask yourself WHY you want a bunker in the first place. Is it just to sit there when a disaster comes? What kind of disaster are you preparing for? Is it the danger of harmful gas? Is it nuclear? Once you find out which type of disasters and emergencies that you're wanting to build a bunker for, then that can better prepare you to HOW to go about building it. There may be additional pre-cautions that need to be put into place in order for the bunker to stand up against a specific emergency or disaster.
It's not just about having a bunker, either, there's a lot of maintenance involved with having a bunker. You need to make sure that the air quality in the bunker is not only breathable, but dry to keep your weapons/tools, food and water good and usable. You need to make sure that the entrance to your bunker is easily available, that may require that you have to dig it out every now and then.
Of course, a train car is not the only type of bunker available. There are lots of different types, sizes, etc. So really do your research.
There's just a lot to consider when considering a bunker. It can get expensive and time consuming. And if you're not careful, it could even be compromised by people or nature.
We're not trying to discourage you, just to keep you more well informed about what all is involved in getting a bunker together.