Should I Invest in A Bunker?
For some preppers, building up a sufficient amount of food and water storage is just the first step in their emergency preparedness plan. Some have also planned to have a bunker or bomb shelter on their property in the extreme cases that a natural disaster, civil unrest or nuclear attack were to happen and they didn’t want to leave or have a way to transport all of their reserves. Before you go out and purchase a survival bunker for you and the family, let’s go over what to consider and the different types of bunkers that you can invest in.
Does a Survival Bunker Fit into My Emergency Preparedness Plan and Budget?
There are a few things you need to evaluate before deciding to invest in a bomb shelter or bunker. Take into consideration the type of soil you have, ventilation, radiation and natural gas pockets that may be on your property. That’ll help you decide on whether to build the bunker underneath your home or in the backyard.
Do you know where all of the gas and electrical lines are going to your home?
Do I know about any underground water?
What type of weather conditions do you live in?
Where should the entrance to my bunker be?
Am I at risk for earthquakes?
Are there any zone requirements with my property?
If you are not confident in planning the installation of a bunker, consider hiring a company who specializes in underground survival shelters. Make sure to read through reviews and ask about their confidentiality agreements to ensure your privacy.
How Should I Structure My Bunker?
The material that you use to build your bunker with is very important. Are you going to purchase a large shipping crate? Or are you going to use other materials? Avoid wood as it will decompose over time. It’s been recommended by most preppers that you use concrete over anything. It’s strong, cost-effective, and long-lasting.
What Can I Do to Increase the Safety & Security of My Bunker?
Even though your bunker will be a means to protect yourself from outside elements, it is important to make sure you plan out the location and keep it locked and secure. Typically you want to dig 6 – 10 feet below the earth. It is important that while covering your bunker to also waterproof and check for leakage.
If you’re worried about someone breaking into your bunker, place it in an area where there are bushes and trees; cover the door with an object or a fake rock so that the entrance isn’t so obvious. Make sure to install a lock that only you and your family members have the key to.
What Are My Options for a Survival Bunker?
Reinforced Concrete or Steel Pipe Bunker
When deciding on whether or not to invest in an underground survival bunker, make sure you do what is best for you and your family. Depending on what route you choose to take, it can be costly. There are several trusted installers who have your best interest at heart when it comes to preparing for a crisis. Take your time and weigh out the pros and cons.
What advice do you have for other preppers when deciding on whether or not to invest in a bunker?