question about subterranean structure

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  1. ForresterW

    ForresterW Stunt Coordinator

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    hi

    What are the requirements for a subterranean structure (e.g., bomb shelter) to be self-sufficient for 6 people for about 4 weeks? (power generator, boiler, etc., etc.)
     
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    Do you know something that we don't?
     
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    No, sir I don't. I'm just curious is all I'm going to say...=)
     
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    I have no idea, how much water does a person need? say a gallon a day for drinking/cooking/washing if you conserve?
    Then food, fuel for cooking, waste management, air filtration, power source.. is a generator even feasable?
    Beats me. Never really thought about it. Suggest watching "blast from the past" for ideas [​IMG]
     
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    Don't forget zombie repellant.....
     
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    And Silica packets....[​IMG]
     
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    Straigt from the U.S. Dod manual PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS in the NUCLEAR AGE [SM-3-11]! Equipment list for a family fallout shelter:

    FOOD AND COOKING EQUIPMENT
    Water [2-week supply, a minimum of 7 gal. per person]
    Food [2-week supply; separate chart provided]
    Cooking pans
    Eating utensils
    Paper plates, cups, and napkins

    and so on, incl such items as

    Disinfectants and insecticides, including household chlorine (2 pt.) and DDT (1 qt. 5% solution) [​IMG]
    and
    Pocket knife

    This type of publication will answer your questions.
     
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    Maybe DDT makes a good mutant repellent [​IMG] Who knew [​IMG]

    Kenneth
     
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    I don't know what DDT is but if it's good for mutants, it's gotta be good for zombies as well, right?

    ...
     
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    ForresterW wrote (post #10):


    DDT
     
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    Wow! Someone is showing their age...
     
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    All of the above, plus:

    If you're in New York City:

    A Visa Card

    If you're in Montana:

    All of the following:

    Communications equipment:

    For receiving information:

    Hand crank AM/FM/Short-wave radio
    Scanner capable of scanning Police, Fire & Ambulance frequencies plus the emergency weather services frequencies
    TV set with a means to power it.
    DC to Daylight Communications Receiver

    For communicating:

    CB Radios
    2-Way Family Radios
    Cell phones
    Regular Telephone (the telephone system is independently powered and normally won’t be lost when you lose power to your home).
    2-meter VHF FM transceiver (requires a license to use, but in emergencies wouldn’t you use one anyway?)
    Ham Radio Transceiver (same note as above)
    Antennas
    Wire

    Power:

    Generator(s)
    Deep Cycle Marine Batteries
    Power Inverters
    Battery Chargers
    Rechargeable batteries for all electronics in the shelter
    Solar Cells capable of recharging batteries

    Defense/Hunting:

    12 Gauge Shotgun
    22 Semi-auto rifle
    357 Magnum revolver
    Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle with scope (or something similar that uses .223)
    Ruger Mini-30 Ranch Rifle with scope (or something similar that uses 7.62 x 39 cal)
    More Guns
    More Guns
    More Guns
    Tons of ammunition for each weapon
     
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    [​IMG] at the guns.
    scratch the mini14.
     
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    You can stretch your ammo purchasing power by getting an 8mm Mauser, such as the fine Czech VZ98/22. There's huge amounts of fine old 8mm ammo floating around. And it will stop almost anything (Grizzly bear, elk, etc.).

    Also get a chemical testing set and a geiger counter.

    Most of this stuff you can get cheap at places such as www.centuryarms.com and www.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd/default.asp .
     
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    About a million rolls of toilet paper!

    and oh yeah, a can opener!
     
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    can opener? psh, thats why god gave us teeth.


    I think i'd stick with .223 or .308, something like the remington 700 VSSF should do the trick for around 550 bucks, accurate, won't rust, won't warp. Unless you live in the mountains of MT or ID I shouldn't think elk nor griz are a concern.
     
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    Certain items from your teenager’s chemistry set. Namely, distillation tubes to make a still.

    EDIT: Only to be used after you've emptied the 12 cases of your favorite alcoholic beverage that you've stashed.
     
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    8mm Mauser!

    That's my hunting rifle. I'm 23, my gramps got a Mauser from the war, brought it here, had it put on a 'sport' stock and handed it down to me when I started hunting at 12. I've only had to scope it in once! Best damn weapon I've ever shot.

    /redneck
     
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    Didn't you see Tremors????[​IMG]
     

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