There are several reasons why a person or a group of people could be interested in constructing an underground survival shelter. Some of the most common reasons are the following:
-The impending “doomsday” prophecy.
Some people believe that the end of the world is close and they are ready to invest a lot of money on a shelter to ensure their survival, protection and safety.
With the non-stop flow of news regarding mass deaths due to natural calamity effects, one could opt to build a safe room in case disaster hits their area next.
-Preparation for war.
You will need a sanctuary from the effects of nuclear bomb explosions and fallout. Modern shelters are built to have very thick concrete walls that could help diffuse radiation if ever there will be a radiation blast.
Let’s talk about the first on the list – The end of the world prediction. This prediction struck a worldwide fear in people both young and old. Many have started thinking of ways to survive the tragic day. The best solution is to have a place to hide. So, when 2012 began many have been hectically buying, building shelters and stocking up on food and water supplies. Many shelter-building companies like Hardened Structures say that this year, the demand for shelters increased dramatically. No wonder Vivos, a company that sells room spaces over the web, has a lot of people interested in purchasing their services. Vivos is an underground community built as a precautionary defense and refuge in case the “doomsday” prediction happens. Select few from a pool of applicants are invited to stay in their facility for a price.
The next reason stated above is “disaster preparedness”. Everyday we hear news about a town or a city that was damaged, sometimes even destroyed by a natural event like an earthquake, a tsunami, a hurricane, a tornado, or occasionally, a volcanic eruption. Shelters have saved a lot of lives in the past and continue to do so. This is most likely why more and more people choose to build an underground shelter. Whatever happens above ground, occupants will remain safe inside their shelter.
It can be safely said that the last reason above is the top reason why people build shelters. With today’s technology, missiles are just a stone’s throw away from any country. With one push of a button, an entire site could be erased from the map. Lucky if you survived the explosion, but if you are close enough to the center of impact, you are just not safe yet. Running is worthless in this kind of situation – in a few minutes, fallout will catch up to you and it will kill you. The best chance you have for survival is to take cover in the deepest underground shelter. An underground shelter will protect you from the blast and fallout. It would work best with a blast door and will keep your family alive as long as you have enough food, water and other basic needs and supplies to help you survive for a month.
What is the best protection against natural disasters and war? An underground bunker, of course. You have to be in an underground bunker if you want to survive these destructive forces. There are three ways to have your own bunker:
Purchase a prefabricated bunker.
Prefabricated bunkers are cheap and the easiest to install. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you will need a shelter specifically for a tornado or a hurricane, there are very small-sized bunkers that would accommodate 3 to 5 people. These kinds of steel bunkers are available for a cheap price, below $10,000. If you need more protection and storage space, bigger shelters are also up for sale. You can also order a custom bunker and have it installed after a few weeks. Just let the construction workers and engineer know about your specifications and expectations and they will do their best to meet them.
Build your own Bunker.
There are many DIY shelter-building tutorials available online. Just make sure that you follow some important guidelines when building a bunker. A bunker must be made of steel-reinforced poured-concrete walls that are put up against the soil to improve insulation. You should purchase and install blast doors for more protection and security. Blast doors easily bends when pushed by a strong force, but bends back immediately to its original shape and position – important and useful for an event of a bomb explosion. If you do not know where to get cheap supplies and materials, then you might just end up spending more than what you could have spent for a shelter construction company service and prefab bunker. You can always ask around or contact a bomb-shelter professional to inquire about building bunkers.
Acquire space from a private sector:
There are a few companies, like Vivos, that sell spaces within its huge underground complex, but only a few select will be chosen. Vivos, for example, has been ready since 2011 and has now opened to more applicants for a cheaper price. Although the rooms are more like just an “economy” room, a lot of people have been showing their interest in purchasing the spaces.
Remember that a good underground bunker is made of steel and concrete. It should be above water level and as deep underground as possible. Do not be caught without a refuge in times of disaster. Build a survival bunker now.