Have you ever thought about building your own underground bunker? Maybe you’re worried that it would cost too much, or be too hard to build. Having underground bunker plans is one of the smartest investments you can make for you and your family’s safety. With all the dangers we’re facing today, such as social and global unrest, terrorist threats, natural disasters, you can never be too complacent. Don’t jeopardize your family’s safety by being complacent. Provide your family with a safe and secure haven by building an underground bunker. Check out the instructions below to learn more.
Underground Bunker | Your Personal Haven
Every devoted survivalist knows that planning is the first thing they need to do regardless of what they have to deal with. Constructing an underground bunker is no different. Before you start excavating your preferred spot, you need to know some basics about the land. What type of soil do you have? Where are the utility lines? Consider consulting with a professional before digging on your land, and make sure you’re not violating any ordinances by building a bunker. In some cases, you may need to build your bunker on a different piece of property.
Don’t break ground until you have your blueprint complete and finalized.
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Once you have all the necessary legal requirements and you have all the information and materials you need in building your DIY underground bunker, then let’s get digging! You can do it old school with a shovel, or you can speed up the process by using heavy machinery, such as a backhoe. You can rent one, but it will probably cost you a couple hundred dollars a day.
Build The Structure
You can build the underground bunker’s structure yourself or purchase a shipping crate, but make sure it will fit through the hole. Keep in mind of some advice against using a shipping crate as a bunker, as they are not made to be buried or inhabited. If you’re going to build the structure with your own hands, you need to research the materials you plan on using to make sure they’ll hold up over time. Untreated wood, for example, will decompose easily. Concrete is usually a better option when building the structure of secret underground bunkers. It has the strength to withstand underground construction and it is more cost-effective.
For bunkers, accessibility is key. You can build passages from your home going to your bunker as an alternative way to get there faster especially when SHTF. You can use scaffolding poles to support the passages, but it is not advisable to use these in supporting the ceiling. Pillars constructed of bricks is a good option but concrete is the best material for this kind of project.
Take the necessary safety precautions when building this project. Severe weather is a mighty adversary when it comes to making your bunker secured. Check the weekly forecast before you get started. You have to make sure no water will come into your bunker by covering your ceiling with waterproof sheets. Consider asking some friends to help you with the construction, but only if you trust them with the knowledge of the location of your bunker.
Air, Water, and Electricity
Your underground bunker will not be complete if it doesn’t have all the survival features you require. Make sure you have access to water, air ventilation, electricity and of course, food. Keep in mind this place should have all the necessary things you need in order to survive whatever SHTF episode will unfold before your eyes.
When you take cover in a bunker, it’s best not to go outside until it’s absolutely safe. You may not be certain when it’s safe to come out and know how bad the outside situation is. This is when radio communication is very useful. Instructions can be given from an outside source while you’re cut off from the people around you. Make sure your radio is also battery-operated in case electricity is out. You’ll never know how bad things can be when SHTF!
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Being a devoted prepper and survivalist means being ready for any kind of emergency. It’s time to batten down the hatches. Our family’s safety is what matters most, especially when SHTF. Remember to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. We can withstand and survive any situation if we are well-prepared.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in February 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.