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2020-06-28 10:24:01 AM  
Oh god, someone is selling something. Oh god, let me see. My word, that is so amazing that I must have it now. Wow. Things for sale. How can I resist.
 
2020-06-28 10:25:45 AM  
I haven't seen a good collection of these in a while but this is a good one.

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2020-06-28 11:01:52 AM  
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Those are for us bargain hunters. If you're rich enough, you're going to want a custom
 
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2020-06-28 11:33:21 AM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image 850x637][Fark user image 850x635]

Those are for us bargain hunters. If you're rich enough, you're going to want a custom


If you go on Youtube and look up bunkers, many of these rich people that stylize themselves as preppers and survivalists have found their bunkers are not lasting.  Welds are failing, water intrusion is happening, sewage systems are failing, bad designs (lazy trenching) have led to HVAC air intakes too close to generator and sewage exhausts, etc.

These preppers can't even fix a weld or repair a toilet, how do they think they're going to survive with a bunker full of mold and bad air?
 
2020-06-28 12:12:39 PM  

cryinoutloud: Oh god, someone is selling something. Oh god, let me see. My word, that is so amazing that I must have it now. Wow. Things for sale. How can I resist.


"When there is a sale you should not laugh."

- - -

People should not laugh at savings

It bothers me when people laugh at savings. Sometimes, when I am standing in front of a shop window, I will hear people laughing at the savings offered.

"20% OFF" the sign in the window will say.

Chuckle, chuckle, someone will be doing, right behind me, pointing at the window.

Why do people laugh at savings? People should not laugh at savings. People will laugh at anything. But savings are not funny.

When I am lying flat, on my back, my weight seems immovable. I have ached for punishment and do not know why. I have driven through towns and wish they would explode behind me.

Savings mean that one pays less than required for something. Shopkeepers open their hearts to strangers, telling them that inside their shops there are savings. And in response, people laugh cruel laughs. They snort like horses, like pigs.

I have traced the contours of a man's face in a frosty window, with my finger, and then tried to fog the window again. I eat dried apricots all year round, though they're best in spring.

People laugh at coupons, and, when they are offered, they refuse coupon books. Sometimes they laugh as if to say, "No way do I want that coupon book! Ha ha!" These people with their rotting teeth and black throats.

I used to play Vietnam with my friends. We would wear camouflage pants, and would jump in the ravine behind Kris's house, and wrestle each other down the side, shhhing through the wet leaves and black dirt. Where we lived there was some of the richest soil in the world.

When there is a sale you should not laugh.
 
2020-06-28 12:30:50 PM  

TWX: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image 850x637][Fark user image 850x635]

Those are for us bargain hunters. If you're rich enough, you're going to want a custom

If you go on Youtube and look up bunkers, many of these rich people that stylize themselves as preppers and survivalists have found their bunkers are not lasting.  Welds are failing, water intrusion is happening, sewage systems are failing, bad designs (lazy trenching) have led to HVAC air intakes too close to generator and sewage exhausts, etc.

These preppers can't even fix a weld or repair a toilet, how do they think they're going to survive with a bunker full of mold and bad air?


And really, who needs these douche bags to survive anything?
 
2020-06-28 12:56:20 PM  
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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2020-06-28 1:29:13 PM  
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2020-06-28 1:51:50 PM  

GardenWeasel: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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That town, where Jeff Flake's family comes from, is also in one of the hardest-hit COVID-19 counties in Arizona.

So from a real-estate point of view, this one fails pretty badly on location, location, location.

The only thing it really has going for it is that it's in a forested region, but it looks like the place has been clear-cut.
 
2020-06-28 1:55:55 PM  

TWX: That town, where Jeff Flake's family comes from


...

*blinks*

...

So much to be said here...
 
2020-06-28 1:56:25 PM  
Don't have protestors surrounding me. Think I can go without one of those.
 
2020-06-28 1:57:36 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image 850x637][Fark user image 850x635]

Those are for us bargain hunters. If you're rich enough, you're going to want a custom


Honestly places like this need to be primary targets rather than cities.
 
2020-06-28 2:03:37 PM  
might want to dig online to find out if those places are not in range of likely nuke targets in case of ww3. id rather have a nice wood shack in northern ontario then a concrete bunker 10 miles from a military base.
 
2020-06-28 2:03:49 PM  

Russ1642: Don't have protestors surrounding me. Think I can go without one of those.


Yeah, because protests against racism should be your biggest fear right now. Jesus farking Christ.
 
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2020-06-28 2:06:14 PM  

bluewave69: might want to dig online to find out if those places are not in range of likely nuke targets in case of ww3. id rather have a nice wood shack in northern ontario then a concrete bunker 10 miles from a military base.


any of these places that are ex-government or ex-military are probably themselves primary-targets, or at least were at one point.

Take the Titan II silos.  It would not surprise me if they're still targets even as they were subject to treaties to dismantle them as weapons of far.
 
2020-06-28 2:07:27 PM  

Dr.Fey: cryinoutloud: Oh god, someone is selling something. Oh god, let me see. My word, that is so amazing that I must have it now. Wow. Things for sale. How can I resist.

"When there is a sale you should not laugh."

- - -

People should not laugh at savings

It bothers me when people laugh at savings. Sometimes, when I am standing in front of a shop window, I will hear people laughing at the savings offered.

"20% OFF" the sign in the window will say.

Chuckle, chuckle, someone will be doing, right behind me, pointing at the window.

Why do people laugh at savings? People should not laugh at savings. People will laugh at anything. But savings are not funny.

When I am lying flat, on my back, my weight seems immovable. I have ached for punishment and do not know why. I have driven through towns and wish they would explode behind me.

Savings mean that one pays less than required for something. Shopkeepers open their hearts to strangers, telling them that inside their shops there are savings. And in response, people laugh cruel laughs. They snort like horses, like pigs.

I have traced the contours of a man's face in a frosty window, with my finger, and then tried to fog the window again. I eat dried apricots all year round, though they're best in spring.

People laugh at coupons, and, when they are offered, they refuse coupon books. Sometimes they laugh as if to say, "No way do I want that coupon book! Ha ha!" These people with their rotting teeth and black throats.

I used to play Vietnam with my friends. We would wear camouflage pants, and would jump in the ravine behind Kris's house, and wrestle each other down the side, shhhing through the wet leaves and black dirt. Where we lived there was some of the richest soil in the world.

When there is a sale you should not laugh.


Is this a quote or original writing? Either way it's farking good writing.
 
2020-06-28 2:08:07 PM  

Russ1642: Don't have protestors surrounding me. Think I can go without one of those.


if you ever wonder why people keep treating you like you're a clueless a-hole, well, this is one reason.
 
2020-06-28 2:13:27 PM  
I'm not sure I understand the mentality of trying to survive the apocolypse. Everyone is going, the environment is probably farked, you're just prolonging the inevitable and it's likely to be miserable.
 
2020-06-28 2:16:23 PM  

OhJoJoooops: Dr.Fey: cryinoutloud: Oh god, someone is selling something. Oh god, let me see. My word, that is so amazing that I must have it now. Wow. Things for sale. How can I resist.

"When there is a sale you should not laugh."

- - -

People should not laugh at savings

It bothers me when people laugh at savings. Sometimes, when I am standing in front of a shop window, I will hear people laughing at the savings offered.

"20% OFF" the sign in the window will say.

Chuckle, chuckle, someone will be doing, right behind me, pointing at the window.

Why do people laugh at savings? People should not laugh at savings. People will laugh at anything. But savings are not funny.

When I am lying flat, on my back, my weight seems immovable. I have ached for punishment and do not know why. I have driven through towns and wish they would explode behind me.

Savings mean that one pays less than required for something. Shopkeepers open their hearts to strangers, telling them that inside their shops there are savings. And in response, people laugh cruel laughs. They snort like horses, like pigs.

I have traced the contours of a man's face in a frosty window, with my finger, and then tried to fog the window again. I eat dried apricots all year round, though they're best in spring.

People laugh at coupons, and, when they are offered, they refuse coupon books. Sometimes they laugh as if to say, "No way do I want that coupon book! Ha ha!" These people with their rotting teeth and black throats.

I used to play Vietnam with my friends. We would wear camouflage pants, and would jump in the ravine behind Kris's house, and wrestle each other down the side, shhhing through the wet leaves and black dirt. Where we lived there was some of the richest soil in the world.

When there is a sale you should not laugh.

Is this a quote or original writing? Either way it's farking good writing.


My question and statement about it also. Sounds like Chuck Palahniuk
 
2020-06-28 2:18:34 PM  

OhJoJoooops: Dr.Fey: cryinoutloud: Oh god, someone is selling something. Oh god, let me see. My word, that is so amazing that I must have it now. Wow. Things for sale. How can I resist.

"When there is a sale you should not laugh."

- - -

People should not laugh at savings

It bothers me when people laugh at savings. Sometimes, when I am standing in front of a shop window, I will hear people laughing at the savings offered.

"20% OFF" the sign in the window will say.

Chuckle, chuckle, someone will be doing, right behind me, pointing at the window.

Why do people laugh at savings? People should not laugh at savings. People will laugh at anything. But savings are not funny.

When I am lying flat, on my back, my weight seems immovable. I have ached for punishment and do not know why. I have driven through towns and wish they would explode behind me.

Savings mean that one pays less than required for something. Shopkeepers open their hearts to strangers, telling them that inside their shops there are savings. And in response, people laugh cruel laughs. They snort like horses, like pigs.

I have traced the contours of a man's face in a frosty window, with my finger, and then tried to fog the window again. I eat dried apricots all year round, though they're best in spring.

People laugh at coupons, and, when they are offered, they refuse coupon books. Sometimes they laugh as if to say, "No way do I want that coupon book! Ha ha!" These people with their rotting teeth and black throats.

I used to play Vietnam with my friends. We would wear camouflage pants, and would jump in the ravine behind Kris's house, and wrestle each other down the side, shhhing through the wet leaves and black dirt. Where we lived there was some of the richest soil in the world.

When there is a sale you should not laugh.

Is this a quote or original writing? Either way it's farking good writing.


I think Michael Shannon should play him in movie
 
2020-06-28 2:18:38 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image image 850x637][Fark user image image 850x635]

Those are for us bargain hunters. If you're rich enough, you're going to want a custom


The second one is OBVIOUSLY the door maze from Takeshi's Castle.
 
2020-06-28 2:20:16 PM  

Dr.Fey: cryinoutloud: Oh god, someone is selling something. Oh god, let me see. My word, that is so amazing that I must have it now. Wow. Things for sale. How can I resist.

"When there is a sale you should not laugh."

- - -

People should not laugh at savings

It bothers me when people laugh at savings. Sometimes, when I am standing in front of a shop window, I will hear people laughing at the savings offered.

"20% OFF" the sign in the window will say.

Chuckle, chuckle, someone will be doing, right behind me, pointing at the window.

Why do people laugh at savings? People should not laugh at savings. People will laugh at anything. But savings are not funny.

When I am lying flat, on my back, my weight seems immovable. I have ached for punishment and do not know why. I have driven through towns and wish they would explode behind me.

Savings mean that one pays less than required for something. Shopkeepers open their hearts to strangers, telling them that inside their shops there are savings. And in response, people laugh cruel laughs. They snort like horses, like pigs.

I have traced the contours of a man's face in a frosty window, with my finger, and then tried to fog the window again. I eat dried apricots all year round, though they're best in spring.

People laugh at coupons, and, when they are offered, they refuse coupon books. Sometimes they laugh as if to say, "No way do I want that coupon book! Ha ha!" These people with their rotting teeth and black throats.

I used to play Vietnam with my friends. We would wear camouflage pants, and would jump in the ravine behind Kris's house, and wrestle each other down the side, shhhing through the wet leaves and black dirt. Where we lived there was some of the richest soil in the world.

When there is a sale you should not laugh.


Yep, the more you spend the more you save on sale day.
 
2020-06-28 2:22:51 PM  

GardenWeasel: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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That's near me, so I opened the article and clicked on the Zillow link.  It's not for sale.  Not that I would have bought it.
 
2020-06-28 2:23:16 PM  

morg: I'm not sure I understand the mentality of trying to survive the apocolypse. Everyone is going, the environment is probably farked, you're just prolonging the inevitable and it's likely to be miserable.


Part of my senior dissertation involved reading up on the cold war and how close we got to a nuclear exchange with Russia (really, really farking close. Andropov was a paranoid nut) and part of this involved looking into what a nuclear exchange would look like, and what would be left.

I joke that I'd end up as a kamicrazy warboy riding the wastes with a shotgun and a muscle car looking for other humans to eat, but no. fark that. I'm not hiding from nuclear blast. I'd rather go quick and clean than scavenge the ash-strewn wastes dealing with radiation-induced cancers.
 
2020-06-28 2:23:58 PM  

rjakobi: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image image 850x637][Fark user image image 850x635]

Those are for us bargain hunters. If you're rich enough, you're going to want a custom

The second one is OBVIOUSLY the door maze from Takeshi's Castle.


Living there would suck. Everyone there would be walking in on each other masturbating in their rooms while getting to the bathroom.
 
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2020-06-28 2:24:29 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Russ1642: Don't have protestors surrounding me. Think I can go without one of those.

Yeah, because protests against racism should be your biggest fear right now. Jesus farking Christ.


Man On A Mission: if you ever wonder why people keep treating you like you're a clueless a-hole, well, this is one reason.


I'm curious what you guys think the purpose of an underground bunker would be.

Even hardened nuclear missile silos like the Titan II relied on overground roving security patrols.  The bunkers would require work to penetrate, but nothing more than some yellow-iron or cutting implements would be needed, and those were systems designed to not be entirely reliant on outside services like fresh air, water, and electricity.  Those structures were capable of going off-grid and sealing up from atmosphere, but only for relatively short periods of time.

Many of these structures and many designer-new-build bunkers are entirely reliant on the local atmospheric conditiions even if they're equipped with air exchange systems.  Holing-up in a bunker that anyone else knows about is essentially locking one's self into a dungeon, not a fortress.  Someone could attack these bunkers with the exhaust from a running vehicle or a small campfire, incapacitating or killing everyone inside before cutting-in to recover supplies to then move-on.

The only thing I see the bunkers having advantages for is wildfires, and mostly from the point of view that the contents might survive and the owners could return, air-out the place, and use or recover supplies again.  That's mostly because the bunker would act like a cave and the thermal mass of the Earth would prevent the supplies from overheating too badly while the foliage and debris on the surface burns off.

I suppose it would be possible to build a bunker for use in a wilderness situation where it would have safe rooms to hold-out against wildfires in, but that only works because the fire doesn't necessarily linger over the site.  This again wouldn't work against a party beseiging the occupants since that party might theoretically have all the time they need, while the inhabitants would only have as long as their bottled air holds out.
 
2020-06-28 2:24:53 PM  

TWX: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image 850x637][Fark user image 850x635]

Those are for us bargain hunters. If you're rich enough, you're going to want a custom

If you go on Youtube and look up bunkers, many of these rich people that stylize themselves as preppers and survivalists have found their bunkers are not lasting.  Welds are failing, water intrusion is happening, sewage systems are failing, bad designs (lazy trenching) have led to HVAC air intakes too close to generator and sewage exhausts, etc.

These preppers can't even fix a weld or repair a toilet, how do they think they're going to survive with a bunker full of mold and bad air?


It's ok, the contractors got paid
 
2020-06-28 2:25:40 PM  

LeftisRightisWrong: morg: I'm not sure I understand the mentality of trying to survive the apocolypse. Everyone is going, the environment is probably farked, you're just prolonging the inevitable and it's likely to be miserable.

Part of my senior dissertation involved reading up on the cold war and how close we got to a nuclear exchange with Russia (really, really farking close. Andropov was a paranoid nut) and part of this involved looking into what a nuclear exchange would look like, and what would be left.

I joke that I'd end up as a kamicrazy warboy riding the wastes with a shotgun and a muscle car looking for other humans to eat, but no. fark that. I'm not hiding from nuclear blast. I'd rather go quick and clean than scavenge the ash-strewn wastes dealing with radiation-induced cancers.


Watching 'Threads' cured me of any notion that I wanted to survive the apocalypse. Especially of the nuclear variety.
 
2020-06-28 2:26:26 PM  
I worded that poorly but you know what I mean
 
2020-06-28 2:28:42 PM  

TWX: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Russ1642: Don't have protestors surrounding me. Think I can go without one of those.

Yeah, because protests against racism should be your biggest fear right now. Jesus farking Christ.

Man On A Mission: if you ever wonder why people keep treating you like you're a clueless a-hole, well, this is one reason.

I'm curious what you guys think the purpose of an underground bunker would be.

Even hardened nuclear missile silos like the Titan II relied on overground roving security patrols.  The bunkers would require work to penetrate, but nothing more than some yellow-iron or cutting implements would be needed, and those were systems designed to not be entirely reliant on outside services like fresh air, water, and electricity.  Those structures were capable of going off-grid and sealing up from atmosphere, but only for relatively short periods of time.

Many of these structures and many designer-new-build bunkers are entirely reliant on the local atmospheric conditiions even if they're equipped with air exchange systems.  Holing-up in a bunker that anyone else knows about is essentially locking one's self into a dungeon, not a fortress.  Someone could attack these bunkers with the exhaust from a running vehicle or a small campfire, incapacitating or killing everyone inside before cutting-in to recover supplies to then move-on.

The only thing I see the bunkers having advantages for is wildfires, and mostly from the point of view that the contents might survive and the owners could return, air-out the place, and use or recover supplies again.  That's mostly because the bunker would act like a cave and the thermal mass of the Earth would prevent the supplies from overheating too badly while the foliage and debris on the surface burns off.

I suppose it would be possible to build a bunker for use in a wilderness situation where it would have safe rooms to hold-out against wildfires in, but that only works because the fire doesn't necessarily linger over the site.  This again wouldn't work against a party beseiging the occupants since that party might theoretically have all the time they need, while the inhabitants would only have as long as their bottled air holds out.


Not disagreeing, but I'm not sure what your post has to do with us calling that guy a dick.
 
2020-06-28 2:42:13 PM  

Russ1642: Don't have protestors surrounding me. Think I can go without one of those.


How about police in riot gear? Any of those? Hurting a lot more people.
 
2020-06-28 2:59:05 PM  

rjakobi: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image image 850x637][Fark user image image 850x635]

Those are for us bargain hunters. If you're rich enough, you're going to want a custom

The second one is OBVIOUSLY the door maze from Takeshi's Castle.


"Don't get eliminated!"
 
2020-06-28 3:01:37 PM  

LeftisRightisWrong: morg: I'm not sure I understand the mentality of trying to survive the apocolypse. Everyone is going, the environment is probably farked, you're just prolonging the inevitable and it's likely to be miserable.

Part of my senior dissertation involved reading up on the cold war and how close we got to a nuclear exchange with Russia (really, really farking close. Andropov was a paranoid nut) and part of this involved looking into what a nuclear exchange would look like, and what would be left.

I joke that I'd end up as a kamicrazy warboy riding the wastes with a shotgun and a muscle car looking for other humans to eat, but no. fark that. I'm not hiding from nuclear blast. I'd rather go quick and clean than scavenge the ash-strewn wastes dealing with radiation-induced cancers.


All you need is a flat roof, a lawn chair and a pair of sunglasses.
Come as you are.
 
2020-06-28 3:06:24 PM  
We should keep track of where they are.

So we'll know where to send the cement trucks to cover the openings.
 
2020-06-28 3:13:09 PM  
Yeah surviving the apocalypse aftermath is likely to be shiatty. Being worm food is also likely to be shiatty.  That said the worst a nuclear cataclysm should end up happening in the first 36 months.  After that yeah I am gonna die of cancer but it will be years down the road and I will hopefully have little mutie spawn to carry on after that.   So for giggles, the bunker is for the initial bombardment keeps my supplies relatively secure, keeps my infrastructure fairly secure.  Mostly security through obscurity but also with only two practical entry points both of which mean being observed and possibly attacked by the occupants it is fairly secure from anyone who doesn't have artillery/armoured vechiles.   It is also secure shelter post fallout.
 
2020-06-28 3:58:31 PM  
Some of those look like they need to really be touched up post sale. Not only are you paying through the nose for a hole in the ground, its a fixer upper as well.
 
2020-06-28 4:07:06 PM  

edmo: Russ1642: Don't have protestors surrounding me. Think I can go without one of those.

How about police in riot gear? Any of those? Hurting a lot more people.


Yeah, rioting ain't what is used to be.
 
2020-06-28 4:48:03 PM  

Dr.Fey: cryinoutloud: Oh god, someone is selling something. Oh god, let me see. My word, that is so amazing that I must have it now. Wow. Things for sale. How can I resist.

"When there is a sale you should not laugh."

- - -

People should not laugh at savings

It bothers me when people laugh at savings. Sometimes, when I am standing in front of a shop window, I will hear people laughing at the savings offered.

"20% OFF" the sign in the window will say.

Chuckle, chuckle, someone will be doing, right behind me, pointing at the window.

Why do people laugh at savings? People should not laugh at savings. People will laugh at anything. But savings are not funny.

When I am lying flat, on my back, my weight seems immovable. I have ached for punishment and do not know why. I have driven through towns and wish they would explode behind me.

Savings mean that one pays less than required for something. Shopkeepers open their hearts to strangers, telling them that inside their shops there are savings. And in response, people laugh cruel laughs. They snort like horses, like pigs.

I have traced the contours of a man's face in a frosty window, with my finger, and then tried to fog the window again. I eat dried apricots all year round, though they're best in spring.

People laugh at coupons, and, when they are offered, they refuse coupon books. Sometimes they laugh as if to say, "No way do I want that coupon book! Ha ha!" These people with their rotting teeth and black throats.

I used to play Vietnam with my friends. We would wear camouflage pants, and would jump in the ravine behind Kris's house, and wrestle each other down the side, shhhing through the wet leaves and black dirt. Where we lived there was some of the richest soil in the world.

When there is a sale you should not laugh.


Now nothing grows in that soil. You know why, Stuart, you're not like the other guys in the trailer park.
 
2020-06-28 4:53:58 PM  

morg: I'm not sure I understand the mentality of trying to survive the apocolypse. Everyone is going, the environment is probably farked, you're just prolonging the inevitable and it's likely to be miserable.


Twilight Zone 1987 Shelter Skelter
Youtube 9qU3bJ2eGX0

And now a PSA from Joe Mantegna
 
2020-06-28 5:22:53 PM  
The Vapors - New Clear Days - bunkers
Youtube 3tSuEKct8Eg


I went down the road to see the end of the movie
Cus I really like the part where the heroine dies
She takes away so many million secrets
But she tells just a few when she closes her eyes
 
2020-06-28 5:45:07 PM  

OhJoJoooops: Is this a quote or original writing? Either way it's farking good writing.


ruudbob: My question and statement about it also. Sounds like Chuck Palahniuk


It's written by Dave Eggers, who also wrote "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius."

I haven't read that, but I bought the book that had the above-referenced Savings prose in it at the pirate-supply shop 826 Valencia , which David Byrne of the Talking Heads called "one of the top five pirate stores I've been to recently."
 
2020-06-28 6:16:41 PM  

TWX: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image 850x637][Fark user image 850x635]

Those are for us bargain hunters. If you're rich enough, you're going to want a custom

If you go on Youtube and look up bunkers, many of these rich people that stylize themselves as preppers and survivalists have found their bunkers are not lasting.  Welds are failing, water intrusion is happening, sewage systems are failing, bad designs (lazy trenching) have led to HVAC air intakes too close to generator and sewage exhausts, etc.

These preppers can't even fix a weld or repair a toilet, how do they think they're going to survive with a bunker full of mold and bad air?


From what some construction folks have told me, the only below-grade structures made of concrete, and almost never leak, are the ones that are built from a single pour.
 
2020-06-28 6:36:21 PM  

Weird Hal: [YouTube video: The Vapors - New Clear Days - bunkers]

I went down the road to see the end of the movie
Cus I really like the part where the heroine dies
She takes away so many million secrets
But she tells just a few when she closes her eyes


Wow! Somebody else listened to that whole album. There's some great songs on it.
 
2020-06-28 6:38:54 PM  
"there are fewer than 900 of these [underground] bunkers still standing"

Wuh?
 
2020-06-28 6:39:33 PM  

HI-FYE: Weird Hal: [YouTube video: The Vapors - New Clear Days - bunkers]

I went down the road to see the end of the movie
Cus I really like the part where the heroine dies
She takes away so many million secrets
But she tells just a few when she closes her eyes

Wow! Somebody else listened to that whole album. There's some great songs on it.


"60 seconds in....terval"
 
2020-06-28 6:40:16 PM  
They're all a bit too abandoned tube station for my liking. I'd rather spend the apocalypse in the 1970s house bunker built under Las Vegas.
 
2020-06-28 7:32:09 PM  
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subtle
 
2020-06-28 7:50:50 PM  
"You know it's hard to find this sort of antique asbestos in today's modern bunkers."
 
2020-06-28 9:38:50 PM  

TWX: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Russ1642: Don't have protestors surrounding me. Think I can go without one of those.

Yeah, because protests against racism should be your biggest fear right now. Jesus farking Christ.

Man On A Mission: if you ever wonder why people keep treating you like you're a clueless a-hole, well, this is one reason.

I'm curious what you guys think the purpose of an underground bunker would be.

Even hardened nuclear missile silos like the Titan II relied on overground roving security patrols.  The bunkers would require work to penetrate, but nothing more than some yellow-iron or cutting implements would be needed, and those were systems designed to not be entirely reliant on outside services like fresh air, water, and electricity.  Those structures were capable of going off-grid and sealing up from atmosphere, but only for relatively short periods of time.

Many of these structures and many designer-new-build bunkers are entirely reliant on the local atmospheric conditiions even if they're equipped with air exchange systems.  Holing-up in a bunker that anyone else knows about is essentially locking one's self into a dungeon, not a fortress.  Someone could attack these bunkers with the exhaust from a running vehicle or a small campfire, incapacitating or killing everyone inside before cutting-in to recover supplies to then move-on.

The only thing I see the bunkers having advantages for is wildfires, and mostly from the point of view that the contents might survive and the owners could return, air-out the place, and use or recover supplies again.  That's mostly because the bunker would act like a cave and the thermal mass of the Earth would prevent the supplies from overheating too badly while the foliage and debris on the surface burns off.

I suppose it would be possible to build a bunker for use in a wilderness situation where it would have safe rooms to hold-out against wildfires in, but that only works because the fire doesn't necessarily linger over the site.  This again wouldn't work against a party beseiging the occupants since that party might theoretically have all the time they need, while the inhabitants would only have as long as their bottled air holds out.


It isn't about defense from attack. It is about hiding out until after the first wave or two of craziness is over.

That doesn't work for all apocalypse scenarios, of course, but one has much better chances popping up after things settle down a bit. That is true of zombies, contagion, etc.
 
2020-06-28 9:56:09 PM  

Smackledorfer: It isn't about defense from attack. It is about hiding out until after the first wave or two of craziness is over.

That doesn't work for all apocalypse scenarios, of course, but one has much better chances popping up after things settle down a bit. That is true of zombies, contagion, etc.


It's like buying a late model used car... let the other poor saps absorb the depreciation for you.
 
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