Monkey2: we have a similar structure in our backyard
TheHighlandHowler: Monkey2: we have a similar structure in our backyardIf you go down there, don't expect Oxygen. Plan for that.
TheHighlandHowler: If you go down there, don't expect Oxygen. Plan for that.
smells_like_meat: The gas is heaver than air and settles in the bottom of the structure often filling it.
smells_like_meat: TheHighlandHowler: If you go down there, don't expect Oxygen. Plan for that.If you find one of these don't enter it like they did in the video. As a Civil Engineer I inspected many structures like this (mostly utility vaults) and they are very dangerous to enter without the proper precautions. Soil is permeable to gas, both heating gas and natural methane. The gas is heaver than air and settles in the bottom of the structure often filling it. Once you go below the level of air you pass out in seconds and most often die. That's why he had the scuba gear later, he'd spoken to someone. If you find one get a pro to inspect it.Just some reminisces about growing up in the Cold War. I was born in 1952. We were told by authority figures, our teachers, parents, and TV, that Nuclear War was imminent and that we were going to die. I don't know what psychological effect that this had on an entire generation, but no doubt we're all screwed up because of it.At school we had weekly air raid drills. Sometimes "duck and cover" under the desk and sometimes marching to our schools designated fallout shelter. It was usually in some corner of the building's basement. It was stocked with government furnished 20 gallon barrels of water and 5 gallon sized steel cans of survival crackers and other hard food. Most public and some office buildings had fallout shelters designated by the yellow and black signs shown in the video. They were ubiquitous until the early 70's. Many building's basements that I inspected as an Engineer had the left over supplies well into the 80's.In my mom's scrapbook is a mimeographed (look it up) pamphlet from my Kindergarten school. It explains that in the event of a Nuclear attack by those sneaky commies that we'd be bussed 50 miles away from San Francisco to an assembly point in Santa Rosa leaving our parents behind. Accompanying it was an unexecuted parental permission slip. How reassuring for a 5 year old.During the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 (?) I ...
Lsherm: What I can't figure out is why they didn't jump pump it clean and then force air through it for a few days.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: /I think being constantly told we could survive by crawling under our desks was a cruel joke//I was smart enough to look at the damage maps and figure it out///way too close to that SAC base
flgatorfan: I'm not afraid to admit that the thought of someone losing their dog like that, and how scared the dog must have been made me go hug mine.
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