questionswhat kind of fallout shelter, zombie apocalypse…

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I hate to say it, but we're all screwed. However, if there is a zombie apocalypse, I plan on joining the zombies. It seems like it might be fun...

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It's not exactly a fallout shelter, but my house, which will be 100 years old next year, is split level. The front is one story, the back is two story, with the back part of the first floor buried into the side of the mountain. The underground part of the house has a traditional dirt basement and a concrete lined closet to one side. At the back of the closet, which is on the house plans, there is a small door leading to another generous sized concrete lined closet, this one not on the house plans. The door to this room can be concealed by a large box, and no one would ever know it was there. I entertained fantasies of my husband, this closet and "The Cask of Amontillado" during my divorce. If we had a tornado or other natural disaster, this is the room my dog, cat and I would retreat to. But I don;t have any stockpiles for nuclear disaster. I want to be on ground zero when the nukes hit. Some things I don't want to survive. Jericho was a great show, I'm sorry it was canceled.

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@moondrake: The hidden closet "off the grid" is pretty cool. Again, not that anything like this will probably ever happen but if I have thousands of dollars of guns, food and supplies I wouldn't want anyone knowing the room containing them(or an ex-spouse in a box) existed. Sounds like you have a pretty safe place to go during a storm.

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My house is constructed of bacon and garlic.

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@klozitshoper: I'd say it's worth it. I haven't seen a zombie, vampire or any of my goofy relatives in months!

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@loubriccant: Does this work for the mother-in-law too? If so I can start bathing regularly again, that has been working for the past few months.

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@justincredibleg: No, it doesn't. In fact, it may actually be an aphrodisiac to them. Mine is 88 and whenever she comes over, she gooses me and tells me she has room at her place for me when I tire of her daughter!
True story!

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@loubriccant: Wow! We haven't progressed quite that far yet. Mine's only in the beginning stages of dementia...

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I have about three weeks of non-perishable food stock piled in my basement (if a situation involving rationing were necessary, the food could last another two to three weeks). There is also adequate water and water purification equipment available.

I have guns, ammo and other defensive tools stockpiled for various situations as well. (I also have some skill with improvising various weapons and explosives, etc. from relatively commonly available ingredients (the results of being both smart and stupid as a kid... it isn't as easy or quite as fast as they make it look in the movies, but then very little in the movies is).

I also have access to several small caches of food along a number of escape routes away from NYC (where I live). (These aren't mine per se, but I have some rather paranoid friends.)

Having said that, I'm not sure that surviving an apocalypse is the best of things. Living in NYC, when the crap hits the ventilator, we'll probably be among the first to go.

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@baqui63: pretty epic. right now I have about 1 week worth of food stocked up, could prob live off of it for 2-3 weeks if we had to. I have guns, a bow, crossbow and fishing equipment if I had to find more. I have lots of backpacking and camping gear as well so if it were a grab and go I would be prepared.

But I want to either be vaporized in the blast or far enough out to avoid fallout and scavengers/riots

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@justincredibleg:

Yeah, my friends tease me about being prepared for Y3K. As for bow and/or crossbow, I picked up a couple of hours of archery training on a recent Living Social deal and will finally learn to use a bow.

I figure it doesn't hurt to have the spare food, especially since it is mostly standard food and I use it on a regular basis. Since I only buy this type of stuff when it is on sale it also cuts down on grocery bills, and I have stuff on hand for a good meal all the time (save fresh produce).

Also, while I don't consider it part of my disaster stores (due to the need for electricity), I also have a chest freezer with plenty of meat and forzen stuff (which reminds me, I need to take something good out for tomorrow night's dinner... my older daughter is home from college until Sunday).