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Rising S Bunkers (shipping containers)

Discussion in 'Survival (Preps & Homestead)' started by Ahillock, Mar 18, 2015.



  1. Ahillock

    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    Prepping for the rich.

    I could build one hell of a bunker for way under the 'mini bunker' price of 39,000

    Problem I have with a bunker mentality is whether or not I would be close to it when I needed it. Would not mind having a small storm shelter, but that's all I need. If it is bad enough to need one of these things, then I am living in the wrong part of town.
     
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    TAEZZAR LADY JUSTICE ISNT BLIND, SHES JUST AFRAID TO WATCH Midas Member Site Supporter

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    My son buried a 20 foot container, for a total cost of $5K.
    $2K for container, $3K for mod's & burial.
    Cut a 4x4 hole in the roof, preferably in a corner & recover with a good lid & ladder.
    Just dig a 10 foot deep hole, with a ramp leading into it.
    Back that puppy in there & cover it up.
    Don't forget to mark where your entry hole is.
    Be creative as to your entry.
    You now have a cheap 8x8x20 buried treasure.
     
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    The container burial issue comes up often. Take into consideration that they weren't made for side loads.
    This was not mine:
     

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    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    Plus vertical loads except at the corners if I'm not mistaken?

    The above exoskeleton should solve any of those issues.
     
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    I have 2 buried now, one for god knows how many years, one just recently. Maybe in Ireland we get the better containers, but neither have shown any sign of bowing at all - and they are close enough to the lake that you could drag them out with a barge. Very wet, clay soil.
    Just storage at the minute for the concealed one, for the expensive stuff like outboards and quads - the other is half-buried for general use - patio furniture, small RiBs, etc.

    All I do is dig them out, then backfill with a very rough mixture of 6-12 to 1 not particularly well mixed (shook up in the bucket a few times, then dumped in) soil and cement. No founds, no nothing - and they are fine so far.
     

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