how much is enough?
how much do you feel is required to properly stock you big in location?
do you keep 1000 rounds per gun, 10000 rounds? or food, say for six people to eat two 900 calorie meals per day, for 180 days, one year? the average person will need upwards of a gallon of water per day, so say six people for 180 days is 1080 gallons of water, maybe even 1160 gallons for a year.
what about extra clothing, shoes, med for months of constant use, hygene products, fuel for stoves, cars, generators, how about lubricants and cleaners?
i sat down about four years ago to design and build what my wife calls my bunker, or our bug in location on the back of our property. it is modeled after a fifties era bomb shelter and is designewd to house 10 people for six months. it can handle twenty five people in a pinch for two months at full capacity.
it is built into a hillside, well camouflaged, and complete with water, stores, garage, barracks, armory, shop, communications suite, entertainment center, infirmary, classroom, gym, and internal decon facilities. it is nice in a very utilitarian and ugly sort of way.
the facilities are stocked, and we often recreate there as a family to familiarize ourselves. it cost me a fortune, 10 years of saving and research went into it. i could have bought my entire home, property, and all three calls again for what i invested in this place.
i have a shelf of binders with basic plans for securing information, refugees, prisoners, supplies, carrying out tactical operations, and so on. the shear amount of items that are needed to equip such a facility is staggering to contemplate on any bughet unless you are just made of money. so i had think long and hard about what i will keep stored, how much of it i will store, and schedules to cycle my inventories to keep my stock of items up to date.
it took two years to really complete the facility and finalize the plans.
how much is ehough.
Mar 28 2012, 1:56 PM EDT by
A brainstorm for a fast Z-day settlement/colony
So I was out for a walk and I walk by this depot for school busses every day but I only just now looked and I quote:
"Damn it I do not wanna listen to The Infection anymore. Ear worm go awa-holy shnikes with a way to cut openings and link them together that fleet of buses could be a solid place to sleep and settle for a time."
Of course there are issues with this but what do you all think?
This fleet is larger than the one I saw but the concept still remains.
Mar 20 2012, 1:16 AM EDT by
Fort Tilden anyone?
If I was visiting in New York, and there was a fast acting outbreak, I may consider evac to Fort Tilden." Fort Tilden, on the Rockaway Peninsula, remains largely untouched and overgrown, a draw for wildlife enthusiasts and urban explorers alike. Fort Tilden was a coastal artillery protector with cannons to match the range of any battleship of the day. In the event of an attempted invasion, the guns would rumble into action to suppress the threat far out to sea before it could knock out New York’s communications, manufacturing and shipbuilding infrastructure. Temporary military installations at the site date as far back as the War of 1812. Brought to an end by the Treaty of Ghent in 1814, news travelled slowly in those days and fighting raged for two more months, during which time the British were crushed. Modern warfare demanded that a permanent base should be established around the time of World War One, with the adjoining Naval Air Station Rockaway (above), departure point of the first transatlantic flight, constructed adjacent to Fort Tilden. By 1924, Fort Tilden’s increased firepower came in the form of two massive 16-inch cannon known together as Battery Harris. Initially placed out in the open, these guns could rotate a full 360 degrees and catapult a shell an awe-inspiring 28 miles. This meant they could reach Long Island Sound, although their primary brief was to prevent an attack from east and west.
At the outset of World War Two in 1939, thick concrete was poured over the battery. This would prevent the guns from being bombed during an air attack. But more importantly, it meant they couldn’t be turned on New York City should the enemy successfully capture Fort Tilden. The base has since found its way onto the National Register of Historic Places. Wooden steps have been fitted to the side of Battery Harris East"
Anyone have any info on Fort Tilden other than what I have found online?
Oct 21 2011, 12:18 PM EDT by
CHECK THIS OUT
went looking for other sites to get second opinon. found good idea for base. gonna give credit to the guy so here is the link
Jan 26 2010, 6:27 PM EST by
I was looking into to buying property in a ghost town, and then I had an epiphany.
Why not overrun one of these places? (as long as it's well preserved)
St. Elmo, the country's most well preserved ghost town.
A town like this is almost advertising itself for Z-Day!
Sep 10 2009, 12:47 PM EDT by
Where can I buid the best base.
I think a supermarket or mall may be good but a farm may be good.
Mar 2 2009, 4:01 PM EST by
Where to go?
There's alot of people talking about military bases. I believe you should stay at a farm and make it your base. Where would you go?
Mar 2 2009, 10:46 AM EST by
Lets assume it has all hit the fan then....
If they over ran all barricades, you should all have atleast and escape tunnel in each section of your base. Suggest giving these doors which require heavy latches, or to pull and push multiple levers correctly to open. can't just have them all pulls cause who is to say one just won't fall on them and open it all up. Once on the other side, you will want some way to be able to access the outside, but be well out of range of your main base. Fall back points should already be laid out, if even just having multiple fallback mini-bases. Should you be unable to reach an exit, a simple solution is the garbage dumpsters that are the cubes that have the hatch doors that slide on the side. Not the rectangle ones you always see people jumping in movies. The dumpsters I am talking about (ofcourse cleaned out, smelling nice, and with emergency supplies in them, including a CB radio that you just simply drill a hole through the dumpster to attach and antenia to (previous to being takin over ofcourse). These ED (emergency dumpsters) will be last resort safe points and can easily be rigged with a simple latch and masterlock to be secured. You might wanna reinforce the actual hatch that slides back and forth that you would normally throw garbage in, that you are using as a good, but over all, these little EDs will save your life if you can't get back. Then just sit and wait for the people who made it out to come and rescue you while you chat with them on the radio and eat the pork and beans that you have sitting in there. Just an idea.
Jan 17 2009, 2:39 AM EST by
does anybody know of a place to get maps that include all military bases, reservations, and training locations, and if you do, what is the easiest way to keep track of them
Jan 25 2008, 7:43 PM EST by