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