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Bus storm shelter

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Dexters, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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  2. pugman

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    Cool but they would have to work on the entry way? 70 people, and some of them old, trying to get in that shelter via a make shift 2x4 ladder might take 15 minutes or more.
     
  3. Dexters

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    I think they might have several concerns
    - Water - I thought I saw a drop fall when the reporter was in the shot.

    - exit - it opens out - something heavy gets on it and they might not be able to open it.

    - Rust

    - Toilet

    I'm guessing there are others.

    If I were to use a bus - I would try to keep it above ground as much as possible and build up sloping dirt around it.
     
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  4. pugman

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    Rain on the ladder...yep saw that. And you are right about the door...they said one tornado threw a trailer...if it lands on the door they are screwed.

    One other thing i would suggest...signs. Tell local rescue services about the shelter...maybe one or more large ground level signs indicating a shelter is there. They could get wiped out by the storm...which is why 2 is 1 and 1 is none.
     
  5. dan1488

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    they had the door open so the rain was coming in, would like another exit door, maybe one on each end. Liked the idea though.
     
  6. W.E.G.

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    Hope it's buried above the water table.
     
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    I was thinking about a shipping container for the same thing. My estimate is that it would be cheaper, stronger, and the end doors could be bermed for faster access.
     
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    To each his own I guess.
     
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