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Building a storm shelter

by mcmillan on March 3, 2012

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Luna7ick March 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

@a10fjet No, I have changed my mind on this project, it only takes 3 feet before water fills the whole, as i am on a lake.:-(


a10fjet March 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm

you done anything yet?


Luna7ick March 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm

@TheStevieoo HAHAHA  THANKS;-)


TheStevieoo March 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Just throw a good tarp over you so you don’t get wet. Big as you is you AiN’T gettin blowed away anyhow.


TheStevieoo March 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Just throw a good tarp over you so you don’t get wet. Big as you is you gettin blowed away anyhow. A haw haw haw, yawsa


arkansastrash320 March 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I am thinking of building my own storm house too!!If you bury a vehicle it will rust fast and start leaking unless you cover it in concrete bottom and sides and top.I want some rebar and 4×8 plywood and i will pour the floor then use plywood and rebar to do the sides.The top could have reinforcement post on each corner put those in when your pouring the walls.Doing all this yourseld could sure be alot less way less than $1,800,00.Good luck with yours


pacmanbrad March 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

move to higher ground will be your
best bet


northeastgaprepper March 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

if want to check for a review on that 1 unit that was sold…click on the number “18″ by the sellers name…that is the feedback score for items they have sold…that will take you to the feedback info from people who have bought stuff from that seller


Luna7ick March 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm



EricDH79 March 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm

A buried shipping container from a freight ship makes a nice shelter, I have seen 40′ for sale before for around $1800. If you want to go a little less expensive you could by you a brand new septic tank, tell the seller what you are buying it for, there is more than likely a way to seal it up and just put a manhole cover on top, bury it then you have a storm shelter.


oldchevy4x4 March 3, 2012 at 11:39 pm

^^^ this.
Ours is concrete block on a poured floor with a poured ceiling. You could fit 2+ of the ones for sale inside of it. It’s no longer water proof, but I plan to rectify that situation sooner or later. Not that I ever use it, but hey… the day may come


TheWakey420 March 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm

double as a great grow room:)


cisjohn2616 March 4, 2012 at 12:37 am

You got a steep bank in back of your house that would be perfect to tunnel into a bit and reinforce it with cinder block…..Then you got to hope you are home when you need it !


mbyr31 March 4, 2012 at 1:20 am

Just dig a hole, set up some forms, and build your own. I’m sure it would be a little cheaper. Just make sure you waterproof that concrete before you start to use it. Hell, for that price, you may be able to make it even bigger AND with more amenities!


dawg1157 March 4, 2012 at 2:03 am

I agree, why not just build your own?


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