Want a backyard TEOTWAWKI play pen to make pretend Doomsday?
The article I’m referencing for this post is almost a year old, but it’s new to me. Maybe it’s new to you.
This guy is literally – outta sight!
Well, when he’s in his bunker anyway.
It’s hard for me to imagine a less expensive way to build an underground bunker than what this guy has done. A roof, a shovel, and a bucket. Nothing more, nothing less. Holy minimalist! If someone was resourceful enough they could replicate this bunker for FREE by using recycled materials. Heck, it’s not even his land! This 47-year-old “Clarence Rounds” survival ninja has been LIVING in this bunker for over SIX YEARS! Post-apocalyptic world won’t mean much in the way of changes for this character . . . . . Clarence Rounds . . . . cool last name.
He decided to go subterranean when he was forced to leave another area, because they were converting it into a park, and he frequents the local soup kitchen. The guy is smart, though. Then again, aren’t all SHTF party peeps? Some would even call us seers, as we KNOW future society will collapse . . . but this guy’s bunker won’t! It took him 2 years to dig it out. It’s 16 x 20′ and 6.5′ deep, energy efficient, and requires no wall construction. Viva la dirt! Not having to hang drywall sounds dreamy to me.
Clarence went to the Buffalo Public Library and read engineering books to learn how to make the bunker as structurally sound as possible. The initial fear was that heavy winter snow would cause it to collapse.
“I got books on roof framing, post framing, and things like that, so that I would have the formulas available to calculate the loads properly so the roof wouldn’t collapse on me while I was sleeping,” added Rounds.
A car battery serves as the main source of power for a small light and clock just above his bed.
That car battery is also connected to a spliced extension cord that powers a radio with speakers inside and outside of the bunker.
Gotta poop? Rounds scored one of those chairs with the poop bucket attached to it. You know, like the old folks use. He scores spare change for grub by working odd construction jobs.
Yo Rounds! You reading this blog from the public library? Contact me, bro – ranger @ shtfblog.com. I’ll totally hire you to like . . dig one of these things in my backyard. I’ll even come pick you up! Maine to Buffalo, I can do that in a day.
He sounds like a cool dude, check the article to read more about Rounds and scope his pic.
- Ranger Man
BTW: Here is your link of the day – Second Amendment Sisters.
Let this be a lesson to those of you that like blonde jokes . . .
Thanks for tossing me the link, JC.