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Old 01-16-2011, 09:29 PM   #43
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I think I am going to turn my Airstream into a time machine, what do you all think of that idea?
I think that's a great idea. Of course we were just talking about that next month.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:07 PM   #44
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I betcha Saddam Hussain crawled out of a buried Airstream......probably one with a slide out too.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:45 PM   #45
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I think that's a great idea. Of course we were just talking about that next month.
Yep. You, me and Wally.
Where did the rest of you think he got the plans?
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:07 AM   #46
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I see people are concerned about having clean air in any shelter. I have a simple solution....grow plants. Of course you will need grow lamps so they can maintain photosynthesis.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:12 AM   #47
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This is undoubtedly the stupidest idea I ever heard of. If you have to make a bomb shelter an Airstream is the worst thing you could make it out of. Every part, every feature is the opposite of what you want for this purpose.

You would be way farther ahead to sell the trailer and use the money to build a better shelter. If you want something to build to, a steel shipping container is 10 times stronger, has more room inside, and costs one fifth as much.

I know how this is going to end up. Years ago there was a repair garage that was located on the side of a hill. At the back, beside the garage there was an old truck body that was used for storage. Eventually they brought in dump truck after dump truck of dirt and filled in the area beside the garage, to make a parking lot. The trailer was completely buried with the back door exposed. It slowly rotted away and eventually collapsed about 30 years after being buried. Of course this was a type of commercial truck body that was much stronger than an Airstream, and being made of steel, more resistant to corrosion. Also nobody was dropping bombs on it. O yeah it was in a well drained area and covered with gravel so there was no problem with water.

I predict your Airstream shelter is going to be a disappointment no matter how much you spend on it.
A heavy duty shipping container would be good because a lot of them are made out of corten which is a weathering steel to withstand saltwater enviroment.
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I think this whole thing is a hoax, we haven't heard one word from the original poster on any more of his plans. He is just sitting back there giggling over all the responses...
The OP is not sitting back. He is making a list knowing "we" are "them" due to the general lack of support. Oddly enough, I talked to a truck driver from SC a month ago while waiting for paper work at the Port of Baltimore. He had me trapped in a conversation for over an hour while breaks, and lunch, took prescient over shipping and commerce. During the cornering he told me all about the bomb shelter he was building for the eminent and total break down of society. He was working his shelter every minute he was not on the road he told me. It was going to be not only a bomb shelter, but be a defensive location. There was going to be enough food and water for 6 months he said. Luckily, lunch ended and the paper work began shuffling again. I went off to unhook the trailer I was hauling, and he went off to unload the Abrahms tank he had on his flat bed.

This a true story. Nothing was made up
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The difference between a fairy tale and a truck driver story: fairy tale starts off "once upon a time. A truck driver story starts off you aint gonna believe this s---. Sal.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:36 AM   #50
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A bomb shelter wouldn't help at all in the case of an EMP attack, which seems to be the big concern now.

Interesting book "One second after" describes aftermath of an EMP attack. This was required reading for Air Force staff before it was even published.
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well, actually, it started with " you getting ready?"
"ready?"
"For the Sign of the Beast"
"Sign of the Beast? What the Hell are you talking about?"
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Frank, I feel your pain. Too many years on the road. I really heard it all. And I dont miss it one bit. Sal.
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If a nuke goes off or an EMP and society breaks down he will be hunkered down in his airstream going NANY, NANY, BOO BOO......
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Has anyone checked to see if the OP has another screen name on this forum......like nomader maybe?

The thread is a hoax and, like everyone else, I've been sucked into feeling the need to add my $.02
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Has anyone checked to see if the OP has another screen name on this forum......like nomader maybe?

The thread is a hoax and, like everyone else, I've been sucked into feeling the need to add my $.02
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Suspects Nomader and Bunkerman have the same ISP
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Sorry, Rodney, didn't mean to post the same thing as you....I just didn't want to waste precious moments of my life reading all the posts....nice to see great minds think alike!
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