Be Safe In An Underground Bunker In Southern Utah
With the world as unsettled as it is, you may be feeling it is time to dig a hole in your backyard and drop in a bunker. Before you go grab your shovel and start digging up your grass, there are companies who have been doing this for a long time and have it all worked out.
This one, Utah Shelter Systems is right here in Southern Utah and can build you anything from a small metal bunker, large cement bunker and even safe room in your house. Their site has everything you would need to know about building a safe place.
I talked with Paul Seyfried who said he has built a couple hundred shelters and has since retired from the company. I asked him if lots of people were building bunkers? "The media asks me that all the time. So are a lot of people doing this and I say no. No they're not doing it," said Seyfried.
If you know how to weld and install something like this, they can set you up with all the materials.
It would give a certain amount of comfort knowing there’s a shelter out the back door. No one will even know it is there except for the small metal entrance like a manhole cover. I would probably hide in there on Saturdays when my wife has a new project for me to work on.
All of the logistics of building a bunker have been worked out by Switzerland. The government passed legislation years ago that required shelters be built.
The ensuing years would see Switzerland become the first country in the world to have enough bunkers to shelter the entire population from a nuclear blast.
You build that many bunkers, you are going to get it all figured out.
There was a time when the government required a bomb shelter at every radio station. We used to have our studios in a pink house on Highway 56 outside of Cedar City and I used to do the morning show from inside that bomb shelter. It was dark with no windows, but I did feel safe, well, except for listeners wandering in who were looking for Tradio.
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