Skip to comments.Wisconsin family discovers fully-stocked fallout shelter in their back yard 50 years
Posted on 05/04/2013 4:49:47 PM PDT by dynachrome
For more than a decade after they moved into their house in Neenah, Wisconsin, the Zwick family knew they had a Cold War bunker in their backyard.
It was not until 2010 that anyone thought to open the heavy steel hatch, climb down the ladder and explore the 8-foot-by-10-foot chamber that the home's previous owner had built to protect his family from a nuclear attack.
Floating in five feet of water that had seemed into the bunker were sealed U.S. Army boxed packed with all of the supplies a family would need to survive two weeks underground.
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Wisconsin family discovers fully-stocked fallout shelter in their back yard 50 years after it was installed at the height of the Cold War
“It’s unknown why the past owner decided he needed to store a phone directory in his fallout shelter”
I bet your list knows why!
I’d have bought it just for the bunker, if it had a
berm. A bunker without a berm is a grave.
The telephone directory was in a box with toilet paper. Think about this.
50 year old supplies in 5 ft of water. Yep their ready,
Right. Wish I had a bunker. Might have to build
one this summer just to have some place cool to
Install a sump pump, treat the walls and floor to reduce seepage, re-stock with new supplies, it might be useful some day.
I’m amazed at how well the candies/food items look. They look like they were just bought...the packages anyway.
I'd have to say yes. :)
Of course. I was poking a bit of fun at the Brit author of the story.
Smart people put tractor jacks in them in case a tree lands on the door.
The owners could sell that stuff for a mint on ebay. There’s a market for unopened stuff like that.
I have one built into my basement of my 50 YO house. It’s not fully operable (no air and fan access) but could be upgraded fairly easily. It’s designated as “bomb shelter” on the house plans. I have a 2nd one that could easily be converted. We call it the “gun room”. That’s where my husband has the gun safe and does his re-loading and stores the Christmas decorations and hunting clothes.
The ceilings of both of these rooms are reinforced concrete.
Reminds me of the Donald Fagan song “New Frontier”.
It use to be in Wis. that bomb/fallout shelters were exempt from property taxes. Could still be haven’t heard it has changed.