Skip to comments.Menifee Residents Can Soon Apply For Permits To Build Doomsday Bunkers
Posted on 09/08/2013 9:04:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Jones, 46, has pushed for the right to build a bunker on his 1-acre property for nearly a year. He wants to be ready for anything, be it natural disaster or a nuclear attack.
The world is taking a change, he says. I want to be prepared. I want my family to survive.
Americans have been building underground bunkers for decades, their interest in such shelters waxing and waning with current events. Many dug backyard fallout shelters during the Cold War, fearing a nuclear war.
This next generation of bunkers comes as many survivalists face heightened concerns of a terrorist attack, economic meltdown and for some, even solar flares or meteor showers.
The bunker is a type of security blanket, says Stephen OLeary, an expert in apocalyptic and end-of-the-world theories at the University of Southern California. They are concerned with whats happening in the world on a massive scale.
The move to allow below-ground bunkers has created waves among city officials who are concerned with earthquake faults in the area, safety of police and first responders answering emergency calls and the potential for owners to hide criminal activity, such as drug manufacturing.
City Councilman Tom Fuhrman calls the ordinance a victory for property rights, not for those looking to break the law. Criminal activity isnt going to be stopped by not allowing people to build bunkers, Fuhrman says. A criminal will find a place to commit crime.
There are signs survival bunkers are making a comeback throughout the country.
Ronald Hubbard, who runs Atlas Survival Shelters near Los Angeles, ships his luxury bunkers out of state. Unlike Cold War-era shelters, he builds ones that are half the length of a basketball court and have a master bedroom, dining nook and a couch to watch a 47-inch flat screen TV.
(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...
It will be good for the authorities to have a list of all those bunkers...
So just the potential for a crime gives elected officials the right to deny people just about anything? After all, just about anything can be used for crime. And as for "hiding criminal activity"... C'mon, you can use your house for that!
Stupid, made up, grasping-at-straws reason.
Postapocalyptic looters will be glad to know that the location of these bunkers are a matter of public record.
All it takes to kill the inhabitants is a garbage bag over the air intake.
If you build it, they will come...and take it away from you.
Auxillary Burried Areation pipe with a seprate water drain, sits right below the ground and allows the ground to filter the air.
Most people don’t realize that the ground is actually a bit porus.
“We’ve got provisions and lots of beer...”
Soil porosity varies radically with soil type. If it's an ultisol for example, although permeability is great, the permittivity is very poor.