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Doomsday shelters line Kansas missile silo
AFP/YahooNews ^ | 4/9/12 | Joe Lambe

Posted on 04/09/2012 11:52:50 AM PDT by Kartographer

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Developer Larry Hall stands on top of survival condos and support services that reach 14 stories underground at a former missile silo north of Salina, Kansas. (AFP Photo/Joe Lambe)
1 posted on 04/09/2012 11:52:55 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Prepping for the 1% PING! ;-)


2 posted on 04/09/2012 11:54:16 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

3 posted on 04/09/2012 11:55:35 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Kartographer

Abandoned missile silo.

Isn’t it just possible Russia or China mistakenly still targets that site?


4 posted on 04/09/2012 11:57:41 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Kartographer

Can you still buy any of these silo’s unimproved? Seems like a couple million would buy you the whole thing instead of just an apartment.


5 posted on 04/09/2012 11:57:48 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

You can get them for less than a couple million:

http://www.missilebases.com/properties


6 posted on 04/09/2012 12:07:19 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Kartographer

I can remember driving from Wichita to Tulsa, you would see several of them in the distance from the road.

There did not appear to be any defensive measures other than fences tho I am sure there was.


7 posted on 04/09/2012 12:07:45 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: driftdiver

Some are flooded, so there’s that little obstacle.


8 posted on 04/09/2012 12:08:08 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Williams

Caller:"Komrade Peggy is 1972 war plan and launch code manual still good?"

'Peggy':"Da! Still good."

9 posted on 04/09/2012 12:10:11 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Trapped underground in one of those things is close to the very last place I would want to be under any circumstances.


10 posted on 04/09/2012 12:13:53 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog
I can remember driving from Wichita to Tulsa, you would see several of them in the distance from the road.

The flying sequences for the original Christopher Reeves Superman movie were shot in Alberta, Canada because all of the US footage shot in Kansas, Nebraska, the Dakotas, etc. kept having missile silos turning up in the picture (which would not have been there during the Depression)


11 posted on 04/09/2012 12:16:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: yarddog

Take a look at a couple of the luxury conversions at the link I provided. It wouldn’t be all bad with the jacuzzi, etc.

As long as you are well supplied, you could shelter in place for an extended period of time.

FYI - sheltering in place is an important part of any readiness plan. This is how you would do it in relative safety and luxury.


12 posted on 04/09/2012 12:16:57 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: driftdiver

http://www.missilebases.com/properties


13 posted on 04/09/2012 12:18:19 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

You know what they’re going to call those folks who plunk down millions to hide in a hole after they crawl out when the food and water is exhausted ... “poor”.


14 posted on 04/09/2012 12:21:03 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: bolobaby

The fact that I suffer from claustrophobia probably influences me quite a bit, but even if I didn’t I don’t think I would like to be in a place where I could be trapped.


15 posted on 04/09/2012 12:21:05 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

Are these the people the Bible mentions saying “rocks fall on us”?


16 posted on 04/09/2012 12:21:17 PM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Kartographer

If someone drops the big one on US (God dropping an asteroid the size of Ohio or the Iranians dropping 9 gigatons) I’d rather go right away.I think I’ll pass on these fortified underground bunkers and the freeze dried food packets with a 10 year shelf life.


17 posted on 04/09/2012 12:23:33 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Kartographer

Uhh, air supply?

Below ground with enemies above is a bad idea. Just ask various Japanese or Germans in bunkers.

Seal off the vents, or pour gasoline into them and drop a match. Of course the second alternative does tend to reduce the plunder potential.


18 posted on 04/09/2012 12:23:58 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: bolobaby

This is how you would do it in relative safety and luxury.

Well, only a few wealthy people survive. I wonder how the pampered wealthy will make out ruling what is left of the USA? You can’t live underground forever.


19 posted on 04/09/2012 12:29:33 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: bolobaby
I just hope when the smoke has cleared from armageddon and people like us (Pennsylvanians who have no money or time to build bunkers because we've spent our lives and fortunes trying to run small businesses without the support of even the Republicans in State Government) have disappeared with the chaff, ... I just hope that the wealthy people who survive will carry on the traditions and values of America, and not let the last 236 years amount to nothing.

Heaven knows I've tried, to no avail.

20 posted on 04/09/2012 12:31:20 PM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: Sherman Logan

“Just ask various Japanese or Germans in bunkers.”

By the time the japs and krauts conquered freaking Kansas, there’d be nothing left of the country anyway.

People need their security blankets.


21 posted on 04/09/2012 12:34:23 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Kartographer

I wish we could afford one of those, but Dad & I built an expanded 40’x20’ version of this basic unit:

http://www.atlassurvivalshelters.com/

Also sounds like Mr Hall is going to be hard-pressed to get an ROI on that project, any time soon. I wish him well. When TSHTF, “getting there” is also going to be problematic if an owner lives far away. My Family’s “SU” (Safe Unit) is only 100ft away.


22 posted on 04/09/2012 12:35:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: carriage_hill

Very nice!


23 posted on 04/09/2012 12:40:52 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’m with you on this. If we get hit with the “big one”, I’d rather go right away.


24 posted on 04/09/2012 12:44:14 PM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums)
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To: Kartographer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr9XiKoJJjk&feature=relmfu

Here’s the episode on youtube.


25 posted on 04/09/2012 12:44:35 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: yarddog
I can remember driving from Wichita to Tulsa, you would see several of them in the distance from the road.

The only missile complexes in that area were the Titan II sites and the closest one to I-35 was 532-1, and it was 3.7 miles from the highway.

There were no ABM or anti-air sites in that area either.

26 posted on 04/09/2012 12:49:04 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Kartographer
LOL! SEEK SHELTER IN A MISSLE SILO! HA! HA!
The stupidity is beyond all reason.
After they knock out the primary targets, which is why you have a shelter, the second wave knocks out all secondary targets, that would include old and outdated assets.
Why not build them next to a gyroscope plant, or maybe a ball bearing manufacturer?
The picture of Larry Hall was lifted from Webster's, under the word idiot.
I can just imagine what his customer list looks like.
What has happened to the world?
Idiocracy is here, we are surrounded by idiots, and they are allowed not only to reproduce, but vote!
27 posted on 04/09/2012 12:51:11 PM PDT by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: OldMissileer

Did I say I drove on the interstate?


28 posted on 04/09/2012 12:52:31 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: RavenLooneyToon
Why not build them next to a gyroscope plant, or maybe a ball bearing manufacturer?

Might not be such a bad idea seeing how both are mostly made in China now.
29 posted on 04/09/2012 12:54:39 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Idiots. Far better to buy an isolated place no one knows about or can easily access. If everyone in the county knows about the food there, don’t you think the mayor, police chief, national guard, etc aren’t going to “inspect” the place for code violations and confiscate their food as fines?

It’s one thing to fight off lone desperados, quite another to fight the local authorities.


30 posted on 04/09/2012 12:55:06 PM PDT by TroutGuy
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To: rochester_veteran

You are the end product of over two billion years of evolution. Don’t tell me your survival instinct petered out in the last couple of easy living generations.


31 posted on 04/09/2012 12:55:38 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: yarddog
Did I say I drove on the interstate?

:-)

I was going to ask if you made some detours.

32 posted on 04/09/2012 12:57:01 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Sawdring

That’s the way it is with most Americans. Our fore Fathers wouldn’t believe what a bunch of ‘wussies’ we’ve become.


33 posted on 04/09/2012 12:57:51 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Bitsy; LoveUSA

Nice class warfare rhetoric, Bitsy. :-P

The idea is not to live underground indefinitely. The idea is to shelter in place with your family, if required.

Let’s say there is general social unrest due to a large-scale viral outbreak. (One possible scenario in which you might need to shelter in place.) You can put plastic up on the walls of your house and hope no infected people break in to steal your stuff - and possibly infect you - or you can have a nice underground bunker to retreat to until the situation stabilizes.

If I had the cash, I might take the one with the in-ground pool. ;-)


34 posted on 04/09/2012 12:57:59 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Kartographer

Read for later but seems interesting.....


35 posted on 04/09/2012 1:00:28 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: ClearCase_guy

That movie supposedly came out in 2008. I have never heard of it and they don’t show it on Netflix at all. I just watched the trailer and it looked pretty good.


36 posted on 04/09/2012 1:00:28 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: bolobaby

If I had the cash, I might take the one with the in-ground pool. ;-)

Shucks, I was going to ask you to spot me a million so I could put one on lay-a-way. You’re in the same fox hole I’m in :-)


37 posted on 04/09/2012 1:06:17 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Kartographer

The silos may be empty, but have the Russians removed them from their target list? Probably not.


38 posted on 04/09/2012 1:07:06 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Uhh, air supply?

And even without the enemy above ground, you live in a constant cloud of RADON gas 24/7 down below.

39 posted on 04/09/2012 1:08:28 PM PDT by Rapscallion (The corruption and mismanagement persist because YOU tolerate it.)
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To: Rapscallion

Depends on the geology of the area.


40 posted on 04/09/2012 1:10:16 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sawdring

Blast from the Past (1999)


41 posted on 04/09/2012 1:12:40 PM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

See Post # 9 this thread.


42 posted on 04/09/2012 1:14:28 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I think I would rather have a large tanker or cargo ship somewhere out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean than be trapped underground in a missile silo.


43 posted on 04/09/2012 1:20:39 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Kartographer

Maybe Cheyenne Mountain will come on the market and i can buy that.


44 posted on 04/09/2012 1:25:40 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Williams
Isn't it possible?

Actually it's highly probable they haven't done a thing but turn off a switch to take that area off the targeting lists.

Those folks have a higher risk of being turned into dusty like former crispy critters than just about anyone on Earth.

45 posted on 04/09/2012 1:29:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: rochester_veteran

If Bambi is re-elected it will be as if we get hit with the “big one”.

No way this country could survive four more years of him.


46 posted on 04/09/2012 1:33:09 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Sawdring

The trailer for “City of Ember” was better than the movie. It was OK, but mainly a movie for younger teens, IMO.


47 posted on 04/09/2012 1:50:51 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: OldMissileer

I’m sort of an old missileer, or more likely an old bus driver. I used to fly missileers around for a living, in our EC-135 ALCS aircraft. Interestingly or not, the entire complement of minuteman silos around Ellsworth AFB was imploded as part of the SALT treaty, and were inspected from the air and ground to insure compliance.

As usual when destroying what taxpayers have bought and paid for everyone loses, that goes for guns, bullets, planes, boats, jeeps, humvees, cannons, tanks, etc you name it. Keep it alive and keep it in country as long as you can afford the upkeep.


48 posted on 04/09/2012 1:51:16 PM PDT by wita
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To: Sherman Logan
Uhh, air supply? Below ground with enemies above is a bad idea.

Exactly. Then there's the real possibility that when you did get there, the other will have barred the door and you'd be stuck out. Nope, they can have it and more power to the guy for getting 7 million each.

49 posted on 04/09/2012 1:52:24 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Kartographer

My wife made an interesting comment when we watched this - “Good luck getting there.”

The dude building it (and selling condos) whill have one heck of a bunker, all to himself, and his family.


50 posted on 04/09/2012 1:56:31 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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