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Old 10-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #41
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Why go to all the trouble to take over someone else's bunker when you can just take over a Walgreens or a Wal*Mart? The well paid staff probably won't be there.

Weld the doors shut. Rearranged a bunch of stuff to help keep interlopers off track should they get in (rearrange the racks with the forklift and create choke points). Plenty of food, water medicine. Probably a bunch of board games and at least some Nerf toys to keep the kids busy.

Plus you got a big flat surface on the roof to lay out your S.O.S. - or conceal half a dozen good lines of fire.
A Walgreens is actually pretty well built - solid 12" masonry block with brick exterior. But the storefront doors and glass, exit doors and dock doors are weak points


I would look for a pre-cast tilt up warehouse - 8" thick reinforced concrete wall, cast in place steel door bucks and heavy duty roll up doors


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I definitely couldn't tell my 13 year old daughter or it would go something like this -

“Just checking in from the Bunker here in XXXX location” Facebook/Twitter postings.



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I definitely couldn't tell my 13 year old daughter or it would go something like this -

“Just checking in from the Bunker here in XXXX location” Facebook/Twitter postings.
I agree tell the Kids nothing
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A Walgreens is actually pretty well built - solid 12" masonry block with brick exterior. But the storefront doors and glass, exit doors and dock doors are weak points


I would look for a pre-cast tilt up warehouse - 8" thick reinforced concrete wall, cast in place steel door bucks and heavy duty roll up doors

a small store tho. a store that's too big will offer too many entry points and not enough exit points. PLUS, it'll be harder to defend if you don't have enough shooters to defend it. a good firearms store would be the shiznutz, but no food. a wal-green's would be a good all around store, but no ammo. wal-mart would be a GREAT store, BUT a REGULAR wal-mart.......perfect size, everything you need to survive for a few weeks, maybe months. in my area, either store would be good, cuz they are all localized around 2 hospitals, and like 7 doctor's offices within a mile's diameter. AND there are 4 gun stores located within a 5 mile diameter.
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I dont wanna be around any gun shops when the SHTF because if they are anything like me and have what they consider to be enough ammo ,Im not gonna share my ammo either and its jsut a suggestion that one would stay away and Im sure their not going to want to share either since they have enough fire power in a gun shop and will prob have their own little group . Im not going anywhere near my FFL dealer he has stuff capable of dropping me further than I can see and theres alot of flat land around here so thats a long long damn ways away

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It's completely opposite of monophobic, but I forget the name.

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JD, it's called "Demophobia" - Fear of large groups or multiple persons.

As a side note, a phobia is not just discomfort with something. It is an irrational fear that causes panic, fleeing, crying and other irrational responses. Someone that is Arachnaphobic doesn't just dislike spiders, they are literally panicked by them and may run from the building until it is killed. Phobias are quite serious and almost always an irrational, overblown response.
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We are lucky in this country, or I am. Not many people are armed. Myself and one or two well chosen friends could take and hold a major super store. we could live for months on the stocks available.

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Defiance will probably get you into the

"lookin' forward to it" mindset.

But for a dose of reality, watch

The Book of Eli , The Road, or THREADS...
Thanks for the insight.
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And what about all the other people with the same idea. There will be lots of desperate people. I still remember the Watts riots and the Korean store owners on their roofs with rifles. After the riots died down, they were the only ones still functioning. They would only allow 1 or 2 women in at a time. No men.

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The problem with bunkers is that they can only keep people out if the occupants stay inside.(and awake) Sounds too much like a trap or a prison to me. I have thought a lot about it and I have decided not to participate in the SHTF. I plan to die in my own bed, in about 25 years, a sick old man.



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