Describe the attributes of the Realistic

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by GhettoPass, Dec 17, 2014.


  1. GhettoPass

    GhettoPass Monkey

    I'm seriously thinking of moving to TN, close to Huntsville, AL (where I'd work). This gives me the ability to search for a home and property suitable for the best bang for the buck wrt prepping. Please describe the attributes of what an Ideal but Realistic Bug In Home would look like (no crocodile filled moats).
     
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  2. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    sharks with lasers ? :lol:
     
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    What's ideal for me is sure to not suit you. How about thinking up your own ideas? Reading the monkey may get you more ideas than you can count, but will certainly point out a lot of pros and cons.
     
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  4. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+


    Sharks with freakin' lasers! :D
     
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  5. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Water proof lasers, of course, duh.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+


    That area of Tn/Al is pretty. A fair amount of property suitable for what you are after. Still has a small town feel, not all that far from H-ville. I've never lived there, but have traveled to and around that area. As far as the ideal retreat goes, its kinda like ghrit says.
     
  7. GhettoPass

    GhettoPass Monkey

    I have ideas and didn't place them in my original post. I'm looking for fresh perspective, unique ideas, things I may never of considered. Your post leads me to believe you might have exactly what I'm looking for (unless sharks with lasers and crocks in a moat was part of your planning :)). For example, I use to imagine a home on top of a hill might be ideal with a view of what is coming in all directions. I now believe that a home dug into the Southern side of a hill surrounded by trees and heavy brush might be better especially when not visible from any road (concealment).
    Your ideas might change my thinking. If I don't think an idea will work for me, I certainly won't flame you for it. I read How to Win Friends and Influence People and I took it to heart.
     
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I would look for property with running water. A stream, artesian spring, maybe river access. Running water can supply both water and power in several ways. But I would want enough high ground to avoid flooding issues.
    I would avoid cob or straw bale construction, regardless of the R-factor or low cost. (They both burn quite merrily, and quickly)
    I would suggest concrete, poured and stood walls, and a sheet steel roof will last quite a long time, is fire proof. And would establish ground plane for a communications ham radio system.
    if you have the bucks, radiant floor heat, and a full solar system would be quite useful. Do not, however, overlook wind for either power or water pumping, both are time tested. Once we know more of what you need, we can be of more help.
     
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  9. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    [beer]
     
  10. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    4 foot thick concrete ;)
     
  11. GhettoPass

    GhettoPass Monkey

    @kellory We have poured concrete basements in Iowa and I really like that. Cheap and fast to construct. Another reason for building on a hill side is I could run a pipe directly South from my sump and avoid a pump all together (no electrical requirements). I like the metal roof idea for both reasons given. Very good stuff, thanks.
     
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  12. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Pay close attention to the neighbors and the neighborhood. You don't want to be in the middle of a pot growing area nor in have some real lowlifes right next door. I've spent time in the area and beautiful sights, some wonderful people and ample white trash in the wrong holler.

    AT
     
  13. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    If you are planning a "Stick Frame Building" you might look at exterior Walls made with 2X6 Plates, and alternating 2X4 Studs, on 12" Centers. Then you weave the Insulation between the Studs. This increases the R Factor of the Walls, significantly, because there are NO mechanical connections between the inside, and outside Sheeting to conduct heat thru the Wall. It will hold Heat in during the Winters, and keep Heat out during the Summers. This type of Construction is very common, in Alaska, for obvious Reasons....
     
  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    That is also how sound proof walls are constructed. With no solids from wall surface to wall surface. It would be both warm and very quiet.
     
  15. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

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  16. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Couldn't put enough of a Power Source in the Shark Drone, to Power a Laser, that would have Ship Sinking capability. It takes a DD sized vessel to power the one Laser, the US Navy has on a Ship, NOW....
     
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  17. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Concrete monolithic dome home.
     
  18. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I'd rather have a pot grow as opposed to a methlab.
     
  19. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    You would just want to barter for with them for some green stuff ehh ;)
     
  20. GhettoPass

    GhettoPass Monkey

    Makings of a salad for husbands whose wife's entree requires guests with the munchies.
     
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