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Interesting bugout building...

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Witch Doctor 01, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    can probably be made for around k plus labor... for a little more you can turn it into a nice bunker... (use bags of cement and stack them around them and wet them down...,, same with the roof and then add rafters and straw bales...

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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Bags of cement would make it expensive as hell, cinder blocks with filled cores would be as good, better in some ways since they could be readily reinforced. Cement or bales, it'll be dark as a dungeon in there. Windows would be a nice touch, and rat walls almost a requirement to keep critters from taking up residence underneath. Good basic idea.
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Speaking of windows, I saw on NatGeo Doomsday Prep'ers last night some really cool Window Glass that was BulletProof when shooting from the Outside/In, but allow firing from the Inside Out.... .... That is cool Technology....
  4. Gunny Highway

    Gunny Highway Hard Work and Sacrifice blessed by God's Grace Site Supporter

    I'm thinking filling the cinder blocks with gravel ( Joel Skousen idea ) for ballistic purposes but will need to view it on my PC as print is so small on the IPAD I can't read it. Lol. Getting old quick
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  5. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Cinder blocks unfilled $1.69 each 8x8x12... bag of cheap cement 24x36x8 for $2.49.. maybe it's the location... prices are from Lowes... no discount...YMMMV
  6. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    a slightly fancier cabin...
  7. Rabid

    Rabid Monkey

    Bags filled with dirt will absorb impact rather than fracture and will be cheaper.
  8. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Have some folks around here that had been thinking about doing this for some years..
  9. natshare

    natshare Monkey+

    Here's an interesting idea, for doing the outside of the building. Haven't seen much as far as testing of this product, but if it behaves like they say it will, you could almost put it on like a stucco coating, over the outside of the cinder blocks. [winkthumb]
  10. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    There is also, Grancrete. Sprayed on like Gunite, it offers a lot at reasonable cost.

    You can read more about the Grancrete family of products including examples of projects we have completed and technical details about our products.

    Another interesting product is papercrete. Often touted as a DIY product, I place it in with straw bale building - this is to day, get help.

    Finally, rammed earth is making inroads in the US these days.
    Rammed Earth Solar Homes Inc. has many interesting photos.
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