I promised one of the wonderful Monkey Mods that I would try to post a real prep oriented thread as penance for shamelessly hijacking one on Wednesday...this is what I could think of that might contribute to discussion. One of the things that hasn’t been talked about much (at least in recent memory) is storage of preps…specifically underground storage. There are various options for underground storage, starting with old school root cellars and continuing through state of the art multi room blast and fallout shelters with all the bells and whistles. One that I was introduced to when I was first starting to build our BOL/Retirement Home was extra septic tanks. Septic tanks come in a variety of sizes and, especially in recent years, materials from concrete to reinforced fiberglass. I should mention that my introduction to them around the fire with local guys I had working with my on our land grew out the propensity in my neighborhood at the time for illegal marijuana growing operations. At one point it was estimated that something like 75% of the decent sized pieces of land on my road at the time had been paid for with the proceeds of high quality pot grows. Though I was a federal LEO at the time, my job was only apprehension people with federal warrants and not investigations of federal crimes. A few of the guys knew what I did for a living, but they also knew that I had no love for laws that were not my responsibility to investigate, AND (IMO) not only counterproductive but unconstitutional. (though nobody ever offered to show me their underground grow operation). I ended up using another method, but the extra work and degradation over 30 some years have made me often wish I had gone the septic route. Septic tanks, depending upon capacity tend to have interior dimensions at least 8 ft high in the center and start at around 12 ft wide and 16 ft long. They tend to be sort of a bowl at the bottom rather than flat, but even the small ones can be flattened with lumber put in crosswise and still have around 6 ft “ceilings”. They can also be “strung together” using culvert pipe as passageways. They are better than shipping containers because they are designed to be buried and require no additional strengthening, unlike shipping containers that are strong only at the edges and require significant work to spread the weight of soil both on top and pressing against the sides. It is smart to use “clean” dirt next to the tank (especially the newer lighter weight reinforced fiberglass tanks) because sharp rocks with weight behind them can otherwise ruin one’s whole day. It is also easier to have a septic tank delivered to a hole in the ground without raising questions in the mind of the person doing the delivery. One other caveat is that no matter what kind of underground structure you use, it will not be safe from a government agency with a strong suspicion that you may have contraband (for those who might consider burying their guns against a possible ban), but one can expect that the average thief/looter will not have the advantage of arial infrared imaging or ground penetrating radar/anomaly detectors. What other underground structures might others that you monkeys know (since I won’t ask what you may use any more than I will tell what I might use) that would be a good option?