MICHIGAN wrote:Distant relative by marriage was at the lake this last week. He quit Detroit 4 years ago (got screwed on the home value) and now has a decent spread in Oakland County. Anyway, seems like a decent enough guy and then he started telling me about his prepping. Like serious prepping. He recently had a trailer buried out back on his land and is stocking it with all the requisite survival paraphernalia. Seems a little looney to me, I don't think that is a really smart option if things do go bad. TO me you need ot be able to move and not be trapped underground waiting for your air to be cut of or have smoke or worse pumped in. But to each his own.
I'm not hardcore about it, but I try to think through the possible scenerios and maintain a basic prepper stash. I'm in pretty good shape for your average serious weather event or bout of civil unrest and if things go Def Con 4, I can probably make it six weeks with supplies on hand, unless of course I get incinerated in the primary strike.
Some people really go nuts about it though, and burying a trailer underground is an example of that. If you've ever watched those prepper tv shows, they show the amount of engineering it takes to properly build and vent underground bunkers. Human waste is a whole 'nother issue. A basic 10x20 room with a sealable blast door and venting and waste disposal would cost 100K, easy. In the end, what's the use? If global nuclear war were to happen (God forbid), it would be a half-million years before the pollinators had anything to pollinate.