1960 ... between you and disaster!

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    1. Reconstructing Light 14 months ago | reply

      All in all, it's just another brick in the wall.

    2. Michael Paul Smith 14 months ago | reply

      Ya know, just go out and greet the bomb with open arms and get it over with.
      A slow, smelly death is not romantic in any way.
      [ Am I being too cynical?]

    3. r8r 14 months ago | reply

      I had cabin fever after just three days inside during the last winter storm. Hard to imagine 'life' in this cell during a nuclear winter.

    4. jamica1 14 months ago | reply

      That'll show the Commies. We're ready for anything they can dish out. Oh, I'm not saying we won't get our hair mussed...

    5. Kit Case 14 months ago | reply

      I know a family that has pretty much that exact shelter in their basement. They use it for storage, and as a tornado safe room.

    6. HELLO CHICAGO 14 months ago | reply

      I agree. Think of the hell that will greet you when you emerge. Also, I don't believe the radioactivity will be gone in just 6 months. I can see many other uses for this tiny room.

    7. Reconstructing Light 14 months ago | reply

      But you will be able to spot the turnips in the dark........

    8. HELLO CHICAGO 14 months ago | reply

      In case I get hungry.

    9. Reconstructing Light 14 months ago | reply

      Do you not like turnips? Even ones that cook themselves?

    10. x-ray delta one 14 months ago | reply

      ... you need to hope you're pretty close- within a couple miles of a ground zero for a multi-megaton blast - otherwise you'll just get burned, cut and broken and suffer a slow agonizing death.

    11. Reconstructing Light 14 months ago | reply

      I saw that film "The Road" with Viggo Mortenson in the lead role........what an utterly depressing movie. I imagine that it would be close enough to the reality of a post apocalyptic world.

    12. Badger 23 / jezevec 14 months ago | reply

      I always think of it like the movie "The Postman." Imagine trying to endure nearly three hours of a Kevin Costner movie. Brutal.

    13. mikeg642000 14 months ago | reply

      ♫ Yes we're gonna have a wingding
      A summer smoker underground
      It's just a dugout that my dad built
      In case the reds decide to push the button down
      We've got provisions and lots of beer
      The key word is survival on the new frontier ♫

    14. seatvet 14 months ago | reply

      I have one of these but I call it a darkroom! Great find, James!!!!

    15. Reconstructing Light 14 months ago | reply

      The Postman - a film that failed to deliver, apparently. Never seen it.

    16. lhoracek 14 months ago | reply

      We lived 10 miles from Whiteman AFB in 1960. Didn't bother with a shelter

    17. The Fenriswolf 14 months ago | reply


      I used to live on a SAC base. By the time I was school age, they had dropped "Duck And Cover" for us. They still taught it to the civilians. We didn't have underground shelters but the base commander told us we could use the gravel pit north of the base if we needed to. Yeah, we all felt pretty confidant.

    18. morbiusx33 14 months ago | reply

      Geez, it already looks like a bomb hit it. Not exactly Farnham's Freehold.

    19. V-Strom John 14 months ago | reply

      Looks like he's thinking, "Wow, I'm going to this my man-cave!"

    20. zyzak 13 months ago | reply

      This mason appears to be 'painting himself into a corner'.

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