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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Emergency Preparations => Topic started by: endurance on October 07, 2015, 11:54:55 AM

Title: Shipping containers... Again
Post by: endurance on October 07, 2015, 11:54:55 AM
I know there's been some discussion of these low cost containers being used as cabins, bunkers and storage before.  We even have a member who built a beautiful cabin out of two of them (https://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=52480.0).  Now Germany is using them as a low cost, easily built housing unit for Syrian refugees (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34454384).

(http://i.imgur.com/oh8FDlf.png)

But there's always the discussion about putting one in the ground for a storm or fallout shelter, which is where these two articles are interesting:

Failure (http://containerauction.com/read-news/what-happens-when-you-bury-a-shipping-container)

An inexpensive right way (http://containerauction.com/read-news/how-to-bury-a-shipping-container-gabion-basket)
Title: Re: Shipping containers... Again
Post by: RuggedCyclist on November 15, 2015, 08:48:05 PM
Cool! But I feel it would be just as easy to lay out some concrete block and make a roof that will hold dirt.

I want a shipping container someday as a tool shed, specifically for tools stored as preps in a hidden corner of the property.

I'll dig a root cellar for temperature controlled storage.