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If you have an extra $50,000 to purchase the basic corrugated galvanized steel pipe underground shelter, which doesn’t include a generator pod, digging the hole or placing it into the ground, you can have a luxury shelter by Atlas that has all the bells and whistles for comfortable living through an apocalypse. Brent Burns didn’t care about being seen. You see, he built a castle, which even has a drawbridge and portcullis. If things go sour or there’s an attack from the air, he has an underground bunker. You might not be able to choose one of those options, but there are some good ideas that can keep you hidden from raiders and invaders.
1. Build an underground bunker
You can have to have a luxury bunker, but it won’t be cheap to build. With the right type of planning and lots of elbow grease, you can build it on your own and save money. You can build an underground shelter for as little as $10,000 that will serve your family well. The good part is that once the main digging and building is completed, you can spread out the expenses adding to it as you go. Connecting the shelter to the house (or structure if it’s out in the country) with a hidden door and a hidden exit elsewhere are important, so don’t forget them in your plans.
2. Build a shelter in a natural mound or small hill
Again, have both an exit and an entrance. Taller plants can hide the front entrance on the back of the mound and ground cover can hide the back door. The idea is to blend in with the natural setting around it. While you can’t magically make the entrances disappear, you can hide them well.
3. Find a cave
Caves can be a great hiding place and even suitable for long term living with the right type of planning.
They have a year around temperature of 52 degrees if they’re between at least ten to fifteen feet below the surface. Some may be as warm as 65 degrees, so heating and cooling them isn’t a problem. If you’re purchasing a piece of land for a bug out location, consider getting one with a cave.
4. Disguise your home to look like the rest of its natural surroundings
If you’re in a wooded location, blend into the countryside, use the natural materials found in the area to build it. For those in an area that doesn’t have tall trees but does have large boulders protruding through the ground, another option is building a stone house between two huge boulders, keeping the same coloring as the stone. These homes are often hidden in plain sight from people at a distance, but are more obvious the closer you get. Choosing the most hidden location to build is the key to a good camouflaged shelter.