Fallout Shelter Friday!

Posted: October 24, 2014 in Fallout Shelter Fridays, Fallout Shelters, Shelters
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Basement Fallout Shelter

Greetings, friends!

Today’s shelter is of the furniture fort variety. It comes to us from the 1967 pamphlet, “Fallout Protection for Homes with Basements.” The pamphlet outlines various types of shelters that can be built in–spoiler alert–homes with basements. Types include:

  • Permanent Shelters
  • Pre-Planned Shelters (Aren’t permanent shelters, pre-planned too? I mean, I’d hope so.)
  • Elevated Flower Garden (I really like the sounds of this. I wonder if it’s similar to this? Because that’s pretty hardcore for a flowerbed.)
  • Improvised Shelters

With the furniture fort shelter of course being of the Improvised sort. Duh. I mean, who would consider the swimming pool, paint-can topped shelter to be permanent?

Anyway, this is a great pamphlet if you’re into that sort of thing, which if you’re reading it, I assume you are. This site has a great overview of the whole thing.

Have a great Friday everyone!


  1. As for the “Improvised Shelter #2”, I’d be way more nervous of the shockwave knocking one of the sides over and being crushed by the weight of everything put on top.


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