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November 6, 2008 5:21 PM   Subscribe

Bunkers have a wide variety of uses in today's world. They're not all used by those fearful of a terrorist attack. They are also used to protect from natural disasters and to hide grow-ops. George's got one. Tom too. You can build you own, or have someone do it for you. The Ark Two Shelter is located just outside of Toronto. Tours of bunkers are also available. Be prepared. Previously.
posted by gman (13 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I suspect the book/movie The Road will make bunkers cool again.
posted by stbalbach at 5:28 PM on November 6, 2008

Toronto has it's own nearby crazy survivalist community? Who knew?

Also, for those actually IN Toronto, head downtown to the PATH. I expect some of the lower subway stations will make fine bunkers too.
posted by GuyZero at 5:53 PM on November 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

There is an abandoned subway line below the bay street line in Toronto as well. They shoot alot of movies in there.
posted by scarello at 5:58 PM on November 6, 2008

Lower subway stations?
posted by gman at 6:04 PM on November 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

Someone should build one for zouhair.
posted by gman at 6:16 PM on November 6, 2008

Bunkers have a wide variety of uses in today's world.

I don't know, with the club technology these days and the amount of time pros spend practicing, they're hardly even a hazard any more. On a course with any kind of substantial rough, you're usually better off landing in the bunker, and you'll often see players aim for them on par 5s and driveable par 4s.

Wait, what are we talking about?
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:19 PM on November 6, 2008 [3 favorites]

I was all geeked to get a bunker, and then I heard they had bombs built specifically to destroy bunkers.
posted by SaintCynr at 6:25 PM on November 6, 2008

I searched all these links, but not one tip for dealing with radroaches.
posted by rokusan at 6:57 PM on November 6, 2008

"Welcome To Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum. Built to protect the government from nuclear attack, this once-secret bunker is now a museum and National Historic Site of Canada. "
posted by philfromhavelock at 7:08 PM on November 6, 2008

Related: defensive architecture.

I love the idea of a secret bunker, safe and private.

Enjoyed watching the "gow ops", heh, you linked. Part 2 of that massive op. wow. Fascinating story that. Pity the guy stole electricity. Talk about dumb move.

One of my favorite sites about bunkers is the queen of Chernobyl on a motorcycle, Elena Filatova's site on the Serpent's Wall full of good photographs.

Peace is a good idea.
posted by nickyskye at 8:38 PM on November 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

How you can protect your family against FALLOUT

I really love this picture of a neighborhood in Boise marching into their community-sponsored bomb shelter. It's so nice when people in a community can join together to accomplish something worthwhile.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:29 PM on November 6, 2008

George's got one.

Not for long!
posted by TedW at 4:39 AM on November 7, 2008 [1 favorite]

There are some additional (pdf) links at the end of the 2nd grow op video that give some more insight into the cave when it was operational. Fascinating stuff.
posted by phirleh at 6:50 AM on November 7, 2008

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