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    Post Ultimate Hideaway!

    I just caught an episode of Secret Passages: The Cold War on the History International channel. One of the cold war bomb shelters profiled was a hand-made, four level, fully stocked shelter built by a Blaine, Washington Trinity Western University Professor, Kenley Snyder.

    Here's an excerpt from the web link following:

    Part of the plausibility conundrum inherent in describing Kenley's masterpiece is the sheer scale of the project. When most people think of a bomb shelter, they envision grainy black and white U.S. government videos of nonplussed nuclear families scurrying into a basement room the size of Amelda Marcos' walk-in shoe closet. Kenley's 2,000 square foot, four storey subterranean hangout is replete with concrete walls and floors that are one metre thick, secret passages, 13 ventilation systems, an "electromagnetic, pulse wave protected" computer room, 1,000 gallon water tank, radiation proof paint, spacious living and storage areas and two "secret" rooms—simply too big to fit the construct of the average Jane and Joe's mind without a little visual help.


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    Yep... I remember seeing that episode couple of years back.... and the guy did it one bucketfull at the time. Impressive!
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    I want one!
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    Almost doesn't seem possible...pretty spectacular...one guy?

    Thanks for sharing...
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    I love secret hiding places...That one is Tops.
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    Thats to cool... my wife was looking over my shoulder as I read the article. She had something to say about it too; NO.
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    I wonder how I could do it with out the wife finding out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I wonder how I could do it with out the wife finding out?
    I was thinking the same thing.

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    Looks pretty cool joleary
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    What was that movie with Brendan Frazer, his whole family lived in a home made bomb shelter cause they thought the Russians nuked us, then he came out to find modern life. Pics look like that. And I thought it was all hollywood fiction!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joleary223 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing.

    If I ever build I will put some of these under the house http://www.fiberglassigloos.com/igloos.html
    Too bad they have no ballpark prices. I like this:

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    Finally, after 24 years, the manual on how Kenley built the bunker is finally available. If you are interested in a copy, contact Kate at HoGa@phoenixcustom.com. Tell her LTD sent you.

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    I would love to see that show! I'll have to look for it. I checked Netflix but didn't see it there.

    That guy was a genius, no doubt about it.

    You know what suprises me the most? That his widow sold the house (and I assume shelter) for only $250,000!
    If I were her I'd never sell that , or at least give it to the son and keep it in the family.
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