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wickowick
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Family opens 1960's fallout shelter in their backyard...


I ave no idea why they waited so long to open it up but apparently ammo boxes are great for storing stuff. There was 5' of water in the bunker...

Wisconsin family discovers fully-stocked fallout shelter in their back yard 50 years after it was installed at the height of the Cold War

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For more than a decade after they moved into their house in Neenah, Wisconsin, the Zwick family knew they had a Cold War bunker in their backyard.

It was not until 2010 that anyone thought to open the heavy steel hatch, climb down the ladder and explore the 8-foot-by-10-foot chamber that the home's previous owner had built to protect his family from a nuclear attack.

Floating in five feet of water that had seemed into the bunker were sealed U.S. Army boxed packed with all of the supplies a family would need to survive two weeks underground.















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Helo
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I saw that on the news yesterday.
That is pretty cool stuff.






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SmackoverHawg
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That's pretty cool. Like a time capsule in their backyard.





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wickowick
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That's pretty cool. Like a time capsule in their backyard.


How do you live in a home for 10 years and know that there is a fallout shelter in the back yard and never check it out?






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OldSouth
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Some of that stuff has to be worth serious money.





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just1dawg
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As usual you have to go to the Daily Mail to get all the interesting American stories with good pictures.

Neat to see that old stuff so well preserved. I wonder how deep the shelter was underground?






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How do you live in a home for 10 years and know that there is a fallout shelter in the back yard and never check it out?






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Rize
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Seriously that would have been the first thing I did!





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How do you live in a home for 10 years and know that there is a fallout shelter in the back yard and never check it out?






Unless it was real overgrown and they finally got their lazy asses out there to clean it up.






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Crawdaddy
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they waited 10 years and then called the ATF?

I would have been all over that before I enven unpacked.






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they waited 10 years and then called the ATF?

I would have been all over that before I enven unpacked.






And I wouldn't have called anybody. Probably democrats.






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wickowick
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Probably democrats.


Had to be, what redneck gun owner would wait...






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Had to be, what redneck gun owner would wait...

Or call the ATF. Those are the LAST MF"ERS I want roaming around my place.






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Probably democrats.

Or some liberal pussy

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Had to be, what redneck gun owner would wait...










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SmackoverHawg
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8-foot-by-10-foot chamber that the

Man..how'd you like to be holed up with the wife and kids in an 8 x10 box for a few months. I'd rather just catch the f$%%ing bomb.






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Man..how'd you like to be holed up with the wife and kids in an 8 x10 box for a few months. I'd rather just catch the f$%%ing bomb.


This

Especially when the juju candy and raisins got to working on me.......I would need a Lil more space, or at least a window. I'd have to take my chances with the radiation






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TigerFred
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Or call the ATF. Those are the LAST MF"ERS I want roaming around my place


You ain't the only one.

Them bastards show up at my house we may have a repeat of Ruby Ridge.






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I would have been all over that before I enven unpacked.


I wouldn't have even bought the house until I saw what was down there. Just in case. Crazy.






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Them bastards show up at my house we may have a repeat of Ruby Ridge.






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SmackoverHawg
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I used to have and FBI agent living bout 3 houses down. We didn't like each other so much. Pretty sure he was spying on me. In fact, I know he was.





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