HOW TO IMPLEMENT A HIGH SECURITY SHELTER IN THE HOME by Joel M. Skousen. SUMMARY: The book, which includes full architectural drawings, covers design, layout, construction, ventilation, filtration, 12v lighting, escape exits, water tanks, sanitation, solar electric systems plus controls and wiring, EMP protection, radios, antennas, radiation meters and effects, concealment, stockpiling and barter Lists, plus a new updated list of Equipment Sources. over 100 pgs including plans. The plans include architectural details reinforced masonry walls and ceiling, the vault door installation. and complete instructions covering all other major systems, including electrical and plumbing notes. The shelter is designed for the do-it-yourself handyman and uses conventional materials that are readily available. The 2009 edition modifies the ceiling construction of the safe room to utilize steel decking instead of plywood forms to support the CMU block over the ceiling. The plans are designed for the person who wants to add such a secure room or shelter to an existing home or basement, but can be modified to accommodate new construction, by replacing the concrete block construction with poured cement. There is also a new chapter on Fortifying a Closet--focusing on the hardening of a typical master bedroom walk-in closet for security.
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