With global warming and nuclear war posing a serious threat to humanity, many Australian families are looking for ways they can prepare for a doomsday scenario. A shipping container can provide the ideal solution to a number of survival needs. Below is a guide to 4 ways a shipping container can be converted to form part of your survival bunker.
A shipping container can provide the ideal basis for an emergency shelter for you and your family. By burying the container in a thick mount of earth and lining it with lead, you can make sure you will be protected from whatever the world can throw at you. Because of their large size, shipping containers can be easily split between sleeping, cooking and bathroom sections.
If you are concerned about the long-term sustainability of your shelter, you may wish to invest in a shipping container so you can transform it into an underground garden. Modern hydroponics systems are incredibly efficient and can be used to grow a range of fruits and vegetables. A shipping container is large enough for you to install several hydroponic systems which will allow you to tend to an underground garden during an extended emergency situation. All you will need is a small water supply system, overhead sun lamps and the hydroponic kit.
If you are going to survive the coming apocalypse, you are going to need some supplies. A storage container provides the ideal space in which you can keep large quantities of dried and canned goods. If you are concerned about the potential impact of nuclear fallout, you should consider burying the storage container underground to protect against any radiation. You can also use the storage container to keep important items such as shovels, spare batteries and other tools.
While it is likely, you will have put together a basic first aid kit; this may not be enough to treat any injuries sustained in a severe weather event or a nuclear war. A shipping container can be converted into a mini medical centre, which will provide you with an area where you can perform minor operations and dental treatment on yourself or your family. It will also give you a place to place people who are sick with a virus in quarantine, so they do not infect the rest of the survivors.
There are various shipping containers for sale that may fulfil your needs.