Build a Bunker from a Second Hand Shipping Container

In 2009 during the black saturday bush fire and after I had posted on this blog information about Bunkers. One of the posts was about a bunker built north of Melbourne – using a shipping container. When the fires came through this year – in 2015 – I was curious to see if this – the shipping container bunker – idea had moved forward. I found some companies that were offering to build these bunkers, and some others that were scare mongering. Then there is all the material about the posh homes made from shipping containers. Basically shipping containers have taken off – as one form of prefab home.

So I thought I would assemble some of the examples from the web and share this. Below are a few images – to go to the site where the image is from just click on the image. The images are hyperlinked.

“Shipping containers are the ideal for secret lairs for super villains, conspiracy theorists bunkers, disaster prepper’s shelters, or places for cults to hold out to the end times, or the previously mentioned underground bunker for housing your precious wine! Second hand shipping containers make a great starting point for an underground bunker project, as they are cheap, easy to find, easy to transport and easy to modify. This isn’t just crazy talk of some conspiracy theorists though.  These shelters are being used in Australia and have saved lives. As recently as 2009, one Australian family used a modified second hand shipping container to survive deadly bush fires during “Black Saturday” while everything else was destroyed around them. “If we didn’t have it, I don’t doubt that we’d be dead” – Bevan Gobbett, discussing the shipping container shelter that saved his life. via Disaster Prepping Build a Bunker from a Second Hand Shipping Container.”

Images – clicking on the image will take you to the websites.

Bevan Gobbett, of Clonbinane, huddled in the bunker with his wife and six-year-old daughter as fire destroyed their home and two cars. “If we didn’t have it, I don’t doubt that we would be dead,” he said yesterday.

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War Bunker Refurbishment / B-ILD | ArchDaily

A dilapidated bunker was transformed into a holiday home allowing two families to win this bunker as a temporary holiday retreat. via War Bunker Refurbishment / B-ILD | ArchDaily.

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Food imperialism: Norman Borlaug and the Green Revolution

The imperialists thought they had discovered a philosopher’s stone in Borlaug’s wheat and rice hybrids. Now every poor person could enjoy three square meals a day and forsake the need to take up arms.

Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Norman Borlaug

When Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution, died last Monday at the age of 95, I could not help but wonder if special issues of the Nation Magazine and the Monthly Review, the authoritative voices of American liberalism and radicalism respectively, might have caused the old buzzard to croak. The September 21 issue of the Nation was titled “Food for All” and took on the myths of the Green Revolution, just as does the July-August issue of Monthly Review. The MR has the added distinction of being co-edited by Fred Magdoff, Harry’s son, who is one of the leading Marxist experts on sustainable agriculture.

Borlaug was very clear about his political goals, as were his acolytes in the bourgeois press. Take, for example, the moniker Green Revolution. The term was a conscious alternative to the Red Revolutions that were driven by a desire…

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