Category: Survival

Vienna Sewer System

Beneath the streets of Vienna lies another network of passages: its historic sewer system that dates back to the mid-1800s. Orson Welles ran through these subterranean tunnels in an iconic scene in the film “The Third Man,” earning them global celebrity—as far as sewers go. This system of tunnels and underground rivers was the most

Cheyenne Mountain Nuclear Bunker

Extending deep into a Colorado mountainside, the Cheyenne Mountain Nuclear Bunker may be the most recognizable semi-secret base in American history thanks to its appearances on both the big and small screen, but it is now more flash than function since most of its operations have been moved elsewhere. Digging on the bunker began in

Key items to stock in your storm shelter

Key items to stock in your storm shelter When a severe storm erupts and spawns tornadoes, proper shelter is key to staying alive. Whether riding out a storm in a basement, bathroom or designed storm shelter, it is crucial to keep that space equipped with the right materials to stay safe. “People should take every

2018 Tornado Shelter Cost Guide

The placement of the storm shelter is one of the most notable cost factors, especially for custom-built structures. Building an above-ground shelter that is approximately 8 ft. by 8 ft. by 8 ft. costs between $6,500 and $10,600 , on average . Installing a custom in-ground shelter that is up to 8 ft. by 14

Root Cellars Pull Double Duty As Emergency Shelters

Root cellars are making a comeback in a big way. The once commonplace structures are now being made with a wide-variety variety of earth-friendly and upcycled materials. When constructed properly, the food storage units can also be used as a storm shelter or temporary bugout location. When building an earthen root cellar or storm shelter

How to Build a Root Cellar and Storm Shelter

Mike used a 1,500-gallon plastic ag liquids tank to build this root cellar/storm shelter. Photo courtesy FARM SHOW Magazine Mike Toppen used a 1,500-gallon plastic ag liquids tank to accomplish his goal of constructing his own root cellar and storm shelter. Photo courtesy FARM SHOW Magazine When Mike Toppen built an earth-sheltered root cellar out

Smith and Yeager Storm Shelters

STRONG IN-GROUND CONCRETE STORM SHELTERS It is a LIFE tested fact that concrete storm shelters provide both safety and security for you, your family or business employees during some of nature’s most violent storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Smith and Yeagers Storm Shelters are built tough and meet or exceed FEMA 320, ICC-500-208 and

Switzerland Organization For Portable Battery Recycling

Switzerland Organization For Portable Battery Recycling Last Updated on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 | Rechargeable Batteries ^ The paper used in this publication meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper). Printed in The Netherlands. Preface About 40 billion batteries were produced in the year 2000 and this number is increasing at approximately 5%

3418 Ctr, Tacoma, WA

3418 Ctr Tacoma , 98402 (253) 572-8075 My first experience here; but so far, so excellent! My battery died and I had to call AAA for a jump. They told me my battery was bad and wanted to charge me 140$ for a replacement. I opted to drive straight to Budget Battery. Glad I did,

How to Repair Your Forklift Battery

Forklift batteries are similar to the lead acid batteries seen in cars , albeit those used to run forklifts are much larger, heavier, and more difficult to repair or refurbish.  Unlike car batteries, forklift batteries are deep-cycle batteries and can therefore be discharged to lower levels without causing damage.  While there are number of DIY

Is wireless charging bad for your smartphone?

With Apple finally bringing native wireless charging to its iPhone lineup , the technology will become far more widely adopted, both among consumers and within corporations. Apple chose to use the Qi specification, which uses inductive charging technology, for its iPhone 8 and iPhone X lineup of smartphones. Samsung committed to the same specification for its

Mobile phone features

Hardware-side view of a typical smartphone The features of mobile phones are the set of capabilities, services and applications that they offer to their users. Mobile phones are often referred to as feature phones , and offer basic telephony. Handsets with more advanced computing ability through the use of native code try to differentiate their