Despite the world’s continued persistent existence, there seems to be a constant feeling of pervasive doom throughout humanity’s history. Whether it comes from Haley’s Comet or Mutually Assured Destruction or drug induced zombies, we all have to strong desire to plan for surviving the calamity at hand and for ways to get by in the land beyond the world’s end. Maybe this yearning to plan for terrors that may never come is some sort of existential statement on the fleeting nature of life, but one thing is for sure, it has resulted in some technological fads that seem to have come and gone. One such creation was that of the backyard fallout shelter, which would keep you safe from ‘The Bomb’ and its effects.
These days the focus is more on getting away from whatever is causing the end of the world. Have your bug-out bag ready and packed, a plan for avoiding the hordes, and a remote location all set to go for survival. But where have the backyard bunkers gone, outfitted for months of mole-like existence waiting for the inevitable fall out to pass? The nuclear nature of the world has not exactly moved on to complete peace and harmony, and yet the fears of an attack that would require this type of shelter seems mostly forgotten.
Does having such a stockpile in your yard make you too much of a target in these troubled times? Has our distrust in the goodness of human nature now extended to even our neighbors? Hunker down and ask yourself–what ever happened to the backyard atomic fallout shelter?