How to Build Your Own Family Fallout Shelter
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Welcome to Retro Week , where we'll be firing up the flux capacitor and bringing you 1950s know-how on everything from casserole-making to fallout-shelter-building to the joys of letting kids relax and play with trash.
The video, titled Walt Builds a Family Fallout Shelter, can be watched in full below thanks to the US National Archives YouTube channel :
To see what materials you'll need and to help you follow along with the video, you can use this Family Fallout Shelter Bulletin that was released at the same time.
Once built, Walt says you can live in it comfortably for at least two weeks, which is probably plenty of time to avoid
I'd love to say we don't need things like this in our homes anymore, but the threat of nuclear war seems to be just as realistic as it was during the height of the Cold War. Prepare for the worst, get your family in the know, and be safe out there.