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Old January 14th, 2020, 07:05 AM #11
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It is way out in the boonies, isn't it? Definitely a prepper's paradise!!!
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Old January 14th, 2020, 07:11 AM #12
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I don't see any mention of a septic system or even an outhouse.
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Old January 14th, 2020, 09:01 AM #13
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It's got power, and a spring. No septic that I can tell. Seems like there's a portable outhouse (bucket system) tent set up inside in the pictures, my guess is that it goes outside when in use. Septic wouldn't be too hard to put there, outhouse would be even easier.

My only concern is the selective timbering you can see on Google Earth that is just to the NW of the property. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but every 15-20 years you're going to be dealing with a month or two of saw noise and truck traffic.

I don't see any creeks on the property itself. There are some just across the line, but it's in an area where a cistern system is feasible with the natural spring. When I lived in Slatyfork, my cabin had a spring that fed directly into a massive cistern in the basement that we used for water. 4 adults and 2 kids in the house and we never ran low, let alone dry. It's not a bad price, but you can get more acreage for slightly less in other areas. Monroe Co. is beautiful though, and less densely populated than most in WV, so it's a great location for some P&Q.
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Old January 14th, 2020, 09:36 AM #14
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If you are looking for rural property this site is worth a look.
https://www.survivalrealty.com/
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Old January 14th, 2020, 09:56 AM #15
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After looking at more properties than I can shake a stick at, I'm totally convinced a bunker is not the best option for situations beyond a fallout or storm shelter. This property is great, the bunker, not so much.

You have no defensive perimeter with a bunker like this. No overlapping fields of fire and basically you are at the mercy of anyone on the outside and there's nothing you can do about it. Unless you have air, water, septic, heat, food, etc. etc. all self contained (very expensive) and capable for a long stay, bunkers are coffins IMO.
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After looking at more properties than I can shake a stick at, I'm totally convinced a bunker is not the best option for situations beyond a fallout or storm shelter. This property is great, the bunker, not so much.

You have no defensive perimeter with a bunker like this. No overlapping fields of fire and basically you are at the mercy of anyone on the outside and there's nothing you can do about it. Unless you have air, water, septic, heat, food, etc. etc. all self contained (very expensive) and capable for a long stay, bunkers are coffins IMO.
This was likely built during the Cold War as a bug-out bunker. It's up on a mountain top with a spring for a water source. There's not enough earth over the top to protect from munitions. And the location suggests that it was someone's "If I survive the initial strike, I'm heading here to wait things out" plan. The location up high means that you're clear of the heavier fallout sooner and don't have to worry as much about accumulation through hydraulic action down the road as your'e not pulling water from a drainage source (stream, river, etc) where washed-down radionuclides can collect and concentrate. It's highly doubtful that it was ever meant to be a "fortress" that would survive attack by roving bands of post-societal bandits.
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The first thing I would do if I was looking for private locations is post it here
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The first thing I would do if I was looking for private locations is post it here
LOL, I was posting it more as a tongue-in-cheek thing due to the existence of the bunker than anything. I'm looking further north myself.
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LOL, I was posting it more as a tongue-in-cheek thing due to the existence of the bunker than anything. I'm looking further north myself.
For me Id want it somewhere more easily accessible. Im also of the mindset that we
cannot keep running and hiding until we find ourselves in a ghetto/camp waiting for our fate to be met out. You want my guns? Come and get them.
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Old January 14th, 2020, 11:33 AM #20
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Otherwise if you want it buy it. There are not many places you can get for $1500 per acre. Everything else can be resolved with effort.
The market for dirt is quite efficient. The price typically reflects pretty well what you can do with it. Timber, tillable, hay, minerals vs. mountaintop recreational land.
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