Learn More About Bunkers

Here below you will find a list of the commonly asked questions about underground shelters. Find what you need to know or ask us if you can’t find what you are looking for.

Our bunkers are designed for every occasion. Being design elements, they are meant to be used not only when needed but also as a living space to add to your home. If you are planning to use your bunker only in case of emergency, the most suitable choice is definitely Kernel Basic. Kernel Basic has the same level of reliability as our other bunkers but at a more affordable price. 

If, on the other hand, you are thinking about  using your shelter as a rustic or recreational space, you will definitely need the additional space of Kernel Comfort and Kernel Premium.

Our idea is to provide a shelter that can be installed near your home. In this way the bunker can be ready for use in case of need but also be used as a recreational space in case there are no imminent threats. However, precisely because of their versality, our bunkers can be installed in any space large enough to accommodate them such as a garden, a field or land on your property that you are not using.

Our bunkers are built starting from standard-sized containers. The container is then reinforced with a stainless steel structure and thermally insulated using cutting edge materials to eliminate thermal bridging. The interior space is furnished as desired depending on the model and the customer’s needs, while the area dedicated to power generation and water storage is the same for each configuration. The container is then installed underground and fortified with concrete casting and covered with soil.

Well… it depends!

It all depends on the type of nuclear warhead used and how it is detonated. To give an idea of the power of an atomic bomb, the Sedan test in 1962 in the Nevada desert left a crater 100 meters deep and 390 meters wide. It should be considered, however, that in this case the bomb was detonated underground. In the case of Hiroshima, for example, the bomb was detonated about 600 meters above the ground, which resulted in no crater being left behind. So let’s say that in the unfortunate event that the nuke fell directly on top of your bunker, the chances of survival would be minimal. However, there is no need to despair. It is highly unlikely that the nuke will hit the very site of your shelter. In that case, the chances of survival would be much higher. In case the anti-missile satellite systems were able to intercept the bomb and raise the alarm in time, you could take refuge in your bunker. Conversely, in case the device exploded unpredictably but far enough away you could head inside your bunker. You would have 10 to 15 minutes before the radioactive fallout begins. In this case the first thing to do, once reached your shelter,  would be to get rid of your radiation-contaminated clothes and take a shower. It is for this reason that in our bunkers there is a security door to separate the entrance from the other rooms, so that conaminated clothes can be left away from the other rooms, accuately stored in shielded containers.

At this point you should survive in your bunker for a period of at least two weeks when the radioactive charge should have decayed by about 99 percent. After this period getting out of the bunker would be relatively safe, however, it would be advisable to leave only when necessary and still stay sheltered as long as possible.

Use the radio and satellite communication systems provided by the bunker to get in contact with the outside world and figure out what might be the best time to leave the bunker.

At the structural level, a bunker should have a good supporting structure and a good outer shell of concrete and metal.
In terms of survival, it is essential that each bunker be equipped with an aeration system with air filtration, a gasoline power generator, and an energy backup system such as batteries or accumulators.
Our bunkers have the ability to be equipped with new generation hydrogen boilers that can produce electricity and hot water from ethanol and hydrogen.
It is also essential to have a good amount of clean water for both washing and drinking.
Our bunkers also come with a supply of food engineered to have expiration dates of up to 25 years.
It is also essential to have a communication system with the outside world better if it is a radio communication system.
A good survival kit includes:
–  A radio
–  A flashlight
–  A laptop
–  A rope
–  A first aid kit
–  A whistle to call for help
–  A gas mask
–  Toolbox
–  A can opener
–  Local maps
–  Plastic bags

A bunker can protect you from a nuclear disaster, pandemic, natural disaster, or chemical/biological attack.
For each type of disaster,  the period you will have to remain inside the bunker may vary. In the case of a pandemic there may be a need to stay in the bunker even for several months. For a nuclear disaster, two weeks might be enough.

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