It is almost impossible to visit a survival or preparation oriented website and not see either an article or advertisement for using shipping containers as underground bunkers.
They always look amazing – finished floors, a happy family inside, clean with more than ample supplies to last a veritable lifetime; some even have their own air circulation systems so you can control the climate.
That is great if you live in a fantasy where actual life rarely interrupts your fanciful bliss!
If, however, you reside on planet earth with the rest of us, you may want to view the articles and advertisements with a bit of skepticism.
The simplest reason is that shipping containers are simply not meant to have tons of dirt heaped on them and have pressure exerted on them from all sides.
But there are a few other reasons you may want to curb your enthusiasm and on the next page, we cover them.