AfterLife in a Kansas Missile Silo: Interview with Larry Hall from by
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What is a Survival Condo?

"A survival condo is a facility that offers individual ownership of a residential unit within a superstructure that offers the highest level of physical protection, redundant infrastructure for power, water, air, and food; as well as "shared or common" facilities for extended off-grid survival. This definition also includes the concept of the individual owners forming an "extended family" where everyone shares the responsibilities for group security, operation and maintenance of the facility, new daily functions for education, cross training, hydroponic farming, medical support, and as many other tasks as possible to create the highest quality of life for the "extended family" while operating in "survival mode".

By starting our project with a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS), we have a $60 million dollar head start. A competitor has to spend that much just to catch up, we can go dollar for dollar from that point on, but that is one heck of a head start on the value proposition. This project has the advantages of letting the members own a piece of history, the coolness of a missile base, the protection of a nuclear hardened bunker, and the features of a luxury condo." - LH

How does the technology change when you bury the silo vs. site it above ground?

The technology would fit into several areas that highlight the differences; Lighting, Plumbing, and Ventilation.

The lighting technology needs to take into account frequency to minimize depression while at the same time produce energy efficient lighting with a high mean time between failures. The new LED products fit this requirement like a glove. The LED fixtures and bulbs use a fraction of the energy, they are full-spectrum, and many have a bulb life in excess of 50,000 hours. We standardize on a few models and maintain spares that can be used throughout the facility.

Plumbing is different only in the fact that the sewage must be pumped up as compared to gravity based systems in above ground structures. The water is the same except it is purified by reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light to get water that is many time more pure than what is found in most municipalities or households.

Ventilation is much different because the primary emphasis on the underground survival facility is to purify the air through the use of NBC filtration systems. In addition, our air is first cleaned by a water curtain that removes large contaminants from the air such as ash, sand, or dust. The pre-filter water curtain means that the NBC filters stay cleaner longer and minimizes the amount of maintenance.

Why the full background investigation on your customers? What would disqualify a buyer / family?

Many of the people investing in a survival condo have children. One aspect of the background check is to make sure we do not have anyone who would be a threat to the children. We also do not want to have problems that could arise from people who have known violent background or anger management issues. We are attempting to make the best of a bad situation and if we find ourselves in "survival mode" and people are understandably stressed from the situation that requires the use of the facility, we don't want to compound that problem by finding out one or more of our fellow survivalists is a violent felon or a child molester.

The overall purpose is to use some common sense to find obvious problems for either the individual or the group. One area of concern would be to find out if anyone has claustrophobia for example. Other areas of concern are with medical conditions that we are not equipped to deal with.

The idea of the "extended family" is interesting. What issues do you see here?

People are all different. I look at my 5 year old son and I see tremendous differences in the personalities in his school class of eight children. Adults are no different. Any time you bring together a group of 50 to 60 people, there will be people who simply don't get along or have personality conflicts. It is my experience that most people can set aside those differences when they share a common objective, like survival. Some people may not be comfortable with children. Some people may work harder than others.

The hope is that we will look at differences as points of interest as opposed to points to attack or fear. On the other hand, having an extended family of 50 to 60 people can be a lot of fun. The group size is large enough to have a variety to meet socializing requirements and small enough to get to know people very well.

"Survival Mode" is a hot theme at What is your personal view of the threats to the US public in the next 10 years?

Pick your poison here. Economic collapse, Pandemics, Terror, Global Climate Change, Super volcano, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Solar flares, Pole shifts, Planet X, OORT Cloud, civil unrest......

I'm an engineer so I lean toward the theories based on scientific data. In this case I am concerned about the current solar cycle and the new data from the NASA THEMIS spacecraft that found holes in our electromagnetic field that protects the Earth from solar wind. These holes are as large as four times the diameter of the Earth. The effect on people is not the problem, it is the power grid that is at risk. If we lose a large number of transformers, life would be much harder and millions would die. If I had to pick one threat as the most likely, solar storms and loss of the power grid would be at the top of that list.

Tell us who designed and manufactures the Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) filters.

We have not installed them yet as we are not at that point in the construction process. The two manufacturers that we are considering are military grade units from Temet and Lunor.

Does this boil down to the end of the world or the start of a new one?

Great question, the answer is the start of a new one. Our planet has been through many cycles like this one and the fact that we are here is proof that it is unlikely to be an Extinction Level Event (ELE). It is also my hope that the collective consciousness of people everywhere focus on a bright, joyous, and hopeful future based on a synergistic relationship with "Mother Earth".

The practices of our past are not sustainable and we as a species need to learn how to coexist not only with each other but with nature. If we can find the technologies to rid us of being slaves to energy production, we would indeed be free. If we are not fighting each other for limited resources; maybe we could get to know one another. Plan for the worst and visualize the best because we have the ability to create a much better world.

"Once silo number one is sold out, we will begin taking deposits on silo 2." Where is silo number one?

In Kansas.

Connections -

Larry Hall, Project Manager/Owner
Hall at nebutel dot com
(321) 795-8432

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