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Bernie Jones, who unintentionally became the front man for local survivalists during Menifee’s underground bunker battle, is planning to build a subterranean structure under his single-acre property that could house 20 people, he told the AP.

Menifee residents may begin applying for permits to build bunkers this month and Jones plans to be one of them, according to an AP report.

The story had some interesting stuff about the history of bunkers, which Americans have been building for decades, especially during the Cold War when many felt nuclear winter could be just around the corner.

These days survivalists are more concerned about terrorist attacks, economic meltdown and even cosmological phenomena, such as solar flares and meteor showers, according to the report.

“The bunker is a type of security blanket,” said Stephen O’Leary, an expert in apocalyptic and end-of-the-world theories at the University of Southern California, to the AP. “They are concerned with what’s happening in the world on a massive scale.”

Jones during various city meetings he attended to speak in favor of bunkers never said exactly what he thinks is going to happen to make them necessary, but whatever it is, he wants to be prepared to protect his family.

I find this is a usual sentiment among survivalists. Most give vague reasons, and some seem to shy from the question — as though they don’t want to admit they just think a bunker would be a cool man cave.

“The world is taking a change,” he says. “I want to be prepared. I want my family to survive.”

Americans have been building underground bunkers for decades, their interest in such shelters waxing and waning with current events. Many dug backyard fallout shelters during the Cold War, fearing a nuclear war.

This next generation of bunkers comes as many survivalists face heightened concerns of a terrorist attack, economic meltdown and for some, even solar flares or meteor showers.

“The bunker is a type of security blanket,” says Stephen O’Leary, an expert in apocalyptic and end-of-the-world theories at the University of Southern California. “They are concerned with what’s happening in the world on a massive scale.”

The move to allow below-ground bunkers has created waves among city officials who are concerned with earthquake faults in the area, safety of police and first responders answering emergency calls and the potential for owners to hide criminal activity, such as drug manufacturing.

A bunker is a defensive military fortification designed to protect the inhabitants from falling bombs or other attacks. Bunkers are mostly below ground, compared to blockhouses which are mostly above ground.[1] They were used extensively in World War I, World War II, and the Cold War for weapons facilities, command and control centers, and storage facilities (for example, in the event of nuclear war). Bunkers can also be used as protection from tornadoes.
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A bunker’s doors must be at least as strong as the walls. In bunkers inhabited for prolonged periods, large amounts of ventilation or air conditioning must be provided. Bunkers can be destroyed with powerful explosives and bunkerbusting warheads. The crew of a pillbox can be killed with flamethrowers


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