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REVIEW Vivos Underground Survival Shelters

Whether you are looking for private or community bunkers, shelters, and underground safety one company stands above the rest. That company is Vivos Underground Shelters.

Each Vivos complex is engineered, built and equipped to survive all of the envisioned threats of 2012, or beyond. Our engineers and contractors have over two decades of experience designing and building hardened, blast proof shelters for both the government and the private parties.

The hardened shelters are buried 25 to 50 feet below the Earth surface and are able to withstand a 50 megaton nuclear blast within a 10 mile radius. They are engineered to protect from a radiation fallout, a biological or chemical attack, a solar flare, an electromagnetic pulse, submersion from a mega-tsunami, multiple force 10 earthquakes on the Richter Scale, volcanic ash, severe weather, extreme winds, and forced entry. We refer to the shelters as nuclear blast proof, since that is the most extreme force that they will likely encounter.

The Vivos structure is hardened and reinforced with steel and concrete, as well as extensive bracing, seismic joints and shock absorbing materials to withstand this level of blast pressure, as well as up to 80 PSI of loading throughout the structure. The entire Vivos internal and external structure is designed to bend and flex, disperse both overpressure loads and movement from lateral forces, absorbing the anticipated rolling, lateral, and severe shock forces, while maintaining its structural integrity. By having a structure that is designed to move with lateral forces and move independently we allow the shock wave to move past us. In a normal concrete blockhouse design the structure itself has to take the brunt of the force, instead of dissipating the force and allowing the structure to move as needed. Being designed to move and dissipate a shock wave and not attempt to stop it is the only way a structure can survive.

All hatches, vents, materials and devices that are exposed to the surface are ballistically hardened to maintain their structural integrity from extreme shock waves and blast forces.

It would take an almost direct hit from a nuclear device to compromise this hardened complex. With a sudden pole shift the tectonic plates are expected to move great distances in very short periods of time, requiring the structure to be able to take massive shock waves and abuse.

 

All shelters are not created equal!

Vivos structural concrete and steel shelters are built to withstand the severest of forces and impacts, including a 20 megaton blast from just a few miles away. Vivos’ structural strength is similar to that of a nuclear power plant, a missile silo, and even the governments deep underground bunkers. There is a reason those structures are not made of corrugated drainage pipes, steel boxes, or fiberglass tanks.

Beware of the large diameter corrugated drain pipes, and even fiberglass cocoons that all claim to provide affordable protection. This class of structures is best described as a storm shelter, to protect you from a tornado or hurricane. These thin walled, flimsy, low-cost, ill-equipped, and Spartan shelters will likely not protect you from the anticipated forces of a series of severe earthquakes, intermittent submersion from a tsunami, an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) blast, a CME (coronal mass ejection), extreme surface temperatures, flooding, a pole shift, the shockwave from an asteroid impact and resulting fallout, biological attack and/or pathogens, a super volcanic eruption and the ash blanket to follow, or even an armed attack from potential marauders.

While the converted, corrugated metal drain pipes may seem resilient, an extensive report from the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (JGGE) cites the numerous cases where these large diameter pipes have totally collapsed, or were severely deformed from the ground shock waves, forces and movement during the Northridge Earthquake which was just 6.7 magnitude. Can you imagine your family being trapped inside one of these steel contortions, no thicker than a small coin?

The following graphic, produced by for the JGGE report illustrates the severity of the collapse and failures of large diamter corrugated pipes from earthquake forces. Imagine being trapped, or worse, in one of these contorted tubes. Read the full engineering report and analysis of these inferior shelters before you stake your life on one.

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