Aug 1, 2018 Bruce Beach built the 10,000 square foot bunker to prepare, he says, for the end of the world. […]
Bruce Beach built the 10,000 square foot bunker to prepare, he says, for the end of the world. His “Ark Two” shelter has more than 50 rooms that are created from 42 buried school buses.
Bruce Beach, 83, began constructing the 10,000 sq ft Ark Two shelter in the early 1980s during the height of the Cold War. It’s thought to be the largest nuclear fallout shelter in North America.
He says that he has expected a nuclear war for years and is surprised it hasn’t come yet. Beach was the subject of “Doomsday Preppers” a 2012 Netflix documentary. In the program he talks about how he has prepared for various scenarios and how he plans on surviving if the world comes to an end.
According to Bruce, the layers of earth over the shelter complex should be enough to keep people safe from the effects of radiation.
The bunker is powered by diesel generators, has two kitchens, full plumbing, a day room, space to store weapons, a decontamination tank, a chapel, a radio communications center and a 5,000 gallon water tank.
According to reports Bruce has claimed the shelter could also work as an ‘underground orphanage’.
He has previously reportedly said he would prefer to allow children into the bunker than adults as they are the future of civilisation.
The kids quarters can sleep 96 children in two shifts.
Bruce truly built a unique shelter, and it’s so cool that he welcomes anyone who wants to help him maintain it!