If you've ever wondered what your run-of-the-mill fallout shelter in Texas looks like, you don't have to search long on the internet to find out. Sure, there are the bunkers that cost millions to create that many celebrities and the ultra-rich make headlines for building; most of us will never have a bunker with a massive indoor pool. For most of us, the best we can hope for is something cozy that feels like home. I found a video tour of one such place, and it freaks me out a little bit.

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Survival Bunkers: You're Home Away From Home When It Hits The Fan

The whole idea of living in an underground shelter makes me uneasy. I'm a big fan of sunlight and fresh air. I need an ample supply of both to maintain my mental health. I'm a big fan of being outdoors, so being stuck underground in a tube isn't high on my list of things I want to try.

One company in Texas makes these underground shelters, and they're a little more modest than the headline-grabbing bunkers you see in the news. They look somewhat like your average single-family home if it didn't have windows.

They range from simple bunks, toilet and shower, and sitting room; to things that resemble a small house.

Living Underground In A Texas Made Bunker

The comment section on the above video gets pure dystopian at times. One person suggests putting in "windows" which would be nothing more than screens that play outdoor scenes. They even suggested playing "outdoor sounds" like someone in the distance mowing their yard.

Kirsten Dirksen via YouTube
Kirsten Dirksen via YouTube

Imagine being a kid growing up like that. You spend your time looking out of those windows, but can't ever go outside. Then, imagine eventually stepping out and what you've thought was outside is not what you discover. The whole thing makes me shudder.

Hopefully, it's one of those things that is better to have and not need, than need and not have.

Always Prepared: Check Out These Doomsday Bunkers in Texas

I'm not the kind of guy who believes that at any moment the whole of everything is going to go up in flames. If I was, and I had an extreme amount of disposable income, I would want to spend the apocalypse in one of these insane bunkers you can get right here in the Lone Star State.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant

This abandoned Army munitions plant is now home to the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Check out these photos from a drone tour by YouTube channel Xplore RC.

Gallery Credit: Xplore RC via YouTube

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