This guide by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will teach you how to build a lean to shelter that is designed to provide protection from the effects of radioactive fallout in the below grade basement of an existing house. Its advantages are low cost, simplicity of construction, general availability of materials, and the fact that it may be easily disassembled.
This shelter design will provide 54 square feet of area and approximately 216 cubic feet of space. It will house three persons. If you need a bigger capacity shelter, this guide will also teach you how to increase its capacity.
This guide on how to build a lean to shelter covers just about everything - rationale, materials, ventilation, construction, etc. This is a short, but complete 5-page guide that can easily help you set up a shelter that can help protect you and your family from a radiation fallout.
- General Information
- Technical Summary
- Materials List
- Construction Sequence