How to Build a Nuclear Fallout Shelter in your Local Pub #3

I need an inner sanctum.  It is all very well reinforcing the exterior walls of my shelter but, within this sanctuary, I still need a safe refuge.  It says so in Protect and Survive, the public-information brochure, which was issued by the Office of Information in 1980, and which hasn’t been updated ever since.  Is this apparent tardiness the realistic response to a changing geo-political environment since the bad days of the Cold War, or simply government complacency?  I am not taking any chances.  Like it says on the cover: protect and survive.

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The pub table is a readymade shelter.  It is strong; it is sturdy; there is room beneath it for me to curl up and sleep.   For fourteen days, if need be.  With a simple barricading, it can be made blast-proof; with the addition of a few personal knick-knacks it can be made homely.

Beneath its protective solidity, I feel a regression back to childhood.  A long tablecloth to black out the external world: back then it did not take very much to feel safe.

© Beery Sue

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Beery Sue discovers that it is easier to enter her inner sanctum…

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…than it is to get out.

See how Beery Sue started her project in How to Build a Nuclear Fallout Shelter in your Local Pub #1.

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