It took me a ridiculous amount of time to read this book. “Bunker” is a very detailed, dense account of the bunkers that the author visited, and the interviews he did with the people who set up each one. There were a variety of motivations for why people built them, and a wide range of styles and price tags.
Mr. Garrett gave a good history of how people have been building places of refuge for thousands of years. It seems to be in the nature of humans to have somewhere to flee in times of trouble. The trouble might be a conquering army from another country, robbers, rapists, extreme weather, a pandemic, or the end of the world.
Mr. Garrett’s quest to see actual bunkers took him to Kansas, Texas, Australia, Thailand, Germany, Utah, and Indiana. Some of the structures were quite basic, others were high-tech and only affordable to millionaires. Some of the builders had strong religious beliefs that propelled them to building bunkers, others were simply real estate investors looking to make a lot of money from frightened people.Continue reading “Bunker: Building For The End Times – by Bradley Garrett (2020)”