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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by elsie, Dec 21, 2015.
It gives a new take on the old Murphy bed.
Or, they could just build their apartment buildings to not collapse in an earthquake.
There is no guarantee that a building won't collapse. And if renting, it's more a personal safe room because a landlord isn't likely to install and maintain anything unless it's part of the structure.
I do wonder how the access all that stuff underneath. They'd have to go through the mattress. Also doesn't appear to be any sanitary facilities.
At least it keeps you from being buried in a mass grave.
This way you get your own!
It all depends on how much money you want to spend.
It doesn't surprise me that there is a market for this in Russia.
There might be a market here too, but in some locales building codes are starting to take into account earthquake safety.
Personally, if I was that concerned about earthquake safety, you wouldn't find me living in an apartment building.
Indeed, 15+ years ago I was very glad to get out apartment living, due in part to safety concerns in general; there were fires, burglaries, people pounding on my door looking for someone who didn't live there, and theft of personal property outside the residence (from vehicles, stealing motorcycles, etc.).
Now I live in a single level house well outside any population center, on a private road, and I feel much safer - plus it is a lot quieter too.
The problem I see, is who's going to dig you out.
An old joke in Russia goes like this;
"I pretend to work and the socialist government pretends to pay."