Russian technology take on earthquake safety and survival

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  1. elsie

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    It gives a new take on the old Murphy bed.




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  2. The Heretic

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    Or, they could just build their apartment buildings to not collapse in an earthquake.
     
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  3. elsie

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    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.


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  4. Medic!

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    At least it keeps you from being buried in a mass grave.
    This way you get your own! :D
     
  5. The Heretic

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    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.
     
  6. jbett98

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    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."
     

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