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Now, if you have always wanted to dig a tunnel, or a bunker, this guide is for you!
1.Long handled shovel
2.Short handed shovel
4.Rope and a Buckett
7.A pair of work gloves
What to Do!!!
1.First, find a hill, or some ground, that is on a slant.
2.Try to pick a spot, that has trees, but not to many, and make sure you can start digging, 6 feet below them.
3.Start to dig with the long handed shovel, it is much easier on the back at first with the long handed shovel.
4.Make the hole about,depending on how big you are, anywhere from 3 feet to 4 feet tall, and 2 feet wide. To be extra safe, put up wood, on the sides of the door, so it does not cave in.(Happened to me the first time)
5.After, you have dug in about 2 feet, start to widen the tunnel. Widen it to 6 feet at first. As you go along, to be safe, you should nail wood to the walls and cieling(sp),to help prevent cave ins. The reason, I said to make it under trees, is that the roots hold the dirt, and make it not as loose.
6.When you have dug in 8-10 feet, and the width is about 6 foot, you can start to widen the tunnel, or if you like it how it is, just leave it like that.
The thing I have to tell you, is re-enforce the walls and ceilings, as much as you can. I cannot stress the importance of this. I had a cave in happen to me, luckily, I had a friend out side, who helped me out, I had a broken leg, and two broken arms, and a mass of bruises everywhere.
7.After you have it to how you like it, I put up tarps on the walls and cielings(sp), to help keep out moisture, bugs, and excess dirt. Bring in a chair or two, and if it is possible, bring many extension cords in. I found an old kerosene heater at a garage sale, and used that to help keep it warm during the winter. It is very cool in the summer also!
Thanks for reading! I cannot figure out how to load pictures for any of my eggs at this moment. Happy Hunting! Ben T.