A bomb shelter is a hardened bunker, often buried partly or fully underground. Modern concepts are designed to protect the inhabitants from nuclear blasts, chemical and even biological attacks.
The bomb shelter, in traditional terms, is a place where people retreat to, to protect themselves from bomb blasts. It differs from a fallout shelter, in that its main purpose is to protect from shock waves and over pressure, instead of from radioactive precipitation, as a fallout shelter does. It is also possible for a bomb shelter to protect from both blast and fallout and this type of design is increasingly popular in the modern climate.
These plans, studies and reports comprehesively cover the preparation, design and construction of effective and protective "backyard" nuclear fallout and bomb shelters.
All of these handbooks are aimed at the "home" reader.
The purpose of this study is to outline the difficulties that are involved in locating and neutralizing deeply buried facilities, and suggest alternate methods and technologies, other than nuclear weapons or advanced conventional weapons, for holding these targets at risk.
This report strongly indicates the practicality of tens of millions of Americans evacuating into rural areas and building and occupying high–protection–factor expedient shelters during an escalating international crisis. This concept was successfully tested by through an experiment that used untrained families, who built expedient shelters during winter in Colorado, summer in Utah, and spring in Florida.