One day, I witnessed my neighbor Jerry slowly climbing out of a hole in his backyard…
At first, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, but looking closely, I saw stairs leading into the ground and realized he must have built something… like a hidden basement.
To say I was intrigued would be an understatement. Why? Because Jerry is a 70-year-old disabled war veteran living on a fixed income.
What he built in his backyard was a unique kind of root cellar and it only took Jerry a week to get it done-on his own. And when he invited me inside, I felt as if I had traveled back in time… right back to my grandfather’s days.
That’s because, while smaller, at probably 150 square feet, everything else was the same — even that old vintage smell I missed so much! Jerry had all sorts of cans, rice, beans, and jerky hanging from the ceiling, but he also had modern supplies like Progresso soup, pasta, peanut butter, dry goods, candles, water bottles, meds, an AR-15, a big ammo box, and a lot more…
I mean… this thing could keep you and your whole family alive for months, even years, with no outside help.
He’d also improvised his own homemade ventilation system. Which, once I’d examined his so-called “basic charcoal life-vent” more closely, I realized would be able to filter out almost everything you can think of, including radioactive particles. It was amazing.
What’s more? A generous and kind man despite the many horrors he had seen in his life, Jerry smiled and offered to share everything he knew with me.
This is what he told me:
You see, Jerry had always wanted to have an old-fashioned root cellar just like his great-grandparents. This is where they kept all their harvest from spoiling. To keep healthy, nutritious food on their table year-round.
However, the problem with this kind of root cellar is that they are very flimsy and can become a death trap in anything more than a storm. Plus, they’re not that easy to build. This took that option of the table, fast.
So, Jerry considered a second option. A Temporary American Army Bunker.
You see, these have the tactical advantage or being safe from small arms fire, shock waves, and floods. More than that, they’re also made from inexpensive materials, keeping costs down. The only drawback is they’re exposed, sitting in plain sight, and are not that easy to build either.
Jerry’s third option was the Viet Cong secret bunker-building method, so easy to build that two people could create one in less than a day. Moreover, they don’t look like much from the outside, because they blend in with the environment. Keeping you safe. They’re also incredibly resilient to bombardment, grenades, and shelling. Even better, they have a second exit so that those inside would never get trapped. The only downside was that they did not make use of good enough materials to last for more than a few short years. Way shorter than Jerry wanted.
So, Jerry did something very sharp and inventive. He used his own cellar as a foundation. You see, Jerry’s cellar had all the benefits of our great-grandparents’ root cellars, the American Army war bunkers, and the secret Viet Cong building method with none of their drawbacks. And, to make a long story short, by using his method and having him by my side helping me with all the directions, I made my own cellar.
The exact spot in your backyard where you could soon have your own old-fashioned root cellar. And what it will feel like, when you step down those stairs, as the cold air takes you back in time, at least 100 years or more, when every house in America had at least one place to store everything our great-grandparents grew or bartered for. Something that kept everything from spoiling, without electricity, and will do the same for you, granting you fresh, healthy food right off the shelf to feed your whole family. Not to mention that it will look so cool that all your friends will bombard you with questions about it.
It will be hidden away from prying eyes or looters. So that even if you’re outnumbered and surrounded with nowhere to run, you’ll always have this secret place to go to, where nobody will find you. Just imagine how you’ll feel when five looters are ransacking your home, to be able to observe them safely while tucked away in your concealed bunker. And even if FEMA comes for your supplies looking to redistribute them, they can’t steal supplies they don’t know are there…because your cellar will be invisible. Either way, you’re safe.
Your shelter will serve as a perfect storm shelter too. You and your family can always take cover there, even from F5 tornadoes or category 5 hurricanes. Meaning that, after these catastrophic events that can tear down houses and cause weeks of blackouts, you won’t have to sleep on the floor of some high school or stadium, crammed alongside thousands of other empty stomachs. Instead, you’ll still eat delicious food three times a day and stay safe all thanks to your Easy Cellar.
What’s more, as you know, one of the most important parts of any cellar is the ventilation system. This is one of the things that I’m most proud of because I took Jerry’s ventilation system and tweaked it. Now it filters anything a professional nuclear-biological-chemical filter would. You’ll never have to worry about any airborne contaminants getting into your cellar – not even nuclear fallout! Check the banner below for more details on the ventilation system, if you’re interested.
You can store everything you need to stay inside for up to three months. That’s right, if you don’t want to leave or it’s dangerous to go outside, you and your family can outlast any crisis from the inside. I personally tested my cellar: for one week, I closed myself inside just to see if I needed anything else. Believe me, sometimes no TV can be a good thing. I had my radio with me though. It was one of the most relaxing and carefree weeks I’ve ever had. I would have stayed longer, but I didn’t want to diminish my food reserves for nothing.
You’ll also be able to safely store large quantities of water. You see, with no direct sunlight and the cellars’ low temperature, water doesn’t spoil easily. But using this method will keep your water fresh almost forever.
Your cellar can closely resemble a panic room to protect yourself from looters. Anyway, you probably won’t find yourself in that situation, because as I said, no one will find the entrance unless you show them.
And the last thing… after an EMP or a solar storm, there will be no more electricity. But that won’t bother you at all! You won’t need a refrigerator if you have your cellar in your back yard… and basically, you’ll have anything you need to live a normal, healthy life and even help others if you want.
Anyway, that’s enough of my babbling. If you’d like to discover how Jerry and I did it, click the photo below. This will direct you to a page where full instructions on how to build it are available.
You will not be disappointed.