Diesel generators full of fuel were scattered around the shelter which made it possible to live for almost three months. Bruce planned his haven in such a way that nothing would come as a surprise.
So, besides Bruce, who obviously thought wonders of his project, what did others think of it, and more importantly, what did other “Preppers” think of it?
Bruce, as always, thought a few steps ahead and built a decontamination chamber at the entrance to the shelter, right after the heavy steel door. This was to reduce any risk of contamination and of spreading of disease.
Bruce built this chamber to perfection. It had a double sink made of stainless steel, a shower for adults, and a bathtub for children and disabled people. It even had a food decontamination section! If Bruce was going to do something, he was going to do it properly.
More Was Needed
The chamber at the entrance to his underground world was not the only professionalized room. Those entering the enigma would need more than a sterilization unit to survive. Electricity, fresh running water, and much more were essential. Bruce thought of all this way in advance and an entire plumbing system was planned and installed underneath the living areas.
It ran along the entire premises and ended in a septic tank. The bunker had access to potable water from a nearby well, making the stay as convenient as possible.
Preppers are people who live in a joint community and share the same thoughts and beliefs. They believe that catastrophes are bound to hit the earth and sense that chaos is always awaiting them. Bruce Beach was part of this community.
Many Preppers thought that his project, "Ark Two" was absolutely phenomenal and something to be proud of. It was like being in outer space or in a different universe. No one could believe that Bruce built this amazing habitat from 42 wrecked school buses. It was incomparable to anything else.
Food, Glorious Food
Food was another essential item bruce didn't neglect. Two kitchens, which were more like industrial or restaurant kitchens, were constructed in the shelter. One was designed for preparing food and the other for cleaning and washing up.
Across the corridor from them, two enormous storage rooms were built, each full of dry food, cans, pantry supplies, and anything with a long duration date. At first, Bruce thought that the food issue was the least of his problems, however, he was wrong. The food turned out to be the biggest problem he had.