Tau Redoubts

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    Note that the Tau Project bunkers are constructed nearly identically below the entrance level; most of them did not have a convenient cave system to place the entrance in. The "drive in" tunnel is at least 40 meters long, and (if properly built) continues 40 meters past the concrete structure at the top of the core.

     The bunker is 40 meters in diameter and 7 levels deep, with a central open core and eight radial chambers on most levels; the top level is about 50 meters below the entrance level. A freight elevator 10 meters in diameter runs up the core. The main levels are named A through G, in descending order.


An example of a Tau Project bunker (in this case, the Stronghold bunker).


     It was built in a hurry, from about 1980 to 1985; it has a fusion reactor for electrical power. The water supply is sufficient for 20,000 liters day.


notice the human figure down by the edge of the elevator platform


Level A



     Each of the barracks spaces has bunks for 20 persons. A single 20-person cryoberth, and six individual berths, are located on this level. Food prep and cleanup goes on in the galley. The pastor,  elders and deacons have rooms, also; the pastor has a small office.

     The hall has benches, maps, and lectern; a few radios, file cabinets, and other "office/headquarters" stuff is against the walls.


Levels B and C


     All of the motor vehicles and trailers are parked on these two levels. The buggies and Twisters are located closest to the elevator.


Level D


     Most of the members of the congregation are here, frozen in 20-person cryoberths.


Level E


     Supplies are stored here; many of them are in 6 meter long ISO containers.


Level F


     Water filtration and storage, wastewater removal, carbon dioxide fire suppression, power generation and distribution, air hearing/ventilation/cooling, and other "life support" functions are centered here.


Level G


     Eight fuel tanks each contain 350,000 liters of diesel fuel, for a total of 2.8 million liters. Barrels of lubricants, hydraulic and transmission fluids are stored around the elevator platform.

     Despite anti-oxidants, fuel stabilizers, and high sulfur levels, etc. the fuel went bad within 20 to 40 years.






     Supplies for tent housing for 500 people:  porta-potties, military kitchens, cots, medical supplies, portable light stands, fluorescent lights and cables for tents or temporary housing, 600 Schofield Reference Bibles, 600 copies of "The End of Planet Earth", water tank on stilts, refrigerators, barbed wire, water testing kits, a bailey bridge, a few hundred body bags, spools of black and white flexible 3/4" PVC pipe, lots of fittings for water system, etc.




     Personal arms and equipment: 


     Ammunition, spares and other ordnance:


     Members of the scouting and security unit tend to own personal weapons (almost all in calibers that the Tau Project stocks). Some examples:  VP70 pistol, S&W Model 59 "Full House" pistol, Ruger New Model Blackhawk (a single-acton gate loader) with cylinders for .357 Magnum and 9mm, Franchi SPAS-12 semi-auto shotgun, and a Ruger AC556K full-auto carbine with folding stock. They are also the kind of folk who get serious about knives.

     Clothing, packs, hats, etc. are a mix of surplus and sporting gear; there's no real attempt to dress uniformly except for Tau patches.




     Vehicles characteristics can be found here


     The "big trucks" use an average of 800 liters of fuel for a 450 kilometer trip; so the congregation would need  27,000 liters of fuel for the trip, or two semi-trailer tanker loads.


Anachronistic Technology



Interesting Clues


     Some of the operating manuals mention Gatlin Industries -- a name that is familiar to some attentive Morrow Project members.