What is RECESS?
RECESS is a re-model. My first serious remodel as a new home owner. The project began as an unwanted swimming pool. Living in the high dessert of the central New Mexico, 21,000 gallons of poorly maintained leisure space sounded like a bad investment of space.
Within a week of closing, the pools water returned to the city coffers. It would take two years of continuous effort, energy, and commitment to transform the pool into a conceptually sound environment. After countless hours of preparation, vigilance, and toil I have secretly converted my swimming pool into a hidden bunker, serving as my family's primary food & water cache.
Living in one of the most well-armed, well-fortified cities in the modern world, I am terrified by the fragile and untenable nature of my existence. I live 20 miles from our country's largest stockpile of nuclear weapons. My home is surrounded by thousands of miles of scarcely populated desert, in a harsh and unforgiving climate that yields few natural resources. Like much of the American West, my city relies on a continuous import of vital resources (food, water, medical supplies). This is unsustainable and inherently dangerous.
A threat, or end to those precious shipments, would cause deaths in the thousands in as little as just a few days. A resource shortage, serious pandemic, EMP attack, or natural disaster would initiate pandemonium and suffering of an epic scale. Crisis preparedness is vital, and RECESS is my answer.
Survival is everything. My friends and neighbors are well-armed and assumed dangerous. The safety and security of my loved ones is paramount. If a man's home is his castle, then RECESS is my last line of defense. Through careful planning, preparation, and discipline we will be prepared in a time of extreme need.
This project is everything I have learned, and continue to learn as I engage my fears. This archive, and supporting work, will teach you how to prepare yourself and your family to survive the end of your world.*
*WARNING AND DISCLAIMER: This blog and the content it contains should not be considered a safe and reliable source of information. The videos/DIY/drawings seen on this blog are part of a larger conceptual art project and exist for illustration purposes only. While some of the information presented here may prove accurate or useful, it is by no means a substitute for your own research and experience. Building a bunker, choosing and maintaining survival equipment, and building weapons of any kind is extremely dangerous and may be unlawful where you reside. Do your own research, and place your safety and the safety of others above all else. If you found this, you can find a better source. Please don't take anything you see here at face value, and don't replicate it. Think about the media you are consuming; this and otherwise. Don't believe everything you see online. Preparedness is about forward thinking, carefully analyzing the present situation, and making sound, informed decisions. The information and scenarios presented on this site are fictitious simulation and should be considered as art/entertainment only.