“Testing a CEB (compressed earth block) wall for the ability to withstand small arms fire with an AK-47, 223 and a 45-70 Gov”
The video is rather shaky, but it does help validate what we’ve been saying here for the last few years – that compressed earth, especially when combined with gravel, has very good bullet resistance. This includes all categories of compressed earth: CEBs, earthbag, rammed earth or the EarthCo Megablock system (giant machined compressed blocks).
Related blog posts:
Earthbag Survival Shelter Plans (use the built-in search engine at Earthbag House Plans to find other shelters, forts, etc.
All house plan orders include a free copy of my Earthbag Building Guide ebook.
How to Build a Survival Shelter: article in Survivalist magazine.
Bullet Resistance of Compressed Earth
Bullet Resistance of Gravel
Bullet Resistance of Sandbags
Impact Testing Compressed Earth with Blackpowder Cannon