In my story, a nuclear war breaks out, somewhere between 2016 and 2020. There is only one public fallout shelter in town that is still functional; it is located inside a former high school. This particular shelter was built in the early 1960s as part of Kennedy's Civil Defense expansion (which is what most Cold War-era shelters came from IIRC). As we all know, however, most fallout shelters were closed, abandoned, or removed after the end of the Cold War (hence why this is the only functional one in a city of 50K) - part of the theme in this story is to reflect on our attitudes of nuclear war, and how in the post-CW world we tend to dismiss it as a possibility and not prepare for it - and what better way to evoke that than to have war suddenly happen and have people depending on an under-stocked shelter? Now, being that this is *technically* a serviced shelter, it can't be abandoned, obviously, but I'm thinking that the management of the shelter would have been minimal - like keeping a small amount of food and water stocked (but perhaps not enough) and changing it periodically (but perhaps not often enough, ie; may be expired), basic cleaning, changing lightbulbs, just really basic minimal maintenance, as if treated with the attitude "We're obligated to service this thing but we'll never ever need to use it so we'll just do it half-assed". So, for the title question, is it possible that anything in the shelter may be original 1960s stock? What might this be - tools, physical supplies, or are there any food items that might last that long? How much of it could be useful, and what might be in there that's just taking up space? I think it would be interesting to explore problems arising from preparedness faults, so basically any ideas along those lines are welcome, you're not just limited to the title Q.