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Pulowski Preservation shelters are coin-operated, one-person fallout shelters found on street corners throughout the more urban areas of the Capital Wasteland. People would ostensibly use them as a last-minute resort in the event of a nuclear attack; however, they have no food or water supplies and may not even have had recyclable air, so the customer would have to bring with them anything they thought they would need for survival (and due to the last-minute nature of the booth, most people did not bring very much with them to begin with). The instructions on the inside tell the occupant to "Wait for the radiation levels to drop. Enjoy your stay." before leaving.
The booths were obviously not very effective at all - almost every one found within the game contains a charred skeleton and a few items that the person brought in with them. One even contains a protectron robot that decided to claim it for itself before being fried in the blast.