None of us want to living in a cave when the SHTF. I’ve got nothing against caves, I love a good spelunking, but give me a proper kitchen and I can get you through anything. Some preppers like to cover their bases and build nifty little Bug Out shelters. Usually buried, often not lived in by the owner, just sitting out in the woods waiting for the S to HTF.
SIDE NOTE – Reason #135 for NOT building a shelter and living elsewhere. I was watching an episode of that Discovery Channel’s show, “Doomsday Bunkers” and a guy with his out-in-the-woods, super-secret-bug-out-shelter, had his generators stolen from the “fortified installation.” If you’re only going to check in on the place every few months, that gives theives ample time to steal your shit. You can’t move your bunker, once they find it they will just keep coming back and stealing stuff or messing with stuff… it’s just no good.
So, if you happen to be super filthy rich, your SHTF plan is usually a bit super sized. Or, super convenient. Take the Vivos shelters for instance:
Vivos has developed the Vivos 8 Shelter System. This turnkey solution can be installed virtually anywhere in just a few weeks. The Vivos 8 is a fusion of safety, security and survivable comfort for 8 or more people. With unmatched qualities within the shelter industry, the Vivos 8 is like a luxury yacht – yet very affordable.
If you’d rather live with other people, $50,000 will get you a slot in their Mohave Desert palace. The shelter will include an atrium with a large TV, a gym, comfortable beds and enough gourmet food for a year — the menu features everything from sloppy joes to pearl potatoes.
As for the super sized, there are high-tech luxury hideouts capable of withstanding anything from a nuclear attack to another Noah’s Flood. Millionaires build them, billionaires build them, I’ve seen unsubstantiated reports that the King of Jordan has one, and that the wiki-leaks servers are located in one. Google can’t seem to find us any pictures though, sorry. Given some of what’s out there for purchase, we can imagine.
Buy your very own silo-home for $2.3 million — cash only. The 20,000-square-foot silo is connected to the underground living quarters via a tunnel with blast doors. There are a few of these around the US for sale, act now! Quantities are limited.
Survival Condo is pricey, but you get what you pay for. Built in a former Atlas-F missile solo, the condo extends 200 feet below the Earth’s surface and boasts epoxy-hardened concrete walls to keep you safe from nuclear attack. The shelter is powered by solar panels, a generator and its own wind turbine, and it boasts a digital weather station. But the $1.75 million required to buy a full-floor unit ($900,00 for a half floor) doesn’t just buy you power and security.
In addition to your condo’s stainless steel GE appliances, and Jacuzzi tub, your new underground home will also come equipped with a full-size pool, a spa, a fitness room, a library and a movie theater. You’ll dine on a diet of organic produce and homegrown fish fresh from the facility’s state-of-the-art hydroponic and aquaculture center.
All you single preppers, don’t despair.
A San Fernando Valley adult entertainment studio began construction this month on what it calls a “post-apocalyptic” underground bunker in anticipation of a global catastrophe rumored to take place in late 2012. A spokesman for Van Nuys-based Pink Visual said the bunker will be “far more than a mere bomb shelter or subterranean survivalist enclave” with amenities such as multiple fully-stocked bars, an enormous performing stage and a sophisticated content production studio. “Our goal is nothing less than to survive the apocalypse to come in comfort and luxury,” said Pink Visual spokesman Quentin Boyer –source
Hahahaahaa, love it.
Where was I? Never mind, I’ll leave you there. I’m sure there are more of these shelters out there, give us a link up in the comments!
– Calamity Jane