Surviving in Style
Earlier today I posted this CNN article on the Facebook page. Sales of luxury bunkers are up 1,000%. I'm not sure how they are measuring that, but that's what they say. The primary focus of the article is the Vivos company and thier underground luxury shelters that will support 200-950 people for up to a year. They have private rooms, a bakery, medical and dental facilities, rec rooms, and even a jail section for those who can't behave.
The article quoted a Los Angeles retailer who put down $20,000 ($5,000 for each family member) to ensure a space in the 950-person capacity shelter now being constructed in the Nebraska prairie. Once Vivos has deposits from 475 people, they will take them on a tour of the shelter and then they will need to pay the remaining tab, $20,000 each. So, this guy will need to drop $100,000 dollars for his family to have a place underground with 946 strangers. Wow.
These people are doing nothing to prepare themselves, just expecting they can buy survival. If I was in his shoes, expecting true TEOTWAWKI and had the $100,000 in L.A., I'd buy a several acre patch either in the California mountains or in Nevada, put a mobile home or used RV on it, and spend the rest on supplies, a well, solar, and a garden. Maybe some junk silver coins with whatever is left. The underground luxury shelter in Nebraska probably would be better in the event of a nuclear war, but does anyone think a family will be able to get from L.A. to Nebraska quick enough to get sheltered? In a gradual descent, the rural retreat will be much more livable than being trapped with strangers.