While other parts of the construction industry are still very sluggish, the sale and building of “Armageddon Bunkers” are on the rise.
"We've doubled sales every year for five years," states Walton McCarthy, president of Radius Engineering (a company that has been in the bomb shelter building business for the past thirty years). Other shelter manufacturers include Hardened Structures of Colorado and Utah Shelter Systems, which also report increased sales.
The shelters range from $400,000 to a $41 million facility Radius built and installed underground that is suitable for 750 people.
Unfortunately though, as much as every family would love to have a fallout shelter of their own to go running off to when all Hell breaks loose, the rather steep price tag on a personal shelter seems to price middle class families out.
If only there was a way to insure that it was not left only to the disgustingly wealthy and privileged to repopulate the Earth…
Enter Robert Vicino…
Last December Vicino, a California land developer, launched the Vivos Network. The idea of the network is simple. Offer the regular people a way to guarantee that their family will have a greater chance of surviving any coming cataclysm to our planet (be it act of God or provocation of Man) for the moderate fee of $50,000 a head ($25,000 for children).
For that oh so affordable fee, the Vivos Network not only offers partial ownerships similar to a timeshare in underground shelter communities, but the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your family might not have to spend the “End of Days” wandering through a post apocalyptic nightmare fighting off zombies. This community, housed within 13,000-square-foot refurbished underground shelter formerly operated by the U.S. government at an undisclosed location near Barstow, Calif., will have room for 134 people.
The End is Near…
I don’t know folks…
The fact that the bomb shelter business is booming leaves me feeling a little bit unsettled.
Think about it:
The personal bomb shelter game is just rocking and rolling these days. The only people- in this economic climate anyway- capable of footing a bill for a $400,000 (minimum) bomb shelter that you and your family may never ever need would be the very wealthy.
Historically, the very wealthy have access to people in power. People in power historically have had access to information of a more sensitive nature (say that an asteroid is heading for Earth) and, also historically, a willingness to then turn around and pass along said sensitive material to the afore mentioned very wealthy.
These wealthy people, now informed of the imminent disaster, then go out and begin to make preparations to survive the coming disaster- hence, the boom in the bomb shelters.
Might it be possible that the increase in construction of bomb shelters is really a subtitle sign that something really not good is heading for us? Or are these bomb shelters merely a physical manifestation of the troubled psyches being caused by the turbulent times we are all currently living through.
Guess we will have to wait and see…
(Oh, and for the record, the idea of paying someone fifty grand for the promise that you will make it through the “End of Days” unscathed is maybe the stupidest thing I ever heard. What guarantee do you have that you will ever need to use this fucking thing? Or that, God forbid, the End of Days actually does happen within our lifetime and when you get to the fallout shelter find none f the promises made to you fulfilled because- well- there won’t be anyone left to complain to.)