Prepping is all the rage these days. The Mayans foretold today as the end-of-the-world, but not if prepper Gunnery Sgt. David Williams has his way:
“You can’t plan for every scenario,” says Gunnery Sgt. David Williams. “You have to plan for the most likely ones. That starts with personal disasters. My personal disasters are planned for with life insurance and savings and personal stores in the house.”
And there are plenty of housing options for those seeking to “bug-out” of town:
“We’ve been doubling our business every year since 2008,” says Walton McCarthy, president of Dallas-based Radius Engineering International. “We’ve gone from $2 million in 2008 to $36 million this year.”
If you’re worried about nukes, chemical or biological threats or an electromagnetic pulse blackout, you’ll need something underground with an air and water filtration system and enough storage for at least a few months’ worth of supplies. Hardened Structures, of Virginia Beach, Va., has options that range from $40,000 to $400,000.
Cold War fixer-uppers: Topeka, Kan.-based 20th Century Castles has about a dozen Cold War missile sites and communications bunkers listed for sale: $750,000 will buy you a three-bedroom log cabin in New York sitting atop an Atlas F silo already converted into a luxury retreat.
Community-based survival: Like an underground cruise ship, Terra Vivos sells survival staterooms in its community shelters for the “chosen few.” Spaces start at $50,000.
I know, this whole topic is a little depressing. How about a picture of a puddycat to cheer you up? Yes, this is an actual Marine’s cute* (his word, not mine) little buddy:
Didn’t our feline-lover recently complain about being blogging fodder?
* Due to an official complaint lodged in the Supreme Court of the Blogosphere, please exchange the word cute with the word cuddly.