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Old 07-29-2010, 08:29 AM   #1
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Doomsday Shelters Making a Comeback

USA Today article: Doomsday shelters making a comeback - USATODAY.com

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You are one wild cat !!!
What am I supposed to think about this?
The end of mankind?
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At the beginning of the video, it says, "Where would you go with three days notice?"

I wonder how they came to that conclusion....

...as for me, I guess I'd go to Las Vegas and put it all on 22...
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Not bad, only $50K per adult. But only 100 sq.ft. of living space per person... People have to be approved before they can buy in and I have the feeling that I'm not what they are looking for. Anyways, if the world ends in 2012, I'd rather become extinct with the rest of humanity.
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Wonder if I could take my cat?
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Wonder if I could take my cat?
You could, and pets get in for free according to their website!

Cute cat by the way, though he doesn't seem to appreciate the teletubbies look...

I always wonder... Say you decide to play gofer 300 ft. underground while the rest of your friends and family roasts up above. You now find yourself in a closed community of strangers. Who runs the place? Would the laws and constitution of the United States still apply? Who would enforce them? Would the shelter be run like a democracy? What if the person in charge believes that North Korea is truly a democratic republic? So many questions, so few days left...
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Not my cat really. Just found the picture on photobucket. My cat would never tolerate that thing on his head.
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You could, and pets get in for free according to their website!
'Scuse me, me and my Bull Mastiff are here, please shove aside.
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What happens if there is no three day notice? Say only 1 hr? Get a refund?
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I think Vault-Tec has better ads:
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I'm resurrecting this old thread because I saw an advertisement about this show on tv last night....

Doomsday Preppers - National Geographic Channel

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Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. And with our expert’s assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality.
I'll probably record the series...might learn something, or might poke holes in it.
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I missed this thread when it got started and the linked Vivos ad.

Wonder if this Vivos business is even real. Let alone the practicality of buyers being able to get to the shelter in time of crisis, do they really have enough food, water, fuel, and miscellaneous provision to support subscribers underground for 1 to 5 years like they claim? I would have thought that would cost a heck of a lot more than $50K.

Anyway, if one wants to be a really prepared SHTF survivalist, he would need to do it himself. Here's a start: old cold-war silos hardened to the US Military Specs are still available. Why take chances with civilian construction? And you can have the whole huge bunker for your family and yourself. Excerpt from a typical property description follows.
Communications Bunker site - Russell, KS
Communications bunker with 8,800 sq. ft. of nuclear hardened underground floor-space. 13.1 acres m/l. 177 ft. tower with income potential. Structure is clean and ready for immediate use with some new paint and tile work. Creative financing possible with significant down payment. Price $750,000.
OK, so it costs a bit more than $50K, but how else can one be sure? Don't fool around. And you might as well spend some of that money that would be worthless in a world-wide catastrophe anyway.

For more properties like the above, see this.
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If you had listened to coast to coast in the wee hours you would know about these shelters already. With that radio show it's always the sky is falling. They even have a guy come on that they call Dr. Doom.
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I'm resurrecting this old thread because I saw an advertisement about this show on tv last night....

Doomsday Preppers - National Geographic Channel



I'll probably record the series...might learn something, or might poke holes in it.
I read this as "Doomsday Peppers"...
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I read this as "Doomsday Peppers"...
I must confess, the first time I looked at the ad, I thought the same thing. I wondered...'good gawd, how hot are they?'
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They even have a guy come on that they call Dr. Doom.
Well, that's certainly better than Dr. Boom ....
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Hmm. Must research for potential investments... if someone will profit from fear mongers spreading FUD it might as well be me...
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