Judging by recent experiences friends have had with building contractors, these people are years too late.
“Phone Hasn’t Stopped Ringing” – The World’s Ultra Rich Are Panic Buying Doomsday Bunkers
The “ultra rich” in the title is probably very wrong: Allegedly all the ultra rich already have theirs, and the average cost was a hell of a lot more than…
…between $70,000 to $240,000.
…because there’s a big difference between an armored hole in the ground and longterm luxury accommodations for friends, family and VIP security squads.
I just thought it funny that lower-tier rich folks would start calling contractors now, because that plumbs new depths (heh) of ‘not paying attention.’ They may be ready for the Holocaust of 2042, though…
These sure are “interesting times” that we live in. As for Zero Hedge, I’ve found that their stories are like the predictions of the weathertainers… Too wrong to be believed and too right to be ignored.
I’m poor. That means my fallout shelter, er, Doomsday Bunker will be slowly constructed out of empty cans as I eat my way through my post-atomic-apocalypse food stash. And people ask me why I drink… Sigh.
“luxury accommodations for friends, family and VIP security squads” So, you rich folks are gonna trust that the folks with the guns and training are gonna put themselves in harm’s way to protect you from, well, people like them?
Heh. I always thought that, if the day ever came, the rich and powerful in their well-appointed bunkers would end up one of two ways: Either fragged by their own guards – (“I’m a mercenary and you’ve already paid me all you’ll be able to, so this P320 in my hand and the key to the weapons locker in my pocket says I’m in charge now”) – or like this. Them big armored doors generally open out: Park a truck in front of one, and the inhabitants will have a hard time coming out to claim their kingdom.
“Them big armored doors generally open out: “
Which is why the concrete (or steel) tornado shelters midwesterners get for their garages and back yards have sliding doors, sometimes mounted on the inside. Don’t know how to make one of them airtight and blast-proof, though.
Did see one that opened outward, but the owner had thought ahead and had a couple large jacks and 4X4s sitting in a corner. Something tells me the latest round of Bunker Buyers probly ain’t that clever (the first round prolly aren’t either….)
Zero Hedge is the internet equivalent of the old World News Daily (of Batboy fame).
The interesting part will come when the uber-rich emerge from their bunkers and realize there’s no one they can pay to do all the messy stuff they don’t know how to do. Like growing food.