You've all heard it before.... you know, the world is going to end according to the prophecies of Nostradamus, the mayan calendar etc. The concept is expressed in various phrases such as "End of the World", "Doomsday", "Ragnarök", "Judgment Day", "Armageddon", "the Apocalypse", "Yawm al-Qiyāmah" and so on and so on, due to nuclear terrorism, asteroid impact, chemical warfare, volcanic eruptions, polar shift and who knows what else. But one thing is for sure, whether man-made or natural, it all means the same in the end - a disaster of unfathomable proportions that will effect the future of the human race.
So what are you going to do about it? How are you preparing yourself and your family? I for one, have nothing planned or prepared simply because I do not have the monetary means to do so.... and I haven't really thought about it that much.
But did you know one of the most interesting trend right now is purchasing a place underground in prepartion for the next major disaster?
One such place is in the United States - Vivos Underground Survival Shelters to be exact, 'somewhere' near Barstow, California. It's the hottest place in North America underground.
|The escape hatch near Barstow, California.|
The structure was designed to survive World War III, an electro-magnetic pulse generated by a nuclear blast, or solar flare, successive force 10 earthquakes, and more. It is being retrofitted to withstand water submersion from a mega-tsunami, a biological or chemical attack with state-of-the-art NBC air filtration, extreme surface fires, forced entry attack, and more. The special hardened and reinforced concrete walls and ceiling are 2 feet thick designed to withstand a nuclear blast, well below the surface of the earth, with a 3,000 pound main steel blast door, and a secondary blast door for emergency escape. The structure includes an elaborate, closable air filtration system, huge air intake and exhaust shafts, two 10,000 gallon stainless steel water storage tanks, a deep water well, water filtration, an on-site sewage facility, fuel storage, power generation, grounding for an EMP blast, special radio antennas, a 1 ton hoist for lowering equipment into the facility, security fencing, on-site power, a gamma ray detector and nuclear blast detection system, fire suppression systems, extensive electronics controls and switching gear, dedicated mechanical and pumps room, oversized ventilation ducting and systems, and much more. The site will be completed to meet the predicted threat scenarios of 2012, with a variety of defensive systems.
Underground bunkers are stocked with enough supplies like water, food, and electricity, to keep everyone alive below ground for a year. Once you reserve a spot in an underground survival center, you can retreat there any time you feel threatened. For example, if the economy collapses, or a war breaks out.
So, why are people bunking down in style? Robert Vicino is the CEO of Vivos. He says that people today want to be extra prepared in case a disaster hits and wipes out their home and their town. Stocking extra canned soup and flashlights just won’t cut it. Also, the recent devastating tsunami in Japan has only pushed more people to reserve space in an emergency underground hideaway.
Living underground isn’t cheap. Some bunker communities cost a minimum of $50,000 per person, and it costs millions of dollars to build your own private disaster hideaway in your backyard. One California man recently used the money he was saving for a down payment on a house to buy a bunker suite. He says even though he can’t afford to buy a house now, he feels safe knowing he has a place to go – just in case.
Vivos is not about 2012, but rather preparation for potential catastrophic events, whether they are in our near future or decades beyond.
Vivos goal is to complete at least 20 shelters across the USA, and many more around the world over the next 24 months as demand dictates.
As of January 2011, about 7,000 applications have been received for space in the shelters, with at least 6 shelters underway across the United States ranging in size from 10,000 to 137,000 square feet. At complete build out Vivos hopes to accommodate 4,000 people for up to one year of autonomous survival from virtually any catastrophe created by nature, mankind or from the cosmos. The project also includes a Cryovault that will maintain liquid nitrogen vaults preserving the reproductive cells and DNA of humans and animals for a potential repopulation of the Earth.
wikipedia, terravivos.com, tesh.com,