Speaking of survivalism, here’s probably the ultimate intersection of capitalism and survivalism: a chance to buy a share of a fully equipped bunker built to withstand a nuclear attack and allow survival through just about every kind of catastrophe. The product of the creative mind of an entrepreneur, the project will allow 135 people to live in compact, “cruise ship luxury” for at least a year.
The structure, located in the Mojave Desert in California, was constructed by AT&T in 1965 to protect the telecommunications infrastructure from nuclear attack. And it has just about all the disaster scenario bases covered, too. It was “built to withstand a 50-megaton nuclear blast 10 miles away, 450mph winds, a magnitude-10 earthquake, 10 days of 1,250°F surface fires, and three weeks beneath any flood.”
The promoter of the project also knows his end-of-days stuff. He notes that the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world on December 21, 2012. Other possible cataclysms include solar flares with electromagnetic pulses that pulverize the power grid and lead to social anarchy, direct asteroid hits, and plagues.
Yes, but would it protect us against zombie attacks?