Throughout the different human race civilizations stories of the DOOMSday soon to come have always persisted. Whether it will come from higher powers as punishment for our sins or from mother Nature still uncertain. But what it is true, is that must of those ancient civilizations have set our present as the time in which these events could take place. From the Egyptians to the must mentioned predictions of the Mayans, they not just proclaimed of an end of days, but instead they warn us of a new beginning. This blog has been created to share our thoughts on this topic. How to prepare for unforseen worldwide events or any inputs of interest that might find answers to our member's questions regarding our survival. Please feel free to share.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The other side of the coin.

As in any other life necessity or predicament, there are those who have managed to profit from the ones that fear a soon to come "End of Days" events, ranging from Solar flares, Economic collapse, pandemic or Terrorism acts. Developers and builders of Bunkers, survival experts and retailers that offer from the tiniest-unthinkable item to food that will last up to 25 years. The avid businessperson is making sure they get paid whether the World ends or not. In the other hand we should thank these people for providing us with their services, I'm not complaining at all here. Actually I wish I find a
way to collect enough cash to at least be able to acquire the basic items needed for such an event, in my case, an economic collapse. Unfortunately nothing in life comes cheap, but some of the things I have found on the web related to the Preppers community is way beyond any necessity of human beings.
Luxury bunkers of $2 million Dollars as permanent residence, to $50k memberships to live in a complex with hundreds of other people. I guess all it takes is money focus, cuz these bunkers seem to be selling hot. In a recent TV Show, there was a particular bunker client that, one of her first questions to the developer was the availability of Internet inside the bunker. OK you would say, if I pay tones of cash I too want the best right!! The funny thing is, her motives for acquiring a bunker is because she fears a global oil crisis that would lead to an economic collapse and even worldwide war. I don't know your impression about it, but under such events, I really doubt there would be Internet at all...


GreyLocke said...

A person does not need to spend tons of money to prepare. They just need to take personal responsibility for themselves and budget properly. The largest issue is that many people want to take the easy way and throw money at the problem instead of changing their lifestyle and budgeting. Preparedness isn't and shouldn't be a "Fad" but a lifestyle. Ask someone who grew up on a small family farm, ask them how much food they had on hand when they were a kid. Many will tell you between 6 and 98 months of food at all times and the pantry and larder were constantly being refilled or expanded as times permitted. Those farmers didn't have a lot of cash, they had mortgages to pay, seed to purchase, cattle feed to buy. They budgeted and stocked for the lean times which they knew they would have.

DoomsDayBlogger said...

Coulnd't agree more with your comment Grey Locke. I personally come from a small town. At 18 I moved to the big city and kind of left the "hillbilly life style" behind, just to realize now, 17 years later, how important was for me to see the difference we as human beings create for ourselves when we get comfy and used to the commodities technology provides. Are these commodities/luxuries really needed? Not really, they just make our lifes easier, the problem is when we become dependent of it. If time comes where we must survive on our own, we all will wish to have some "hillbilly" background"