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Seen At 11: Preparing For The Worst With Luxury Bunkers; Cave Looks Like Extravagant 5-Star Resort
WCBS-TV ^ | April 24, 2014

Posted on 04/26/2014 5:15:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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Preparing for the worst by setting yourself up with only the best.

As CBS 2′s Maurice DuBois reported Thursday, luxurious kitchens, swimming pools, even gyms are being added to bunkers built just in case of an emergency.

Bomb shelters were a common site in backyards in the Cold War 1950s.

But as one bunker promotional video shows, today’s backyard survival bunker looks more like a five-star resort, equipped with everything from an indoor pool and state of the art movie theater, to a dog run and even an interactive classroom — all underground.

“The overall scope of the project was to create a wow experience for the homeowner. So that they could live here and enjoy the facility and not just survive,” said luxury bunker creator.

Survive whatever may come in comfort, whether it be a natural disaster or a future terror attack.

“It was part of the selling point. You want to make it as comfortable for the psychology,” said Ralph Henrich, who bought a bunker.

Henrich, of New Jersey, paid to reserve space in an underground luxury bunker for himself, his wife, and their three kids.

The cost was $50,000 per adult and $35,000 for children under the age of 16....

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bunkers; preppers; prepping; survival; wealthy
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1 posted on 04/26/2014 5:15:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
no, on second thought, I'll just shutup for a change
2 posted on 04/26/2014 5:22:38 PM PDT by tomkat (3% +1)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Bomb shelters were a common site..."

I read no further.

Any reporter who doesn't know the difference between "site" and "sight" should be horsewhipped out of whatever venue they scrawl for.

3 posted on 04/26/2014 5:23:17 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He lives in NJ and his shelter is in Indiana.


4 posted on 04/26/2014 5:23:45 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Henrich, of New Jersey, paid to reserve space in an underground luxury bunker for himself, his wife, and their three kids.

...Bart, Lisa and little Maggie

5 posted on 04/26/2014 5:23:53 PM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you’re going to build one, the bulk of the costs is just building it. Anything you have added to it usually only adds a fraction to the initial expense.

Having said that, building a pool seems a bit much because, unless you plan on storing the amount of water to refill this pool several times, you will run out of water relatively quickly and then it just becomes a pit and possibly a dangerous one at that.

But I think a movie theatre is a good idea if you have a large library at the time you have to enter your bunker.


6 posted on 04/26/2014 5:26:15 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 04/26/2014 5:30:01 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

The Greenbrier?


8 posted on 04/26/2014 5:35:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Jonty30

How much gas does he have stored to keep this Shangra-La running? My guess is somewhere between 2-3 weeks worth. After the gas runs out, it’s just an expensive tomb.

Of course, that is 2-3 weeks for the herd above to thin out. Assuming he even makes it there and is able to keep it.


9 posted on 04/26/2014 5:35:12 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Jonty30

How much gas does he have stored to keep this Shangra-La running? My guess is somewhere between 2-3 weeks worth. After the gas runs out, it’s just an expensive tomb.

Of course, that is 2-3 weeks for the herd above to thin out. Assuming he even makes it there and is able to keep it.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 5:35:15 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A few questions:

Are you going to spend your life within a few feet of the entrance so you can dive in at the first hint of danger, like Mr. Groundhog?

How do you run an indoor movie, pool, other luxury items, without electricity?

Oh yes a generator.

And how do you run a generator without fuel? If you can get fuel as needed, it is not such a catastrophic event that you need to hide in a hole.

So much for that.


11 posted on 04/26/2014 5:37:32 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was reading an article recently that rich Brits are adding to their land by digging underneath their houses to build extra rooms and floors.


12 posted on 04/26/2014 5:40:16 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: rbg81

Read “Lucifer’s Hammer “


13 posted on 04/26/2014 5:40:40 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: rbg81

I know a guy that has a family farm in Peru who keeps a couple of ten thousand gallon tanks of diesel stored underground. He keeps rotating the fuel so he’s not at risk of it going stale, but he figures the world is probably going to go to the shiatz and wants to ensure that he is able to function for as long as possible.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 5:46:53 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: hoosierham

I did. Also read “One Second After”.

I think prepping might give you a headstart, but in 2-4 weeks, you’ll be as hosed as everyone else. Those with flashy shelters will be targets, initially. After a while, desperate gangs will start targeting ANY house where there might be supplies. Trusted neighbors banding together for common defense will have the best chance.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 5:47:19 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Jonty30
a large library ...

Shelter should be well stocked with Montesquieu/Locke/DeToqueville/Madison/Jefferson/etc for reading and study while underground, and then applied when returning above ground. A great number of lessons learned to bear in mind to improve and/or not repeat mistakes.

16 posted on 04/26/2014 6:07:29 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: rbg81

Prepping will probably keep you alive and well enough to handle just about any problem for a long enough time for society to generally recover from most things that could happen to it.

However, if we are so up the creek that there is no recovery for years on end, there isn’t enough prepping anybody, but the most elite, could do and thrive.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 6:08:14 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: hoosierham

Excellent book.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 6:16:34 PM PDT by Vote 4 Nixon (EAT...FISH...SLEEP...REDUX)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


19 posted on 04/26/2014 6:29:01 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Henrich, of New Jersey, paid to reserve space in an underground luxury bunker for himself, his wife, and their three kids.

The cost was $50,000 per adult and $35,000 for children under the age of 16....

Pretty pricey timeshare.

20 posted on 04/26/2014 6:31:29 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: rbg81

I would barely notice it for the first few months, except for the loss of the internet.


21 posted on 04/26/2014 6:33:48 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Your luxury bunker will do you no good if you’re alive during the Tribulation.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 6:34:45 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember back in the 70s National Lampoon had an article, “The Playboy Fallout Shelter”. What was satire then is reality now.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 6:37:08 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: old curmudgeon; rbg81

The shelters have enough food, fuel, etc to last one year.


24 posted on 04/26/2014 6:44:25 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
London’s billionaire basement mania: luxury living or living hell?


25 posted on 04/26/2014 6:53:37 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Good Lord.......


26 posted on 04/26/2014 7:05:45 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Complete with a dog run.”

A Boy and His Dog, underground. Hmmm. Now where have I read about that before?


27 posted on 04/26/2014 7:10:29 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Animals could be bred and slaughtered.


28 posted on 04/26/2014 7:29:30 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: cynwoody

What’s he going to do with the cars in an apocalyptic world and he doesn’t have access to gasoline?


29 posted on 04/26/2014 7:31:20 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: driftdiver
He lives in NJ and his shelter is in Indiana.

In the event that he really needs it, Henrich is going to show up to the bunker and discover that the people tasked with letting his family in have already filled it with their own families, and Henrich will be wondering where to lodge his complaint.

30 posted on 04/26/2014 7:40:20 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: KarlInOhio

31 posted on 04/26/2014 7:45:15 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: diogenes ghost

Then what? If you are the type that needs a luxury shelter most likely you would not be able to survive long away from that type of life.


32 posted on 04/26/2014 7:47:37 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not much on underground bunkers, however I do hope to close on a nice homestead in rural TN next week from which I can wave at the armored vehicles as they travel between major population centers.


33 posted on 04/26/2014 8:28:58 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: USAF80
"If you are the type that needs a luxury shelter most likely you would not be able to survive long away from that type of life."

Do you know how stupid that statement is?

Or do you assume that all wealthy people inherited their wealth? Or that once you've tasted caviar, you would never lower yourself to eat a hot dog?

Your class envy is showing, how very unFR of you.

Myself, if I could afford such a level of secure protection for my family, I damned sure would, or something similar.

34 posted on 04/26/2014 8:39:59 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: diogenes ghost

I can survive just fine without all the luxury. No issues with the rich but most of these clowns have no idea how to survive.


35 posted on 04/26/2014 9:31:19 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: Jonty30
But I think a movie theatre is a good idea if you have a large library at the time you have to enter your bunker.

Not a whisper of the Achiles heels of the entire enterprise.

Assured supply of water and oxygen. Ventilation; waste disposal. Power for lighting and temperature control.

Automatic machine guns?

36 posted on 04/26/2014 10:16:49 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: publius911

I was also thinking, as I was typing it, that watching movies under this condition could put you at risk of being detected or it could interfere with your ability to hear any possible intruders.


37 posted on 04/26/2014 10:26:11 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: old curmudgeon
Some bunkers have enough water and fuel storage for years.

“Cyberbunker”, the clandestine web hosting company, has enough fuel to run their datacenter for 10 years if authorities shut power. An entire level of the bunker is fuel tanks. They host any website and nobody has been able to break in to serve a court order. Even SWAT attempted to get in with no luck.

38 posted on 04/27/2014 12:28:13 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: varyouga

I am not a lawyer nor an LEO.

But I have been around a long time and there are a few things I know.

First, the cops do not have to gain entry to serve a warrant or summons.

All they have to do is encounter the person on whom it is to be served in a situation where they can serve it.

That is usually very easy. The officers of that company are not going to stay in the cave for 10 years.

Also, unless the crime is a serious felony crime involving danger to the accused or others such as murder, suicide, etc., a summons by both registered and certified mail is legal in most jurisdictions.

So I am surprised at the statement that no one has been able to break in to serve a court order, since breaking in is not required.


39 posted on 04/27/2014 7:37:27 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: rbg81

Patriots...... John Wesley Rawles


40 posted on 04/27/2014 7:55:18 AM PDT by vortec94
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To: SnuffaBolshevik
"Any reporter who doesn't know the difference between "site" and "sight" should be horsewhipped out of whatever venue they scrawl for. "

That's what you get when you promote people based on criteria other than merit.

41 posted on 04/27/2014 7:56:30 AM PDT by blam
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To: USAF80
"No issues with the rich but most of these clowns have no idea how to survive."

"These clowns" have shown their ability to survive by prospering. Most of "these clowns" will rebound quicker in hard times than those who have never prospered in good times.

Who will survive the Apocalypse, Trump or some 40 hour worker?

I'll put my money on the Donald.

Why did I choose Trump for a comparison?.....because that seems to be the class you envy the most.

42 posted on 04/27/2014 8:11:36 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: old curmudgeon
Apparently (very trusted) employees, air and water come in/out through unknown tunnels.

I'll bet the tunnels lead to dummy datacenters and they route the utilities from there to not draw suspicion.

Two floors of the bunker are living space with luxury amenities and the leader does pretty much live underground. There are numerous warrants for him. He does come out sometimes based on photos but they can't find from where.

He is selling server space at a HUGE markup and making tons of money to be able to pull these shenanigans. They only accept cash and the number of servers is secret so nobody knows exactly how much is made.

43 posted on 04/27/2014 9:46:09 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: diogenes ghost

In a true SHTF situation where you are will determine if you survive or not. Someone who is rich may have money but not the survival skills of that 40 hour worker.

All those fancy stocked bunkers don’t mean squat if we get hit with an EMP and everything shuts down. You have to make it to your hidey hole to survive. Cars, helicopters, cell phones, internet all paperweights. I doubt most would be able to navigate a hostile environment on foot.

Unless you live on top of your bunker or its a short hike away most are pretty much screwed regardless of bank account size.


44 posted on 04/27/2014 10:12:30 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: cynwoody

London’s billionaire basement mania: luxury living or living hell?


Let me guess...the billionaire's name is Bruce Wayne.



45 posted on 04/27/2014 10:31:37 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: varyouga

I did a quick check on the net and found that the cops did get into the first bunker, in Sweden???? (I forget) and arrested several people.

Two served jail terms for running a meth lab there.

The same track led me to stories reporting that no one knows where they operate from.

The did more recently arrest one of the officers of the company in another country, the name of which I have forgot....

But he was operating from a van stuffed with electronics.

The point being that the stories about the bunker probably are the product of someone’s imagination since its location is unknown.


46 posted on 04/27/2014 10:57:21 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Jonty30; JRandomFreeper
“However, if we are so up the creek that there is no recovery for years on end, there isn’t enough prepping anybody, but the most elite, could do and thrive.”

Your statement isn't true. It takes intelligence and “some” money, but not an exorbitant amount, to prepare to live years without outside utilities/services.

One prepares to live as their grandparents in the late 1800s and early 1900s did. We could substitute solar power charging rechargeable batteries to help replace oil lamps and candles to produce light and run battery fans. It just takes planning and not a large amount of money to do it. Any water can be purified using a Berkey water purifier.

I wouldn't live underground with people I didn't know and their fuel for power will run out when thinking of years unless they are using solar power. That underground shelter depends on someone else to make it work. I depend on myself, not someone else to provide what I need to live.

47 posted on 04/27/2014 10:58:42 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Jonty30
However, if we are so up the creek that there is no recovery for years on end, there isn’t enough prepping anybody, but the most elite, could do and thrive.

My paternal grandfather was born not long after the Civil War. His first wife died in childbirth and it took him years to remarry, to my grandmother. Mourning I suppose.

From him, I know that there certainly is a way to live off the land. None of us would exist if that weren't the case. Wells were dug by hand. Cooking was done over a wood stove. You hunted, grew or foraged what you ate. You built your shelter out of materials that came from the land upon which it was built, log cabins with wood shingle roofs in the frontier east or perhaps stacked fieldstone, baked clay adobe in the west, sod shelters in the midwest, brick or quarried stone in more established settled areas. They made the brick onsite. Staples were all that were purchased and other than salt, you could get on without them. Oil for lamps, sugar, etc.

48 posted on 04/27/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

According to Diogenes Ghost the rich will survive. Us peasants are screwed. How many people can actually live in a bunker for a month much less a year. There will be so much strife in that place that they will all be basket cases after the year is up.


49 posted on 04/27/2014 11:13:48 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: USAF80

If such a thing were to occur, the majority of the wealthy would be blindsided and damaged far worse, imho. And, with little in the way of practical skills to hold on through the upheaval and scarcity.


50 posted on 04/27/2014 11:19:12 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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