Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Prepare: Vivos Constructs First Underground Shelter

Remember Vivos? I posted the story here not long ago. There is a follow up story on CBS of all places today. Fair use applies.

Vivos is the brain child of inventor and real estate investor Robert Vicino of San Diego. The concept behind Vivos is simple; a network of underground shelters with space for sale to persons wanting to avoid end of the world scenarios like nuclear war, plague or some "2012" disaster.

In my origional review, I was skeptical about Vivos for a variety of reasons namely, none of the shelters had been built. That is allegedly not the case now.

Vicino announced that the first shelter is under construction in an undisclosed location (near Barstow, CA). Using a defunct, Cold War era telecommunications shelter as the framework, founder Vicino has plans for a fourteen thousand square foot underground compound.

That's good news for the reportedly "hundreds of investors" who have given money for the project as they now may soon actually have somewhere to go in the event of a disaster.

There were some points made in the announcement which struck me...

"There will be double layers and razor wire. This will be an impenetrable compound when we're done," Vicino said  

We all know, no compound is impenetrable. If the front door is locked, go find a window.

The first is being built here in the Southland this summer, converting an old blast-proof Cold War relic, which was designed to keep copper phone lines alive.

Well, we know where it is (Southland, Barstow, CA) and it is part of an existing facility (phone lines) which means Joe the Raider or one hundred thousand refugees know where to go as they flee from LA.

In the event of a disaster, Vicino said owners would meet at rendezvous points and could be escorted in by helicopters before the facilities would be secured.

Even the government has a hard time gettting that plan to work well.

"You know, I've had a lot of people say, 'I don't know if I want to be around after something like that happens,'" Vicino said adding, "Why? It could be a nuclear blast, you need shelter, but the rest of the world might be fine. Who is to say that the world won't be fine afterwards? Might have a lot less population, but it could be very nice world."

To be fair, this actually is a good point which nay sayers overlook. A nuclear war will most likely be limited in today's world. Having a shelter to go to will put survivors ahead of most of the populace. I just have a hard time with the $50000.00 price tag per person. Oh well, time to start digging.


Anonymous said...

Not sure what to make of this. I prepare but with survival gear to live off the land. I do worry about rogue gangs running wild. However, present location there are members of family who together we form formidable force. I've gathered quite a list of sites with links showing survival items. Don't have $50K to shell out either. I shall work solar ovens, solar lights and heat, solar chargers, freeze dried food, water purifiers, and meds. Looking for like minded who would form a possible group say 40-50 would be great too. I mentioned earlier I've got family here to make a stand. Ck my blog, good links, ads lead to valuable information, products, & services.

Anonymous said...

Does Mr. Vivos know that The entire West coast is going under the Pacific Ocean? Many have known this many years ago before any of the disaster movies. I think $50,000 is a lot of money to buy a coffin.

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