Superyacht Getaway Subs And Luxury Bomb Shelters: The Elite Are The Most Paranoid Preppers Of All

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Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

When it comes to “prepping”, many among the elite take things to an entirely different level.  As you will see below, the elite are willing to pay big money for cutting edge home security measures, luxury bomb shelters and superyacht getaway submarines. Some of the things that the elite are demanding for their own protection go beyond even what we would see in a James Bond film, and serving the prepping needs of the elite has become a multi-billion dollar business.  Meanwhile, the media outlets that the elite own continue to mock the rest of us for getting prepared.  All the time we see headlines like this one that appeared in a major American news source: “Preppers: Meet the paranoid Americans awaiting the apocalypse“.  Well, if we are paranoid for setting aside some extra food and supplies for the future, what does that make the people that you will read about in this article?

The elite live in a world that is completely different from the world that you and I live in.  In wealthy enclaves of major global cities such as London, elitists are willing to shell out massive amounts of money to ensure that everyone else is kept out.  The following comes from an article that was just published a few hours ago by the London Evening Standard entitled “The paranoid world of London’s super-rich: DNA-laced security mist and superyacht getaway submarines“…

Business is booming because billionaires are a paranoid bunch. Take one who recently moved to Mayfair. ‘He wanted everything, from protection from cyber hacking through to physical intrusion and kidnapping,’ says Bond Gunning. ‘We ended up installing fingerprint-activated locks for family members and programmable keys for staff that limit the time they are allowed into the property and the rooms they are able to enter and exit.


‘Inside and outside we installed 24-hour monitored CCTV cameras that are so hi-tech they can tell the difference between a dog, cat and a person. In the garden there are thermal-imaging cameras that can detect heat sources in the undergrowth. One thing intruders can’t hide is the heat of their bodies.


‘Should an intruder evade the cameras or ignore the warnings they automatically broadcast, the property itself is protected by bulletproof glass and alarm sensors in all rooms. There is a bullet, gas and bombproof panic or safe room, with its own food and water, medical supplies and communications, and an impregnable supply of fresh air. Just in case the family cannot make it there in time, key rooms are sealed by reinforced shutters.’

But for many elitists, those kinds of extreme security measures are simply not enough.  That is why sales of “luxury doomsday shelters” are absolutely soaring.  If “the end of the world” arrives unexpectedly, high net worth individuals want to know that there will be somewhere for them and their families to go.  The following is an excerpt from an article about one such facility located in Indiana

As we roll down US Highway 41 in Terre Haute, Indiana , my guide insists I give him my iPhone. Then he tosses me a satin blindfold. The terms of our trip were clear—I wasn’t to know where we were going or how we got there.That’s because we’re on our way to the undisclosed location of an underground bunker designed to survive the end of the world, whatever form that apocalypse takes.


When I remove my blindfold, I am standing in a grassy clearing looking at a boxy concrete structure that serves as the entrance to a Cold War–era government communications facility gutted and reborn as Vivos Indiana. This is the Ritz Carlton of doomsday shelters, a hideout where residents can wait out a nuclear winter or a zombie apocalypse in luxury and style while the rest of humanity melts and disintegrates. The living area has 12-and-a-half-foot ceilings, sumptuous black leather couches, wall art featuring cheerful Parisian street scenes, towering faux ferns, and plush carpets. Faith Hill croons from a large-screen TV set in front of three rows of comfy beige reclining chairs. The cupboards are stocked with 60 varieties of freeze-dried and canned foodstuffs; an evening meal might include spaghetti aglio e olio topped with skillet fried steak chunks, a fresh tomato-and-zucchini salad fresh from the hydroponic garden, and decadent turtle brownies. An eight-by-nine bedroom is designed for four people (there are larger units for six) and comes with double-queen bunks clothed in 600-thread-count ivory sheets and duvet covers worthy of a four-star hotel, a comparison highlighted on the Vivos website.

That sounds lovely.

But normal people like us cannot afford something like that.  It will only be the elite that will be able to afford to hole up in underground bunkers while the world above descends into madness.

Other elitists will be taking off in their superyachts and heading out into the open ocean when things really start falling to pieces.  And if their superyachts are threatened, some of them even have “getaway subs”.  Here is more from the Evening Standard

The ultimate vehicle of choice is no longer an armoured limousine or a private jet. They’re so Noughties. If you want bragging rights these days, you need your own submarine, which floats out of a sub-sea compartment in your superyacht. ‘It’s a toy, but if the worst happened, it could also be an escape route,’ says one prominent London tycoon with a weakness for Monaco-berthed superyachts — provided they have military-grade radar jammers and missile and torpedo defences.

So exactly why are so many among the elite so concerned about their own security these days?

Why are so many of them going to such extraordinary lengths to prepare for worst case scenarios?

Do they know something that the rest of us do not?

In a previous article, I included a quote from an article in the Mirror that was published earlier this year entitled “Panicked super rich buying boltholes with private airstrips to escape if poor rise up“…

Robert Johnson, president of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, told people at the World Economic Forum in Davos that many hedge fund managers were already planning their escapes.


He said: “I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway.”

The next time that someone criticizes you for prepping, just point out what the elite are doing.

Clearly, many of them are deeply concerned that something may be coming.

So are you preparing?

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TeamDepends's picture

It only works if you also own a midget named Tattoo.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) TeamDepends Oct 23, 2015 7:53 PM

People are always paranoid - and then it happens.

Government would NEVER do stuff to harm their people...

Normalcy Bias's picture

Might it be that these people have good reason to be paranoid?

fudge's picture

Yes, but these toys won't save their hides.

Pure Evil's picture

Just keep a wardrobe of lower class clothes at the home and office including the limo.

When the zombies rise up switch outfits and blend in.

Of course the only thing that might give it away could be the $2000 haircuts.

fudge's picture

haircuts and soft hands

Fahque Imuhnutjahb's picture



If I wasn't rooted with an extended family, I would seriously consider moving.  Glad to see some countries and

leaders haven't been completly bought by the banks, good for you guys Iceland.

weburke's picture

they will EAT and DRINK their doom.

 The zombies will all be controlled because there will be food and drink, and drugs, but they will be poison. already this is happening. 

Manthong's picture

Well, they had better stay buried or submerged because if they come out, us mutants are gonna get’em.

SafelyGraze's picture

article leaves out important get-away launch sites in florida and texas that you taxpayers have built for us.

plus the beginnings a new destination on the red planet.

still a generation away from being survivable .. maybe two generations away from being tolerable.

patience always wins out.

the new colonizers 

VinceFostersGhost's picture




Don't need a bunker....I live in Flyover country.


Go ahead and live in your a hunted dog.

RafterManFMJ's picture

A cave is a grave.

But I'll be ok as I've recruited some super henchmen, like Oddjob and Random Task.

HardlyZero's picture

in ZombieLand that worked a while for Bill Murray.

tradingdaze's picture

All I have is lower class clothes. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

ebworthen's picture

Correct, and it won't save them from Satan dragging them down to Hell either.

Escrava Isaura's picture



How about 'blending in’ with the rest of the population?


Let me guess: More easily to talk about than put into practice.



Tall Tom's picture

Is it?


Every Halloween I dress in my favorite costume.


I dress normally and ask people how they like my costume.


They reply, "What costume?"


I then tell them that I am costumed as a serial rapist and a psychopathic killer. Then i ask them, just what do you think that they look like.


You ought to see the look of shock and horror in their faces. It is absolutely hilarious.


I had taken my niece out Trick or Treating...After a couple of those acts the Sheriffs were patrolling that neighborhood...heavily.


I wonder why...


I had no concerns about her safety after that.


Trick or Treat...

Escrava Isaura's picture



Sorry to say but I find your Halloween approach of bad taste and disturbing.


Imagined if someone walked to your niece and said that he loves children for their sexual stimulation.


Not hilarious anymore.   


JRobby's picture

Underestimate of police powers and the reliance on informants.

Stasi? Ring a bell?

Master Toms Dog's picture

Life with Master is strange but rarely dull.

sam i am's picture

In 2014 EU granted permanent residency: to people from 302.772; USA 199.244;  73.821


It also helps if you were pimping real Corinthian leather for a while.

Those were the days.

Cars were shit, and life was good.

Now, life is shit, and cars are good.

Fukushima Fricassee's picture
Fukushima Fricassee (not verified) TeamDepends Oct 24, 2015 10:08 AM

How about a mental midget named "Obama the fudge "

JustObserving's picture

Behind every great fortune is a great crime.  The elite know that there is gathering anger as wealth accumulates in fewer and fewer hands.  The top 0.1% now have more wealth than the bottom 90% in America.

The elite better be concerned for their safety. History reveals that heads have rolled for much less.


californiagirl's picture

Pretty soon it will be the top 0.01% have more wealth that the bottom 90% in America.  Under Agenda 21, it is important to consolidate the wealth and natural resources under as few people as possible to make it easier to manage and control the rest of us.

crazytechnician's picture

Your not paying attention. That already happened decades ago.

californiagirl's picture

While the wealth/resource consolidation and Agenda 21 implementation are well on their way, and have been for decades, they are very far from completion.  The elites will be nowhere near satisfied with what they have already implemented under the sheeple's noses. 

Torn Frequency's picture

Don't you mean Agenda 2030? incidently, :p they got a lot of Agenda's.. ending world poverty, hunger.. censoring the internet, the pope visiting.. even Putin supporting the UN with a new world order (but seemingly against the other world order rising) there is a lot going on to control us, the refugees that supposedly came from syria didn't come from there, their mostly EU imports now, europe acts like they didn't know what hit them but this was a big media lie. Turns out they want to make the EU more -diverse-  :) out with the old, in with the new! and easier controled masses. By the way, its interesting to note that a lot of nations have plans internally, for around 2025 and 2030.. that can't be a coincidence anymore in retrospect with Agenda 21/2030, the rockerfeller foundation has a member that owns a website for weapons sales, with its country forecast there are predictions of massive population decreases for the US, europe, and Russia, but Europe will cut by half, and the US will loose about 75% of its population. Time frame of the prediction? 2025.. to 2030... surprise surprise. *dons his tin foil hat with pride* 

Fahque Imuhnutjahb's picture



The .1%, who are predominantly responsible for guiding the ship of state towards the rocks, are not the ones

who'll suffer when the serious unrest commences.  Us folks of means who don't hold dual citizenship, or own

a Swiss chalet and private jet, etc... are going to be left to the tender mercies of the desperately poor, who

simply want to survive.  I really don't see a way to serve justice, and they know it also, so here we are.              This is worth a watch.

Fahque Imuhnutjahb's picture  I got it to work.  Not sure what the problem is with the other link.

Possibly the Oligarchy's minions are hard at work fucking things up.  Damn you Oligarchy.  Damn youuu!

Fahque Imuhnutjahb's picture



I put stuff on here pretty often and haven't had this happen before.  I guess it will have to be cut and pasted directly into Youtube search

in order to open.  I'm sure they don't like the speaker, or the forum, or the message, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

toady's picture

I've run across a few "prepper" shows and almost always end up thinking I'd rather be dead than living in a school bus buried in the boonies. This is definitely a much better way to go... luxurious even!

crazytechnician's picture

Their zombie apocalypse will happen inside their concrete bunker after the air / water / food / electricty / shit fumes dead body stench air filter / rapist psycho nutter / whatever runs out of batteries / air / food / whatever (add as apprpriate) and the external door's won't  fucking open anyway ....... Good luck down their preppers ......... Call me an optimist but I think our best chances are to fix the current system ?  Yes it is fucked - but everything is repairable ........ except a zombie apocalype that is ...

Implied Violins's picture

Yup. Best way to take them out? Gas 'em out. Their air intakes can't filter everything forever. Hydrogen Sulfide or chlorine gas would be my choices.

JohnG's picture

Garden hose floods them out, keep it simple.

VinceFostersGhost's picture




You've got Moonbeam lucky dog.

mkkby's picture

Once they're in their panic room, just bar the door from the outside.  Let them live out their lives in a small room, no better than solitary.  Karma dieing in a gold lined prison cell.

runswithscissors's picture

When the elite go to thier bunkers or whatever we can pile the trash on top and finally be free and rebuild what they ruined.

OldPhart's picture

A couple hundred yards of ready mix should seal their fate.

Winston Churchill's picture

Good dam wall.What about the water ?

Torn Frequency's picture

Please do, i am sure the neo nazi's during the WWII era would have welcomed a german citizens heroic attempts to fix the system at its time, of course you can ask, how dare you make a comparison with them and the system to this day, oh.. well.. think about it. "Homeland security" Perhaps? the fact that history is being erased from monuments down to faces sand blasted from mountains.. x) I think you are a tad too optimistic, as for preppers. their the first who big gangs of hungry people will be visiting, you can't survive with being just one prepper, or a family, got to be a whole neigberhood or a small township for that, people to guard 24/7  way out in bosnia during the fighting those that had a lot and had been prepared but alone where the first one's to die, those that survived stuck together, and also had tradeable skills. Heh, also the problem is with bunkers is that you practically have to either live in one, because you'll have about less then 20 to 15 minutes till the a first strike would hit, and since they won't be able to warn the public in a attack like that, most will die, the bunkers and seed vaults are made by the rich because they know when it will happen, thats why their so prepared, they'll be the first to be in the known for when the bombs drop, and the first to be safe because of foreknowledge. 

as for the zombie apoc, its already there, look at how many people are letting this world go to shit and not do anything about it, only people that are dead inside will let that happen. But i guess i'm a bitter asshole :D 

crazytechnician's picture

Are they dumb enough to not know that if WW-III happens all life on this planet will be wound back to primordial sludge ? Nothing on earth will be left alive after 1 year , not even bacteria.  4000 Fukishima's and Chernobyl's spent fuel pools going up in flames will make sure of that. The intense radiation will stick around for several hundred's of thousands of years , all life on this planet will be reset.

GMadScientist's picture

"This is definitely a much better way to go... luxurious even!"

A fitting tomb for modern pharaohs...especially once they sink to crush depth.

Yen Cross's picture

     So the new "siege escape" is an [Super Duper!] Yacht?

 lol, How about telling the truth, and asking for a second chance?

   BTW. Fuck You Bernanke, Yellen, and especially! > PAUL unqualified Ryan<

TeamDepends's picture

Ha ha, Robert Johnson! Everybody knows that dude made a deal with the devil.