Doomsday Bunker Sales Soar After Trump's Military Strikes

Tyler Durden's picture

For the rich and famous among us, the endgame has been relatively clear for a long time: according to the surge in ultra luxury "bunkers for billionaires" being built, the way all this ends is nothing short of a whole lot of mushroom clouds around the globe, with the world's wealthiest hoping to protect themselves in deep underground bunkers designed for just such an eventuality. That these bunkers are also ultra luxurious and extremely expensive is just the status symbol today's billionaires are eager to show as they carry humanity's survival "to the other side."

Interior bedroom of bunker

Bunker swimming pool and garden using artificial lighting

Underground bunker wine cellar

But who said that doomsday bunkers have to be unaffordable for the common man?

As CBS reports, while the Trump administration’s increased military strikes might cause fear for some people, for one North Texas man, it means big bucks. Nora Holloway of Dallas is one of those folks who is concerned about the state of the world. So, citing the recent bombings in Syria, Afghanistan and the growing tension with North Korea, Holloway posted online to see if anyone wanted to “go in” on an underground bunker. 

“I’m in no position to buy one,” said Holloway. “However, I think that for a lot of people that is a serious concern and a lot of people have done so and will be doing so.”

They have indeed, and with doomsday bunkers  no longer only confined to the 0.01%, it means Trump's recent foreign policy overtures have led to a bonanza for bunker builders "for the rest of us."

“If I took 30 people and I worked 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, I still wouldn’t be caught up right now,” said Clyde Scott of Rising S Bunkers in Murchison, Texas. Scott said there is around a three-month backlog for one of his subterranean shelters.

“They don’t really call me and ask me about the price or colors,” said Scott. “They say how fast can they get it.”

The list is only growing with each bomb dropped and threat levied. “You should have got it 6 months ago,” said Scott. “You shouldn’t wait until the threat, until the fuse is lit on the rocket.”

To be sure, unlike the ultraluxury bunkers discussed previously, these are at best Spartan, but at least they are affordable to most people. The most basic model is 100 square feet of protection that is installed for around $45,000. Scott said the most common is a 500 square-foot model for a family of four that runs for around $120,000.

The bunkers have all the amenities of home, are solar powered and surrounded by 100 percent steel. Scott said only an imagination and wallet stand in the way.

“Doomsday crazy person, ‘prepper’ that’s all kind of nutty that people make them out to be…they don’t have $3.5 million to by a 5,500 square-foot bunker. Right?” questioned Scott.

While all of his clients are kept confidential, Scott said everyone from star athletes, Forbes 500 CEOs and maybe even an unsuspecting next door neighbor is investing underground without anyone noticing. “I’ve sold to billionaires and I’ve sold to average Joes,” said Scott. Holloway said she does not have the money but can at least dream.

“It would prepare people, myself specifically for what could and very well may happen in the future,” said Holloway.

A list of models can be found here. The most expensive model being offered is “The Aristocrat.” For $8.3 million, the model comes with a pool, bowling alley and gun range.

Some examples:















And while it hardly needs it considering the niche audience, here is the marketing material one creates to sell a $8 million bunker.

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HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) Apr 15, 2017 7:39 PM

I am still reading the latest greatest dystopic novel I have discovered in at least three years. (last best are The Wool series by Hugh Howey and Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matt Bracken). "The Manibles: A family, 2029-2047" is by Lionel Shriver and describes what happens once the USD is no longer the WRC.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


You may very well survive a nuclear war.  Did you know that there have been over 500 above-ground detonations of nuclear weapons. 

As an exercise, please consider the following questions:

  • Do you already have a plan that you would implement for this type of scenario? 
  • What immediate action(s) would you take? 
  • What are the three most likely perils you might face?
  • What is the thing you could do, now, to most improve your chance of surviving each of these three perils?

tmosley's picture

A nuclear war between any nuclear powers except China, Russia, and the US will naturally be of limited scope. Worst case after those three potential wars is someone triggers the Samson Option, which destroys the capitals of Europe (and hopefully initiates the final purge of the Jews from the face of the Earth). The Norks can't do much. India/Pakistan would be a regional exchange. No-one would ever dare nuke or invade the three big dogs. France and Britain are fairly safe, and are only failing from within (God help us if they don't uncuck themselves and allow their governments to be taken over by Islamists).

Am I missing anyone?

flaminratzazz's picture

Upvote for the Jews comment..

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Go to bank.  Take out million dollar loan.  Buy million dollar bunker.  Stop making payments when bombs start dropping.  Who is going to come evict you???

tmosley's picture

Or just never make payments period. Bury the entrance and go full "Blast from the Past".

beemasters's picture

The worst space planning I have seen. They deserve it!

ZeroPointOn's picture
ZeroPointOn (not verified) beemasters Apr 16, 2017 4:09 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

Gold Dog's picture

No high dive? Fuck that!

flaminratzazz's picture

I went to the bank for a loan, sat down with the banker and told him:

"all i have for collateral is this gun."


Mr 9x19's picture

not sure i can exit the appointment by the main door if i do the same lol

ebworthen's picture

Take out the S.O.B. who bought the bunker and take it over; for free like.

Survival means more than duck-and-cover, and the billionaires surely don't deserve it.

Kill the fucker and take his Wife and Daughter's with you to make the stay that much better. 

Oops...was I using my bad voice?

End the FED!!!

sleigher's picture

Pretty sure all those "private security" ex-military types got you beat to the punch on that.  At least I would expect it.  If the SHTF, those guys aren't gonna just keep working for the man...

Farmerz's picture

"They" have a secret gas canister inside each bunker set off when payment is late. :)

rtb61's picture

Israel has unafiliated nukes, everyone will target them including the US.

Reality is, you are in a bunker and a bunch of angry people are at the door, there is nothing you can do to stop them breaking in. No vault is safe from oxy torches, given enough time, and no air vent can be hidden from IR cameras at night.

They say, come out and gives us your stuff, you had better do it because if they have to dig you out, you will not surive the experience and it will be a very nasty exit.

Want to be safe, than prepare you community to work togethor and be safe togethor, what keeps you safe now, is the only thing that will keep you safe then. Those bunkers are a scam. If if is strike is close enough to make a bunker worth while, then the bunker will become your tomb, no on will come to dig you out, simply will never happen, maybe some archaeologist in the future. Die slow in a tomb or die fast on the surface, I know which one I would prefer (talking about living in fear and dying in super slow motion).

sister tika's picture

Excellent comment, rtb61. Thanks.

HowdyDoody's picture

All you have to do is find the TV cable / internet connection, destroy it and the doobies inside will be at each other's throats within hours. Think Thanksgiving, there is no TV and the relatives can't leave.



sinbad2's picture

The US is the country most likely to get nuked, because it constantly threatens the other nuclear powers. But you are right, there would be no invasion.

Britain Germany Italy Turkey Japan and South Korea are at high risk, because the US stores nuclear weapons in those countries.

1033eruth's picture

Lending credence to the constant drumbeat of "nuclear war" articles stems from paranoia.  Perhaps you've forgotten the widespread havoc that radiation causes?  Consider that the area surrounding Chernobyl is still not fit for human habitation.  Would you care to live in the immediate vicinity of Fukushima?  How about eating produce from that area.  Sound good to you? 

Where the hell is your common sense in suggesting that the leaders with the access to the codes can't wait to implement your wild idea of a potential future.  The media and the anuses that endorse the "nuclear war" stories are short in the reality department.  We know why the media peddles this crap because it sells, BUT WHY DO YOU? 

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) HRH Feant Apr 16, 2017 1:06 AM

Finished it. The crazy old aunt had a stash of gold.

Count me in. I am that cray cray aunt. With almost 100 pounds of silver. And some BTC. Just in case.

mkhs's picture

You are ex-military?  Do you know anything about op-sec, or were you LGBT affirmative action?   You have silver.  Shut the fck up.  If nobody knows, it is safe.   Shut up.

Ramesees's picture

The Wool Series is a YA series and is not good.  


Read Lucifer's Hammer or something that is at least for Adults. 

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) Ramesees Apr 16, 2017 2:25 PM

YA? Young adult? Whatever! I found the ideas explored by Howey to be complex and relevant for the current era. (I missed the young adult fucking age rating thank god!).

As for Lucifer's Hammer I read that at least 20 years ago.

Furthermore, Howey is very generous and has allowed fans to riff on his series. I have also bought a number of other novels related to the Wool / Silo series that were written by fans! All of them added to the story line and were interesting and worth the purchase.

When I was young I read books that were "too old" for me and now that I am older I am reading books that are "too young!" Give me a break! I don't want to read old crap that is boring and written, supposedly, for old fucks like me!

knukles's picture

Same folks who by and large got us to this point are the very same ones with homes in SA or NZ or will emerge form one of these bunkers and start the same shit all over again.
I feel safer already


In these psychos have their way, we will all be underground....some will be alive, most will be in coffins. 

Implied Violins's picture

These fucking psychos are already IN coffins. Only wooden stakes will end this bullshit.

Raffie's picture

I feel deep down that they rich people are not going into a bunker, but a tomb.

If I know where they are, I'd weld the doors shut and stuff and try to find the air intake and clog it.

flaminratzazz's picture

the only justification is to take your daily shit down their air intake

Raffie's picture

Or pour lots of gas or diesel fuel on the air intakes.

Hope they are no open flames to ignite it.

techpriest's picture

You will need some good thermal imaging then - if you are trying to be stealthy, you can pile up some large rocks over the intake in such a way that it looks natural. The question is, would they blab about it ahead of time.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

It is a tomb.  You think you are going to pop out a few months after all the bombs stop falling and head off to a tropical vacation?  To what?  A radioactive wasteland where all of the nuclear reactors around the world have melted down, in addition to all of the nukes that went off?  Plan on living in your rat hole for hundreds of years, if not thousands.  What is the half life of plutonium again?  500,000 years?

tmosley's picture

>What is the half life of plutonium again?

Ask the people living in downtown Nagasaki.

07564111's picture

A better question for you..

What's the half life of a box lead projectiles ??

tmosley's picture

Depends on the firing pin density in the immediate vicinity of the primers.

mkhs's picture

I think he is referring to LD50.

wisefool's picture

That is what people don't understand. There are 200+ 1960s era technology nuclear reactors. Strategically placed around the world. near population centers. Most of these have thousands of tons of spent fuel in pools on the roofs. After the earthquake in japan, when those fukushima reactors lost power. they detonated hydrogen explosions within a day. Current esitmates say it will take 50 years to decom 1 of the 4 melted down reactors.

Nuclear bomb radiation is like the exhaust of a well tuned and maintained 4 stroke engine in ideal conditions. 95% + of the exhaust is C02 and H20. You could live in a house with one of those things running 24x7 as long as you opened a window. You would be sick. It would be uncomfortable. But you would live. See Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The nuclear waste from a failed generating station is like living in a house where the first floor is permanently on fire. See Fukishima. 

When SHTF, each and every one of those 200+ reactors will be exactly like fukushima within 6 months. Right about the time these elites will run out of wine and cheese in these underground mansions ...

... When they emerge, they will curse us surface dwelling slaves for not tending to the reactors. They will probably send the IRS on us to get revenge. This is the way of the world. It has always been this way, but nuculeer (sic GWB) tech will make it much more slow and painful.

Thanks MIC!

BTFDemocracy's picture

"Mr Butler, bring the Lamborghinis underground, war is coming. "

effendi's picture

A Lamborghini is a beautiful car but a dumb thing to put in your bunker garage. Better to use the space to have an average looking sturdy car for after TSHTF so you don't draw the attention/envy/anger of the starving and angry masses when you go for a drive on the public roads (roads that won't be repaired and possibly have barracades manned by thugs). Or get a Unimog or APC (with gunports) for even better protection and even then perhaps get a couple so you can travel in an armed convoy.

Stormtrooper's picture

Model T Ford.  Easy to repair.

07564111's picture

you might want to pack a hand pump to get fuel from the few remaining gas stations. ;)

Assuming of course that any are left standing after they come up for air. :D :D :D

me or you's picture

I don't want to spend my life deep into a bunker that's why I'm going to Argentina or New Zealand. 

GiveMeStrength's picture

Just my opinion, but you won't want to go to an Anglophile country. Since New Zealand is a Five Eyes country, we (yep, I'm a Kiwi) are likely to be a target. Argentina? Not so much.

The irony of the only country being legally non-nuclear getting bombed to smithereens would not be lost on me.

fbazzrea's picture

these folks are delusional. for one thing, solar panels will be worthless in a nuclear winter. air exchanges with an atmosphere sans oxygen, since it mostly combusted in the fiery explosions around the world? how long are they going to stay under there to avoid Plutionium 239 with a 24k year halflife? lol

it's easy to separate fools from their money.

the only way to win is "not to play."

sinbad2's picture

I don't think you really understand how a nuclear blast works on humans, that's understandable, because there is so much BS in the movies and media.

First the nuclear winter thing is a fiction.

Second a nuclear explosion does not consume oxygen like a conventional explosion.


If you survive the initial blast there will be radioactive fallout for hours or days depending on the prevailing winds.

Most of the radioctive particles fall to the ground quite rapidly, breathing in radiocative particles or ingestion is the greatest threat. You can simply wash off radioactive material that lands on your skin.

If you can stay underground until there has been some good rain, but don't let the rain fall on you and avoid dusty areas, you have a good chance of survival. Yes you might develop cancer at a later date, but you might not.

I did a Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense course when I served in the Navy.

fbazzrea's picture

thanks for the info... i don't know if the possibility of surviving a nuclear holocause is good or bad news. if TPTB think it's survivable, does that increase its likelihood?

still praying the world chooses not to play

greenskeeper carl's picture

While what you say is correct, in a full exchange between the US and another nuclear power, every single reactor in the country will melt down. Most of them have thousands of tons of spent fuel just sitting there too. They are required to have fuel to run backup generators for a week only, after that, absent fuel deliveries, game over. Or, if the gens are damaged during the exchange, same thing. These will be very presistent as well, and will poor radiation into the atmosphere for far longer than anyone will last in a bnuker.

UnschooledAustrianEconomist's picture

I think you neglect the major possible cause for nuclear winter. Gigantic forrestal firestorm.

If you hit NA, Russia and Europe with a full scale nuclear strike, eventually in dry summer time, you'll ignite forrestal fires on a gigantic scale. As demonstrated with Hamburg, fire storms are capable to carry finest dust into the stratosphere. No freaking rain in the stratosphere, the shit stays there for years. And darkens the sky for years. Globally. Check out Tambora eruption, "year without summer" or „Eighteen hundred and frozen to death“.