Bomb Shelter Sales "Skyrocket" In California As Nuclear Fears Spike

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Equity investors today failed to follow through on initial efforts to "Buy The Fucking Fire and Fury Dip" but they are apparently rushing out to buy their very own doomsday bunkers on the off chance that President Trump wasn't joking yesterday when he offered the following warning to North Korea:


Apparently the comments have spooked some folks on America's west coast who are thought to be within Kim Jong Un's nuclear strike radius. And while a global nuclear confrontation is generally viewed as a bad thing, for Ron Hubbard, President of Atlas Survival Shelters in Los Angeles, it has resulted in an economic windfall.  Here's more from The Sacramento Bee:

“It’s crazy, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Ron Hubbard, president of Atlas Survival Shelters, told Fox11. “It’s all over the country. I sold shelters today in North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, California.”


The company, based in Montebello in eastern Los Angeles, sells shelters priced from $10,000 to $100,000. Hubbard told the station that the shelters are designed to be buried 20 feet below ground and can sustain survivors for up to one year, depending on the size and model.


He told the station he had sold more than 30 units in recent days, including to customers in Japan.


Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports that Vivos, another shelter manufacturer in Del Mar, Calif., near San Diego, also has experienced a spike in business.

“Japan’s going hog wild right now,” said Ron Hubbard, owner of Atlas Survival. The Montebello, California-based company makes about a dozen different underground refuge models intended to be inhabitable for six months to a year, some outfitted with escape tunnels, decontamination rooms and bulletproof hatches.


“People are getting off the fence – we’ve got thousands and thousands of applications,” said Robert Vicino, founder and chief executive officer of Vivos, Spanish for “alive.”


Vivos sells models for individual and communal use, and the company has built subterranean survival communities in the U.S. and Europe. The latest, xPoint, covers 9,000 acres in South Dakota with 575 off-grid dugouts. Planned amenities include a community theater, hydroponic gardens, shooting ranges, restaurant and bar. Shelters in the community are available for lease with an up-front cost of $25,000. Vicino told Bloomberg about 50 units have been leased or reserved.



Of course, for now we can only speculate that Trump and Putin must have colluded in efforts to spark a global nuclear confrontation while quietly buying up bunker manufacturers behind the scenes to make a little extra cash.  We demand that Special Counsel Mueller expand his investigation to look into this rather suspicious development immediately. 

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Yen Cross's picture

     It's a good thing Moonbeam wants to succeed.  The coastal real-estate markets are starting to crash, and there's not really much buildable land left.

  Kalifornia is going to be the poster child of "teardowns" over the next 20-30 years. If people can even find the R/R in the idea as rates and stagflation increase.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

How come every other Country on earth has bomb shelters for citizens with drills and we don't? The either never really plan on actually having a world war, or they want us all dead....something stinks in the land of "we think of everything".

Twee Surgeon's picture

Save yourself all the expense and hassle. Buy a used school desk and crouch under it when the balloon goes up.

keep the bastards honest's picture

When Russia was threatened with nuclear attack by the US in the last year, Putin had  full country drills and fixed up shelter for everyone .. whole of moscow (pronounced moscoh by all the  world except for US, very odd they dont know better) for a start.

atomic balm's picture

(((they))) want us all dead [palefaces, that is]

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Bomb Shelter Sales "Skyrocket" In California As Nuclear Fears Spike

My response: ROFL!!!!!! They may want to prepare for an EARTHQUAKE or FUKUSHIMA radioactive pollution instead!!!

Son of Loki's picture

"you can never be too fat, too rich, or have too many bomb shelters!"


~old Chinese proverb

HRClinton's picture

$10k will get you and your family out of the US, to safe, far away places. 

Buy then, it is known that rabbits run in a large circle around their den. So do most people.

RattieNomNom's picture

Global EBT socialism is comin! After they remove Trump and install next laftie dimturd poeople hater!

But who would wanna share with old time commie slave drivers?

NoDebt's picture

"Ron Hubbard, president of Atlas Survival Shelters, told Fox11."

Descendant of L. Ron Hubbard, I assume?

"Dianetics" was a REALLY good book.  You should read it.  After you're done throwing up you can burn it for warmth.


atomic balm's picture

you have an engram against scientology

a few hundred hours of auditing and you'll be like new 

Beowulf55's picture

The guys face looks like it is recovering from a fist fight....


Must have been a customer who was told he would have to wait.

SmackDaddy's picture

I bet I can fit 6 gorillion jews and a canister of zyklon b in one of those.

The Cooler King's picture

String a few of those together and you can build a tunnel from Tijuana to San Diego

Son of Loki's picture

Jerry Brown's Super Rail is more comfortable and food is served.

The Cooler King's picture

Be careful not to get on the EXPRESS 'Super Rail' that takes you, non-stop, direct, to Jerry's hometown birthplace of AREA 51

atomic balm's picture

String three of those together and you can build a tunnel from Tijuana to San Ysidro

max_leering's picture

just how is that deathtrap supposed to save you?... ain't gonna work folks... for fuck's sake peeps, this really shows how a fool and his cash are soon parted

land_of_the_few's picture

Looks more like one of those contraptions for smoking fish or chicken. Does it come with a free complementary turkey-baster?

Mmmm... tastes like chicken :D

Bigly's picture

They have no basements.

Mine is like 5 storage units full of crap. I take it for granted....


This is a huge waste of $$$ unless they want some storage.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Bomb Shelter Sales "Skyrocket" In California As Nuclear Fears Spike

My response: These people are absolutely deceived and lost. Truly sad. This kind of fearful behavior is the result of brainwashing by MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL worldview indoctrination.

atomic balm's picture


ebworthen's picture

A shelter?  Seriously?

I'm going outside and facing the flash with my arms raised.

SHADEWELL's picture

...and with both middle fingers singled out in the upright position, while simultaneously shouting, fuck you.  you fat inbred dink child molester 

83_vf_1100_c's picture

With a camera on a selfie stick. I want to see if I can see me sketon like in the movies.

Braverdave's picture

Me too ... but I will put on my ascension robe first if there is time.

The Cooler King's picture

I'm gonna stand there with a ham radio tuned to some frequency of a secret underground military base and, in my best Kier Dullea voice, say


"MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF STARS" just before it flashes


Just to fuck with their heads.

Anteater's picture

You would have about 25 minutes, ...however, that assumes

you have a Nork relative to warn you. Otherwise it's 5 minutes

to acquire the targets, 5 to establish a response, 10 to contact

the President and Cabinet and get them to Underground City,

4 to contact the networks, 45 seconds for the broadcast alert,

in time for Trump to blurt, "My fellow Americans, ... Goodbye!"


Twee Surgeon's picture

Use a Magnesium based Sun Block and be first in line at the Pearly gates.

medium giraffe's picture

rather that than live like a rat in burning world.

land_of_the_few's picture

Faster than Veet, and cheaper!

Hulk's picture

Problem is these things were designed for kiloton yields, not megatons !!!

arby63's picture

That's ok; NK doesn't even have a megabyte. Like many asians: delusional.

Hulk's picture

I  seem to have heard weapons of mass destruction before...

ItsAllBollocks's picture

Considering the half-life of radioactive fallout is thousands of years, only americans would be stupid enough to buy one but at least the manufacturer doesn't have to worry about a warranty...

Rich Monk's picture

Does this mean that Real Estate prices will be coming down in Ca.? 

Son of Loki's picture

If CNN scares the Hawaiians enough and they run back to the west coast, RE may not fall much.



max_leering's picture

let's see: for 100K, I'll just get mildly sick from radiation exposure... wow!, for 10K all my fucking hair falls out in a week, and I look like a walking blister

goldoverbtc's picture

Lol how many of these things can there be?  lol What happens when this all turns out to be nothing?  North Korea all of a sudden is this huge threat?  Any war would be over in days.  India and China are about to go to war but everyone is paying attention to North Korea.


SmittyinLA's picture

My ex is thinking about a big expensive diesel will be available when the time comes to bail (it wont, and ATMs and credit cards won't work either)

Utopia Planitia's picture

You mean she doesn't want the big, really really expensive motorboat that runs on Musky Odor e- Power? Tell her to get a really long extension cord and she will be fine!

Bigly's picture

Have her watch 'Fear the Walking Dead' re: boats....

You may be off the hook.

land_of_the_few's picture

Dario Argento -  Phenomena (1985 film) boat scene

with Jennifer Connelly who appears to be a dab hand with a cord pull-starter!

jump to 0m:59s :D


Braverdave's picture

I thought Ron Hubbard sold Dianetics?


Edit ... nodebt beat me to the punchline

arby63's picture

That's L. Ron Hubbard! lol

PitBullsRule's picture

Hubbard croaked, there's another guy running the cult, they live in Hemant CA.