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

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. 


Yen Cross Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:20 Permalink

     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 evoila Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:31 Permalink

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".

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NoDebt Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:20 Permalink

"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. 

The Cooler King (not verified) Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:21 Permalink

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

max_leering Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:21 Permalink

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

Bigly Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:23 Permalink

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 Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:27 Permalink

Bomb Shelter Sales "Skyrocket" In California As Nuclear Fears SpikeMy 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.

Anteater Braverdave Fri, 08/11/2017 - 03:15 Permalink

You would have about 25 minutes, ...however, that assumesyou have a Nork relative to warn you. Otherwise it's 5 minutesto acquire the targets, 5 to establish a response, 10 to contactthe 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!" 

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ItsAllBollocks Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:27 Permalink

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...

max_leering Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:28 Permalink

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 Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:28 Permalink

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 

SmittyinLA Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:31 Permalink

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)