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Desert Bunker: Do You Need a Desert Bunker?

Updated on April 2, 2012

Desert Bunker: What?

Look for a shiny new Desert Bunker as a last resort. In the event of a world-ending phenomenon such as global tsunamis or Oprah retiring, a desert bunker provides safe secure housing for friends and family. Locating the bunker deep beneath a remote arid region, such as the Mohave Desert or The Mall of America, greatly increases the chances of survival should the world suddenly stop running.

Desert bunkers include very cool stuff such as:

  • food,
  • living quarters,
  • cooking facilities,
  • exercise rooms,
  • machine shops, and
  • little rooms to brush off the sand that always gets on your clothes when you hide in the desert.

Companies specializing in desert bunkers have sprung up in un-desert-like locales. Vivos, headquartered in Del Mar, California (an upscale beach town in San Diego County), offers luxury suites than can be buried to apocalypse-safe depths. They suggest that their abodes rival cruise ship luxury. Their flagship product boasts 13,000 square feet and includes a jail and a gym.

Vivos sells reservations in their luxury bunkers for about $50,000 each. The local Rancho Santa Fe in Del Mar offers rooms for $79 per day, corporate rate only. Unfortunately pets are not welcome.

Desert Bunker: Why?

Should the world start to end, the best place to hide might be underground. Why?

  • Radiation exposure is generally lessened by layers of soil and sand.
  • Weather fluctuations don't affect underground dwellings.
  • Zombies can't hold shovels or drive backhoes.

Desert Bunker: What could go wrong?

Once underground, everything necessary for survival must be readily available. Try spending one day without cable TV... that really stunk, didn't it? If the world is destroyed, desert bunkers must include production facilities sufficient to meet the demand for The Simpsons and Wheel of Fortune. Reruns are acceptable for late-night insomnia, but civilization quickly breaks down under the strain of no new episodes.

Each desert bunker will have power-generation infrastructure. Blenders and flat screen televisions cannot operate without reliable electricity. Plan ahead: ensure that your population includes folks with muscular thighs who can generate current through pedaling. Lance Armstrong should be on the guest list.

Desert Bunker: Can it Survive a Planet Crash?

Very few Ancient Sumerians reside in desert bunkers, but if they were still around they'd surely look into apocalypse-safe technologies. Debate rages over the fate of this little blue marble we call home vis-a-vis an impending collision with Planet X.

Planet X is also known as:

  • The demon planet,
  • Nibiru,
  • Marduk,
  • The Ottawa Object,
  • Vulcan,
  • Transpluto, or
  • Rachel Maddow.

The truly scary part of the impending Planet X threat seems to be confusion over how the world population will know when it's coming. Any of these names could refer to a reality show on A&E.


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      nicomp really 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Survivor Person: not really.

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      Survivor Person 6 years ago

      This is great info, hopefully intended to have a serious bent.

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Dolores Monet: If you have an underground spring, then you will have an underground swimming pool. Water always wins. Plan on routing a little creek through your bunker and stocking it with trout. You could also provide inflatable rafts for underground tubing adventures while you wait out the apocalypse.

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      What about water? I am thinking about digging one myself under my yard because we have a lot of underground springs around here and one does get thirsty. I heard an ad on the radio where they were selling MRE type meals for the coming Doomsday. We tried to figure out how many we'd need for the whole family and it came to about 109,500 for 10 years.

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      belliott 7 years ago

      I want to stock up on dvd's of NCIS, Law & Order and action movies and have a way to generate electricity so I can watch them so I won't go bonkers in the bunker. Have to have your priorities straight. :o)

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @breakfastpop: Hmm... the granite probably gets used up to build the radiation-proof drywall.

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      I think we should all get bunkers. It is getting mighty strange out here. A bunker sounds safe and cozy to me. Do they come with nice kitchens with granite?