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

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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?

If so, what are you preparing for?

Please feel free to join the discussion by posting a comment below…

(Originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog)

2 thoughts on “Superyacht Getaway Subs And Luxury Bomb Shelters: The Elite Are The Most Paranoid Preppers Of All”

  1. If anything stirs the imagination it has to be someone with unlimited wealth. That person commands the respect of royalty. In some ways they are the new Royalty of the world.
    And who do these people surround themselves with? Why they have to have servants to do the actual work of day to day living.
    A good butler can command and get a really good salary. This is normally a man’s man. One who quietly is in command of the household through service to his employer. But it can also be a woman in today’s world with much of the world’s wealth in the hands of second and third generation women.
    A good household cook is treated by them like they were a member of the family. That cook can be a master chef or even a very competent woman.
    They also get good salaries based on their experience in a kitchen.
    The family driver takes care of the cars and is usually a well qualified driver and mechanic. Though most have their own motor pools.
    I expect that these same people with almost unlimited resources take their servants with them where ever they go.
    Or they have servants hired to be where ever they reside which can be many locations.
    The Arabian Royals use Switzerland as their fall back retreat. Some of those people are there all year as the danger of kidnapping is much higher than at home. I assume they take all their baggage with them which includes multiple wife families.
    My own personal choice if I were able would be St. Helens Island where they held Napoleon.
    St. Thomas is equally remote enough to control what I want.
    The key here is money talks.
    In the event of a nuclear war, I think New Zealand is slightly over played. But someplace like Perth is not.
    Depending on what is destroyed, the rich will want to be as far away from the resulting radioactive clouds as possible. Thus the move towards the Southern Island below the equator. Something in the 40 degree area comes to mind.
    Temporarily a shelter in the middle of a mountain might give enough protection from the side effects of a nuclear war.
    But it would have to come with enough supplies to last a good number of years and it would mean at some point growing their own food supply.
    What almost no one realises is that the surface of the planet is subject at any time to a complete overhaul of the land masses.
    Potentially a place hit by a bomb like Yellowstone National Park could open up super volcanoes.
    We could easily be thrown into an ice age shortly after the powers that be blow everything they can up.
    Which means that anyone rich enough is also going to become a government of its own, once the existing structures are destroyed.
    The key here is faithful servants.
    That loyalty cannot be bought, it has to be earned over many years.
    The resulting chaos of a nuclear war means they have to have their own defensive structure in place to keep unwanted people out.
    That requires almost a small army or navy.. Again we are talking people with almost unlimited resources here.
    My own idea is to place it in a small mountainous region with a possible environment hostile desert surrounding it.
    A plus feature would be a natural pure water supply not dependent on the weather. Meaning access to an underground water supply deep within the mountain itself or at least at the base of the mountain.
    All people involved would have to become permanent residents of the community supporting the retreat. No exceptions. Either your entire family is there or you are out.
    Anyone leaving would have to have a mind block in place so that they could not talk about the retreat to anyone.
    Secrecy or something else is needed to keep the place from being attacked.
    The other way is to disguise the retreat so no one actually knows it is a retreat.
    Rather it is a luxurious resort subsidized by the Rich and Famous as a private place only for the Powers That Be.
    It would have to be some place off the beaten track.
    The servants of such a place would have to be totally committed to keeping it together and unknown to the general public.
    Switzerland has in the past been a favorite place. With today’s world, it has to be somewhere far more remote and still protected.
    Good article, Michael. I would love to see something identifying some these places around the world.

  2. as always, someone will know, and another will tell, with the final outcome a twisted ruin of the original truth.
    my plea…please let the rich Spend Money which will fuel our incomes so that we will do what we must.

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