Survivalists are buying underground doomsday bunkers to prep for the apocalypse. Here's what they look like.
- The threat of climate disasters and nuclear attacks have prompted some wealthy survivalists to purchase doomsday shelters - properties that could help them survive a catastrophe.
- These modern, often high-end bunkers are equipped with freeze-dried food and blast-proof doors to help people live for years underground.
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People have been worried about the planet's demise for centuries, but the tools for keeping ourselves safe are more advanced than ever.
If a nuclear war were to break out
or a climate-related disaster were to hit
, a handful of wealthy survivalists would be ready to retreat into their personal doomsday shelters. Advertisement
Any doomsday shelter, no matter how opulent, usually includes a few key features, like blast-proof doors, an array of freeze-dried food, and medical supplies.
Here's what these modern, high-end doomsday shelters look like.
To avoid the consequences of climate catastrophes like flooding, many doomsday shelters are located far from large bodies of water, at high altitudes.
The locations are generally remote and far away from any military targets.Advertisement
Underground bunkers are considered safest, since they can protect those inside from nuclear blasts.
The best doomsday shelters also have steel doors.Advertisement
The exteriors are made of thick concrete that's tightly sealed so that no gas or water can enter.
Some shelters have built-in security systems to scan for possible threats outside the facility.Advertisement
High-end shelters also hold supplies of freeze-dried food that could sustain residents for years.
The Survival Condo Project's shelter even contains vertical farm so that residents could grow vegetables — if there's electricity.Advertisement
Instead of keeping stockpiled water bottles, some compounds tap into underground wells for a more renewable source of fresh water.
Any proper doomsday shelter should have medical supplies.Advertisement
Doomsday shelters need to be off-grid in case a disaster cuts off power.
Some doomsday bunkers offer air filters that can get rid of air pollution from nuclear fallout.Advertisement
The cost of these doomsday amenities is extremely high, though.