Preppers are people who believe the end of the world is coming, and you better be prepared. What exactly is a prepper preparing for? Well, the word ‘prepper’ is a catch-all term. The modern day prepper might be preparing for a biblical end of days or an economic collapse that results in chaos. Natural disasters such as tsunamis and massive earthquakes are also common prepper fears. And of course, a terrorist attack is also a prepper favorite.
How does one prepare for ‘the end of the world as we know it’, or as preppers like to say, TEOTWAWKI? Well, of course, that depends on your specific vision of the end of days, but most preppers advocate storing large supplies of food and water. And lots of guns to protect that food and water ‘when the shit hits the fan.’ This phrase is so popular among preppers, they give it the abbreviation: WTSHTF.
Prepper Rodney Dial has gone to extreme lengths to protect his family for the end of the world earthquake he’s expecting to hit his home in Alaska. He’s bought a tank to protect his wife and kids and has even used scuba equipment and welding equipment to secure his supplies. Rodney has sealed weapons and food in water tight containers and buried them in the most secret of locations: under the ocean.
Rodney Dial and many other preppers are DIY middle-class survivalists. But how are the rich preparing for the end of the world? Well, apparently they’re not preparing much at all, but rather paying others to prepare for them. Vivos Indiana is a luxury underground bomb shelter in Indiana that offers all the necessities for the end of the world. Designed for 80 people, it boasts leather sofas, theaters, gardens, and gourmet food. For $35,000 a year or $25,000 a child for one year, Vivos Indiana is on the low end of luxury with shared bathrooms and bedrooms.
The elite of the elite in the prepper world will have their eyes on Vivos Europa, which will offer luxury private apartments, swimming pools and even a zoo underground in Germany. No prices are available on the Vivos website for this option, but you can bet it won’t be cheap.
What do you think? Should you be more prepared for the end of the world, or do you think preppers are a bunch of paranoid loonies?
from Deep English » Blog http://deepenglish.com/2015/10/the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it/