Prepping for Doomsday: Bunkers, Panic Rooms, and Going Off the Grid

by Clare Trapasso  |  published on May 11, 2016

The apocalypse has become big business. And it’s getting bigger every day.

In the ’50s, homeowners fearing Communist attacks built bunkers in their backyards and basements, hung up a few “God Bless Our Bomb Shelter” signs and called it a Cold War.

But today, Americans en masse are again preparing for the worst—and Communists are just about the only thing not on their list. What is? Terrorist attacks, a total economic collapse, perhaps even zombie invasions. Or maybe just a complete societal breakdown after this November’s scorched-Earth presidential election.

But this is not your Uncle Travis’ guns-and-canned-foods-militia vision of Armageddon preparedness. While the fears of survivalists and so-called preppers are modernizing, so too are their ideas and methods of refuge.

  • Ernesto

    Hey Cynic, Not lost Faith, faith is still here, and probably be the only thing that will save this country, “TRUE GOD FEARING AMERICANS,” Not republicans, not Democrats, Not this Government, nor any other Government, but the TRUE AMERICAN. We did not lose faith, we found out the truth of all socialist bastard, and their satanic intentions. Make no mistake, just because we are peaceful, friendly, help others, even to a point that we at times go without, doesn’t mean we agree with all of this socialism.

  • Cynic

    You can expect no less when people have lost faith in their leaders, their money, and their government.

  • Debbie

    Another name for white flight, All I can say is that they ask for it. Have no idea where they will get their money to pay for their projects, but oh well the Lib’s will be happy.

    • ricktenny

      Yes, until they’re not. I think we are finally headed in a better direction. I don’t know however, how Trump is going to be able to make

      the necessary changes by going through Congress. Congress being the body most in need of massive reform. If he starts throwing Executive Orders around beyond putting a halt to Obama’s crazy stuff, there is already talk of impeaching Trump for what the same so called conservatives have sat around and watched in silence while obama has had a field day doing the same thing.

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