Bunker Sales Up Since Japanese Earthquake

I thought this article from CNN Money interesting and worth passing along for the humorous content if nothing else.  We here in the gated community of Big Canoe in the North Georgia Mountains feel safe and so removed from happenings like this that installing a bunker in the back yard would never occur to us.  The “bunker mentality” has definitely not come to our mountain home.

Daily Real Estate News  |  March 24, 2011  |   Share

Bunker Sales Soar Amid Japan Crisis
More home owners are considering adding a bunker to their backyard. The 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in Japan as well as the tensions in the Middle East have prompted doomsday bunker sales to skyrocket, as much as 1,000 percent in some cases.

When it comes to bunkers, there are plenty of options to choose from too from reserving your spot in a giant warehouse-sized building that even has medical facilities to luxury, nuclear-safe tents.

Northwest Shelter Systems has seen sales of its bunkers increase 70 percent since tensions rose in the Middle East. The company offers shelters ranging in price from $200,000 to $20 million.

UndergroundBombShelter.com sells portable shelters, bomb shelters, and underground bunkers. Inquiries for its shelters has jumped 400 percent since the crisis in Japan, with sales reaching all-time highs for its $9,500 nuclear biological chemical shelter tents.

Hardened Structures says interest has soared for its apocalyptic 2012 shelters, radiation protection tents, and nuclear, biological, and chemical air filters.

Doomsday bunker company Vivos says reservations for its bunkers have spiked nearly 1,000 percent. The company sells rooms in 200-person doomsday bunkers. A reservation requires a minimum deposit of $5,000. One of its bunkers in Nebraska can withstand a 50 megaton blast and is 137,000 square feet. It can house 950 people for up to one year and even contains a medical and dental center as well as a pet center.

Source: “Sales of Luxe Doomsday Bunkers Up 1,000%,” CNNMoney.com (March