Inside the Hell Zones; Is it Bug Out Time?

All objective signs seem to point toward a steady tapering off of pandemic deaths, at least for most of Europe and North America. But there are some who think this is just the beginning . . . of the end.

Countdown to the End of the World?

You think the pandemic’s over? They don’t think it’s over.

… it was just like Tom and Mary had imagined. Supply chains started to crumble. Millions of Americans lost their jobs. Grocery stores ran out of food. The nearly retired couple wasn’t going to wait for society to collapse. They hopped in their camper van and drove 19 hours to South Dakota.

Tom and Mary are living at xPoint, an abandoned military facility-turned-survivalist community at the base of the Black Hills in Fall River County. Miles of plains stretch out in all directions, connected by 100 miles of private road. Along the skyline, steel doors tucked into grassy knolls indicate the openings to the bunkers. It looks like an abandoned ranch…

While the pandemic prompted Tom and Mary to move out to their bunker and has brought in an influx of new clients, Robert Vicino is convinced it’s only the beginning. “It’s the ripple effect,” he tells me. “People will become predators.” Vicino paints a picture of looting and mayhem much like what’s described in Patriots. “The have-nots will go after the haves,” he says again. “There will be hell zones.”

__ Doomsday Bunkers for a Pandemic…. via

As we said here in early March of 2020: “If you are looking for the end of the world, this is not the coronavirus you are looking for.” But there are plenty more viruses where this one came from. As more scientists are beginning to say:

A “possibility which still cannot be excluded is that SARS CoV-2 was created by a recombination event that occurred inadvertently or consciously in a laboratory handling coronaviruses, with the new virus then accidentally released into the local human population,” __ Source

And remember, no matter how deadly the virus might be, incompetent government can always make things infinitely worse.

More on the Pandemic Survival Bunker Phenomenon

Vivos has survival campuses in South Dakota, where Tom and Mary live, and Indiana. These are for the downmarket bunkers that cost roughly $35,000 each. Vivos Europe, in contrast, is marketed as “the ultimate life assurance solution for high net worth families.” Apartments there cost upwards of $2 million.

… As COVID-19 brings the real estate market to a standstill, demand for doomsday bunkers is at an all-time high (or low since the structures are underground). The shelters were once signifiers of fringe prepper communities worried about the coming apocalypse. During the pandemic, they’ve become vacation homes. “People thought we were crazy because they never believed anything like this could happen,” says Vicino. “Now they’re seeing it. Everybody is a believer.”

Bunkers give people a sense of control, the feeling that they can fend for themselves. Their newfound popularity mirrors an overall trend toward more disaster preparedness where behaviors that used to seem paranoid, like stockpiling food, look normal (if inadvisable) in light of the ongoing pandemic.

… Prior to the pandemic, Vicino wasn’t making money off Vivos. “My goal is not to get rich off of this. I already was rich,” he explains. When the novel coronavirus started to spread in the United States, however, inquiries about new bunkers began to climb. At xPoint, the facility in South Dakota, Vivos has sold more than 50 bunkers and still has 500 to go. “We’re selling almost one a day right now,” Robert tells me. Two weeks ago, he says he made more than a million dollars on a single Friday. The following Monday he made $500,000.

… Some bunker companies have capitalized on coronavirus fears and begun marketing air filtration systems that can screen out COVID-19 particles. Rising S Company, a Texas-based disaster preparedness group, calls itself the leader in “nuclear, biological and chemical air filtration systems” and says it has the “experience needed to help stop the spread of this deadly virus.” Survival Condo, a luxury bunker maker, says it has a system that “can filter out pathogens like COVID-19.” Even Vivos says its shelters come with “air scrubbers to eliminate all pathogens and radioactive particles before entering the underground space.”

__ Verge

The author of the above piece cannot help throwing in some virtue signaling, but that is par for the course these days. It is the phenomenon itself which is interesting, not the spin.

The mainstream media has worked overtime to generate widespread panic and hysteria. Is it any wonder that more and more relatively normal people are starting to believe the hype, and hop on board the panic train to South Dakota?


We need more data to make an intelligent decision:

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3 Responses to Inside the Hell Zones; Is it Bug Out Time?

  1. ROBERT SYKES says:

    Fortifications like those bunkers have not been an effective defense since the invention of gunpowder. Breaching the doors is a simple matter. To have an effective defense, the bunker people would have to organize themselves into a mobile defense force that can defend the bunkers.

  2. Good grief people, get a grip. This is a depression caused by the reaction to a viral epidemic. It IS NOT the end of the world. Are you afraid of food scarcity? If you are an American it is a good bet that you have at least a couple of weeks/months of “food” around your mid-section. Maybe you should introduce yourself to a new word: fasting. Just remember, if you think you are going to starve to death everyone else on the planet has it worse.

  3. swampie says:

    If we are indeed entering a grand solar minimum, South Dakota wouldn’t be my choice of place to be. To each his own, I suppose.

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