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(Fox 19 Cincinnati)   World's largest doomsday shelter to open in Kansas. The term 'doomsday' refers to how it would feel to be trapped underground in Kansas with 5,000 locals in 1,500 RVs for an indeterminate length of time   (fox19.com) divider line 72
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2013-06-20 02:41:49 PM  
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2013-06-20 02:42:20 PM  

Fizpez: So you're looking at more than $30k for an RV and a family of 4.  Meanwhile you could buy 50 acres someplace so far away from anything worth nuking that it might as well be on another planet - and with that much land and probable timber/water resources you'd actually have some chance of surviving, instead of becoming part of an archaeological dig 10,000 years from now that will have future scientists wondering what the hell the purpose was of buying corpses in large metal containers in a concrete reinforced vault.


This is what I was thinking of:  http://www.google.com/imgres?client=firefox-a&hs=Yu5&sa=X&rls=org.moz i lla:en-US:official&biw=1440&bih=761&tbm=isch&tbnid=wYyHXJHlFcLD9M:&img refurl=http://tomnichols.net/blog/2012/08/23/nuclear-aim-points-cares/ &docid=kK7wFYQyiFht0M&imgurl=http://tomnichols.net/blog/wp-content/upl oads/2012/08/Fallout_Map_3-23-1963-Saturday-Evening-Post.jpg&w=2000&h= 1384&ei=bUzDUcOXFYjY9QTLl4HADA&zoom=1&ved=1t:3588,r:1,s:0,i:89&iact=rc &page=1&tbnh=180&tbnw=260&start=0&ndsp=15&tx=151&ty=91

So I guess enjoy Maine or Oregon?  Hopefully those 50 Acres are there and you have time to drive there.
 
2013-06-20 02:44:22 PM  

No Such Agency: DaStompa:
ty stick: This is why I bought 5000 one ounce bottles of Jack Daniels and Grey Goose!
I'll be trading them for Kansas daughters!

Really, if the apocalypse happens, zombies, anything, the first thing you should secure is distilling equipment and a supply of fresh water.

If you survive a year, you should be able to get anything you want yourself, just be nice, liberal with the amounts of alcohol you give out, and don't teach anyone else what you are doing.

I think the funniest part of any apocalypse plan is the idea that in the absence of any law enforcement, people will be willing to trade for things they want, rather than simply trying to take them by force.  Maybe some of the religious types would think God abjured them from stealing, but they'd just as likely come up with a religious justification to murder you, and then take your stuff.


I'm not saying you are wrong, but I think the process will be:
1. things get bad, theft/murder/ect. get very bad, those inept at it themselves, are gone
2. things get somewhat better, the mean and lean survive, but at some point you cant just keep on looting, this may be a few generations down the line.
3. by protecting not only the equipment but the knowledge of using it, if the "thieves" realize this, you are more valuable alive, where you are, trading things for large amounts of alcohol.

I dont /think/ that people will /prefer/ murdering and/or stealing when an easier, more long term solution is available
 
2013-06-20 03:02:05 PM  

Raven Darke: FunkOut: Jericho?

Alpha Complex.


Happiness is mandatory ;)
 
2013-06-20 03:03:04 PM  
Sounds like a great scam.  Wish I had thought of it.
 
2013-06-20 03:04:20 PM  

Towermonkey: What's their plan for doo-doo removal? Because I have a vision in my head of the scene from Christmas Vacation where Cousin Eddie is dumping the RV's honey tank.

Times 1500.


On paper it is probable composting toilets.
 
2013-06-20 03:09:18 PM  

maxheck: Kansas underground, eh?

Look, when your dog Blood tells you not to follow that biatch Quilla June down there you better listen!

/ semi-obscure


it's what's for dinner
 
2013-06-20 03:12:29 PM  
It's not just the fallout. It is the melt out of all nuclear reactors when there is no more cooling and no one at the controls anymore. Just because they scram does not mean they shut off safely. The cooling will have to continue or they melt down/melt out. If they lose offsite power, lose their generators/fuel/personel to run the generators, our entire country's population is farked forever. Think of it as the initial attack, but it keeps spewing hour after hour, day after day, month after month, year after year forever.

If you were taken out in the initial attack, you'd be lucky.

Mankind is this stupid to bring technology this dangerous to life and arrogant enough to call it progress and security.
 
2013-06-20 03:13:50 PM  
Son of a biatch I bet that's the cave that I wanted to buy. I lived in Atchison for a year. If that's the one on the riverfront, I always thought it would make a cool house. Anyway, I know a back way in.

/underground Kansas trailer park. God, no.
 
2013-06-20 03:20:20 PM  

No Such Agency: DaStompa:
ty stick: This is why I bought 5000 one ounce bottles of Jack Daniels and Grey Goose!
I'll be trading them for Kansas daughters!

Really, if the apocalypse happens, zombies, anything, the first thing you should secure is distilling equipment and a supply of fresh water.

If you survive a year, you should be able to get anything you want yourself, just be nice, liberal with the amounts of alcohol you give out, and don't teach anyone else what you are doing.

I think the funniest part of any apocalypse plan is the idea that in the absence of any law enforcement, people will be willing to trade for things they want, rather than simply trying to take them by force.  Maybe some of the religious types would think God abjured them from stealing, but they'd just as likely come up with a religious justification to murder you, and then take your stuff.


I guess that depends what it is. There are plenty of things that I don't do, not because of law enforcement, but because I'm not a cockbag or sociopath.

Sure, there would be plenty of those, but the smart ones will eventually learn to cooperate.
 
2013-06-20 03:30:09 PM  
maybe there will be an old man in the cave that can tell them how to stay safe and avoid the radiation....

www.twilightzonemuseum.com
 
2013-06-20 03:33:49 PM  

TheYeti: No Such Agency: DaStompa:
ty stick: This is why I bought 5000 one ounce bottles of Jack Daniels and Grey Goose!
I'll be trading them for Kansas daughters!

Really, if the apocalypse happens, zombies, anything, the first thing you should secure is distilling equipment and a supply of fresh water.

If you survive a year, you should be able to get anything you want yourself, just be nice, liberal with the amounts of alcohol you give out, and don't teach anyone else what you are doing.

I think the funniest part of any apocalypse plan is the idea that in the absence of any law enforcement, people will be willing to trade for things they want, rather than simply trying to take them by force.  Maybe some of the religious types would think God abjured them from stealing, but they'd just as likely come up with a religious justification to murder you, and then take your stuff.

I guess that depends what it is. There are plenty of things that I don't do, not because of law enforcement, but because I'm not a cockbag or sociopath.

Sure, there would be plenty of those, but the smart ones will eventually learn to cooperate.


Not only that, but the cockbags and sociopaths would, for the most part, be handled fairly quickly.

Don't forget that society ran fairly well for thousands of years without professional police.  It wasn't perfect, of course, but by and large, we did OK.
 
2013-06-20 03:37:10 PM  
mike's hard lemonade party

they should buy 500 bottles
 
2013-06-20 03:55:40 PM  

TheYeti: No Such Agency: DaStompa:
ty stick: This is why I bought 5000 one ounce bottles of Jack Daniels and Grey Goose!
I'll be trading them for Kansas daughters!

Really, if the apocalypse happens, zombies, anything, the first thing you should secure is distilling equipment and a supply of fresh water.

If you survive a year, you should be able to get anything you want yourself, just be nice, liberal with the amounts of alcohol you give out, and don't teach anyone else what you are doing.

I think the funniest part of any apocalypse plan is the idea that in the absence of any law enforcement, people will be willing to trade for things they want, rather than simply trying to take them by force.  Maybe some of the religious types would think God abjured them from stealing, but they'd just as likely come up with a religious justification to murder you, and then take your stuff.

I guess that depends what it is. There are plenty of things that I don't do, not because of law enforcement, but because I'm not a cockbag or sociopath.

Sure, there would be plenty of those, but the smart ones will eventually learn to cooperate.


Thats pretty much what I'm thinking.
Its kind of hard to justify murdering and stealing a guys supplies and a bunch of stuff you dont know how it works when he greets you with a jug of the only alcohol you've seen in months.  I figured FARK of all places would understand!
 
2013-06-20 03:59:19 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Day One:
We all went in and the closed the big doors. The bombs came pretty fast. There were a few near hits that shook us but we're safe.

Day Three:
Someone's RVs' engines keep starting up and running. We tell him to not do this but he's adamant that his engine gets a workout. It's a pretty big diesel. Hope it doesn't over tax the scrubbers. We've locked down the ventilation system. We don't want any radioactive air coming in.

Day Five
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Is everyone in there named Gary?
 
2013-06-20 05:55:33 PM  
If there was a doomsday event about to take place one could easily find me sitting in a nice lawn chair with a rum and coke in one hand and a cigarette in the other or having outstanding sex with the closet attractive female. As for the people that pay for this service all I can say a fool and their money are soon parted.
 
2013-06-20 06:13:25 PM  
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Seeya. Have fun!
 
2013-06-20 06:40:53 PM  
1500 rv's and only 5000 people?  RV's will generally sleep at least 6.  That should be 9000 people at a minimum.  If they really wanted to, they could house a whole lot more than that.   Why are they being so stingy at the end of the world? Are they really going to close their doors to the masses that seek shelter when they've got another 5000+ beds available?

/assholes
 
2013-06-20 07:26:44 PM  

Fixxor: ElLoco: I seem to remember purchasing some hobbing equipment I won on a bid from there way back when. It was nothing but 'Arc of the Covenant' warehouse crates and boxes, but I still had an armed escort the entire time by two guys who looked like they'd rather be carrying golf bags and cold beers instead of M-16s and Berettas.

After insurance appraisals... I found that I'd payed less than a penny on the dollar for over $2million worth of never-used, still in cosmoline equipment. Thank you, government tax dollars.

What kind of gear did you get exactly?


Mostly Gleason verticals. I've sold some of them like the G&E and a couple of others where I don't remember the names.

I can make most anything including hypoids and spirals, but mostly they're just for basic straight splines and helicals. One of the machine crates had a unlisted smaller gear hob not on the manifest packed in with a vertical kind of like you'd expect in a hobbyist shop... smallish at about 400 pounds (I forget the name, it was western European like maybe German or Swiss) which would cut incredibly small gears. Almost, but not quite, down to watch-sized gears. It was perfect and brand new, albeit about 30 years old and with a bare minimum assortment of hobs. Sold it for 12 grand to a specialty shop in New York that paid off half the investment plus my retrieval costs. It likely would have brought better than 30 if I'd hunted around, but I didn't want it, and it was free anyway.

If you're interested in that kind of stuff, or even just odd military equipment, those online military auctions are the bee's knees. The vast majority of the things I've bought, equipment-wise, were essentially new with deteriorating crates.
 
2013-06-20 08:57:50 PM  
But whats to stop us from welding the door shut so you can't get your sorry ass out?
 
2013-06-20 10:03:14 PM  

DaStompa: TheYeti: No Such Agency: DaStompa:
ty stick: This is why I bought 5000 one ounce bottles of Jack Daniels and Grey Goose!
I'll be trading them for Kansas daughters!

Really, if the apocalypse happens, zombies, anything, the first thing you should secure is distilling equipment and a supply of fresh water.

If you survive a year, you should be able to get anything you want yourself, just be nice, liberal with the amounts of alcohol you give out, and don't teach anyone else what you are doing.

I think the funniest part of any apocalypse plan is the idea that in the absence of any law enforcement, people will be willing to trade for things they want, rather than simply trying to take them by force.  Maybe some of the religious types would think God abjured them from stealing, but they'd just as likely come up with a religious justification to murder you, and then take your stuff.

I guess that depends what it is. There are plenty of things that I don't do, not because of law enforcement, but because I'm not a cockbag or sociopath.

Sure, there would be plenty of those, but the smart ones will eventually learn to cooperate.

Thats pretty much what I'm thinking.
Its kind of hard to justify murdering and stealing a guys supplies and a bunch of stuff you dont know how it works when he greets you with a jug of the only alcohol you've seen in months.  I figured FARK of all places would understand!


Couple things, what are you planning to use for mash? You're going to need a pretty substantial quantity of grain. And speaking of grain, every farmer with some surplus and a thirst will be brewing up some beer. It might not be high quality, but it'll be alcoholic. That's going to cut into your market.
 
2013-06-21 04:40:13 AM  
Better hope that $1000/ft comes with a private well trained military force. In a Doomsday scenario a giant panicked mob will head for the cave. You can enjoy seeing desperate fence climbing families mowed down or take bets on how long it will be before your well-stocked RV is taken from you by force. That is if you were able to get anywhere near the place; got your personal gas tanker filled up?

Gotta admit it's a clever scam.
 
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