Saturday, April 14, 2012

The High Price Of Surviving The Apocalypse

Fire and Ice
by Robert Frost
"Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice. "

For those of you who feel the Robert Frost poem Fire and Ice may soon become a reality there may be a solution. That solution is an old missile silo in the plains of Kansas owned by a man named Larry Hall.

Mr. Hall has acquired the old silo and intends to turn it into a series of underground condos equipped with a fully sustainable ecosystem. 

The doomsday shelter stretches 174 feet underground with  walls made of 9 foot thick concrete and re-bar meant to withstand a nuclear blast.

The top floor (ground level) will consist of a high tech security system to prevent hordes of zombies or desperate humans from gaining access. It will require the fingerprint of a unit's owner to allow access.

Besides mourning the loss of loved ones and pretty much all of the human species the guests of this shelter will be able to enjoy a library, pool, movie theater, medical center, and school.

You have to act fast because there is only space for 70 people and 4 have already put up about $7 million total to secure a spot. Their will be 14 floors each priced around $2 million.

If for some reason the apocalypse doesn't hit this is a great exercise in sustainable living that may be useful in the future for more optimistic endeavors like long distance space travel or underwater journeys.



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