Wasn’t the world supposed to be standing in a circle holding hands singing Kum bah-ya by now instead of building nuke shelters?

There are signs that underground shelters, almost-forgotten relics of the Cold War era, are making a comeback.

The Vivos network, which offers partial ownerships similar to a timeshare in underground shelter communities, is one of several ventures touting escape from a surface-level calamity.

Radius Engineering in Terrell, Texas, has built underground shelters for more than three decades, and business has never been better, says Walton McCarthy, company president.

The company sells fiberglass shelters that can accommodate 10 to 2,000 adults to live underground for one to five years with power, food, water and filtered air, McCarthy says.

The shelters range from $400,000 to a $41 million facility Radius built and installed underground that is suitable for 750 people, McCarthy says. He declined to disclose the client or location of the shelter.

The price has gone up quite a bit. In the 1950′s, you could build one for $118:

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6 Responses to “Doomsday Shelter Market Boom Continues Even in the Age of Hope & Change”

  1. Rick on July 29th, 2010 2:26 pm

    These shelters will be very helpful when Iran and N.Korea release the flying monkeys…no one is safe…$$gubbermint$$ programs soon to follow.

  2. Nick on July 29th, 2010 6:49 pm

    Ah, I see Rick is back from his latest pro-terrorist activities. Some McVeigh memorial benefit concert?

    This, Doug, was one of your more ridiculous posts – and that is saying something.

    You are incapable of anything but hate. I am starting to feel sorry for you.

  3. Rick on July 29th, 2010 7:18 pm

    You’re behind the curve,Nick.
    Obama and his boyz have said there are no terrorists.He even helped BP free that poor misunderstood Lockerbee Muslim .

    Concertz? Joan Baez is playing Cheekwood tonight.If you hurry,you can hold hands and sing with all the other commies.

  4. Doug on July 30th, 2010 1:14 am

    Nick, if the word "hate" was removed from your vocabulary, you'd be mute — but at least that would be more interesting.

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