Virtual Reality Can Help You Survive TEOTWAWKI

The Latest VR Technology Is a Must-Have for Serious Preppers

Who doesn’t like to buy the latest electronic gadgets? If you have the means, there is a never-ending stream of new technology available to you. One of the most exciting innovations to come out of our modern technical era is virtual reality.

Today virtual reality is being used for everything from training surgeons to the treatment of PTSD. In an episode of the show Billions, virtual reality is used to sell real estate when a group of characters use VR goggles to experience the premium amenities in a luxury doomsday facility.

Here are some other ways VR technology is being used to transform the world:

  • Training people to manage their pain
  • Helping people on the autism spectrum with social cognition
  • Teaching people how to manage and treat their anxiety
  • The development of new automobiles
  • Transporting museum visitors to another time or place
  • Crime scene evaluations for the courtroom
  • Job recruitment and training
  • Shopping
  • Training airline pilots

 

Today there are wireless devices available that you can run via your phone with a Wi-Fi connection, leading to an even more authentic experience. The computer-generated simulations that are available today are nothing short of incredible, and it is speculated that the technology is only at the midpoint of its development. What we can expect to see from this sector in the future should be nothing short of spectacular.

 

One way virtual reality technology is ushering the future in is through the development of haptic suits, which are also known as tactile or gaming suits. These are wearable devices that use vibrations and other sensations to make the wearer experience being able to feel and touch in the virtual world. Haptic suits are a literal game-changer, and once you’ve tried it you’ll be signing up to buy the newest technology.

 

Here are a four ways virtual reality can help you train to survive the apocalypse.

Virtual Bear Attack

When you find yourself face to face with a bear, the split-second decisions you make will mean life or death—for both you and the bear. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have unlimited trial runs of this situation before you retreat to a bug-out location in an area that has bears? Thanks to virtual reality, you can.

VR Training Solutions offers a VR Bear Safety Training Program that allows you to experience not only being attacked by a bear, but being attacked by the specific kind of bear that frequents your region. You can also choose other animals like cougars and coyotes. If you’re bugging-out in Alaska, you can even choose a simulated polar bear attack.

This virtual reality simulator will allow you to practice your survival skills ahead of time, with a vicious predator that can’t kill you. This will help you develop muscle memory through repeated use that can help you to act quickly and instinctively if and when the time comes and you are facing-off with a bear in the wild.

Physical and Emotional First Aid

Virtual reality programs like Bravemind and Strive are helping soldiers prepare for combat both physically and emotionally through VR-based exposure therapy. Soldiers are able to recreate scenes that include combat, first aid, the death of other soldiers, and working in a medical tent that is filled with injured soldiers. These are all scenes that could potentially be in your future after a disaster situation.

These programs don’t work by erasing traumatic memories, but rather by helping soldiers to respond differently to challenging situations on an emotional level. By allowing soldiers to experience realistic war experiences, they are learning how to develop emergency response and crisis skills that can help them cope emotionally when these situations happen in real-life.

Active Shooter

Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment, or EDGE, is a virtual reality program the U.S. Department of Homeland Security developed specifically to train teachers to manage school shooters, but it is also useful to preppers. In the wake of the collapse of society, shooters could become commonplace for a variety of reasons, so it’s best to be prepared.

 

EDGE allows you to develop the critical skills you’ll need to keep it together emotionally, to save yourself, to save others, and to fight back. You can also experience a shooter situation from the perspective of a responding officer. Interestingly, the game also allows you to experience the shooter’s perspective. By seeing the situation from the shooter’s perspective, you can see what they see and know what to do to protect yourself.

 

The engineers who designed this VR experience took details from real shootings to make sure it was as authentic as possible. As the people who have already been present at shootings know, when it comes to shooting events, you only get one chance to get it right. Who wouldn’t want to practice the skills you’ll need to survive in a safe virtual reality environment?

 

The Haptic suit allows you to touch and feel virtual reality.

 

Learn more about how VR headsets work.

 

 

Would You Buy This GA Luxury Bunker?

How much is your survival worth? In this Georgia bunker, $92 per square foot.

Can you put a price tag on survival? The seller of one luxury bunker in Tifton, Georgia did: $17.5M This bunker went on the market in 2105, and though it was listed at $17.5M, the next year the price was dropped to $16M. According to REALTOR.com, the property is currently off the market.  Just because it failed to find a buyer the first time, however, doesn’t mean it’s not the right bunker for you.

At the time of listing, this property, which is known as “The Facility,” was the only privately-owned luxury bunker in the United States. Incredibly, it has been certified to withstand the force of a 20,000-ton nuclear blast, with a spring system that was designed to help absorb the impact.

The shelter sits approximately 10 miles from the I-75 interstate, 45 feet underground, on an ultra-private 20-acre parcel in Tifton, which has a population of 16,568 and a median income of just $31,114. Despite its small population, Tifton has been named as one of Georgia’s most dangerous cities.

Once you consider what a city that is dangerous now might be like after the collapse of civilization, it’s easy to see why this property failed to find a buyer despite the price drop and the enviable amenities. However, after TEOTWAWKI, the areas that are less populated will become less dangerous than larger cities that are filled with desperate people who weren’t prepared. The danger level of this city could change drastically in a postapocalyptic world.

History of the Tifton Bunker

The facility was originally constructed in 1969, during the Cold War era. During this time, tension between the United States and Russia was high. In October of 1969, the US was so leery of a Russian nuclear attack that they conducted an operation that involved sending B-52 bombers that were nuclear-armed to the Soviet border. They wanted to instill a level of fear in the Soviets that would ensure they would be too afraid of American retaliation that they wouldn’t make the first strike.

Despite the paranoia of the times, The Facility has never actually been occupied by survivalists, as other bunkers here in the US sometimes are. Instead, it was originally used as a commercial training facility for communications. The building is not able to be penetrated by electromagnetic interference thanks to three-foot-thick walls that are made from 4,000-6,000 PSI hardened concrete, which made it ideal for that purpose.

This bunker was constructed under a cloud of secrecy. Those who worked on the project did not break their confidentiality agreements. This was just one of many commercial training facilities that were used by AT&T and the Bell System. There are others across the country, including others in Georgia. In the 1960s, all of these facilities were fortified against nuclear attacks.

The Facility was renovated to meet government standards during a $2.5M 2012 upgrade. Today, it is rated to accommodate 20 people for a year. If it’s estimated you’ll only need to be in the bunker for a shorter time period, the bunker can accommodate 40 people. Think nuclear blast vs. short-term social unrest.

At the time of the sale, Harry Normal REALTORS’s public relation manager Jeanne Shannon told The Blaze, “The type of buyer would (be) someone who is of substantial wealth and (likes) privacy, or (is) with the government.” If this describes you, for the right offer, who knows? They might just put The Facility back on the market.

Features You’ll Find in The Facility

Speaking of enviable amenities, there are amenities in this bunker that you’d expect to find in a modern luxury property. These include…

  • Four high-end apartments
  • Five staff bedrooms
  • 12 bathrooms
  • A theater that seats 15 and doubles as a classroom
  • Environmental monitoring sensors
  • Private kitchens
  • A heavy-lift elevator
  • A first-aid room
  • A gym
  • A recreation area
  • A workshop
  • Conference rooms
  • Security internet with two DSL broadband lines
  • An HVAC system
  • A decon shower system

Believe it or not, that is only what The Facility has to offer underground. Above ground there is so much more. This includes a 2,000-square-foot commercial space, a 1,000-square-foot caretaker’s home, a 100-yard firearms range, a three-phase power plant and backup solar power system, aquifer access, and a four-car garage.

Whether you should buy an existing luxury bunker or have a luxury bunker custom built is a personal decision with many factors involved. Even if you decide you don’t want to ride TEOTWAWKI out in the South, you can still take inspiration from the features in the Tifton shelter when you’re deciding what your next move will be.

This property may be off the market, but you can still see the video from the listing here.

 

Learn more about why billionaires like Bill Gates are investing in luxury bunkers.

 

Is AI the Key to Eternal Life?

Tech billionaires are betting on artificial intelligence to help them survive TEOTWAWKI.

What if your body couldn’t survive TEOTWAWKI, but your mind could? This may sound like the plot of a science fiction movie, but it’s closer to becoming reality than you may think.

This past Tuesday, Elon Musk announced his intention to use his company Neuralink to usher humans into a future in which they can merge with artificial intelligence so their lives can transcend their human bodies. This opens up the possibility of surviving a catastrophic event, even when the rest of humanity couldn’t. When you consider the number of potentially humanity-ending events we are facing, such as nuclear annihilation, disease warfare, climate change, or even our planet’s potential collision with a comet, it is very exciting to know that this possible solution is on the table, even if it is still far into the future.

Merge with AI or Die

Musk assured an interviewer, “This is not a mandatory thing, this is something you can choose to have if you want.” Maybe so, if you’re a billionaire, but for the rest of humanity, this is a solution that will be far out of financial reach. In a hypothetical future in which this option is available to the everyman, Musk has not speculated what might happen to those who refuse, or whether or not anyone will be willing to take that risk in the first place.

It is safe to assume that Musk, who is willing to risk travel to Mars, would also be willing to risk being uploaded to the cloud. However, would anyone else? So far at least one other tech billionaire has signed-on for this futuristic experiment, and he’s put his money where his mouth is.

Sam Altman, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, is on the waiting list for Nectome’s brain-storage service. Nectome was founded by artificial intelligence researchers from MIT, and they are pioneers in aldehyde-stabilised cryopreservation technology. Altman paid over $10K to ensure that someday, when the technology has been perfected, the contents of his brain will be preserved forever on a computer.

That is a lot of money to bet on a computer’s ability to do anything at all forever when most of us have lost our entire contacts list off even the most high-end phones at least once. Along with this technology, computers that will survive the apocalypse and can run eve without the power grid will also need to be developed.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink isn’t quite there yet, but they’re off to a strong start. The company started in 2017, and since then it’s been shrouded in a veil of secrecy until their official launch party last week. Neuralink has been conducting trials on primates in California, and they will begin human trials next year. The initial trials will be focused on treating brain injuries and diseases using a chip that is implanted directly into the brain. At this time, Neuralink has not yet received FDA approval for this implant.

 

How the Implant Works

This device is a collection of micro-thin wires that will be inserted into the brain via incredibly sensitive electrodes that are able to be connected to individual neurons. To give you an idea of how many individual neurons that is, each of these chips will contain 1,024 of these wires. At this time, researchers plan to begin by implanting four of these chips into human test subjects. Later on, they believe they can implant as many as 10 of these chips into a human brain. That’s 10,240 micro-wires. There are 100 billion neurons in the human brain, so those wires have a lot of work ahead of them.

For brain disease and injury patients, these chips will be able to help them regain control of their brain’s functions via a pod that is worn behind their ear, which will control software that utilizes the data that is received by the chips.

The research Neuralink and other companies are conducting in this area potentially has tremendous benefits for mankind in the immediate future, which is hopefully long before we’d need the technology to continue as a species. Or at least as a new version of the species we are now.

In the foreseeable future, Musk’s Neuralink will give us the power to overcome Alzheimer’s, dementia, paralysis, and myriad other disorders. The possibility of being able to upload our own consciousness to live on beyond these conditions and even beyond the limits of our own mortality is incredibly exciting. Musk’s “full brain interface” will completely change the way we live and die, and it will put survival back on the table in otherwise hopeless situations.

 

 

Hear what Elon Musk has to say about the future of artificial intelligence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbzVdUwPnrI

 

Elon Musk makes predictions about the use of cyborgs in the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSl0HPLGFUU

 

 

 

Surviving Doomsday in a Condo

In Kansas’s Survival Condo Project, you can ride out the apocalypse underground.

There are many reasons the ultra-wealthy may choose to live in a condo rather than a stand-alone home, from wanting to be in the middle of a heavily populated urban area to enjoying the country club-style amenities. However, after TEOTWAWKI, the rich may choose condo living for a different reason, and that is strength in numbers.

So far Larry Hall’s Kansas’s Luxury Survival Condo Project has been a tremendous success. These 12 premium condominiums were built deep underground in a former missle silo. Despite the steep $3M price tag, all of the full-floor 1,820-square-foot units have sold out. The 900-square-foot half-floor units, which run $1.5M, have also sold out. Hall is currently building a second, as any developer who is onto a good thing would.

Why are so many individuals of financial means choosing to invest in survivalism in Kansas? The Sunflower State is certainly a lot closer than New Zealand, making it more likely that you’ll survive the trip to shelter before time runs out. Many of the investors in these condos have children—at this time 19 in total. They may simply not be willing to risk trying to travel farther when their families’ lives are at stake. In a state that is known for its flat geography, it’s also comforting to be able to see everything for miles around, even though others can’t see you.

Take a Look Inside the Silo

Once you realize how many features these underground condos have, the price tag seems a lot more reasonable.

 

  • Nuclear, biological, and chemical air filtration
  • A volcanic ash scrubber
  • Chemical air filtration
  • Five separate sources of power, including generators and wind turbines
  • Design that is meant to survive a nuclear blast
  • Three armories with tactical gear and heavy artillery
  • A remote-controlled sniper post
  • Armored vehicles
  • Armed guards
  • 10-foot-thick walls
  • A school
  • A digital weather station
  • Elevator and stairwell access
  • Outdoor guards
  • Hydroponic gardens
  • Stocked aquaponics rooms
  • A reverse osmosis water filtration system
  • Tanks that hold 75,000 gallons of water
  • A jail cell
  • Dental and medical facilities
  • Storage and walk-in freezers with five years of food and supplies
  • A 50,000-gallon swimming pool and spa
  • Workout facilities
  • A bar
  • A general store
  • A movie theater
  • A library
  • A climbing wall
  • Air hockey and other games
  • A pet park

 

Yes, you read that right. Even the dogs and cats of the owners of these high-end units will survive when the SHTF. At least two of them will, as there is a two pet, 75-pounds or less limit on pet ownership.

The owners of the units don’t have to wait for the apocalypse to enjoy the amenities. At $5,000 per month for a full-floor unit, it’s not surprising to learn that many owners are already using their condos as vacation getaways. From the minute you enter the front door uning biometric keyless access, you can tell these are no ordinary condominiums. Each unit has modern amenities that include Kohler fixtures, full-spectrum LED lighting, gorgeous hardwood floors, walk-in closets, built-in desks, children’s bunk beds, full kitchens, television, and a large fireplace. Owners are also able to view live video feed of the world outside.

This facility is designed to function like a mini-society. In the event the worst should happen, the owners of these units will no longer be responsible for making payments. Instead of mere owners, they will become a part of an ecosystem that is designed to keep things as normal as possible. There is a board of directors, and the owners who own a full-floor have twice the say of those who own half-floor units. Adult residents will take turns performing necessary duties like food prep and teaching the children.

According to Larry Hall, the owners of these condos are not typical survivalists. They are simply families who came together to give themselves the very best shot at survival in incredibly unstable times. Many people have concerns about the government’s ability to protect us in even the best of situations. If the grid collapsed, the economy collapsed, there is social unrest, there are terrorist attacks or an invasion, or there is an outbreak of deadly disease, these families are ready, willing, and able to go underground and wait it out.

Take a tour of the Kansas Survival Condo Project.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftc6igmfWtk

 

Learn more about luxury survival bunkers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQtjZFUyvSA

 

 

Next-Level Luxury Security Vehicles

Want to drive like Batman? These vehicles offer features that will allow you to do just that.

Did you know that 80 – 90% of terrorist attacks take place while the victims of these attacks are in their vehicles? There are over 100,000 armored security vehicles on the road today. The average person may have encountered one of these specially equipped cars, SUVs, and trucks already, but they’d never know it because these vehicles look like any other luxury vehicle from the outside. Inside, however, they are anything but ordinary.

 

Why the Wealthy are Investing in Bulletproof Vehicles

Many parts of the world are plagued with violence, from terrorist attacks to war zones to kidnappings. In these places, the wealthy have been purchasing armored vehicles for many years. However, these vehicles have not been as popular in the United States until recent increases in social unrest made the wealthy begin fearing for their own safety. Today politicians, diplomats, and executives can often be found driving these vehicles worldwide, courtesy of companies such as International Armoring Corporation, Conquest Vehicles, Alpine Armoring Designs, Armortek, INKAS Armored, Texas Armoring Corporation, and more.

 

The Ultimate Getaway Vehicles

Many of these features will be familiar to you because we have all seen them in action movies. You don’t need to be a superhero or an international spy to own a vehicle that will allow you to reach your definition safely, to throw pursuers off the trail, and, if necessary, to defend yourself.

 

The options that are available for these vehicles are insane. There is really nothing these companies haven’t thought of. You can order a luxury car, SUV, or truck equipped with everything from bulletproof vests to first aid kits. These cars are also available with heavy-duty 80 AMP batteries, front and rear ram bumpers, roadblocks, and even IED jamming systems that have been specifically designed to counter roadside bombs.

 

By the time you’re finished reading this detailed list of the features that are available, you’re going to be wondering why you don’t own one of these super-cars already.

 

Remote Start

You don’t even have to be inside one of these vehicles to start it. If you’re trying to get away fast, this is a feature you definitely want to have because it will allow you to jump in and race away without wasting time starting your car up. After all, when every second counts, those are precious seconds you can’t afford to waste.

 

Bomb Blankets

If you’re concerned about hand grenades and pipe bombs, you’ll want to have a bomb blanket in your vehicle. These innovative blankets are designed to absorb the impact from improvised explosive devices, and they will lessen the impact of shrapnel while absorbing the impact from a blast.

 

Road Tacks

We’ve all seen these in cartoons and movies, but who knew road tacks were something people are already using in real life? Having a vehicle equipped with a road tack dispenser means you will be able to remotely release tacks that will tear the tires of anyone who is pursuing you to shreds. And yes, there is a red button marked “tacks” you will be able to push. How much fun would that be?

 

External Mic

You’ll love the mobile communications capabilities these vehicles come equipped with. The external mic will allow you to enjoy protected communication with anyone outside your vehicle, whether they are a threat or not. You won’t have to worry about opening yourself up to danger by exiting your vehicle for necessary communication when you have this capability.

 

Run-Flat Tire Systems

With run-flat tires, you won’t have to worry about being stopped while you’re trying to escape because you have a flat tire. These tires will carry you at 50 – 70 miles per hour, which is fast enough to escape the vast majority of dangerous situations.

 

Smoke Screen

When the SHTF, this feature will allow you to become a magician and do a disappearing act with the touch of a button. The machine works by heating an oil-based mixture that will mix with the air and condense into a mist that will render you invisible. It’s an especially fun way to throw someone off your trail, too.

 

Oil Slick

The oil slick feature is just what it sounds like—with this option, you’ll be able to release a slippery trail of oil behind your vehicle that will prevent any vehicle that is trailing you from continuing. In ideal conditions, it’ll cause them to crash and render them immobile, giving you plenty of opportunity to escape.

 

Electric Shock Handles

One excellent way to keep unwanted intruders from entering your vehicle is to shock them with a 120-volt current when they touch your door handles. Who is going to be able to climb into your car while they’re being shocked? No one, and that’s exactly the way you want it.

 

Weapons

Last on our list, but definitely not least—weapons. You can get a security vehicle with forward-facing M16 assault weapons, rear-facing mine-launching tubes, and more. There are options for 9-millimeter Uzis, 44 magnums, and any other weapon you can dream of. If you can shoot it, a luxury security vehicle maker can build it.

 

 

 

Take a closer look at the 10 most powerful security vehicles in the world.

 

Meet the king of bulletproof cars.

 

A Dozen Survival Skills Your Kids Need to Know

A Dozen Survival Skills Your Kids Need to Know

No matter how young your children are, it’s not too soon to make sure they’re prepared.

This post is part two in a two-part series. You can read part one here.

Protecting your children from danger is a survival instinct in itself, but your protection alone may not be enough if the worst should happen. It’s difficult to think about, but if a natural or unnatural disaster strikes and society collapses, you may not be in a position to save them. In fact, they may need to save your life, or you might not be there at all. So it’s worth taking the time now to make sure your children have basic survival skills.

Children learn by doing, and they learn by example. Even if you live in an urban area, you can take your kids into the woods on camping trips or even just day trips to teach them about nature. When you are stockpiling supplies, or building a shed, or even gutting a fish, let your children observe you and explain step-by-step how and why. Kids look up to their parents, so you’ll want to set an example of what true self-sufficiency looks like.

 

12 Survival Skills to Teach Your Kids TODAY

Your children need to master the following skills now, before it’s too late.

  • Safe drinking water – No matter how well-prepared your children are, they won’t make it far without safe, clean drinking water. It’s imperative that your children understand how to find water, identify if it’s safe, and how to filter and boil it to make it safe.
  • Understanding plants – After the SHTF, there won’t be a grocery store, so your children will need to learn how to find and grow their own food. Even young children can begin learning how to grow from seeds, how to identify edible plants, and which plants have medicinal properties.
  • Weapons-making and self-defense – Teach your children how to make weapons such as knives and bows and arrows and how to use them. They should understand how to defend themselves with and without a weapon, so make sure you work with them to teach them basic self-defense techniques.
  • Firearms safety – Your older children should understand the ins and outs of firearms safety, including how to load, assemble, disassemble, and clean a weapon. Most firing ranges allow children and offer training courses, which are worth looking into.
  • Hunting wild game – Your kids need to know how to hunt with a slingshot, how to hunt with a bow and arrow, how to operate a firearm, how to hunt small and large game, and how to prepare game.
  • Fishing – Teach your children the basics of fishing, such as how to make a fishing rod, how and where to catch fish, and how to clean and prepare fish. They should also be able to identify which fish are edible.
  • Food safety – Your children should know how to tell if food has spoiled or is otherwise unsafe to eat, and they should understand basic hygienic food prep techniques. They should also be shown how to open a can of food even if they don’t have a can opener.
  • Building shelter – Your children should understand how to stay dry, how to find shelter or build it, and how to stay concealed in the wild. You can make this into a fun game where you challenge them to stay hidden from you in the outdoors.
  • Fire safety – Be sure your child knows how to make a fire, even without matches, and how they can cook on an open fire. This involves going over fire safety essentials and making sure they understand the responsibility that goes along with building fires safely.
  • How to barter – Not only should your kids know how to trade, they should understand what kinds of items and skills can be traded. You can let them practice by selling old toys they no longer want at a garage sale.
  • Finding their way – If your kids don’t know how to use a compass, read a map, and how to find their way using the stars, it’s time to teach them. It’s also a good idea to make sure your kids pay attention to where you’re going so they’ll know how to reach landmarks and people.
  • Hygiene and first aid – There’s a lot that can go wrong if you don’t stay clean and dry. Teach your children basic health and hygiene and first aid. It is the key to being healthy and staying that way, and it could save their life or someone else’s.
  • Being part of a group – In modern society, far too many kids are whiners who melt down every time they’re asked to do something. This won’t work after TEOTWAWKI, so the time to nip this bad habit in the bud is NOW.

 

Survival Training for Kids Part 3- Water Procurement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9jxQO7TU14

 

Survival Training for Kids Part 4- Firecraft

 

 

Helicopter Owners SHTF Guide

When time is of the essence you need to fly over the disaster. This is the way to do it.

The ultra-wealthy keep a private helicopter gassed up, stocked, and ready to go at all times. Any escape plan made by wealthy politicians involves helicopter transport at some point. Why? Because they know their lives literally depend on it. If you’re a person of means who is concerned about nuclear attacks, natural disasters, and social unrest, it’s time for you to consider investing in a private helicopter.

What You Need to Know Before You Buy

First things first: let’s talk cost. You can find a range of single-engine turbine helicopters in the $3M to $4M range. Twin-engine models are available in the $5M to $10M range. Some of the most expensive helicopter models can go well up into the millions. One thing to keep in mind is the more you spend, the more people you can take with you, the father you can go, and the faster you can do it. More expensive models hold more fuel, and some will be able to take you as many as 350 miles before you have to stop to refuel.

 

The Airbus H155 will run you a cool $10M. For your investment you’ll be treated to refreshing air conditioning, supple leather seats, and an in-flight entertainment system. The AgustaWestland AW609 costs $14M, and it’s worth every penny because it flies twice as fast as a typical helicopter while giving the operator the ability to take off and land vertically. When your landing options are limited, this is incredibly important.

 

Stratford, Connecticut is the home of Lockheed-Martin’s airport manufacturer Sikorsky, who are innovators in autonomous flight technology. They have developed a pilotless helicopter that is capable of taking people with no helicopter flight experience on guided tours. While this technology is simply incredible, it’s also completely unrealistic in a crisis situation. Especially if an EMP attack is involved. Owning your helicopter outright is the ideal situation, because at TEOTWAWKI it’s not going to be possible to rent. However, for the time being, renting may be the way to go while you decide what your next move will be and which features work best for your needs.

 

You don’t have to buy a helicopter in order to learn how to fly one. Another option you may want to consider is a fractional corporate lease. For a few thousand a month, you’ll be allotted a certain number of hours to use the helicopter. This bundle deal offers convenience because it includes things owners have to worry about like fuel, oil, insurance, and landing fees.

 

If you’re primarily using a helicopter to avoid a long, crowded commute or to fly out to the islands for a weekend, then you will be able to decide whether you want to fly or be flown by a professional pilot. In a SHTF situation, it is highly likely that you will have no such luxury. The time it would spend to wait for your personal pilot to arrive could mean the difference between life and death—and what if he’s unable to arrive at all? This is why it is essential that you receive helicopter training.

 

What You’ll Need to Get Your Helicopter Pilot License

There are some requirements to get your license here in the United States, such as being at least 17 years old and being able to speak, read, and write in English. These shouldn’t be a problem for you. After all, you ascend to your financial position because you aren’t a quick thinker. To get your license you must:

  • Pass a practical test
  • Pass a written test
  • Be endorsed by an instructor
  • Meet the aeronautical experience requirements
  • Hold a student pilot certificate
  • Comply with Federal Aviation Regulations

 

Most areas have flying schools where you’ll be able to get the minimum required 40 hours of training (and possibly many more), which can easily take a year to complete. You’ll need 20 hours of training from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training. This will include three hours of cross-country, three takeoffs and landings, and more. You can do home study, but spending time with an instructor is a much more valuable use of your time and resources. They are knowledgeable and you can ask them questions as they come up. There are other courses you may also want to consider, depending upon your unique needs and your location, such as open-water and winter survival courses.

 

What You’ll Need On-Board

Despite the luxury features and amenities that are available in today’s most upscale helicopters, the model you choose and what you bring onboard are a matter of survival. You’ll want to make sure you have everything you’ll need ready to go ahead of time, in case you need to take off in a hurry. In your helicopter survival kit, you’ll want to keep a sleeping bag, warm clothing, a first aid kit, an axe and a bow saw, your essential survival tools and personal items, and, of course, firearms and plenty of ammo. You’ll also want to make sure you have aircraft maps of your area and enough jet fuel on-hand to get to your final destination, wherever it may be.

 

 

These are the Top 10 most luxurious helicopters in the world.

 

When you need to bug out in a hurry, you’ll want one of these.

Your Hideaway in the Sky

When you need to bug-out fast, private jet ownership is the way to go.

Tech billionaires are investing in private jets both to flaunt their status and to ensure their survival. This lavish investment is a common purchase among the 2%, who often need to travel long distances to put together multi-million-dollar deals. More than just a means of business travel, however, these aircraft are key to fleeing to their hidden luxury bunkers alive, while they still have the chance. If your bunker isn’t within quick driving distance, you’re going to want to look into private jet ownership.

Private Jet Ownership: Pros and Cons

There are benefits and drawbacks to private jet ownership. Consider this list before you commit to investing.

Pros:

  • You won’t have to worry about traffic jams, blocked roads, fires that are knocking trees over, bridges that are out, or anything else that might stop you if you travel by vehicle.
  • This is the fastest way to put space between yourself and your loved ones and a chemical attack, advancing enemy, or other threat.
  • You will have the ability to oversee an area to assess it before you land there.

 

Cons:

  • You’ll be dependent upon fuel, which could run out quickly once the SHTF. You might end up using your jet to get away, and that’s it. However, your survival is worth it.
  • If you don’t keep your jet in a hangar with tight security it will be vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and the elements.
  • Bureaucratic red tape can prevent you from flying in the event the government is still in place when disaster strikes, i.e. airport closures and flight restrictions.
  • Weather can prevent you from flying, as could poor visibility from smoke and fire.

 

As you can see, there’s plenty to consider, but it’s worth taking the time and effort to do so. As a doomsday prepper, this is one of the most costly and significant investments you can make.

The World’s Most Expensive Private Jets

Did you know there are no photos of the interior of the world’s most expensive private jet? The aircraft belongs to the wealthiest man in Russia, Alisher Usmanov, who paid $238 million for it, and photos are forbidden. These jets represent some of the most upscale aircrafts in the world, with amenities that rival any executive estate.

Boeing 757

President Trump dropped $100 million on Trump Force One (pictured above), a Boeing 757 Private Jet. The President bought the jet second-hand, and one can imagine what the original owner, the late Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen, originally invested in it. As is his style, President Trump went all-out with the flashy upgrades, sparing no expense. If the President had a New Zealand bunker to steal away to after the apocalypse, he certainly wouldn’t have to worry about how he was going to get there.

Boeing 747-81 VIP

The next Trump Force One will be a Boeing 747-81 VIP Private Jet worth $367 million. This plane, which is also known as the Dreamliner, has a cabin with an incredible 4,786-square-feet of space. Features of the jet include elegant décor and a rich color scheme, a huge dining area, private lounges, an office, and a luxurious master suite that rivals any 5-star hotel.  Billionaire Hong Kong tycoon Joseph Lau owned one, and you could be next.

Gulfstream III

American actor, playwright, filmmaker, and comedian Tyler Perry is the highest-paid man in entertainment, and when he flies to his private island, he does so in a $125 million Gulfstream III Private Jet. Perry purchased the plane for $65 million and then spared no expense when he upgraded the interior. What did Perry get for his astounding investment? Color-changing “mood windows,” a theater with a huge HD LCD screen and theater-quality lighting and audio, and an opulent lounge filled with antiques and original art.

Boeing 767-33A/ER

Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich owns a Boeing 767-33A/ER, and it cost him $170 million. This private jet is a survivalist’s dream come true, because it’s more than just a mansion in the sky: it’s a defense system. This jet comes equipped with radar-jamming technology and an advanced missile warning system. It also comes with a dining table that seats 30 and space for 400 friends. If there is advanced warning before the end of the world, the owner of this jet will suddenly become quite popular.

You may not need a top-secret, nine-figure getaway vehicle, but then again, maybe you do. Even if you go for a more modest aircraft, like the more affordable lightweight Cessna Citation CJ3+, which sells for $8.3 million, or the midsize Cessna Citation XLS+, which sells for $12.8 million, you’ll still be surviving in style. Your jet could be the place you take the last ride of your life, so it’s not the place you’ll want to cut costs. In this case, your life could literally depend on this investment.

 

See the 10 most expensive private jets in the world.

 

Take a look inside Trump Force One.

 

The Survivalist Mindset: Do You Have It?

Survival isn’t always about the gear you carry…

Hello everyone, this is Rob Raskin of Las Vegas, and this week I’d like to talk to you about what it takes to be mentally prepared to survive a disaster. We’ve all heard stories of people who went into the wild with a lot of planning and equipment and then perished. We’ve also heard unbelievable stories about people who found themselves in life-threatening circumstances with no preparation and made it out alive. What’s the difference between those who make it and those who do not?

Your most powerful and reliable survival tool isn’t something you can buy: It’s your mind. Even when you have no gear, no supplies, and it seems like you have no chance, as long as you are mentally tough you have what it takes to get through it. Often, to get others through it with you as well. Conversely, even with the most high-tech, sophisticated gear and weapons, if you’re mentally weak and you can’t handle pressure, you may very well be doomed.

Traits a True Survivalist Must Have
Here at CATS2010, I have shared an ongoing series of riveting survival stories that have captivated my attention. Despite harrowing odds, these individuals survived because they shared the following traits.

• The ability to embrace learning – A true survivalist reads, researches, practices, seeks out mentors, and looks for new ways to do everything. If you’re never satisfied the first time because you know you can do it better, this describes you.

• A positive mental attitude – A true survivalist knows a defeatist attitude is the first step in…well, defeat. You are going to make it because your mind is sharp and you know how to stay focused, without letting ego, fear, stress, and emotions get in the way.

• A commitment to self-care – How are you going to survive if you aren’t strong enough to endure? The simple answer is, you aren’t. A true survivalist stays in shape by running, lifting, hiking, climbing, swimming, and doing whatever they can to keep strong and active.

• A community they are a part of – Your chances of survival are greatly increased if you don’t go it alone. When the SHTF, you’ll want a trained team behind you, each of whom brings a skill to the table. A true survivalist knows how to build, nurture, and maintain these alliances.

• The motivation to push through the worst of it – A true survivalist will persevere after others have thrown in the towel. Your mental toughness and refusal to give up will not only keep you alive—it will help the people around you to survive.

• Natural leadership ability – A born survivalist is a born leader. You know how to cut through the BS and get straight to the heart of the matter so you can do what needs to be done. People look to you for guidance because they know you can be counted on.

• The ability to be adaptable – Throughout the history of the planet, organisms that could not adapt and evolve have died out. This will include you if you can’t identify what is worth keeping and what you need to let go of if you want to stay alive.

If you see these traits in yourself, you’re off to a great start and likely to survive the worst. If not, it’s not too late to develop these traits now, but someday soon it may be. Time to get started!

How to Develop the Survival Mindset
One of the best ways to develop the strong, positive survival mindset you’ll need is to practice endurance techniques. Push your body and your mind beyond anything you’ve previously expected of yourself. Workout harder. Run farther. See how long you can tolerate immersion in cold water. Use visualization and meditation to focus and picture yourself overcoming obstacles. Step outside of your comfort zone and do something you always said you would not.

One exercise you may find helpful is to picture various disaster scenarios and imagine how you would react. What would you do if there was a terrorist attack wherever you are right now, using whatever is at your immediate disposal? Would you be able to defend yourself? Would you be able to help others? Do you know where the escape routes are? Do you know which rooms can be locked? Once you consider the possibilities, it becomes obvious there is a lot to mentally prepare for.

On top of the possibility of terror attacks, Americans today face social unrest, EMP strikes, natural disasters like flash floods, earthquakes, and tornadoes, and more. Once you have trained your mind to think and react like a survivor, you will have a significant advantage over those who weren’t prepared.

The late Colonel Jeff Cooper discusses mental conditioning for combat.

You can cultivate a survival mindset.

Spring 2019 Anti-MAGA Hate Updates

Spring is at its end, Patriots, and there’s so much good news to report. It seems the Liberals are no longer getting their way by melting down anymore. The American public has officially grown weary of Trump Derangement Syndrome, and it’s all over the news. We the People are over having our every word policed by the politically correct hysterics who have appointed themselves as the country’s moral authority. Many citizens are fighting back, with fantastic results.

MAGA Hat Kid Fights Back
High school student Nicholas Sandmann isn’t only suing fake news network NBC for defamation, though that is a part of his lawsuit. After NBC committed defamatory acts against the teen by knowingly twisting the narrative around an encounter between the students of Covington Catholic High School and anti-Trump activist Nathan Philips for ratings, the teen was mad. Suing mad.
Now Sandmann and his attorneys are taking the battle a step further and suing the network for pushing a fake anti-Trump narrative.
In the lawsuit, NBC is accused of:
• No fewer than 15 defamatory television broadcasts against the teen.
• Six defamatory online articles pushing the false narrative.
• Multiple tweets falsely accusing Sandmaan and his classmates from Covington Catholic High School of racism.
• Deliberately pushing a false narrative to create the hostile environment that led to the altercation and the way it was displayed to the public in the first place.
Since the time of the initial outrage, longer videos of the CovCath teens vs. Philips incident, longer video footage has been released that shows the entire situation was caused by Black Hebrew Israelites, who deliberately provoked the teens but are somehow not being called out by anyone on the Left online.
Sandmann’s attorneys have filed a suit against CNN for $275 million, and they’ve filed against the Washington Post for $250 million. That kid is going to be able to afford a lot of MAGA hats in the very near future.

Snopes Is Getting Sued
At long last, fake news outlets are being taken to court and held accountable. The Liberals behind Snopes have been working together with Facebook to keep Conservatives from getting the news that is important to us. Now, David Mikkelson, the co-founder of the so-called debunking site, is being sued by his own former partner.
The Democrat fake news propagator and his wife run Snopes from their Tacoma, Washington home. The couple is being accused of—and accusing their former partner of—fraud, financial mismanagement, embezzlement, and conspiracy. Sounds like a reliable, truthful, completely unbiased group of upstanding individuals.
Sounds like their greed got the better of them. The more fake news they peddle, the more they earn. It’s not surprising this hoax is imploding.

Anti-MAGA Artist Censored
Anti-MAGA artist Kate Kretz has been censored by Facebook and Instagram after posting photos of her artwork, which depicts supporters of President Trump’s MAGA agenda as racists, Nazis, and KKK supporters.
Jen Tough, owner of the Jen Tough Gallery, has decided against hosting the exhibit in her gallery, opting instead to announce a pop-up site closer to the time of the exhibit. Tough said this is the first time she has ever experienced threats over artwork she has displayed in her gallery. Regarding her decision to go underground, Tough said, “We can’t have someone getting hurt.” It’s amazing how tone-deaf the Left is. Conservatives are “someone.” How hurt would Liberals be if a Trump-supporting artist depicted them as actual Klansmen and Nazis?
The gallery owner, who seems to be oblivious to her own bias, went on to say, “Art is more important now than ever before…Kate’s message is important. It has to be shown. MAGA is a symbol of hate to many people — minorities, the LGBTQ community, women.” Tough’s sentiments completely discount the feelings, opinions, and beliefs of the large and growing number of minority, LGBTQ, and women voters who are casting their votes for Trump.

Despite the alleged threats, Jen Tough Gallery has remained untouched. If the situation was the other way around, do you really think Antifa wouldn’t have shown up with torches already?

Facebook Supports President Trump
Yes, you read that right. Despite the tiresome Liberal outrage, Mark Zuckerberg has decided to go ahead with their decision to sponsor the GOP’s July convention in Cleveland. Obviously, President Trump is going to be the Republican candidate again in 2020, and challengers from the Right are wasting everyone’s time and money. Despite this, Facebook is going ahead with plans to foot the bill for what has been described as one Democrat activist group as “sponsoring Trump’s contentious platform.”

You’ve been putting the pressure on, Patriots, and it’s working. Don’t let the Silicon Valley Axis of Evil and the Fake News Media get away with Conservative censorship. You have every right to want to keep America American, and your voices deserve to be heard. Together, we are changing the narrative. Next, we’ll save the country’s future.

See Nicholas Sandmann’s Attorney Reveal Lawsuit Against CNN