Your Guide to Buying a Jetpack

Your Guide to Buying a Jetpack

Ready to get that jetpack? Here’s where you’ll find them for sale.



It’s expected that once the jetpack becomes widely available, the first customers lining up to buy them will be the government. Aside from the obvious potential uses the military would have for this technology, first responders and other emergency personnel will find them incredibly useful as well. With jetpack technology, you can reach inaccessible areas quickly, whether it’s the bottom of a canyon or the top of a building.


Although the jetpack isn’t widely available, if you have the funds you can get one of your own now. If you’ve dreamed of being able to fly solo, this is your chance to do it.


This week on Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist we’ll be taking a look at some more realistic jetpack designs. This is the second of two parts in our jetpack series, and in this installment we’ll show you where you can get a jetpack of your own and how much it’ll set you back.


Where to Get a Jetpack

Wondering where to get your own personal jetpack? Here’s everything you’ll need to know to get started. It may not be easy to find jetpacks that are readily available, but once you’re midflight you’ll understand why the effort was worth it.


Lamborghini Aventador $440,000

The Lamborghini Aventador is a jetpack suit created by Gravity Industries, and it’s the top-of-the-line jetpack currently available on the market. If you want the best of the best, this is the model for you.



The Aventador can fly at 32 MPH and altitudes of up to 12,000 feet, thanks to its five gas turbine engines. This suit is comprised of a carbon fiber exoskeleton. It is assembled of 3D-printed parts, weighs 60 pounds and has a flying time of up to four minutes. It is rumored that Lamborghini is in development on an updated model that can stay in flight for up to nine minutes.


Although the price tag is hefty, Lamborghini throws in mandatory flight training for no extra charge.


Where to Buy

You can get the Lamborghini Aventador jetpack from UK department store Selfridges for less than a half-million.


Jetpack Aviation’s Speeder $380,000

While not traditionally a jetpack in the sense that we imagine them, the Speeder is a flying motorcycle that is more in-line with what the future of personal flight will really look like.



This is the most fun you’ll ever have riding a motorcycle, because you can take the Speeder to the skies for up to 20 minutes at a time, at speeds of up to 150 MPH, and at altitudes of up to 15,000 feet. In fact, this personal flight vehicle is so fast that it is capable of being used in racing. The Speeder features four turbojet engines, and together they put out an incredible combined maximum thrust of 705 lbf. You can use three different fuel sources: kerosene, diesel, or JetA.


The speeder can hold a passenger of up to 250 pounds, but it is not designed to hold a passenger. It comes with navigation, and it has an instrument light that will allow for night flight in areas where this is allowed. If it’s raining and you want to take the Speeder out for a flight, that’s no problem It’s designed to fly in light to moderate rain.



Where to Buy

You can get the Speeder at the Jetpack Aviation website Only 20 of these were developed for recreational use, with the rest going to the government and military. However, as you well know, money talks.


Martin Jetpack $100,000

The Martin Jetpack is closer to our culture’s traditional idea of a jetpack because it’s powered by two ducted fans that are strapped to your back.



The Martin Jetpack only flies a few meters above the ground, but if that’s what you’re comfortable with this is a great starter model. It comes equipped with a ballistic parachute because this company takes safety seriously. If you were to experience engine failure mid-flight, thanks to this parachute you’d be able to glide safely back to earth.


This jetpack has a 200 hp, two-stroke, two-liter engine that works by blowing air downward at high velicity. It weighs 250 lbs. and has a cruise speed of 63 MPH. The Martin meets the FAA Part 103, Ultralight Regulations requirement, so you won’t need an FAA recognized pilot license to fly the friendly skies.


Where to Buy

For the time being, you can’t buy a Martin unless you find one available from a private seller. New Zealand’s Martin Aircraft Company has restructured, with rumors that they’ve been sold to a Chinese company. Will they take the technology to the next level? This remains to be seen, but let’s hope so.




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Once you see what this flying motorcycle can do, you’ll want one of your own.

Why We Don’t Have Jetpacks…Yet

Why We Don’t Have Jetpacks…Yet

Wondering where your jetpack is? You’re not alone.

It has long been believed that dreams of flight are a personal representation of power that signifies you are capable of doing anything. It’s no coincidence that people dream so often of having the ability to fly. If you are in a position of wealth and power, however, you may be able to make that dream reality with your own personal aerial vehicle, aka a jetpack.


From Buck Rogers’s degravity belt to George Jetson’s flying suit, as long as humans have been dreaming of ways to make flight possible, we have been imagining a future in which we zip around via jetpacks. Prolific writer and biochemist Isaac Asimov believed by the turn of the 21st Century we would all be traveling via jetpack, even going so far as to claim they’d be as common as travel by bicycle.


Now that we are living in the 21st Century, it’s obvious we aren’t commuting via the skyways. This has left many people wondering how much longer we’ll have to wait before we each have the ability to control our own sky travels.


To understand why we aren’t able to travel by jetpack yet and how far into the future such travel may be, we first need to understand the technology and why previous attempts at personal flight have failed.


The History of the Jetpack

The history of the jetpack can be traced back to 1919, when a German rocket scientist worked on inventing a jet powered vest for the US Army. This would be the first of many attempts to build a jetpack, the vast majority of which were halted due to a lack of funding.


Over the following decades, many inventors would injure themselves attempting to create a functional jetpack.


In 1961, Wendell Moore’s Bell Rocket Belt caused the engineer to break his kneecap after plunging 2.5 meters. When you consider that his rocket was powered by nitrogen gas that was converted into a steam explosion, a broken kneecap doesn’t sound all that bad.


Also in 1961, during the Bell Rocket Belt’s first public display, pilot Harold “Hal” Graham landed on his head after falling 6.7 meters, leading to his premature retirement.


Next to be injured was stunt pilot Kinnie Gibson, whose knee was smashed, leading to a lawsuit that spelled the end for the 90% oxygen that would be necessary to power a jetpack.


Today there are water-propelled hydrolift devices that function similarly to a jetpack but is run on hydrogen peroxide instead of rocket fuel. Google X considered developing a jetpack but ultimately decided against it after determining how impractical it would be.


Another company, Jetpack Aviation, has developed personal vehicles that are capable of vertical landings and takeoffs. Their JB10 can have you in the air for as many as four minutes. They plan to release an electric version of their vehicle this year. Whether or not it will work still remains to be seen.


Why We Don’t Have Jetpacks…Yet

Despite predictions that we’d all have jetpacks by now, there’s a very good reason we don’t. A couple of them, actually: gravity and rocket engines.



When it comes to the jetpack, the issue is not so much that what goes up must come down as it is how long we can stay in the air. This all comes down to Newton’s law of mechanics, which states that to get off the ground you’ll need to use enough force to cancel out the gravity that is holding you to the earth. While this is clearly possible in a large aircraft that can hold plenty of fuel, it’s simply not possible with something the size of a jetpack.


Perhaps in the future when we’ve advanced to the point that we can use alternate fuel sources that weigh less, this will change.


Rocket Engines

When we imagine jetpacks, we’re picturing a specific vision of a rocketeer in flight—one with the rocket’s engine strapped to his back. Now that you understand how much fuel it would take to counteract gravity and leave the earth, imagine how hot the flame blasting out of that rocket jet would be. It would be like holding a blowtorch to your legs, which you wouldn’t have for long if you remained in flight. In other words, the vision we have for what traveling by jetpack could look like is not ever going to be our reality.


But that doesn’t mean all hope is lost.


What Jetpacks Might Look Like in the Future

This article is Part One in a two-part series. Next week on Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist we’ll be taking a look at some more realistic jetpack designs. Want to know where you can buy your own jetpack and how much it’ll set you back? We’re going to be discussing that, too, so don’t miss it!



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Why You Should Hire a Doomsday Consultant

Nothing is worth investing in more than your own survival.

There are approximately 3.7 million Americans currently preparing for the apocalypse, and by some estimates this figure includes approximately 50% of Silicon Valley billionaires. According to an article in the New Yorker, wealthy survivalists share tips in private Facebook groups, and many Tech Valley millionaires are discussing their survival plans in private and during dinners that have been arranged for this sole purpose.

While networking with others who share your interests and ability to purchase hi-tech gear is a start, taking the advice of other wealthy individuals who also do not have hands-on survival experience is no substitute for hiring an expert who can offer you real life skills and training.


Why You Should Train in Survival

Prepping is a multibillion-dollar business, and interest in the topic is exploding as more natural disasters hit and the world becomes increasingly politically and financially unstable. Despite the fact that 3.7 million Americans are interested in prepping, there are 327.2 million people living in the US.

When disaster strikes, there will be hundreds of millions of people who aren’t trained or prepared in any way. The last thing you want to do is end up one of them. No matter how much money you have now, it won’t do you any good after the SHTF unless you’ve prepared and trained beforehand. If you don’t, you’ll end up competing for resources that will run out quickly.

“But what about FEMA?” you may be asking. In survivalist circles, FEMA is considered to be an acronym for “Foolishly Expecting Meaningful Aid.” Ask any survivors of Hurricane Katrina who ended up packed into the Houston Astrodome and they can verify this information.

Survival isn’t just about staying alive after a catastrophic event. It’s about having the tools, skills, and knowledge to shoulder your own personal responsibility and to help your community bounce back. Those who can’t or won’t pull their weight won’t last long after TEOTWAWKI. Once they’re gone, the rest of the survivors are going to need strong leaders to pull together and persevere.


With the right training, you can be one of those strong leaders.


Top Survival Experts

There are too many incredible prepping experts to name them all in a single article, but here are a few notable experts. While not all of their websites offer consult services, for the right price we’re certain something could be arranged.

Ed Stafford

If you were naked on an island, without any weapons, food, or outside contact, could you survive? Maybe you couldn’t now, but survivalist and adventurer Ed Stafford already has.


When it comes to real-life survival that goes beyond the theoretical, Ed Stafford knows of what he speaks. Stafford holds the Guinness World Record for being the first man to walk the length of the Amazon, a journey he blogged and filmed about for his two-part special Walking the Amazon.


This writer, speaker, and explorer is the star of the Discovery Channel’s Into the Unknown, Marooned, and Naked and Marooned. He is also an accomplished speaker who has appeared at many events where the attendees were fortunate enough to hear him talk about what it takes to survive in the wild.


Stafford’s website has contact information for booking for speaking events. To inquire about hiring Ed Stafford for personal training, visit his website.


Learn more about extreme survival with Ed Stafford.


Megan Hine

Many TV survivalists owe their skills and training to internationally renowned expert Megan Hine. Hine is an author and adventurer who has led hundreds of expeditions around the world.


While Hines is known as a “celebrity” adventure organizer, she offers customized survival tours that can be tailored to your own unique needs, whether that means a submarine, skydiving, or anything in-between. She offers complete and total discretion, along with the private security team you’ll need to make sure your personal adventure is secure.


Are you ready to have the kind of real-world experience that can prepare you for the apocalypse? You couldn’t have a better guide by your side than Megan Hine.


You can contact Megan’s management and learn more about planning your own adventure at her official website.


Let Megan Hine teach you how to get into the survival mindset.


Kyle Harth

Kyle Harth of Pantaeo Productions served fourteen years in Special Forces and four years as an Infantryman. After multiple combat tours in the Middle East, Europe, and the Caribbean, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more adept military survivalist.


Military, law enforcement, and people from the private sector just like you have turned to Harth for training. He has also appeared on many television shows, where he performed firing demonstrations and shared his expert opinions about what it takes to survive in crisis situations.


If you’re looking for a true expert on equipment and tactics who truly understands how to teach his clients the foundations of survival, military expert Kyle Harth is your guy.


You can contact Harth to learn more about his private consulting services at his website.


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Are Luxury Survival Kits Worth It?

Are Luxury Survival Kits Worth It?

Pricey Preppi bug-out bags are proof you’ll need more than wealth to survive.


After surviving a terrifying 4.4 earthquake in Los Angeles in 2014, Ryan Kuhlman and Lauren Tafuri decided to form Preppi, a company dedicated to providing luxury survival kits to the wealthy and clueless.


Naming a survival company Preppi, which evokes images of prep school students in pastel plaids, is something that would only make sense to those who have very little chance of surviving TEOTWAWKI. That is precisely why sales of the bag took off not among wealthy preppers, but among people who read Vogue and shop at Goop.


What Is in the Prepster Ultra Luxe?

Preppi’s most expensive product, the Prepster Ultra-Advanced Fireproof Emergency Bag, is available online for $4,995. For that price, what could be inside? After taking a closer look, we learned the price isn’t about what’s on the inside; it’s about what’s on the outside. It’s all about being seen with a superficial item that signifies wealth.


The problems with Preppi’s products will be apparent to anyone with a genuine interest in survivalism as soon as you take a look at the products on their website.


In the Prepster’s product description it mentions a lack of sling or shoulder straps, “so you’ll need to carry it like a giant purse.” When you’re using two hands to lug a giant purse around, whose hands are you supposed to use for actual survival tasks? Does it matter if the handle is made from natural bridle leather if you have to decide between carrying the bag and doing anything else?


Inside the Prepster Ultra Luxe you will find:

  • Solar panel
  • Two rain ponchos
  • Power & charging kit
  • Mylar sleeping bags
  • Water filter
  • Space pen
  • LED headband
  • LED lantern
  • Rope
  • First-aid kit
  • Field notes notebook
  • Flashlight
  • Dopp kit
  • A $55 tobacco-scented Malin + Goetz candle
  • $32 Malin + Goetz Essentials Kit, because are you really surviving if you don’t have a good grapefruit cleanser on-hand?
  • MAST Coffee Chocolate bar
  • Waterproof matches
  • Pricey Marvis dental products
  • Poker set
  • Satellite messenger
  • Water supply
  • Food supply and additional “emergency food”
  • Night vision goggles
  • Leatherman tool
  • Flask


Ironically, these products may represent that last taste of coffee and whiff of tobacco you may ever have, unless you trade the bag for actual coffee and tobacco later on.


Best of all, the Prepster comes with complimentary monogramming. That way after the SHTF, when someone kills you for the bag or what they imagine might be useful inside it, they’ll know what your initials were.


Preppi’s Mission

According to their website’s About Us page, at Preppi they “want everyone to be prepared when the unexpected happens.” In other words, the same goal every prepper company has. They also state that they want you help “you face real emergency situations with confidence.” In other words, the confidence only upscale designer goods can bring.


Here at Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist, the aspect of Preppi we found most unsettling was the focus on making sure you have only the most expensive items when paired with the complete absence of any mention of training. What good does it do anyone to have a high-end rope and designer gloves to use to jump out of their second-story loft if they’ll break their neck because they have no idea what they’re doing?


Preppi’s focus on style over substance isn’t surprising when you consider the owners’ professional backgrounds and the skills they bring to the table. Kuhlman is a a film director and Tafuri is a costume designer and stylist. It should surprise no one that their focus would be on aesthetics.


On Preppi’s site they state, “… it is no longer an option to treat the topic of preparedness lightly,” then they include a $72-per-case coffee chocolate bar in their most expensive survival kit to show you just how much weight they give the subject themselves.


Their Instagram features photos of Gwyneth Paltrow, people wearing their bags at expensive travel destinations, and their bags in carefully curated luxury properties, also with no mention of survival skills or training.


The good news is, Preppi offers a lifetime guarantee on their products. The bad news? In an apocalyptic event, if you’re relying on their products to survive, you’re not going to need to take them up on it.


Why Instant Survival Kits Aren’t Right for You

No matter what the price tag, every prepper will have different needs that no one-size-fits-all kit could possibly address. You have the means, so it’s worth taking the time to find out who the best people are to customize your survival plan and make sure you have the correct gear.


Next week at Millionaire Survivalist, we’re going to discuss who the top survival pros you can hire are in the US today.



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