Would You Trust eBay With Your Life?
For $595,000, You Can Buy a Survival Shelter Online
If you want to buy an underground communications bunker in western Kansas to use as your SHTF shelter, you’ll need to act quickly because there won’t be anymore eBay after the grid goes down.
This Scott City, Kansas bunker offers an expansive floor plan, and with so much space it would be easy to develop it into a luxury property. If you’re looking for a ready-made survival shelter with a ton of potential, this is it. If, that is, this is a real offer. The seller, officelistings, only joined eBay this past June, and their other listings are for low-priced office furniture. They are selling due to relocation and health reasons.
The seller is asking $595,000 or best offer, and in the listing he mentions, “Thought we had this sold, fell through so I am relisting my site again…” The seller mentions the site is a “must-see,” however, they will not send any plans or other detailed information until after they have vetted any potential buyers due to security reasons. This is a smart move, because making this information public will lower the site’s overall value.
Keep reading to learn more about survival in Kansas to determine if this may be the right shelter for your needs.
Kansas Survival Statistics
Here at Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist, we have written about the underground luxury survival condo project in Kansas in the past. The state is a popular destination for survivalists due to its current laws and low population density. It is legal to homeschool in Kansas, and the state doesn’t have the draconian gun laws other states are currently imposing.
SurvivalBlog.com has placed Kansas 12th on their list of western states with the greatest retreat potential, and Boston’s Gun Bible has placed the state 13th for gun law rankings. Combine this with being the state with the 10th longest growing season, and it’s easy to see why so many preppers would choose Kansas for their survival destination.
The state of Kansas has a population of 2.6 million, with a population density of 31.7 per square mile. Compared to someplace like California, which has a population of 39,776,830, and a population density of 255 per square mile, and you can see that you’ll have a lot less competition for resources.
Here are a few of the drawbacks of sheltering in Kansas, according to SurvivalBlog.com.
- There is little crop diversity
- The state is prone to tornados
- There are few sources of firewood
- The flat terrain may make it difficult to defend yourself
James Wesley, Rawles, the founder and senior editor of SurvivalBlog, gave Kansas an overall Combined Retreat Potential Ranking of 12 of 19.
About the Kansas Facility
This “VIP bomb shelter” is zoned commercially, but it is possible to have it rezoned as residential or agricultural. After TEOTWAWKI, zoning laws won’t matter anymore, but they could affect how you choose to use the shelter now.
This site also comes with the mineral rights to the property, but that’s just the beginning of the benefits.
The History of the Shelter
This underground bunker was originally constructed in the 1960s at a cost that was equal to $4 million today. It was built as a base of operations for a power-feed station on a hardened transcontinental coaxial-cable route. This route extends from Airmont, New York to Mojave, California. Part of the facility has been developed into a data storage center, and part of it was developed into a VIP residential area for the technicians who worked at the site.
The property comes with a keypad and keycard access that will allow you to access the cameras installed around the perimeter and throughout the facility. These cameras can be remotely operated, so you can monitor the property even when you’re off-site.
The Shelter’s Features
The shelter sits upon approximately ten acres of land, and the underground portion of the space has approximately 8,000-square-feet of living space, with 3,800-square-feet of steel mezzanine that can be used as a second floor. Here’s what else it offers:
- Functional blast doors
- Walls and ceilings made of 18” – 24” reinforced military grade concrete and steel for EMP protection
- A 177’ tower that can potentially be used to generate income
- 5’ ceilings
- A one-ton hoist
- Four to six feet of earth over the top to protect from a nuclear blast
- Three-phase power that is currently on 120/208 but can be upgraded to 480
- A back-up generator that is currently disconnected
- A 2,000-gallon diesel fuel tank
- A 10,000-gallon stainless steel water storage tank
- A new well
- A functional bathroom
- Clean floors
- Two sewage ejector pumps that feed into a double reduction sewage lagoon system
The listing states the owner may consider owner financing for buyers who have a significant down payment. Is this bunker a legitimate offer? We’re going to keep following the listing to see if it sells. We’ll do a follow-up if and when it finds a buyer. You can see pictures of the shelter and follow the listing here:
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