Thinking About Buying a Private Island?

Read these pros and cons before you make any commitments.

The benefits of owning a private island after TEOTWAWKI are clear. As long as you have a security team that can defend the island, this is as far away as you can get from those who would try to take your resources for themselves. After a catastrophic event, travel will become difficult no matter who or where you are. Some islands are so remote they take many hours to travel to by boat. Let’s face it, not many people will be able to follow you.

Aside from their obvious security benefits, private islands have long been a status symbol. According to some expert estimates, there are only 2,000 islands that can be developed. The rest are too far from land or connected to countries that are already unstable and chaotic. Richard Branson, David Copperfield, Celine Dion, and Johnny Depp count themselves among the elite island owners, as does Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison, who dropped $500M to purchase the entire Hawaiian island of Lana’i.

Owning a private island means experiencing breathtaking 360-degree views, the highest possible degree of privacy, and a higher chance of surviving the apocalypse. It also means you’ll need to handle maintenance needs beyond anything you’ve ever previously encountered. Before you make any big decisions during your island search, read Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist’s guide to everything you’ll need to know about private island survivalism.

What to Expect When You Own a Private Island

These are some of the most common questions about owning your own private island.


Can I Start My Own Country?

After TEOTWAWKI, when it comes to the law all bets are off. However, as things stand right now, chances are you will not be able to claim sovereignty. There are virtually no islands that are not claimed by a national government. If you want to be a sovereign nation, your best bet is to look for an island that is controlled by a poor, corrupt government. Their officials may be willing to take your cash regardless of the laws.


Will I Still Have to Pay Taxes?

You will still need to pay the taxes of any country that controls your private island, at least for now. Once the governments have collapsed, that will no longer be an issue. Look into the tax laws of the country before you consider purchasing any private island property.


How Are Islands Financed?

If you want to buy an island, you’ll need to pay cash up-front, because banks won’t grant you a loan. This is due to the fact that it is difficult for banks to establish the value of the island due to the large number of variables that need to be considered and can change at any moment. Because these properties are so scarce, chances are the bank won’t be able to find one near yours to use for comparison.

What to Look for When Choosing an Island

By understanding the features and conditions you should be looking for during your island search, you’ll increase your chances of ending up with the right property for your needs. This checklist is your starting point.

When choosing a private island property, look for…

  • A lightly developed property. If it’s too developed, you won’t have space to realize your own vision for the island. If it’s undeveloped, you may have difficulty getting permits to develop it.
  • A property with a source of fresh water. With a fresh water source on your island, you won’t have to worry about where your water will come from—just making sure it’s purified.
  • An island with access to electricity. This may not matter after the SHTF, as no one else will have power, either. Just keep in mind it won’t be cheap to transport generators to the island. You can also use solar power, but that’s also going to be very expensive and require permits if it’s not already in place.
  • Something that is not too remote. You want to be far away enough that it won’t be easy to discover your island or to invade it, but if it’s too remote you might find it very difficult to get supplies after you’ve run out.
  • An island that is near an airport. If the airport is still operational after the grid goes down, this will be a huge bonus. You’ll also want to make sure you choose an island that is large enough to house a runway if you’re going to go the private airport route.

The biggest thing to keep in mind is if you own an island, you’ll need to be prepared to handle the environment, maintenance, travel, security, and more. Anything can happen, and after the SHTF, it probably will. Visit Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist again next week for a look at private islands around the world that are for sale right now and the biggest drawbacks of private island ownership.

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Would You Trust This Man with Your Life?

Would You Trust This Man with Your Life?

A feud between two luxury bunker builders has brought up some disturbing points.

Here at Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist, we recently stumbled across a YouTube video in which one maker of luxury bunkers leveled shocking allegations against another. Did Rising S Bunkers really cause one of their customers to go to prison for three years, or are these baseless accusations that are part of a long-standing feud between owner Clyde Scott and his competitor Atlas Survival Shelters, which is owned by Ron Hubbard.

Claims Against Rising S

According to a video Hubbard posted on Atlas’s YouTube channel, the story began when he received the following letter, which we’ve very slightly edited for clarity:

Ron, my name is Steve Prewit. I own a corporation in Midland, Texas, and I am also a professional drag boat driver. In 2012, I made the mistake of doing business with Clyde Scott of the Rising S company. I lost $250K and received 33 months in federal prison. (My story is) beneficial to your business. If you would like to what I have to say, please give me a call.

Ron then went on to claim the information he learned after he spoke to Prewit was so explosive that he sat on it for a year before finally deciding to go public. He describes this decision as “fighting back against a bully and punching him in the mouth.” He then went on to describe Rising S’s business model as being based on “ruining” their competitors. Hubbard alleges that Scott has personally taken actions that were meant to destroy Atlas Survival Shelters.

Is Clyde Scott a bully? During our investigation into the matter, we compared these two luxury bunker building companies to try to determine the truth behind the scandal.


According to Prewit’s claims, he lost $1.5M and five years of his life after hiring Rising S Bunkers to build a shelter. Prewit alleges Scott set him up to be busted by the feds after seeing Prewit’s cache of illegal weapons, which included guns that were unregistered and had been illegally modified.

In the summer of 2012, Prewit gave Scott $250K to build a bunker. During its construction, Scott observed Prewit firing and selling these weapons. He further claims Scott “rolled on him” to the FBI, falsely claiming to them that Prewit had a 40-man militia that called him “Colonel.” The next time they came out they had an FBI agent among their crew members. Prewit ended up spending 33 months in federal prison.

Prewit said he hired a private investigator who turned up evidence that Clyde Scott is a convicted felon with a lengthy record. He avoids prison time by being a “snitch.” He believes Scott made up a story about him and ratted him out to the FBI because the government is using him to get information. As proof, Prewit and Hubbard showed a printout of Scott’s criminal record.


While this is clearly proof that Scott has committed crimes in the past, it is not clear if Prewit has any clear evidence that he is the informant that led to his arrest.

In an interview with Hubbard, Prewit said he came forward with his story not for his own sake, but rather for the safety of the public, who needs to know that this situation is a possibility.


Which Bunker Builder Can You Trust?

While we can’t make a definitive statement regarding which company—or if either of them—are in the right or whether or not the allegations against Clyde Scott are true, this situation brings up some more troubling issues.

Luxury bunker builders and their teams know where everyone’s bunkers are located. If they’re not trustworthy, who is to say they won’t come to take what you have after TEOTWAWKI? Is it possible that some of them could be underhanded enough that they are secretly building your shelters for their own future use and planning to use your supplies, all while making money off of you for the privilege?

Our investigation unearthed plenty of complaints lodged against Atlas Survival Shelters as well. One consumer claimed to have lost $100,000 after a faulty shelter flooded. When they approached Ron about the problem, they claim he became belligerent. Hubbard, however, had a different take on the situation. He claims these dissatisfied customers improperly installed their own bunker after purchasing it from him.


The truth is, none of the luxury shelter companies have spotless reputations. Someone is always going to be unhappy, and some of these complaints will be legitimate while others will not. Watch out for warning signs like builders who won’t give you an estimate yet are eager to get you to pay a deposit and sign a contract.

In his video, Ron recommends whenever possible purchasing a bunker and hiring your own team to transport and install it for your own personal security. This is clearly the best option at this point, and it’s not surprising he would recommend this now that he believes consumers who are buying shelters are potentially in danger due to unethical business practices.

If you’re thinking about having a bunker built one thing is certain, and that’s the importance of doing your research before you hire any company.


You can see the shocking Atlas Bunkers video here.


Atlas vs the competitor: a side-by-side comparison.



Welcome to Subterra Castle

This is an upscale missile silo shelter like no other.

Shawnee County, Kansas’s Subterra Castle is considered to be the world’s first missile silo home, and you’ll never see another survival shelter like it.


Ed Peden and his wife Dianna originally purchase their decommissioned Atlas E missile base in the early nineties, and they have been living on the property since 1994. At the time, the couple was known to be the only Americans living in a decommissioned silo, though we all know that is no longer the case.


From the moment you approach the castle and see its turrets, you know this is not your average survivalist shelter. Instead, it may just be the most fun place in the world to go after TEOTWAWKI. This week, Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist is taking a closer look at what makes this underground missile silo shelter so special and how you can get one of your own.


The Castle’s Transformation

In an interview with Roadside America, Ed Pedens described removing “hundreds of wheelbarrows of crap,” from the property, along with sheet rock that had actually melted to the floor. Unbelievably, when Ed first toured the silo, he had to do so in a canoe because the underground portion of the property was filled with nine feet of water.


Today, the transformation this missile silo has undergone is simply incredible. The Pedens put decades of work into the property, which sits on 34 secluded acres in an undisclosed location approximately 25 miles outside of Topeka, Kansas. The result is a truly unique property, with features you won’t find in any other shelter like a ceremonial stone circle, a recording studio, and a wood-fired outdoor sauna.



A half-mile paved driveway leads you into the property, which is surrounded by a security fence and has two observation towers. When it comes to self-sustainability, you’ll be covered here. On the grounds, you’ll find a three-room, 450-square-foot cabin. Also on the property are a one-acre stocked pond with a dock and a sand beach, along with an outdoor fire pit.


Some other features of the exterior of the silo include a 1,700-foot air strip, an RV hookup, cistern water storage, a chicken house, and plenty of spaces for gardening.


Regarding the interior of the property, it’s hard to believe there is so much going on under the ground here. There is a 6,500-square-foot, three-level underground home with four bedrooms and three sleeping nooks, a library and study, domestic and commercial kitchens, a diesel generator, and two bathrooms, along with a two-story apartment.

There is also an underground hot tub, a reverse osmosis water system, and a passive solar greenhouse entry. There are also 150 feet of underground entry tunnels. The drive-in “garage” door weighs 47 tons, and it took Pedens 25 years to open it for the first time.


You Can Own an Underground Castle

Today the Pedens help others to make their dreams of owning an Atlas F missile silo home come true. The couple are the owners of 20th Century Castles, a company that specializes in the acquisition and sales of missile bases and other underground structures. Currently, they are offering an underground silo in Central Kansas in the $300K to $499K price range.


This property is 19 acres of breathtaking, rolling landscape. Ten acres of the property are surrounded by a high, secure fence. You’d never know it from the scenery, but under the ground lies a concrete silo that is 52 feet across and 175 feet deep.


What was once the property’s launch control center is now a luxurious 2,600-square-foot living space, with three bedrooms, 2 ¾ bedrooms, a spiral staircase, fireproof construction, vault-like security doors, and a relaxing whirlpool tub. The property also comes with a water well, dual sewage pumps, and a geothermal heat pump that has dual water heaters, and much more.


This property is in need of repairs, but for a buyer with plenty of cash to invest, the end result can be as stunning as the castle.


If you want to take a look inside Subterra Castle, you’re in luck because the generous couple sometimes opens their home for public tours. They ask that you respect their privacy if they aren’t available at a certain time, but you are welcome to contact them at info [@] if you want to schedule an appointment.


You can also contact them for more information regarding the Atlas F site, but there is a $300 viewing fee to tour this in-demand property.


Join us again next week here at Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist, when we’ll take a look at an ongoing feud between two of the most prominent upscale bunker developers.



Take a look inside Subterra Castle.


The castle has been featured on many television shows.