Survival Bunkers: Pandemic Edition
It’s a good time to own a bunker, if you can find one
Now that the citizens of the United States have gotten a small taste of what a deadly virus combined with social unrest is like, it seems everyone wants their own hidden bunker. Last week a decommissioned Cold War missile silo in North Dakota went up for auction, and more than 70 people bid on it.
Despite a flurry of interest in the property, the top bid was only $52,500. The seller rejected this bid, as they should have in the current market. Sorry, low bidders, but if you wanted a premium price you should have developed an interest in your own survival before the situation in our country got to this point.
It’s amazing how quickly the general public went from believing survivalists were crazed extremists to stockpiling toilet paper. You know who didn’t have to drive all over town and stand in line for hours to try to get toilet paper there was never a shortage of in the first place? Survivalists, because we were already prepared.
If you’re interested in this bunker, it’s still available. There isn’t a new auction date set yet, but you may be able to contact Pifer’s Auction & Realty in Moorhead, MN for more information.
About the North Dakota Silo
This property is a fixer-upper, so plan to invest some serious cash if you want to transform it into a space that is comfortable, functional, and secure. The silo has 14 Sprint missile launch sites. Sprint missiles were in service in 1975 and 1976. They could travel at a maximum speed of 12,250 kilometers per hour, and they had an operational range of 25 miles. These were anti-ballistic missiles that were meant to be used as a first line of defense against Russia.
There’s plenty of room in this bunker for your family, friends, staff, and security team so it’s worth checking out.
Why North Dakota Is Great for Survivalists
If you can stand the cold and you can go underground to avoid tornados, North Dakota is an incredible state for survivalists. Here are some of the reasons you might want to choose this state:
- It has the lowest property crime rate in the country
- It has one of the lowest rates of violent crime in the country
- Their gun laws are limited
- It is sparsely populated
- The rate of unemployment is the lowest in the country
- The farmland is inexpensive and fertile
- There are no crowded inner cities
- There are very few homeless people
- There aren’t many bushes or trees where invaders can hide
- Many people have their own wells and generators
- Many people already have basic survival skills
Being surrounded by a sparse population that already understands how to survive for a couple of weeks without power is an ideal situation. This means when disaster strikes, you won’t have as many people who are potential threats because they already have what they need. If only the people in every state could be so independent.
There have also been some other recent missile silo sales here in the United States. Silos in New Jersey and Arizona have found buyers during the pandemic.
Recently an abandoned army base in New Jersey sold for $1.8 million. When you consider the price of property in that state, this isn’t a bad deal at all despite the condition of the base. The base features a control room, a kitchen and a mess hall, barracks, and a swimming pool that has long since been emptied of water. This property has been abandoned since 1974, and the town bought it from the Army in 2009 for $828,000.
Certain buildings on the property are overgrown and in a state of extreme disrepair. There is also another section of the base that did not go on the market because the ground may be contaminated with toxins and there are still some missiles stored underground on the property. There are also 30-foot deep hatches that may come in very handy in a SHTF situation.
A 1962 missile silo that was decommissioned in the mid-1980s recently sold to a Tucson buyer for $820,000. This was $420,000 more than the original asking price. This silo originally held Titan II missiles that were meant to carry nuclear warheads. One of the best things about this property is the entrance blends into the landscape, making it virtually undetectable.
This silo also features a massive underground complex, an access portal, a decontamination area, and a command center. It also has three 7,000-pound blast doors that can withstand shockwaves.
If you’re thinking about buying an abandoned missile silo, you should jump on these properties when they become available. Even though silos seem to be a seller’s market at this time, our political climate may continue to worsen, making silos an incredible investment that will continue to rise in value for the foreseeable future.