Famous Millionaire Survivalists in Film – Under Sea Edition

Famous Millionaire Survivalists in Film – Under Sea Edition

When most people think of a millionaire survivalist, they think of a classic Bond villain, living in the lap of luxury while insulated from the harsh realities of a world they seek to rule. But, inevitably, these classic high IQ eccentrics possess a technological advantage over the world that makes ruling it possible. Sounds almost reasonable in a world overrun by disease, supply chain shortages, political instability, and a global struggle for supremacy.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll consider an earlier example of luxury off-the-grid living as we pay homage to Jules Verne’s classic villain, Dr. Nemo, from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

The Rise and Fall of a Great Survivalist

In this classic tale of early science fiction, a wealthy, eccentric, megalomaniac scientist discovers a technology that could change the world. His name is Dr. Nemo, and the technology described in the 1872 novel – nuclear power. Unfortunately, rather than using this power to save the world, he builds a device that enables him to live at the bottom of the sea, where he intends to systematically take over the world.

The device in which this story takes place is called The Nautilus, as seen in the image above, where Nemo hosts his guests as they dine on sea life flavored to taste like typical foods. While most of us are familiar with the 1954 Disney film, it should be noted that the original story also depicts The Nautilus as a place of unfathomable luxury (no pun intended), as seen below.

The Takeaway

In a world where millionaires and billionaires seem more motivated than ever to explore possibilities for post-apocalyptic life, we often hear about the latest advancements in space travel, survival gear, and luxury underground bunkers. So I thought it might be fun to see if any advancements had been made on the prospect of undersea living, and, much to my surprise, there has.

Behold, The Nautilus 2020

The name and concept, along with much of the design, directly reference the Jules Verne novel and subsequent titular film. However, the new design concept also focuses on the luxury of superyachts, which house the latest technological sophistication and creature comforts to make for a superior experience by the world’s elites.

Amongst other things, this sub allows its owner and their guests to surface closer to the shores of their tropical destinations, where sunning themselves on the deck could be witnessed by beachgoers and other boats.

For more information about the Nautilus 2020, click here: http://www.hisutton.com/Nautilus-2020_Luxury_Submarine.html

The Importance of Real Estate in your Survival Plan

The Importance of Real Estate in your Survival Plan

When it comes to any discussion about surviving in a post-apocalyptic world or a general conversation about practical habits of wealth-building from beginner to advanced, there’s one option that’s standard across the board: real estate. Sure, you’ve heard about the importance of investing in real estate to grow your asset value, hedge against the markets, and adopt an investment mindset when it comes to your expenses, but did you know that millionaires and billionaires are investing in property in strategic locations around the world? Of course, you did. You’re a millionaire survivalist and a damn good one!

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll consider how today’s mega-wealthy elites have modified their real estate aims to invest in real estate that meets the needs of their doomsday bunkers, which ultimately protect themselves and their families from the masses, along with their comfort, protection, and way of life.

New Zealand?

According to the German American venture capitalist billionaire behind Facebook, Pay Pal, and Politico, Peter Thiel has already acquired land and citizenship in Queensland, New Zealand. Why not? It’s a lovely place, far from the masses, and an ideal location to insulate oneself from a world overrun by angry mobs with diseases and unusable money. He’s not the only one.

All things considered, independent analysis of the best place to live on the planet when it comes to mitigating exposure to the dangers of climate change, access to resources, distance from large populations, and so on all point to New Zealand.

Deep Dive

For the same reason, there’s been an increase in the number of wealthy people investing in housing in places like the Hamptons, which again fit the mold of safety and comfort in a private, gated setting, amongst people of the same class, and out of touch from the hordes of masses sure to turn on them in an SHTF scenario.

As people often kid about the idea of being an ultra-right-wing conservative “doomsdayest,” the world’s wealthiest people have long been solving this problem for themselves in private. How? By doing it in plain sight for obvious reasons, such as access to unparalleled luxury, privacy, and a way of life not available to the rest of us. As a result, millionaires inevitably find themselves in similar situations as the mega-rich, even if on a smaller scale.

Why? Simple. Because anyone with something to protect and the time to spend contemplating the possibility of failing is going to lose sleep until the problem is solved. Meanwhile, the “commoners” aren’t preparing for anything. Why? Because commoners are defined less by their lack of wealth than by being blissfully unaware of a reality beyond the world as they see it.

So, while the Kardashians may be uber-rich and likely looking for a secret place to go in the event of an EOTWAWKI scenario, they continue to hide in plain sight by adopting socially acceptable attitudes to win in L.A.s high school mentality popularity contest. Meanwhile, the people who own the media companies that produce their shows are not. Why? Cause they don’t have to. That’s what the Kardashian’s are for. Duh…

Conclusion

So, whatever your M.O., bear in mind that when it comes to making intelligent choices and a master plan, real estate is always your friend and should be considered strategically by its ability to meet all of these conditions.

The Millionaire Survivalist in You!

The Millionaire Survivalist in You!

When it comes to us vs. them, the writing on the wall can be hard for many to read. Why? Clearly, it’s because the rich live in fear, while the masses of dissatisfied workers with no opportunities for advancement are used to braving the challenges of life. Or so the many screens we watch each day would have us believe. The reality is most people are too consumed by the result of their own powerlessness to contemplate the direness of their situations.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, let’s explore what holds most of us back while some of us do what’s necessary to take the prize. After all, we’re all human, we’re wired the same basic way, and we mostly have the same basic wants, needs, and fears. So, why the massive differences?

POV

A rich guy with a small penis goes to a nightclub to pick up a girl. He struts and muscles his way up to the bar, right past all the taller, better-looking males, and talks to the hottest girl in the joint. He invites her back to his place. She looks down into his eyes like he’s crazy but becomes distracted by his expensive jewelry and the cash he flashes while paying for drinks. Cha-ching!

Outside, he opens the door of his expensive sports car for her. She thinks, “Boy, did I hit the motherlode or what?” They drive off. The End. Just kidding. What the hell kind of ending would that be? So, they arrive at his posh building, take the elevator to the penthouse, and he guides her through his “love lair.” She has a single mission in mind: “Bag the rich guy!”

She strips, and his jaw drops. He strips, and her jaw drops, but for a very different reason. She stares at his member (or lack thereof). Confused by his extreme cockiness (pun intended), she laughs hysterically and says, “Who do you think you’re gonna please with that little thing?” He smiles and says, “Me.”

What does this mean?

Tony Robbins famously said, “It’s not your conditions that shape your life, but rather your decisions.” When it comes to success, everyone has something they can point to while ignoring what they fear. Why? Society teaches us that if we don’t “measure up” to the arbitrary standards set forth by movies and TV, we should simply move along and accept whatever life gives us. It sounds crazy, but most people do this. Why?

The answer: most people aren’t willing to appear in a way that may seem unacceptable or ridiculous, and that this may be interpreted as crazy or pathetic, rather than bold and superior. So, then, why do poor people hate rich people? It’s not jealousy over money. It’s resentment that they enjoy a freedom and a power that seems impossible to them.

So, if you wanna be a millionaire survivalist, step one: get rid of your fear, doubt, and shame. Whatever you avoid, run toward it. Whatever feels good, run from it. Dare to step out of your comfort zone long enough to show your tiny package, watch the girl laugh at it, and then smile as it has zero effect on you. Obnoxious? Sure. Ridiculous? Of course! Psychologically liberating? Try it and see for yourself 😊

The Winning Perspective for Survival

The Winning Perspective for Survival

When it comes to the perspective on life and living, it’s clear that society’s elites think differently than the masses. Take Ted Turner, for example. He’s the billionaire responsible for the 24/7 infotainment culture of today, which began with cable. While it’s not uncommon for many to eventually figure out what drives society, few have the brains and the nerve to grab the rudder.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll consider how Ted Turner’s massive success translates to his views about society, success, and survival. He can be a tough nut to crack, especially the deeper you look, regardless of where you might stand on the political spectrum.

Famously Outspoken

“Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.” “A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.” “Most of the people will have died, and the rest of us will be cannibals.” These are quotes of Ted Turner’s, both unapologetically candid and brutal, as is often the case with the classic image of the ultraconservative elite billionaire capitalist who forges an empire while the masses go jobless and hungry.

Deeper Analysis

As the masses often focus on the beauty of a life often riddled with suffering and confusion, such words can appear heartless and cruel, even threatening. Of course, this may be because such phrases are often taken out of context. Which context? The context of a cold-hearted, tight-fisted miser a la Ebeneezer Scrooge or the blood-thirsty hunter of “The Most Dangerous Game?” Hardly. Even if these are Ted’s own words, he cannot be credited with inventing these views.

Anyone with a college-level study of economic theory, which explores the relationship between humans and their access to resources necessary for their own survival, has likely read books such as “A Modest Proposal”  by Jonathan Swift, which satirically suggested that the potato famine in Ireland could be solved by feeding the starving children to the starving adults. Another famous work by Thomas Malthus indicated that food would grow arithmetically while human populations would grow geometrically.

Translation? Simple. Since the growth of food via farming is no longer the sole means of population growth, humans would have to solve a food shortage, which historically leads to war, and in some cases, cannibalism. Of course, both of these books were written in the 1700s, but the principles they’re founded on are grounded in history. While people rely more and more on science to solve the problems of the modern world, who controls the science?

Many scientific advancements can be traced to unspeakable experiments made possible by Hitler. Meanwhile, Ted Turner was a champion of environmentalism, nuclear arms reduction, and disseminating news and information to the masses, which empowers all of us, regardless of race, class, or wealth. So how is this the work of a billionaire capitalist ready to eat human flesh?

Simple. It’s just words. If most people could hear the thoughts and words of their favorite athletes, musicians, or actors before a competition, they’d hear what their agents and publicists work tirelessly to keep from the public. So, while the masses sit around agreeing with each other on social media, remember this: the millionaires are doing this too. When the SHTF and society spirals out of control, guess who’ll be protected from view of the masses and not missing any meals.

For more info about Ted Turner, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qknXQgqIjzI

Drone Technology for Private Use

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll consider the benefits of private investment in drone technology for maintaining control of the surface from inside the comfort and safety of your own home or state-of-the-art survival bunker.

Drone Technology for Private Use

While the Department of Defense continues to push the envelope on this budding future tech, it continues to open doors for the rest of us. While private security firms use drones for remote surveillance, or companies like Amazon use drones for remote package delivery in rural areas, the DOD can use the data for mapping surfaces and targeting enemies for a remote airstrike from satellites. Here’s a list of benefits to using drones:

Drone Uses:

In addition to security, drones are used to great effect in industries such as agriculture, construction, energy, inspection, insurance, mining, and of course, private and public safety. The reason for this is drones are highly customizable. This means they can be modified and outfitted with additional hardware and software that gathers vital information, especially in hard-to-reach areas, either due to location, proximity to danger, or to determine the feasibility of cost-to-benefit.

For example, in agriculture, they can gather information and updates about crop health, livestock, and irrigation efforts more quickly and frequently than conventional aviation. This also goes for energy, such as petroleum pipeline surveillance, of which I have a professional background. The challenges presented include the time and cost of planning a “manned” flight, which is subject to weather delays, landing to refuel, and the limitations of visual inspection, all while dodging other planes, birds, and even drones.

From a survivalist standpoint, we need to think like the DoD by employing best practices that address the long-term challenges to survival and success. Without armies of soldiers at our dispense, we’re often alone in our endeavors to practice superior judgment for ourselves and those for whom we’re responsible. When the SHTF and we’re in lockdown mode, do you really want to risk flight exposure, fuel tanks, and the possible loss of air traffic control?

Of course not. You want to sit in your home office or subterranean command center and use a computer-operated drone to fly to altitudes and distances that detect and transmit 3D aerial data. You’ll know if the coast is clear or if a civil disturbance has created a lockdown of a city or busy traffic corridor. In recent history, think of the loss of police patrolling of Portland, OR, or the LA riots of 1992.

As an added bonus, if you’re able to get your hands on the drone-mounted firepower used by the DoD, you’d not only gather valuable intel, but you’d also be able to neutralize a moving target without the risk of exposure, just as God intended. So, when considering your survival plan for an EOTWAWKI scenario, you’ll be glad you took the time to include drone tech in your arsenal. You’re welcome.

Famous Millionaire Survivalists in Film

While many films depict millionaires or survivalists, they rarely depict both. Unless, of course, it’s a classic rags-to-riches story. One such film stands out because it follows a character whose sole talent is survival. After surviving as a soldier in Castro’s Cuba, followed by a rough boat ride to America, we watch his rise from obscurity to prominence as a gritty drug lord on the streets of Miami. Consequently, he forges an empire that could only be brought down by one person- himself.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll consider the meteoric rise and fall of Tony Montana in the classic film “Scarface.” He’s a prime example of what’s possible when you combine survivalism with ambition and arrive at a success built on excess, the latter of which would be his downfall.

The Rise and Fall of a Great Survivalist

Anyone familiar with this film is certainly appreciative of the amazing performance by the famous “method actor,” Al Pacino, who never touches a role without leaving some skin in the game, literally and figuratively. In the famous scene where he held the automatic weapon and yelled, “Say hello to my little friend!” he just finished burning his hand on the hot muzzle of the gun after really shooting it.

Analysis

As the film’s central character, Tony lies to US authorities about not being on the boat Castro sent from Cuba to avoid being sent to a refugee camp. After intense interrogation, Tony proves he can’t be broken. He never stammers, stutters, or blinks. As a result, he’s released. Later, we see him quit his job as a fry cook to assist a drug dealer, only to watch a guy get his arm buzzed off with a chainsaw.

Tony quickly gains a reputation on the streets as a guy who can be trusted. When he sees an opportunity to make a deal with a heavy-hitter, Tony passes the man’s test of trust by stating, “All I have in this world is my word.” So, what forges the beginning of alliance with power makes Tony the # 1 coke dealer in the Miami Beach disco scene.

He becomes a kingpin, has people killed, commands respect, and gets the life of his dreams- a beautiful home, car, wife, his own disco, and enjoys the best of everything- including a golden hot tub (classy). His inescapable paranoia of being caught drives his excess and subsequent errors that bring about his downfall. He loses his cousin, his sister, his respect and standing in his business, and finally, his life.

On the day Tony meets his end, sitting at his desk with an ant pile of cocaine, surveillance shows the hostile invasion of his home by assassins. He gears up for war by grabbing an automatic weapon and attacking from his balcony. In the end, there’s only one person who never abandoned him, no matter how bad things got- himself. It proved to be not enough.

Conclusion

While his survival skills were of the highest order, they’re no match for the unsustainable path he chose in life. If Tony Montana can’t hold a tiger by the tail forever, no one can. And that should be the lesson for a film like this. There are some games that can only be won by not playing. The goal of a real survivalist is to protect your family, your way of life, and your options for the future. Tony’s plan failed because he wasn’t equipped for life after survival. His greatest strength proved to be his tragic flaw.

Millionaire Survivalist Escape Plans

So, while any self-respecting person surely has an escape plan mapped out for their own survival, millionaires are people too. They just have more money to spend on solving life’s problems. While not all people of means take this responsibility seriously, the ones who do are a shining example to us all. Their “get out of town” looks a lot different than most people’s. Whoever said the rich are disconnected from reality must be thinking of the middle-class.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll consider how the millionaire’s reaction to a SHTF or EOTW scenario plays out very differently than that of even the most vigilant survivalist of lesser means.

We Don’t Need No Stinking Airports!

So, when the news comes that stock prices fell and a mass pandemonium is occurring in every major city, everyone screams. The big boss stands and says, “Folks, remain calm. Just get your families out of the city as soon as possible. I recommend not using the roads because traffic will be predictably impossible.” Someone retorts, “But, sir, the airports are all on lockdown.” The boss sneers with disgust and says, “Airports? Why on earth would you be going to an airport? Wheels up in five. Let’s move!”

Analysis

So, when the sirens go off during the board meeting, everyone but the money man runs for the elevator or the stairwell. The boss, CEO, owner, the money man often has a private elevator that his security detail escorts him to. It’s likely the only fireproof and sometimes bulletproof place to run, and it locks behind him. More importantly, there’s no access by anyone without the key, thumbprint, retina scan, you get the idea.

To the roof, they ride, walk straight to a helicopter, and fly to a predetermined spot based on reports of where the most and least amount of danger is. In some cases, it flies to a bunkhouse. In others, it could fly to a yacht in the Caribbean, party already in progress. While in others, it may be flying them to the helipad on their home’s roof to pick up family and then be escorted to their private airstrip.

Once they’re air-born in their high-altitude jet, they’ve got options. One is to fly to their nuclear-proof luxury compound with a lifetime supply of water, food, and other necessities for the extended stay. The security detail has access to surveillance, boots on the ground, scouts in the trees, GPS, and a trade network.

With access to transportation and money in key locations by air, land, and sea, safe passage, continued business, and protection of assets can continue from the safety of the bunker. There’ve even been reports of allowing key people into their compound in case the kids grow up and need suitable mating options. You know, to continue the bloodline.

A Survivalist in Vegas

No, this is not another guide to surviving the excesses of the Las Vegas strip, conventions, or bachelor parties with “hookers and blow.” For that, I recommend watching “The Hangover.” Instead, this is about the conundrum of being a person with a survivalist mentality while living in a crowded city built on tourism and vice. While everyone is subject to the concept of survival, it should be pointed out that most people consider a classic survivalist to be anyone who seems like they’re from the country.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll consider how Vegas sells survivalism as part of a vacation package, while the act of actually being here would pose a tactical disadvantage to a “true believer.”

What Does a Survivalist Look Like?

Ask this to most people under 30 or in major cities, and they’ll tell you that a survivalist is someone with a camouflage cap and gung-ho about guns. So, what differentiates a survivalist from your everyday red-blooded American who enjoys the thrill of target shooting, hunting, camping, and the clothing accessories thereof?

Analysis

While there is some overlap in the cultures, a survivalist is anyone who chooses to live in an underground bunker, off the radar, doesn’t use money, catches their own food, and doesn’t pay taxes or send their kids to school. What unifies these people is their mutual distrust of authority and unwillingness to subject themselves to it. As a result, many don’t travel, and those who do prefer to drive.

So, how does any of this tie into Vegas? Simple. Those of us who live here see the different people from different walks of life, all Siamese twins joined by the tourist dollar. While most seem to agree on the Strip or the Fremont area, it’s not until you go south of the Strip that you see a different picture. The Silverton has Bass Pro Shops, an indoor gun range, archery range, and they sell guns, knives, bows and arrows, camping gear, boats, you name it.

Sure, these tourists are more likely to pay to shoot machine guns than to pay to see musicals like Jersey Boys, but many are not within driving distance and thus fly here. Considering the difficulty of traveling with a gun in your below deck luggage, even if taken apart and locked in place, most will not risk losing their flight and being detained by security to bring a sidearm on vacation.

So, even if they own 100 guns, chew tobacco, eat BBQ, and ride horses when they enter that airport and fly here, they’re as vulnerable as the rest of us. So, unless you’re flying from your deluxe compound in a private jet loaded with guns and booze, chances are they’re as much of a tourist as all the rest.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Survivalist’s Edition

In Robert Kiyosaki’s bestselling book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, the notion of class inequality is presented as the difference in what kids learn from their parents and how it affects their attitudes and expectations about success in life. In financial terms, this equates to money, but from a survivalist’s POV, this mirrors the jungle. Everything and everyone will kill or be killed. As humans, we’re at a disadvantage physically, so we must use our wits and judgment correctly.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll compare the notion of financial success principles in rich Dad, Poor Dad, with the survival success principles demonstrated in the book “The Most Dangerous Game.”

Rich Dad, Poor Dad vs. The Most Dangerous Game

In Rich Dad, Poor Dad, two boys of similar age, location, and social class learn concepts and advice from their fathers. In The Most Dangerous Game, a man’s boat capsizes at sea, far from civilization, and he swims to the shores of a remote island ruled by a tyrannical despot who hunts people for sport. In both stories, good sense, reason, and strategy win. One with money, the other with survival.

Analysis

In both stories, characters are facing obstacles that stop most people, one with money and one with survival. In both stories, the winner demonstrates an awareness of the importance of adhering to good sense, an awareness of the importance of staying in control, and ultimately knowing which side their bread is buttered. Without this, there’s no amount of money, tools, or weapons to substitute for a winning strategy worked with discipline.

From a survivalist standpoint, we must conclude that rich dad, and one day his son, would be better poised to survive in the most dangerous game, where wits beat strength. The variable here is rich dad’s ability to remain calm in a fearful state. Everyone who’s ever had to face fear has surely learned how smart or prepared they were. The old saying, “Better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war,” applies here.

Therefore, the only conclusion, from a millionaire survivalist’s standpoint, is that the island must be purchased and turned into a theme park so the “most dangerous game experience” can drive tourism. The hunt will be recreated as a show for tourists or participated in for corporate retreats. The merchandising alone would be more than enough to pay the licensing fee to the author’s estate.

The final phase is when Robert Kiyosaki can host live broadcasts of his self-help lecture on the island for the many who believe his methods can help them succeed, even though we know they can’t. This is why we must assume the real motive is for Robert Kiyosaki to hunt them like animals and reward the sole survivor with a free apprenticeship. No problem here…

When the Roads Are Dangerous, Fly Instead

Imagine you’re all set up in a compound you bought specifically for the purpose of riding out a disaster. Your walls are high and well-defended by your personal generators powering electric battlements. You have enough food and water for plenty long. What you can’t do, however, is use the roads for anything. They may be broken or unserviceable or just overrun with looters and marauders, but whatever the reason, your travel by land is blocked. In that kind of circumstance, the best way to travel is in the air! This time on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’re talking personal luxury flight apparatuses!

Personal Jets Aren’t the Only Way

It’s possibly you already have access to a private jet, or may own one yourself. However, you’re definitely aware of the amount of work and coordination and extra people it takes to operate one. Surely unless you’ve been qualified as a jet pilot yourself, there’s not a great likelihood that you’d be just hopping into your private jet and flying over to your friend’s place. No, while this is a great way to have privatized travel that allows for convenience and safety during a non-apocalypse time, once SHTF time comes around, you will very likely not have access to your team of aviators and private airport staff.

This is why it is important to invest in something that’s a little more personal. A craft that you can operate by yourself or with minimal assistance is the ultimate goal of flight-based disaster preparation. While a personal jetpack might still be a little far off the horizon (though, as it turns out, not that far!), here are some other already-extant options.

Helicopters for Mobility and Status

Chances are that the first thing you thought when you saw the title of this article was a helicopter. That’s a great idea for many reasons! They are versatile, more affordable than a full-on jet, and environmentally-friendly to boot. Not to mention, owning a helicopter grants an instant status symbol to the owner!

Take the Eurocopter EC145, for instance. Coming in just short of a $9M price tag, this helicopter has a ton of great amenities. The spacious cabin can be configured to seat up to nine people comfortably, with air conditioning, XM Satellite radio and a Blu-Ray player included standard. Many helicopters can, over long periods of use, cause vibration-based injuries in their occupants, but the EC145 has a specially-designed vibration-dampening cabin insulation that helps to prevent the nerve-numbing and also muffle the sound of the rotors.

The landing gear on this hefty beast will allow for a landing or takeoff on virtually any surface. Access to the cabin is through a double-clamshell design for passengers and a familiar car-door style for the pilots, so you can have easy in-and-out when you’re on the ground. Especially useful is the short time it takes between standing still and takeoff, so if you need to go somewhere in a hurry, you’ll be out of there in no time.

This model is popular both in the civilian as well as the military markets, and the model has seen use in more than 20 countries because of its ease of use and flexibility in function. Whether you want it as an emergency medical escape vehicle set up to carry injured and sick, or a transport to ferry you and your family in relative luxury, this craft will serve you well.

Ultralights for Distance and Endurance

If you want to go far fast, a helicopter won’t exactly do it for you the way that an ultralight will. Now a far cry from the old crop dusters of the past, the newest in ultralight plane technology will have you making trips in the clouds with no problems. They lack the vertical takeoff of a helicopter, but make up for it well with their ability to travel quietly and for long distances. If you’ve got the space for a landing strip on your property, you could do much worse than picking up an ultralight.

A highly recommended luxury plane comes in the form of the TL-3000 Sirius from TL Ultralight, coming in at an easy $175,000. Their design philosophy centers around comfort and form in tandem with function, so when they say the cockpit is a spacious and comfortable one, they mean it. A surprisingly-large cargo storage area is paired with a pilot seating that accommodates even those who are more well-built than average. Add this to the ergonomic design of the piloting controls, and you will have nothing but easy, comfortable trips in this plane.

An easy 2000 kilometers of flight distance with a full tank of fuel makes this the choice for those who need to be in several places but still remain safe. You can fly at a cool 220 kilometers per hour, high enough that most conventional firearms wouldn’t reach you from the ground. Plus, it’s way quieter than a loud helicopter, so you can get where you’re going while attracting less attention.

With the lowest-end engine clocking 80 horsepower and optimization options going up from there, this is a powerhouse of flight that can guarantee your safe passage from one landing strip to another. Use this vessel for long supply runs, or to travel to places where your friends and family are and bring them back to your safe compound. The freedom and security are yours when you pilot this craft.

Cruise the Skies in Safety and Comfort

It’s pretty plain to see: if your TEOTWAWKI retreat is inland, you’ll want access to the sky. Training for skycraft is readily available, and in as little as four weeks you can be ready to pilot yourself into the clouds and away from the dangers of overland travel. You’ll thank yourself later, when you’re soaring above the unusable roads on the way to your destination.