Bunkers or Bonkers

Published April 24, 2012 by The Creative Outpost
American family watching TV (cropped)

American family watching TV (cropped) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been watching documentaries highlighting survivalist that are determined to be alive when no-one else will be.  I must confess, I find this slightly puzzling.  I appreciate their spirit and it has been bred into us the “fight or flight” syndrome, but what are they going to be fighting for?

Just picture, you and your family, which could consist of you, a dog or cat, and the town sirens start going off.  You turn on the T.V. and you find out that you have only hours to prepare for a mega volcano, earthquakes, tsunamis, solar flares, etc.  You get the idea.  Depending on where you are stationed on earth highlights your certainly terrifying scenario.

I would assume most of us in here in rural Missouri would find all of our loved ones, and maybe hunker down in a basement, but I believe a lot of us would probably try to make the best of the last few hours just by being together.  It would also cross our mind as to why we didn’t spend the $80,000 or better on our own little bunker that would be supplied with food and ammo; however, what is the outcome at the end?

Everyone and everything that existed for you is gone.  I have heard it said that there are worse things in life besides death, and I would say that is probably one of them.  I do keep in mind these survivalist planning has become their whole world.  They eat and breath that stuff and it’s probably enjoying to them.  I would think that it would be hard to never really be able to plan a future and dreading what would happen.

When I was watching tv that night it was actually pretty depressing.  I can see how some of those scenarios made sense, but if I sat everyday and pondered that tragic end, then I wouldn’t be living at all.  I can see how mind consuming it could be, if a person let it.

I give kudos to the people who are now building the bunkers.  They have the best of both worlds.  They enjoy their doomsday fodder and can now make a buck off of it, which they will need, “WHEN THE WORLD DOESN’T END”     Just Sayin…..

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2 comments on “Bunkers or Bonkers

  • Yeah, people who setup those bunkers for themselves are a bunch of nutters.

    I remember reading a story in the paper about a couple who were doing just that over here in the UK. It had a picture of there food stocks; included in the pile of food were things like rice and pasta.

    Rice and pasta. WHY ARE YOU GOING TO WASTE PRECIOUS WATER BOILING RICE AND PASTA WHEN STUCK IN YOUR UNDERGROUND BUNKER?

    Loonies.

    Oh, and thanks for linking me to the definition of what a TV is. I have never heard of such a device before, are they any good? Can I use one when in the shower?

  • I have a friend whose mom is a lot like this, though she stockpiles thousands of pounds of canned goods for the Apocalypse, not just any old disaster. Which is odd, considering she also assumes she’ll be going to Heaven right away with the other believers, so why need all the food in the first place…?

    The ironic part is that for most natural disasters, those people are going to need to leave their homes anyway. All that work will be wasted because who can carry 100 lbs of canned beans on their person when they have to evacuate their home? Yes, they’re prepared for the End of the World. But not for a house fire, not for a hurricane or tsunami, not for any disaster that requires evacuation for any length of time.

    Make a three-day kit, keep enough food and water in your house for three weeks, and pay attention to the news. That’s all there is to it. Chances are if there’s a big disaster near you, the Red Cross will have shelters open within 24 or 48 hours.

    Peeps be crazy, man.

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