Can you believe that December 21, 2012 is just days away? If not, we’ve rounded up five crazy things that people have been doing in preparation for the big day. They include survival pods to underground bomb silo homes. Continue reading to see them all.
5. Noah’s Ark
Lu Zhengha of Urumqi, China spent his entire life savings (1 million yuan – $160,500 USD) building an ark that’s capable of keeping him safe in case of a disastrous flood. It measures 21.2 meters long, 15.5 meters wide, 5.6 meters high and displaces about 140 tons of water.
4. $24,000 Z.E.R.O. Survival Kit
Here are just some of the items you’ll find in Z.E.R.O.: a Browning Zombie Apocalypse Knife 322870, SOG Tigershark Elite Tactical Knife, Black TiNi Blade TE02-N, GG&G Extreme Heavy Duty Swivel Bipod GGG-1245, Eotech Gear Scopecoat Cover for EoTech Zombie Stopper Red Dot Sight, and OPMOD PVS-14 Monocular Gen 3 PINNACLE Night Vision Scope 64 lp/mm GNVPVS14-OPMOD.
3. Atlas Survival Shelters
If December 21, 2012 involves any kind of surface disaster, there’s only one safe place to be, and that is underground. Each Atlas Survival Shelter costs $60,000, and it can comfortably house up to four people, complete with an electric flushing toilet.
2. Survival Pod
A farmer in China, Liu Qiyuan, constructed seven pods consisting of a fibreglass shell around a steel frame that can hold up to 14-persons. Inside these airtight spheres are oxygen tanks, seat belts, and the ability to float upright in water, complete with propulsion system.
1. Survival Condo
Larry Hall, a former software engineer, transformed an Atlas F missile silo built in the 1960s into living space that can house up to 70 people comfortably for many years. Unfortunately, you’ll have to shell out $2-million for the privilege.