|Will You Survive In A Backyard Shelter?|
Many people ask us about having a personal shelter installed on their own property thinking that is better to have a basic shelter close to home, than a Vivos shelter miles away. There are many points to address when considering such a purchase. If you are considering a backyard shelter proceed with caution as most prefab and small family shelters will NOT survive the massive forces and threats that every Vivos shelter is built for. Worse yet, how will you defend it and keep your neighbors out.
Ask yourself the following questions before you invest in a
If you are not already at home when a
catastrophic situation strikes, a backyard shelter is useless. The
proverbial ‘20 minutes nuclear notice’ only works if you are home,
awake, listening to either your television or radio, and the government
has published an alert. Even the
government knows that to survive with just a few minutes’ notice, you
need to already be in the shelter. With such little time, getting to
your shelter, locking it down and activating the systems is unlikely.
You never know exactly where you will be when disaster strikes…at work,
shopping, traveling, in traffic, at school, or even sleeping. The
chances of being home, catching the alert broadcast, and getting to your
shelter are very, very remote. Vivos is not for 20 minutes notice, but
rather for a 1-day, week, or even months of advance notice that will
allow you the time to travel to your Vivos shelter. Most events do
provide some notice, even nuclear war as the rhetoric increases between
nations, or worse yet, a nuclear device is exploded somewhere in the
world. That is when it is time to head to your
The answer is: NO. It is
nearly impossible to keep the purchase, permitting, construction, and
any camouflage a secret. Word always leaks out and someone will know.
When the time comes, you will need to fight off your ‘friends’,
neighbors and even relatives, all wanting access from a pending
catastrophe, or worse yet, trying to break in after you’ve sealed the
door. The location of every Vivos shelter is extremely secure and
confidential, and known ONLY to fellow Co-Owners. However, while Vivos
does not promote the exact location of each shelter, it does anticipate
local awareness and crowd control. Every Vivos shelter is equipped with
high-security barriers, fencing, devices and a security team that is
ready, willing and very able to defend their complex. It will be
virtually impossible for anyone to infiltrate a Vivos shelter complex.
Unfortunately, a backyard home shelter does not include these security
measures that are absolutely necessary for the ongoing integrity and
success of any shelter.
There is strength in numbers, and you will
almost certainly be outnumbered by ‘outsiders.’ Following disaster,
urban areas will be overcome with anarchy. Even if you survive the
“event”, you will not be able to repel the desperate anarchists when
they come looking for what you have. A backyard bunker is easily
discovered, easily compromised and impossible to defend properly against
roving gangs of scavengers, including your neighbors next door.
Desperate people do desperate things. Approximately one-third of all
Vivos Members have Military and/or Law Enforcement backgrounds. Along
with several hundred other members in your Vivos community, the security
measures, forces and devices that a Vivos facility incorporates ensures
the defensible safety of yourself and your loved ones.
You cannot build a TRULY
“Secure Shelter” with appropriate NBC air filtration, power and water
purification systems for multiple people in your backyard for less than
the collective Vivos share price for each occupant. A typical backyard
NBC “bomb shelter” costs $300K to $500K installed, plus additional
expenses to fully equip it with food, fuel tanks and fuel, clothing,
furniture, bedding, medicine, communications devices, etc. Most of
backyard shelters are installed much less than 10-feet below the
surface, and will not survive the natural and manmade forces that each
Vivos facility is designed to withstand. Fiberglass and thin walled
steeled structures DO NOT withstand the massive blast waves. Vivos
hardened blast proof shelters do.
Underground survival takes extreme tolls on the human body, mind and spirit. You will not survive in something hardly bigger than a small shipping container, without space to move around, and a community of talented people with various backgrounds and expertise (physicians, laborers, artists, security, survivalists, etc.) to help you get through all of the physical and mental challenges. Being in a community of like-minded people with an abundance of supplies, amenities and ‘creature comforts’ is essential for your survival as well as your sanity. This type of diversified preparedness co-ownership shelter community, with ample space per person to exercise, move around, find privacy, and/or gather socially, is only currently available through Vivos.
• Are you going to reside in the same home forever?
If you ever move, and your
property is sold, you will not get any extra market value for a backyard
shelter. You cannot take it with you, and you will have lost your entire
‘investment’. This has been a common complaint we hear from Vivos
members. Some have even indicated that they built shelters at 3 or 4
consecutive homes and never recaptured any value when they sold their
home. Your Vivos shelter will always be available for you, even if you
move within the same regional area, and/or may be transferred (subject
to availability) to the closest Vivos shelter to your new home area.
With Vivos you never lose your investment and it will always have a
market value should you wish to later sell it.