Rich Discover New Ways To Escape Societal Collapse

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Escape plans and bugout bags are the latest fad for wealthy New Yorkers. Some Wall Street types even are paying $7,500 a month for an evacuation service to get them out of town fast during an emergency.

“It’s a marine evacuation service based in New York City,” co-owner Chris Dowhie said of Plan B Marine. “A boat is the fastest possible way out of Manhattan. A lot of people don’t wait in line to get on a ferry. They don’t want to worry about walking off of Manhattan as people had to do in the past. They know that a boat is the fastest way off.”

Evacuation for the Rich

Dowhie’s company, The New York Post reported, has a number of Coast Guard surplus Defender boats stashed around Manhattan Island. Wealthy customers pay between $4,500 and $7,500 per month for access to the boats, which would take them away from the city during, say, a terrorist attack.

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The rich, though, would have to pilot the boats themselves.

“It’s a sealed hull, unsinkable, and it provides rollover protection,” Dowhie said of the boats. “As long as your doors are shut, if the boat rolls over, the boat will right itself. So it’s about the safest boat you can find right now.”

“We plan out your evacuation route,” Dowhie told the newspaper, “and we plan for every customer differently depending on your needs.”

Getting out of Manhattan in an emergency can be nearly impossible. If the subways stop running, the only way to get off is by boat or walking over one of the bridges. Cars clog the bridges.

Dowhie and his time will train the customers to sail the craft themselves.

Survival Bunkers on Park Avenue?

But escape boats are not the only precaution that hedge fund managers, investment bankers and executives are taking. At least 25 New Yorkers spent between $25,000 and $30,000 to install bunkers with air-filtration systems in their homes to protect them from dirty bombs, Tom Gaffney told The Post.

Gaffney is CEO of Gaffco Ballistics, a company that installs bunkers and air-filtration systems for wealthy New Yorkers. Business has boomed since a bombing last year in Manhattan.

Another company, called Preppi, is selling $5,000 72-hour monogrammed bugout bags to the rich. Customers include Steven Spielberg and Modern Family star Julie Bowen. The bag contains night-vision scopes and a GPS satellite communicator.

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Mini Kits Why Should You Have One Episode 111

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Mini Kits

Mini Kits


Mini Kits


Mini kits, Bug Out Altoids Tins, BOATS are the main topic of today’s show. Mike and I Talk about the philosophy on how we build our mini kits. Designing it to fit your personal needs is the way to go. Building a kit for the woods is different from a city. Some parts may work universally but others won’t.

I build my mini kits exactly the same as all my other kits. I use the Dave Canterburys 10 C’s Of Survival.

Ten C’s Of Survival

  1. Cutting
  2. Combustion (A way to make fire)
  3. Cover (Shelter)
  4. Container
  5. Cordage
  6. Candle (A source of Light)
  7. Cotton (Bandana usually)
  8. Compass
  9. Cargo Tape
  10. Canvas Needle

I focus on the first 5 before moving on. They are the most important. In a mini Kit you could actually put all 10’cs in. However you have to sacrifice quality. The Altoids tin itself makes a decent container. You can boil water in it. I like to include a separate way to collect water as well. A roll up water flask or even a condom to collect water.

We mostly talk about building your own kit. Most the mini kits on the market are either cheap junk or really expensive. The deluxe kit I was talking about with the Blast Match, Starflash and other quality gear is on Amazon for $160! It’s a fucking mini kit not a Bug Out Bag. Yes get the best gear you can but not dipped in gold.


We Dig into all that as well as our normal segments.






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How To Live Off-Grid In A Boat For Cheap

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The subject of off-grid living often conjures images of a two-story homestead, lush rolling hills, and a bountiful garden.

But that’s not the only path to living off the grid, and on this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio we talk to a couple who sold their possessions for an off-grid life on a boat, at sea. Ryan and Olivia Frank moved from Colorado to Florida several years ago to chase their dream of life on the ocean: eating fish for their meals, collecting rainwater to drink, and using solar power for electricity.

It’s a “minimal” lifestyle, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. And, believe it or not, their monthly expenses are far, far less than they were on land.

Ryan and Olivia cruise the Caribbean, witnessing first-hand the amazing natural sights that most of us only will see on a postcard.

Ryan and Olivia also tell us:

  • How they make money with laptop-based businesses from their boat.
  • What they store on their boat so as to survive days away from land.
  • How they stay connected with friends.
  • Why living on a boat is cheaper than living on land.
  • What they miss about “land life.”

Ryan closes by sharing with us a harrowing “storm story” that sounds like something straight out of a movie – only he and Olivia experienced it first-hand in the middle of gigantic waves. They also tell us how they stay out of the way of huge cargo ships, whose captains often don’t see small boats in the water. If you have a sense of adventure and love off-grid life, then this show is for you!