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I think I may add these to my list of places to go hang out at when the SHTF. I’d have to do a thorough cleansing first,though. Remind me to pack a smudging stick in my bug-out bag.

All that space they have and not a single garden? Putting greens and lawns. Pfft. Guess she’s not going to be ready when the shit hits the fan.

I think this is….real. Maybe. The designer collective that created them, Sibling Nation, calls these The Walking Shelter. You just pull a tent….or parts of a tent?…out of these ugly ass shoes …and set up camp. 

It looks sooooo cozy.
I bet it’s a pain in the ass to tear down camp. You know how tents never fit back in the bag exactly right? Ugh, can you imagine?

Walking Shelter: Sneakers With A Built In Tent.



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This one looks so homey.

I heard this rumor that zombies can’t swim.  This might be the place to chill during a zombie apocalypse. Or any kind of apocalypse. The villa is  just off the coast of Honduras (yay, sun!) and  is situated abover an abundant natural reef (yay,fish!). Plenty of space,too…6 large rooms, each with a private bath & balcony.









Transportation: Enchanted Gypsy's Converted Schoolbus

Have I posted any Bug Out Buses here before? I don’t think I have.

The premise behind Bug Out Buses is that you have a vehicle that also provides your shelter & home.

Post-apo Application: You’re probably going to have to convert to alternative fuel (veggie) but obviously very practical to stay on the move while having everything you need.

Real World Application: It’s practical to have one in the event of a natural disaster enabling you to move your family out of harms way while still having comfort ,safety ,and essential living needs.

Or just because you want to live like gypsies, like the owner of this one, Enchanted Gypsy.

This converted bus  is awesome & looks nice & cozy.





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You’ve probably seen this meme…or one similar…featuring Papa John’s founder John Schantter’s estate. Most of the Internet looks at it and says, “Oh my god, what an asshole!”. I look at it and say, “Holy shit, that place would be awesome to head to when the shit hits the fan!”

Granted, we would need to create a sustainable power grid ….and if Mr Schnatter is among the survivors, we’d have to figure out what to do with him (do we let him pitch a tent by the lake? Maybe he can have his own room and earn his keep as resident pizza maker?) .  Those things aside, it’s a great property.

Property details: 40,000 square foot mega mansion has a multi-level,subterranean garage with 22 parking spaces and an indoor car wash. The subterranean feature could have some very handy uses and not just for fancy cars. Lots of green spaces to be converted to food production. That pond/lake feature could be stocked with fish.It’s located in Kentucky ,not a locale known for being cultured (as if that matters post-apo) but it could have it’s perks. Fairly moderate climate with adequate rainfall, not prone to earthquakes ,hurricanes and whatnot. Pretty ideal, if you ask me.



(click on images to see this display of awesome overindulgence)

If the post-apo world turns out to be a watery affair, here’s an idea: Live on a tugboat and grow your food on a greenhouse barge.


The hydroponic system on the Greenhouse Barge

The Science Barge is a prototype sustainable urban farm developed by NY Sun Works and acquired by Groundwork Hudson Valley in October, 2008 to be operated as an environmental education center.

The Science Barge greenhouse, floating on the Hudson River, grows an abundance of fresh produce including tomatoes, melons, greens, and lettuce with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero runoff. All of the energy needed to power the Barge is generated by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels while the hydroponic greenhouse is irrigated solely by collected  rainwater and purified river water, thus operating completely “off the grid.” It is the only fully functioning demonstration of renewable energy supporting sustainable food production in New York.

The Science Barge is 1,300 square feet of protected, season-extending growing space on the Science Barge can grow as much as an acre of land. This means having the ability to grow 35 tons of tomatoes in just 3% the space traditional farming requires.

Mother and daughter checking out the cukes. Photo via AIDG’s flickr