The cost of preparing for doomsday
By Blake Ellis
March 13, 2012
The cost of preparing for doomsday isn’t cheap.
First you have to stock up on the appropriate gear, ammunition, food and shelter to survive a nuclear meltdown, asteroid, earthquake, solar flare or some other catastrophe. Then there’s acquiring the materials you’ll need to rebuild a community after the dust settles.
The bottom line: Some self-described “preppers” are plunking down hundreds of thousands of dollars.
So far, Patrick Geryl estimates he’s already spent more than $130,000 on his survival preparations.
Author of “How to Survive 2012” and eight other books about a catastrophe destined to occur this year, Geryl believes that a shift in the Earth’s poles is going to result in solar flares, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that will throw the world into a nuclear meltdown. The dreaded event will occur on December 21, when the Mayan calendar allegedly ends, he said.