10 Preps You Literally Can’t Afford

This list is an easily affordable game plan for the prepared billionaire. We’ve done all the work finding the creme de la creme, and all you have to do is make the purchases. The list has been compiled assuming you have all the prepping essentials and are looking for luxury options for when SHTF.

Buckle up for the best list of the best gear available to only the best preppers who happen to be rich.

1. Bulletproof Suit ($20,000)

Garrison Bespoke partnered with the suppliers for the US 19th Special Forces to develop a custom-made suit that is bulletproof. It is constructed with carbon nanotubes, one of the most expensive textiles in the world.

The nanotubes harden on impact due to their construction. This textile is 50% lighter than Kevlar and much more flexible. Check out the specs here and get one ordered: Garrison Bespoke Bulletproof Suit.

Alright, Richie Rich- now that you have your bulletproof suit, you need a survival castle as your bug-out location.

2. Survival Castle ($31,590,000)

Located in the beautiful Calabria, Italy this oceanside castle could provide you and some friends with a great location to bug out to. It’s priced at a cool €29.9 million.

Check it out here and be prepared to place your highest bid: The Castle of Roseto Capo Spulico.

It is quite literally a fortress on a cliff above the Ionian Sea meant to dominate the Gulf of Taranto, which it has been accomplishing since the tenth century.

With your sweet getaway in Italy, now you just need a way to get there.

3. Survival Yacht ($195,000,000)

Having your own 375 foot yacht could really help you get around, especially to your new Italian fortress castle.

This massive yacht should get you across the pond, or wherever you are starting from to your gorgeous retreat in Italy. There is plenty of room to stash preps, and you could even start a garden on one of the decks. Make sure to bring friends, as boats this big can be pretty hard to manage and you may need a crew.

Pelorus German Super Yacht

Of course, you still need to follow the ‘two is one, one is none’ rule- so you will need more than a boat to get to get to your castle getaway.

4. Helicopter ($1,400,000)

While it may not be the luxury you have grown accustomed to with your purchases above, this airframe is reliable. It has a large enough cargo capacity to transfer many of your yacht preps, but it is small enough to fit on the yacht. This ride will get you to your castle with ease (pilot not included).

Agusta AW119 Helicopter

Well, with a pilot not included it may be a good idea to learn to fly.

5. International Helicopter Pilot’s License ($60,000)

Set aside some time and pull out some pocket change to learn how to fly that beautiful baby you just bought. At Hawaii Pacific Aviation, you can actually pick between Hawaii or Alabama. I would prefer to steer my yacht down to Hawaii for the helicopter lessons. The $60K cost includes many of the incidentals and would make a great gift to a prepper friend if you would rather them take the course instead.

Helicopter Pilot’s License

Now that you can finally reach your BOL, let the fun begin with the upgrades.

6. Solar 15,000 Watt Complete Kit ($20,000)

When we first wrote this article back in 2016, the solar kits of this wattage were pretty high priced- but now it’s not so crazy. A 15,000W 60KWH kit for $20K is relatively normal, and what people power large houses with.

EcoWorthy 15,000 Watt Solar Kit

So, maybe you can afford this one. Our bad.

7. Explosion-Proof Camera ($24,000)

Security cameras are imperative for modern-day castles. If it’s anything like the movies, intruders are always dispatching our trusty security cameras by just shooting them. Good luck with that here. This camera claims to be not only bulletproof- but explosion-proof. It may not be spray paint proof, but you can’t expect it to be everything- even at that price tag!

Larson Explosion Proof Network Camera

What are we working so hard to protect? We need some food!

8. 1.7 Million Calorie Food Storage Kit ($11,000)

4,320 servings. 1,726,560 calories. 1,108 pounds. 30-year shelf life. These are some castle-worthy stats right here. The #10 cans ensure that they will hold up well over time as long as you keep them in a temperature-controlled environment. Legacy Food Storage has pretty good-tasting long-term storage food, we should know because we’ve tested them all and store Legacy ourselves.

Legacy Food Storage 4,320 Premium Serving Food Kit

This is the least far-fetched item on our list- this isn’t all that expensive to provide you and your family with indefinite food security.

While the long-term food storage is good, a steak would be great. How will we barter for some nice Kobe cuts?

9. Metric Ton of Silver ($800,000)

Your stocks, options, and bonds may not fare too well in a societal collapse, but we have you covered. Bullion has always been one of the preferred currencies for tough times. Stack 1,000 bars of silver so you can still tip the butler to your castle: 1,000 Silver Kilo Bars

Silver and gold are always hotly debated when it comes to preparedness, but really having both on hand is best. Here are the best of each:

Best Gold for Prepping and Survival Coins, Bars, Bullion
Best Silver for Prepping and Survival Coins, Bars, Bullion

10. Luxury Doomsday Bunker ($10,000,000)

Having second thoughts about filling a castle with acquaintances poorer than you are? Just reserve a spot in a luxury doomsday bunker. While not the most imaginative solution to a SHTF situation, it does protect you underground in style. You can pick different shelters based on how much you are willing to spend, but be sure to spring for the expensive models. This ensures you are sharing a shelter with other wealthy people and have nicer amenities during the apocalypse.

Alternatively, you could get more modest bunker accomodations starting at $35,000 per head:

Vivos Doomsday Bunkers

The Final Word

Sure, you may be able to buy a few items on the list, but can you really afford them? Will having all of those things really make us more prepared? Probably not.

Prepping can be as easy and affordable as you choose to make it, so don’t get suckered into the chase of expensive gadgets, gear, and lifestyles.

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Prepping Purchases You Literally Can't Afford

Rusty Collins

I am an engineer, Air Force veteran, emergency manager, husband, dad, and experienced prepper. I developed emergency and disaster plans around the globe and responded to many attacks and accidents as a HAZMAT technician. I have been exposed to deadly chemical agents, responded to biological incidents, and dealt with natural disasters. Check out my full story here: Rusty's Story

One thought on “10 Preps You Literally Can’t Afford

  • Have you ever noticed that you never see any MILLIONAIRES at one of trump’s political rallies?
    He say we should buy stuff made in the U.S. . BUT ALL OF HIS OWN CLOTHING LINE IS MADE OVERSEAS.


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