Each Vivos shelter contains full-size kitchens stocked with an abundant supply of foods and beverages, each selected for their nutrition, variety, taste, healthiness, energy and ease of preparation as well-balanced meals with all food groups and 2,500 calories per day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Each Vivos complex incorporates a deep underground water source capable of supplying a minimum of 20 gallons of water per minute. This water is stored in large underground storage tanks until needed for use. On demand, water is pumped into the shelter, filtered through extensive ionization and filtration systems to remove all toxins, bacteria, chemicals and contamination, and then stored in pressurized tanks for distribution throughout the facility.
The Vivos complex incorporates extensive nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) air filtration systems that pre-filter all air before it enters the shelter. This system includes HEPA filters to remove all physical particles down to the 0.03-micron level, an activated carbon filtration system to remove radiation particles, a TEDA carbon system to remove chemical agents and an ultraviolet system to further kill biological agents.
Vivos stores a large supply of materials and equipment for use during any shelter habitation and for what may be expected after returning to the surface. This includes a wide variety of spare parts, safes, off-road vehicles, non-hybrid seeds, farming tools, hunting and fishing equipment, and more.
Every inhabitant is provided clothing, bedding, toiletries and basic personal medical supplies.
All human waste is pumped out of the facility to underground septic systems with overflow provisions as needed. Dry waste from packaging is compressed and stored within the shelter.
Each Vivos complex is outfitted with a state-of-the-art power generation system and an abundant fuel supply to operate all equipment on a 24/7 basis for up to one year.
Each Vivos shelter includes an urgent medical and dental facility with a range of triage and basic capabilities. They are well stocked with general medical supplies and equipment.
Each Vivos facility incorporates state-of-the-art, remote-controlled surveillance equipment, cameras, sensors and biometric access controls operable from within each facility and from distant central surveillance centers.
The common areas contain books, educational and entertainment materials, gym equipment, tools, radios, computers, televisions and much more—plenty of entertainment to ward off bouts of subterranean cabin fever.
Anyone who has trained in the art of preparedness can tell you that the difference between enduring a survival scenario with the absolute bare-bones essentials versus enjoying even just a few minor creature comforts can be the difference between merely surviving the trial as opposed to comfortably living through the event. This variable of comfort extends to all aspects of one’s preparedness plan, not the least of which includes survival shelters.
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Oftentimes, images of low ceilings, drab grey walls, garish fluorescent lighting and crates of barely edible canned rations stacked next to steel-welded folding bunks are conjured when envisioning a typical survival shelter or “doomsday bunker.” In a way, perhaps subconsciously, it might seem fitting to just accept the prospect of rather grim surroundings in a survival situation. After all, it beats the alternative of no shelter at all, right? But if you’re planning to endure tough times and seeking refuge may be required, given the option and opportunity, wouldn’t you rather stick it out in as much comfort and style as possible?
That seems to be precisely what Robert Vicino, one self-made entrepreneur, reasoned when investing millions of his own dollars into the development of a massive state-of-the-art luxury underground shelter network—The Vivos Project—that is now poised to span the globe.
Each Vivos community shelter is completely outfitted for its members to survive for a minimum of one year autonomously. Here’s what goes into making a Vivos community shelter “survivor ready.”
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