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Ultra-Wealthy Preppers Ponder Shock Collars to Keep SHTF Security Personnel In Line

• Organic Prepper - Daisy Luther

Should things completely go sideways, every prepper knows that violent chaos will ensue. Not only will folks do things they'd never ordinarily do in order to feed their families, but some people will give into their base instincts. There are a lot of people out there who are only restrained by the prospect of severe consequences if they were to do what they truly want to do.

All of this means that security post-SHTF is essential. Whether it's your small suburban homestead, your place in the country, or a billionaire bunker, any place people have hunkered down with supplies and resources to survive could be subject to attack. This is something Selco wrote about in-depth in his books, and it's really just a matter of when, not if, after a societal collapse that this kind of violence erupts.

Most of us have a plan to defend our homes and retreats. But what about those mysterious ultra-wealthy preppers who are putting plans into place? How do they intend to keep their elite properties safe?

Unsurprisingly, they don't think like the rest of us.

Douglas Rushkoff wrote a fascinating article for the UK Guardian in which he shares a meeting he had with five extremely rich tech and hedge fund investors. Rushkoff writes about the impact of digital technology on our lives and is often tapped to speak with investors regarding the future of technology. For the sake of this conversation, let's forget about the fact that Rushkoff is a self-proclaimed Marxist.

When he was invited to meet with "ultra-wealthy stakeholders" way out in the desert, his curiosity was piqued.

The conversation quickly veered away from technology and toward doom. They wondered about their bunkers, their locations, and the most likely end-of-the-world scenario to strike.

Then came the discussion surrounding security.

"How do I maintain authority over my security force after the event?"

This seems to be the point at which the paths of ordinary preppers and CEOs of brokerage houses diverge. Most of the folks I know plan to hunker down with a trusted community of close friends and family. The concept of maintaining authority has never really crossed my mind. (Is that just me?) When you're cooperating with a team, vs. hiring a team, I suppose the outlook is different.