Looks like there's a list of Survivalist Groups
, mostly in Canada and the U.S, but there's
even one listed for Australia.
Doesn't look there's a group for the DFW area of Texas... Maybe it's because the area is anticipated to become slag in the event of a nuclear
attack, but there's a lot of Situation X's that don't involve nukes.
I haven't really read anything that made the guy sound kooky. He gives pretty valid reasons for each decision. Like the bunking men and women and
children seperately thing. He's got to protect the maximum number of people, and they'll need to sleep, change, etc, in shifts. There's not really
room for man and wife to be sharing a private bus of their own, and I don't think a bunch of women would be happy with some lady's husband sitting
around watching them change, and vice versa. Like the guy said, the place is a life boat, not a luxury liner.
Though I'm curious as to what the duties of everyone would be that require 16 hours a day. Still, work is the easiest way to keep people from getting
restless. As long as they feel like they're doing something important, versus the sort of drop in morale and discipline that would accompany a
"sleep all day, sit around and play poker" existance.
As far as the aesthetics, all I can say is some people can complain about anything.
"Well sure, it's safe, solid, plenty of fresh water, food, heat, A/C, with working toilet facilities, a pharmacy, dental and surgical area and a
library and computer room, and stuff, but look how ugly it is!"
It's a helluva lot better than the shelter I had planned.