The ultra-wealthy aren’t running to Costco stores and or other big-box retailers to load up on supplies. They’re hopping on private jets to disaster bunkers while the fast-spreading virus consumes the world.
These folks are also ordering $5,000 emergency go-bags that come with virus-fighting related products that will increase their survival probabilities.
Bloomberg notes that purchasers of the emergency go-bag can expect to find a “virus-eliminating” personal air purifier, Garmin satellite messenger, night vision goggles, portable solar panel kit, Datrex food rationings, and N-95 masks.
Ryan Kuhlman, the co-founder of Preppi, maker of high-end disaster kits, said as the virus spreads, the emergency go-bags are flying off the shelves:
“Our warehouse shelves are almost wiped out,” said Kuhlman. “Having the right tools and supplies can provide incredible relief to anxieties.”
He said sales jumped 5,000% in February, indicating that demand is coming in so suddenly that he’s having difficulty replenishing inventory.