Texans digging underground for doomsday prep
A growing number of Texans are digging deep as more people prepare for doomsday.
With anxiety growing around the political environment to terrorism and climate change, survivalism is edging deeper into mainstream culture as the market expands for survival shelters.
Clyde Scott, owner of the Rising S Company -- one of the largest survival bunker manufacturers in the U.S. -- has found that preparing for the worst has created a new demand for the best.
And since the 2016 election, he says business has been booming.
"Whenever he was actually inaugurated the phone really just blew up," Scott told CBS in Austin.
Anxiety of existential threat, mass shootings and looming threats of climate have helped contribute to the sales surge.
"There's people who believe Trump is going to take us directly into war," Scott said.
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"Customers are all over the map. It isn't just Christian conservatives that buy bunkers anymore," said Scott. "I'm over a year backed up just to get out of this shop what I have right now to build."
Though the "prepper movement" has long been practice of a class of elites with million-dollar budgets, the marketplace has expanded to provide new buyers with small shelters nearing $40,000.
But Scott says the increase in demand for luxury bunkers has also remained consistent.
"They're really looking at the underground bunkers as a getaway," Scott said. "They have water filtration, air filtration, blast valves, but there's also the swimming pool, the hot tub, the pool tables, exercise rooms, foosball."
Still, Scott warns customers to keep quiet about this investment.
"It's so important to not tell people what you're doing, when you're doing it, how you're doing it or where it's going," he said.
Here's proof that the apocalypse doesn't have to be all gloom and doom if you're willing to break the bank a little.