The least expensive is a 7 meter rigid hulled inflatable boat

These families have elaborate escape plans if terror hits NYC

Some anxious parents of college bound teenagers shell out for Mace and key chain flashlights to keep their kids safe. And then there’s the two New Jersey families who split a $7,500 monthly bill to have an aluminum boat on standby to whisk their children both enrolled at Fordham University across the Hudson River in the event of an NYC terrorist attack.

“They don’t want them to be trapped,” said Plan B Marine co founder Chris Dowhie, who owns more than 10 boats docked in Brooklyn and Manhattan that he rents to nervous New Yorkers for emergencies.

“People got a taste of what could happen when the [bomb] went off in Canada Goose Online Chelsea canada goose jacket outlet in September. That could have been bigger.”It seems that the new status symbol in NYC is safety. City dwellers are splashing out serious dough for everything from five figure air infiltration systems Canada Goose Parka to swanky survivalist kits. Luxe retailer Moda Operandi has jumped on the bandwagon, hawking a $4,995, monogrammed “go bag,” with essentials such as night vision scopes, a GPS satellite communicator and a caviar serving canada goose outlet reviews set and Mast Brothers chocolate.

Dr. Irwin Redlener, the director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, warned that US citizens are “far less prepared than we might have expected 16 years after 9/11.”

But New York preppers aren’t your run of the mill doomsayers. Tom Gaffney, CEO of Gaffco Ballistics, a safety design firm in NYC, said he’s seen requests for dirty bomb protection double in 2016.

Chris Dowhie

“If I did 30 town houses canada goose outlet store in Manhattan last year, 25 of them got infiltration units,” said Gaffney, who says the systems cost between $20,000 and $30,000 and are typically canada goose outlet parka incorporated into the safe rooms of his A list clients, including Fortune 500 CEOs, hedge funders and music industry honchos.

For some, an air purified bunker isn’t enough. It’s more about escaping New York.

Dowhie launched Plan B Marine this past summer canada goose outlet to ensure locals could flee the island in the event of a terrorist attack that shuts down trains and bridges, or if there were another Hurricane Sandy situation.

“My customers are people who know if the grid goes down or the power goes out, Internet service goes canada goose black friday sale down, phones go out, canada goose outlet black friday there’s chaos and they need canada goose outlet new york city to keep their business running. And there are families for whom it’s for safety reasons,” said Dowhie.

For some, an air purified bunker isn’t enough. It’s more about escaping New York.

His canada goose clearance sale boats run between $4,500 to $7,500 uk canada goose per month and are leased to single groups canada goose outlet uk (so no strangers will be part of your escape plan). The least expensive is a 7 meter rigid hulled inflatable boat, an ex Navy vessel, that holds 18. On the high end, there’s an all aluminum, 25 foot Coast Guard boat with canada goose outlet a heated cabin that carries 10.

“It’s always ready for you,” said Dowhie. “You just punch in your code on the boat.”

Dowhie provides operational training for clients up to three times a year. And while they can use the boats up to six times a year if there is, for example, a major city disruption such as a four hour subway delay, “you can’t go water skiing on the weekend,” Dowhie said. “It’s not designed for that.”

In a true emergency, customers are on their own. “This is cheap Canada Goose a boat that you actually have to canada goose outlet uk sale drive,” said Dowhie, who maintains the boats year round and keeps them gassed up. “You need to be self sufficient.”

Dowhie said, while some of his customers have safe havens set up in New goose outlet canada Jersey a locale he recommends over something more far flung like, say, the Hamptons many are planning to wing it once they cross the Hudson. If asked, Dowhie will have a vehicle parked for you in Jersey in advance of your arrival.

High end emergency kits created by Preppi.

For those not ready to make the full prepper leap, Preppi, the company behind the nearly $5,000 survival kit, has you covered.

Their $375, 72 hour emergency survival kit complete with solar and hand crank power supplies and Malin+Goetz beauty products is a favorite among celebs such as Steven Spielberg cheap canada goose and “Modern Family” star Julie Bowen, who gifted the bags to her show’s crew for the holidays.

One 30 year old portfolio manager at a Manhattan hedge fund has spent more canada goose coats than $1,000 to create his own survival bag, complete with $500 worth of gold nuggets.”I have a water purification kit, I have three tents and eight sleeping bags made out of the tinfoil they give to warm up marathon runners. If there’s a nuclear disaster, I have iodine pills,” said the Ivy League grad, who lives on Columbus canada goose factory outlet Circle.

Chris Dowhie

“I have hunting gear fishing poles and knives,” he continued. “I would get a firearm if it weren’t so hard to in New York City. I have two gas masks, but they have an oxygen system so you can breathe. I went on Amazon and bought these ultra high calorie meal in a day bars,” canada goose added the hedge funder, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of being ridiculed.

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