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Campbell Island

Places for human survival—Lifehavens—would probably be most successful if they were located far away from any place that is easily accessed by people. After a true humanity wide disaster which threatened the lives of everyone there would be many people who would try to flee to easily accessible Lifehavens, and attempt to enter them—by force if necessary. If these caves were located where terrified people could easily access them by merely walking, or driving, or flying, or boating to them they would certainly do so, and overwhelm the few people who were already living there. Therefore it seems most reasonable to put these Lifehavens in the most remote places possible. These places would require efforts and expenses to get there, and that would be impossible during a sudden crisis. This isn’t being cruel to these people because they can prepare a personal Lifehaven if they choose to do so now. If the Lifehavens are located in very difficult to access remote places then fleeing survivors would find it more desirable to retreat to more easily accessible places such as mines and caves nearer to their homes. Since the preexisting Lifehavens will be occupied by people, selected by vote, from everywhere in the world the locations will be well known to everyone, and so might become, during a disaster, the destination of many people hoping to survive. Therefore it is important to make them as difficult to reach as possible while at the same time be reasonably easy to construct, and maintain. As discussed before, the best places are in the Southern Hemisphere, because that is where, after a major war, the radioactive fallout would be the lightest. It is probably best to be on a very desolate Southern Ocean island or even Antarctica. Here is a list of some possible sites to place Lifehavens:

(Click the check mark to see the Lifehaven post, click the name to visit a Wikipedia article and to visit these locations in 3D copy and paste the coordinates into Google Earth, at the bottom “Filed under:” click the word Lifehaven and EarthArk for more links. Also, search the internet for current articles.)

  1. The Green Zone map of survival from ~ 40°S ~ 64°S
  2. The List of Lifehavens from ~ 40°S ~ 64°S
  3. Bouvet Island -54.42 3.372 — 49 km² ~0 people
  4. ___ Marion Island -46.908 37.595 Prince Edward — 290 km² ~10
  5. ___ Crozet Islands -46.105 50.236 — 352 km² ~0
  6. ___ Alfred Faure -46.432 51.858 — 150 km² ~20-100
  7. ___ Crozet-Ile de l-Est -46.400 52.220 — 352 km² ~0
  8. ___ Kerguelen Island -49.553 69.821 — 7,215 km² ~70
  9. ___ Heard Island -53.017 73.497 — 368km² ~0
  10. ___ Maatsuyker Island -43.651 146.277 — 3km² ~0
  11. ___ Macquarie Island -54.638 158.860 — 128 km² ~40
  12. Adams-Auckland Islands -50.750 166.104 — 510 km² ~0
  13. Campbell Island -52.540, 169.145 — 115 km² ~0
  14. – Antipodes Islands -49.686 178.774 — 60 km² ~0
  15. Pitt – Chatham Islands -44.295 -176.235 — 62 km² ~45
  16. ___ Balleny Islands -66.81 163.23 — 781 km² ~0
  17. ___ Peter I Island -68.846 -90.594 243 — km² ~0
  18. ___ Palmer Peninsula-Islands Antarctica, -64.774 -64.052 ~300
  19. ___ Marambio Air Base -64.241 -56.625 — ~90
  20. ___ South Orkney Islands -60.656 -45.660 — 620 km² ~0
  21. South Georgia Islands -54.160 -36.712 — 3,528 km² ~20
  22. ___ South Sandwich Islands -57.090 -26.734 — 310 km² ~0
  23. Gough Island -40.350 -9.880 —91 km² ~10
  24. South Pole Station -99.999 180 —3 km² ~90-300
  25. ___ List of Antarctic Islands south of 60°S

This is a list of probable places for Lifehavens. Most of these look quite formidable as places to get to, or live, but because of their remoteness they are more secure and, because of their inhospitableness they are not heavily populated. For these reasons and being in the radiation-lighter Southern hemisphere these places become possible candidates for a Lifehaven community. The Lifehavens would require quite a lot of outside financial support to build and maintain, but eventually they might find economic reasons for existence, such as storage of essential information. Some of these locations have potential wind resources which could be used for generating electricity.

A quick and, easy Lifehaven to set up would be to sail a retired cruise ship into the Campbell Island bay (pictured above). This remote location could be stockpiled with necessities for a thousand people buried in a mine on the island, and totally locked up. After Doomsday began a cruise ship could be sailed to this southerly location at the last moment before the fallout reached it. This is a cheap, and not very effective way to populate a LifeHaven but, it is better than nothing. Even, cheaper is for all ships on the high seas to sail south as fast as possible when the conflict begins.

There is a possibility of making one of these Lifehavens into a commercial site which functions as a spa destination in and of itself. This would make it into a potentially economically viable venture. Or perhaps it could be made into a commercial enterprise as an after collapse survival, bomb shelter like site, where you payed up front for the privilege for going there upon demand. Or, perhaps a somewhat morbid possibility, it is owned by people who sell their privilege to others via the Ebay auction on a minute by minute basis. This would be an exciting bidding venue during some crisis like the Cuba Missile crisis of 1962. This scenario is for the commercial Lifehaven not the basic one which is set up, and run on a more equitable humanity wide basis which is intended to save humanity, not rich people. But if rich people are willing to support such a venture then it makes sense for them to do it.