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Anybody watching Doomsday Preppers (Season discussion)

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I just came across this series on NatGeo and am addicted! Is anybody else watching?

Some of these people are absolutely batsh*t crazy, lol!

Here is a link to the show: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/doomsday-preppers/
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I've been watching. This was originally a one-off special a few months back. Did you see the one with the people that refused to use guns? Their solution to being approached by a mass of gun toting thugs was to invite them to dinner and show them how good it was there if they decided to stay and be a part of 'the family'. The one guy said if they tried anything after that, he would stab them or poison them. Yea, good luck with that. Come the apocalypse, your dinner invite will be accepted and for dessert, your family will be served a healthy side of lead pudding.
Bats**t crazy doesn't even begin to describe some of them. What's sad is that some of them, like the family in Texas worried about the poles shifting, are more like a cult as they draw in kids and other members of the family.
This show is no different than Hoarders. Once you see a few episodes it is the same thing rinse/repeat. They all have some OCD causing them to stock pile whatever. Sad.
Bats**t crazy doesn't even begin to describe some of them. What's sad is that some of them, like the family in Texas worried about the poles shifting, are more like a cult as they draw in kids and other members of the family.
Yeah, that one was really crazy. Talk about picking a random catastrophe to worry about....At least some of the other ones are plausible.
This show is no different than Hoarders. Once you see a few episodes it is the same thing rinse/repeat. They all have some OCD causing them to stock pile whatever. Sad.
It's not just stockpiling crap though. The one family built their home in a castle like formation out of 9 40ft shipping containers. They had farm animals in the courtyard and used the waste from the animals to create fuel. A family from the first special turned their in ground pool into a self contained ecosystem that provided chickens/eggs, fish, and vegetables.
...A family from the first special turned their in ground pool into a self contained ecosystem that provided chickens/eggs, fish, and vegetables.
that pool was pretty impressive in that it seemed to be a "closed loop" that sustained itself, but security would be there biggest downfall.

My main problem with most of these plans are that it assumes that you/the family can all make their way safely home. Living in a big city and having husband and wife and kids all at different places, would make that very hard.
I think the problem with this show is that the "sane survivalists" aren't going to want ANY publicity. You want no one to have any idea where you have hidden all your goodies to survive the apocalypse. So that fact that you are even on such a show indicates that you are NOT a good survivalist.

To truly survive, you would want many acres in a very remote area that is very hard to get to or find at all.

But as you all say, they are simply crazy people. And we are watching them...
I don't watch but I'm willing to bet that probably none of these people voted for Obama.
I don't watch but I'm willing to bet that probably none of these people voted for Obama.
you'd be surprised. A good number of them involve no weapons/guns.
No there are liberal and conservative survivalists. Some may be doing it for "living off of the grid" reasons which can be connected to environmentalism.
Anybody watch the truck driver one? I really didn't understand their thinking:

Why would you hold on to the trailer if something happened? It just makes you a bigger target. Heck, they don't even own the contents so why try and protect it?
Man after watching The Walking Dead and currently reading World War Z. I want to find the closest one of these people to me and make friends! :D
pmyers said:
Anybody watch the truck driver one? I really didn't understand their thinking:

Why would you hold on to the trailer if something happened? It just makes you a bigger target. Heck, they don't even own the contents so why try and protect it?
If the worst does happen, depending on what the cargo is they could use it to barter for fuel, which was noted as major weakness in their plan.
I just watched the most recent one with a girl named Becky, I think. She believes in the next year or so that the gov't will issue martial law and take over everything. She seemed like such an idiot. She apparantly thinks she is Rambo and she can take on the US Army with a stun gun and sniper rifle. Nothing she said made sense. Roads and highways shut down but there would be people without going after those with. How are they going to get there if the military is roaming the streets? The gov't would cut off the water supply except for the rich. Why? It scares me that there are people this stupid.
I have heard gun owners of the extreme political kind talk about this kind of thing and I guess they could be insurgents in the hills. Where I live it would be extremely hard to live off the land because we get less than five inches of rainfall a year and the water has to b obtained through deep wells. So you are better off staying at your job and doing quiet anti-government things (hacking comes to mind but for the less technologically inclined, samzidat type activities come to mind). Have they watched shows about the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan? Have any of these people read Sun Tzu or Mao tse Tung on asymetrical warfare? You must go like a fish through water swimming through the masses of people. In other words, when the government goes sour you infiltrate your own society and country. (and these chuckle heads would never try to learn anything from a damn commie)
For some reason it upsets me when I see them "brainwash" their kids into this lifestyle.
Maybe they won't feel brainwashed when they truly have to use the skills they were taught.
Brainwash? Don't all families "brainwash" their children into their lifestyle? My father was federal civil service, then after he died, my mother went back to federal civil service. I am now retiered federal civil service and my sister retired from county civil service. Other families produce small business owners, or skilled craftsmen, or slackers or whatever. We are all influenced by our families.
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