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Posted on 03/27/2012 12:10:57 PM PDT by WPaCon
This just has to be a sign of the times. Record deficits and oil prices rising, and it could all get worse. So the National Geographic channel has begun airing a show named Doomsday Preppers, where viewers can watch end-of-the-world types prepare for doomsday.
Each episode highlights several people and their preparations for the end of the world, or, as they often put it, "when the stuff hits the fan." If you are a "doomsday prepper," the show has some pretty useful information, and if not, the show is still pretty entertaining.
Some of the calamities predicted by the preppers seem pretty far-fetched, like a shift in the earth's axis or an earthquake that divides the country's supply lines in half. But some of the calamities predicted are worth getting nervous about, like hyperinflation or a failure of the world financial system.
The preppers store or grow food, store water, generate their electricity, and prepare to defend themselves with handguns and homemade explosives. At the end of each segment, "experts" grade each prepper's plans.
Some of the prepper plans are pretty impressive. One episode involved an Arizona family who keeps a pool/greenhouse, with chicken above fertilizing a pool that contains quickly regenerating fish. A byproduct, duckweed, purifies the water and generates fertilizer for the vegetable gardens.
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Looks like just another facet of the mainstream media’s “Gee aren’t those Mormons weird?” attack on Romney.
The AZ family’s use of the pool is probably one of the most creative ones. If you have to have a hobby, this one sounds like the most fun.
I would say the show is of little assistance to most doomsday preppers as it acutaly has little new material. Rawles book “Patriots” is fairly common in the prepper community along with a number of more trustworth survival guides. In fact, I would venture that most preppers could review the show and tell them what they are doing wrong.
“family who keeps a pool/greenhouse, with chicken above fertilizing a pool that contains quickly regenerating fish. A byproduct, duckweed, purifies the water and generates fertilizer for the vegetable gardens”
Hey, why didn’t I think of that! I’m gonna watch that episode!
This is the left making these folks out to be kooks, by citing their SHTF scenarios.
Finally, one family sounded sane and then proclaimed they didn’t find the need for weapons to defend their little well stocked farm......
Most of these folks are so overweight they have more to worry about death due to poor health, than anything else.
A general infrastructure collapse in this country will see 50% of Americans dead in 6 months. The first months near central cities will be horrific after food runs out as hungry looters will fan out to the surburbs.
Sounds like these folks think that Obamanomics is well on its way to successfully destroying America as we have known it. Hey, that is Obama’s plan isn’t it?
If you’re not prepared, you’re dead already.
Anyone who lives near the coast in a hurrican area can attest to the fact that grocery store shelves will be empty within a day.
People would start dying in mass within a week.
If people think that such a scenario is likely (not necessarily saying it isn’t), why don’t they just move to, say, Australia?
Coming, sooner than most think, and the only candidate that even mentions the problem is anathema on this board.
A woman who co-hosts a morning show on a local talk-radio station recently discovered this TV show.
As I recall, her comment was “Where have these guys been all my life?”.
Maybe I’ll have to look it up on Youtube.
Folks need to realize that NatGeo has long been a major ‘house-organ’ of the oligarchy.
Check out their Board of the Directors over the years . . . they are a veritable Who’s Who among the globalists.
Certainly their seductive seeding of globalist values through the journal has been quite faithful to that dark collection of ‘stuff’ from hell.
Nevertheless, I still enjoy the nature programs etc.
I bought a bunch of mid-to-late 1970’s gun magazines a while back and there was a column in them by a “prepper” way back then. In reading them, not much has changed in the past 30-35 years.
I’ve been preparing for over a year now, out here in farm country. What won’t be used in an real emergency, can be used/re-used in otherwise *normal* times, if TSHTF doesn’t come.
This is why I started to watch. I no longer do. I found nothing useful in any episode. And I am not entertained by lunatic fringe idiots who spend $300,000 to protect themselves against solar flares.
It was neat but all I could think was that it was pretty stinky.
When the government is (quietly)buying up enough long term storage food to affect the market that tells you something too.
No guns allowed.
There is another show about bunkers and a bunker builder. Those are good too. As for the preppers show; some of them are doing what they can, others are clueless. The hippies they put one were doing good right up until the point they professed their trust in the goodness of their fellow man. The looniest was the girl in Houston who has a good size stash of stuff in her apartment, but her bugout plan involves walking out of Houston to the south.
Give it a rest.
Mormons are no longer any more of a target than African-Americans are...and have a whole lot less to justify any kind of inferiority complex.
But having lots of tilapia at your disposal? And knowing that it wasn’t raised in some third-world, contaminated, disease-infested fish farm? Gimme stinky any day :) !
Forget about the food shortages, just wait until they can’t get cell phone service!!!!!!!!!!!
Probably a good time to build a tornado shelter though. Even if stuff don’t hit the fan it’ll still make your family feel just a bit safer and secure. Good ole dad!
Oh boy. That's when the SHTF. Hordes of 18-25 year old females running around screaming incoherently as they wave their "Smart" phones in the air looking for service. No thanks.
Unlike the 'Doomsday Preppers' show every one in our group is concerned almost exclusively with economic collapse.
Cell phone, schmell phone.
There’s always Skype.
I’m stockpiling credit on my Starbucks app!
I can almost cast a line into a river from where I’m typing. All the fish I want and no stink from their walled in hot Arizona backyard. But you do what you need to do, I guess.
Did you come over on the Mayflower with JimRob?
It depends on the specific scenario, but it if the sh*t were to hit the fan in America but not Australia, you would most likely be safer in Australia, even without a gun.
We already have a very secure underground shelter/survival area, here on the farm. On the 2-3 occasions we’ve had to go there, the tornadoes missed the compound by 1+ miles, so we were fortunate.
Great minds... That’s *exactly* how I look at it, and *exactly* what I’ve done and why.
Ah, a river. I think my closest river is eight miles. I wish I knew how to fish.
I like the show. There was one guy that had a sign on the hidden door to his preps that said something like “I am a bitter gun owner clinging to my religion”.
Several of the shows have featured preppers who have made statements like “The world has changed a lot in the last three years.” Never any mention of 0bysmal himself, but you can read between the lines.
Of course, there’s some real loons, too. The hippy guy who bought an old missile silo is a real laugh. His wife thinks we should all reconsider what America is really about. LOL. She’s a definite 0bummer disciple (prepping nonetheless). LOL.
There’s another program called Doomsday Bunkers, too.
IMO- anyone that would display to the world what their preparations are is plain stupid. If SHTF does become reality, everyone in their neighborhood will come by with their hands out, unless government goons don't appropriate everything "for the common good" beforehand.
I've noticed the same thing - they are starting to characterize economic collapse as being more imaginable.
Pandemic is certainly a possibility, and with modern transportation and population densities the outcome could be biblical in nature. There's a 9-part series available on YouTube entitled "After Armageddon" that does a good job of portraying this (I bet you've already seen it).
Mel Tappan, 1933-1980
Vacuum pack for ammo and all sorts of other stuff. Nice pull on the archived gun mags. The 9mm vs. .45 debate was raging back then.
I’m trying to build one myself right now. 10x12, 3 ft. of dirt on top, 8 inches of concrete and rebar. Kind of a dual purpose. Two big bulls eyes in this area, and super cells overhead for the last two years.
This is what Dad & I built, but 2x as large, several years ago (scroll down), and nicely furnished/well-stocked:
“Two big bulls eyes in this area, and super cells overhead for the last two years.”
A couple of big ones just missed our 200ac farm by 1+ miles, so I know the damage it can wreak, as evidenced by the rescue/recovery ops we did.
Take care and be safe, c...
Wherever you ventilation shaft is is a weak link. How many days of water can you store?
What about them walkers?