The show is of mixed interest to me. It seems Nat Geo went way out of their way to pick some of the most laughable Prepper loons in existence. A few can be taken seriously, but mostly it is comedy.
On top of that, Nat Geo seems to have gone way out of their way to pick the Preppers with the lamest reasons for prepping. A few are believably prepping for economic collapse, but the rest is pretty farfetched compared to the main reason I find people prepping: fear of a totalitarian takeover attempt by a Marxist-inspired Federal government. Not ONE Prepper on the show, as far as I know, has ever come within a country mile of uttering a single syllable along those lines, despite the history of the last 100 years, and the events rapidly unfolding before our eyes.
That is done to make their "experts," who come on at the end of the show and say that whatever they were prepping for is statistically never going to happen, that much more believable. The unwashed masses can then flip back to Dancing With The Stars with nothing to worry about.
>>It seems Nat Geo went way out of their way to pick some of the most laughable Prepper loons in existence.
I thought the entire purpose of the show was to make fun of people who might be taking prudent steps to handle a major earthquake, hurricane, economic troubles, etc.