Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

National geographic TV show Doomsday Preppers

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Mark W., Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    5,778
    Likes Received:
    4,970
  2. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    5,495
    NG and the History Channel as well as other MSM sources are usually not good sources on such subjects. Sad, because I once thought these sources of information were solid and unbiased. I'll take a peek tomorrow when it re-airs, but not hopeful. My guess is they chose extreme cases to profile in order to make all people who prepare seem a little silly. I may be wrong.

    IMO the planned and orchestrated economic collapse is a certainty and the majority do not wish to prepare on any level. That is simply because people believe only things that bring them comfort. Most of the American people fall into that category -- head in the sand, delusional, out of sight, out of mind types.
     
  3. olywa

    olywa oly Member

    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    2
    The urban preppers with the fish pond was interesting. I thought they would talk more about protecting what they have.
     
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    5,778
    Likes Received:
    4,970
    WOW Watch the Show before you slam it. I saw NO bias one way or the other. It basically just laid out what the people did to prepare and gave a very short rating by some expert and a few suggestions on how the family could improve their options.
     
  5. HBIII

    HBIII Wilsonville Active Member

    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    86
    I watched it a couple weeks ago. The families on the East Coast (I think it was the third family profiled) has a great setup. I would be open to joining a group like that locally if there was one available.
     
  6. Roxy2711

    Roxy2711 Vancouver, WA Member

    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    45
    I Lisa Bedford of TheSurvivalMom.com blog wes on there and apparently they edited quite a bit of what she originally said to make it seem that prepping is all that her family is about. The show isn't as bad as some of the ones I've seen, but it did make the families seem a little kookie.
    Just my 2 cents...
     
    lowly monk and (deleted member) like this.
  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    5,495
    I was pleasantly surprised. Made preppers out as logical and rational. Not bad. If solar flares or polar shifts don't get us in the next couples years the slow decent of the economy into oblivion will. There is simply no way to stop it at this point.

    Especially liked the first guy's attitude. He showed that you don't have to be negative, sad and gloomy to be a prepared individual. Prepping may be futile if things get really bad, for instance a pole shift. I don't think there is anything the common man can do to prep for that. Odds are more likely the 'disaster' to have to cope with will be closed bank doors, empty shelves, no tap water, no electricity, riots, gangs, etc. What real 'things' you have when SHTF is all you'll have for months. Either you are prepared or dead.
     
  8. MSneuropil

    MSneuropil Mt. Pilchuck area Washington New Member

    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    9
    I was raised in the "dust bowl" area of the country (Texas) by grandparents that lived thru the depression so I have always been something of a "prepper" simply because the event was so traumatic for my family that they always put up food for several years and always worried about another depression. But I was never too interested in actually researching the depression till a few years ago when I read a book called "The Worst Hard Time". I highly recommend preppers under the age of 50 to read it. I assume those of us over 50 learned from our grandparents about how the depression affected them...but most under that age have not experienced such hard times. Our government has not learned from it's past IMHO and we are doomed to repeat those hard times.

    What the book "The Worse Hard Time" taught me was that if Wall Street loses money on commodities (wheat, pork, corn etc) then that product will sit and rot for lack of transportation to the market and people will not get food where they need it. My family had a family farm and during the depression they had to kill and bury 40 hogs because there was no money for feed and no market or transportation to the market. People were starving all over the place in the cities...but they could only trade in their local rural area or give away so much pork locally before there was no other option but to kill and bury those 40 hogs. The government paid them to kill the hogs a dollar or so for each one. In the meantime there was huge piles of grain rotting beside the train tracks all over Texas because there was no money for transportation and no market for the grain.

    You have to know that times were tough to have livestock starve to death or killed for lack of feed. All because Wall Street lost money on commodities and there was no money for transportation. I worry less about magnetic pole shifting or climate change...and more about our dependence on cross country food distribution issues and our reliance on mass farming industries because if there is no money to be made....then those large farming concerns will not be shipping food if they can't make money on it...and we will do without food on the grocery shelves.
     
  9. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    5,495
    Well, in the first Great Depression the US was pretty much one giant farm and seven million people starved to death. This time the number will be much, much higher. We are in a worse position now in every way. Or another comparison that comes up is the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989-1990. They were much more able to cope than we are right now.

    No longer does America have a population of innovative hard workers ready to roll their sleeves up and face every challenge. Now we have a nation of lemmings ready to bend a knee to every lie and abuse while twittering away their lifes, literally.

    The banksters have all their ducks in a row and Americans are dumbed down, Pharm-drugged, non thinking zombies. I call it like I see it. In the 1880s, people were 10x more informed about reality than they are now. We think we are smarter now but we are not even close. It would take someone with a master's degree today to take a test given to a 13 year old back then.

    They hung the banksters from street poles because they knew they were the parasites trying to destroy the nation. Today, people are absolutely clueless as to why we have economic cycles in the first place. As the truck runs them over they won't get the license place, so to speak.

    Hats off to the families that were shown on this TV show for at least being awake enough to see the truck coming.
     
  10. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    5,495
    Just a taste:

    bca72409.jpg
     
  11. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,631
    Likes Received:
    918
    I just saw the preview for show, I hope it is better than the pilots were last fall, but the link shows its schedule.

    TV Schedule - National Geographic Channel

    After clicking on the link, click on the date block and go to 2/7/2012 looks like they two shows scheduled for the first night
     
  12. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,262
    Likes Received:
    3,076
    Apparently I have been living under a rock. So this show has already had a season? I JUST saw a preview for it a few minutes ago and thought it was something new - and then I found this thread.
     
  13. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    lots of us have been prepping long before prepping got to be such a hot topic. one of the first thing we thought about when we bought this place
    #1 will it flood? seems darned strange to me how many people will move into a flood plane
    #2 will the property slide, seems darned strange to me how many people will put their home in a slide area
    #3 if there is a wild fire will this property be involved
    #4 are there hurricanes/tornadoes? cant for the life of me figure out why people stay in those areas
    #5 how many escape routes are there?
    #6 are the neighbors reasonably trustworthy? luckily no crackheads. all homeowners
    #7 i guess we have been prepping for years without really even thinking about it