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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:41 PM

 

Doomsday Preppers - Nat Geo Channel

Watching this program with the sound off because my better half is sleeping and I must say these people seem absolutely bizarre to me.

Practice firefights, an under siege-like mentality.

Friggin weird people.

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Reply Doomsday Preppers - Nat Geo Channel (Original post)
IWelcome TheirHatred Jan 2013 OP
dogman Jan 2013 #1
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #2
Llewlladdwr Jan 2013 #4
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #5
rightsideout Jan 2013 #3
physioex Jan 2013 #6
JNelson6563 Jan 2013 #14
R. Daneel Olivaw Jan 2013 #7
Nevilledog Jan 2013 #8
R. Daneel Olivaw Jan 2013 #9
onethatcares Jan 2013 #10
laundry_queen Jan 2013 #12
napoleon_in_rags Jan 2013 #13
mokawanis Jan 2013 #11
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #15
greytdemocrat Jan 2013 #16
ileus Jan 2013 #17
AverageJoe90 Jan 2013 #18
Kablooie Jan 2013 #19

Response to IWelcome TheirHatred (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:48 PM

1. Prepared for everything

except reality.

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Response to IWelcome TheirHatred (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:49 PM

2. I find the show entertaining

 

I admit it. I'm a reasonable prepper. I keep enough food and water around to handle natural disasters and I keep it mobile because I live close to a train line and am prepared for potential evac due to any hazardous material accidents.

This "doomsday" prepping is completely nuts, though.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:57 PM

4. A certain amount of preparedness certainly makes sense.

We try to keep a couple of weeks worth of food, water, and medical supplies on hand during hurricane season as well as some extra gasoline. We're looking at solar chargers for phones and such for this year.

I agree that some of the doomsday folks are over the top, but reasonable precautions (which will vary with location and potential disasters) are something everyone should think about.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:57 PM

5. See, that's reasonable.

But it seems like every reasonable good idea gets taken to the extreme by someone.

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Response to IWelcome TheirHatred (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:56 PM

3. Bozos

I watched the show a couple times when NatGeo was free for 30 days on Dish.

Not sure how much of Doomsday Preppers is drama and they were told to act clumsy for effect but those folks look like a bunch of Homer Simpsons. A Boy Scout troop has more outdoor survival skills and smarts than these Bozos.

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Response to rightsideout (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:13 AM

6. Pretty much....

Most of them should be more worried about Type II Diabetes, than a typical doomsday scenario.

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Response to physioex (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:10 AM

14. +1

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Response to IWelcome TheirHatred (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:13 AM

7. I love doomsday peppers.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:17 AM

8. Snort

How long you been waiting for the right occasion to use that picture? LOL

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:22 AM

9. 3 months.

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Response to IWelcome TheirHatred (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:27 AM

10. I've always like the one

where the girl has stockpiled 50K worth of food in her house but plans to "bug out" if the SHTF.

what a waste of 50K.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:00 AM

12. The best one

was the gun nut who went on and on and on about guns and being a responsible owner, and teaching his kids gun safety and then shot off his own thumb, promptly fainted, and had to be airlifted to hospital. Afterwards his small son (who witnessed the whole thing) was chiding him, "Dad, you know you aren't supposed to EVER put your hand in front of the barrel. What were you THINKING?"

I'll admit though the show appeals to me - I'd like to be more prepared. I don't think I'll ever have an arsenal of guns (let alone one) or a bunker made of school busses though. Nor will I waste $50,000 on storing food.

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:56 AM

13. There's another tragic episode:

The one with the trucker - he made a promise to take care of his wife, did all this prepping to that end. But she got cancer, and is reliant on a med so she would die if the SHTF because she can't afford to stockpile the scrip.

I support sane prepperism though. In its smartest form, its basically off the grid, sustainable living. That's really the direction all the environmental info says we should be moving in anyway. And I believe, good, connected with nature, simple living has psychological benefits as well.

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Response to IWelcome TheirHatred (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:31 AM

11. I get the feeling a lot of them would not thrive if they had to leave the house

Hanging out at the house with food, gear, and water works real well until the house burns down and you have to hightail it out of there. My point is that I doubt very many of those preppers have wilderness experience or real survival skills.

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Response to IWelcome TheirHatred (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:24 AM

15. Nothing wrong with being prepared and training in CQB

 

is good, if one is prepping for whatever it is good to know what others will do around you and how they will react.

Yes the people on the TV are a bit out there, but it is there life and as long as they are not bothering or hurting anyone else who cares?

I am prepared for all kinds of things including be totally isolated and cut off from any help at all.

Do I take it to the extreme, no but if I had to live off the land and protect my home and family all alone, I could and I am prepared for it.

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Response to IWelcome TheirHatred (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:00 AM

16. It's a fun show to watch.

And I prep a little with water and a 1 month food supply.

But I live in SW Florida and we have those pesky hurricanes...

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Response to IWelcome TheirHatred (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:43 AM

17. Buy some food and water and a generator.

Prepare for a Sandy hurricane like disaster, and be done with it.

Building forts and bunkers to me is just plain dumb.




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Response to IWelcome TheirHatred (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:38 PM

18. They are indeed a strange bunch.....

Like most of our resident climate doomers and your average ATS fanatic.....LOL.

But, in all seriousness, though, most of the people I've seen on that show so far seem pretty harmless, if perhaps a tad on the strange side. That's not to say there aren't those survivalists who aren't so harmless.....in fact, there's a fair number of them who're more like Bo Gritz than Bear Grylls.....

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Response to IWelcome TheirHatred (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:38 PM

19. I just caught it today.

Insanity on parade.

One guy's big fear was that a solar flare would knock out all the electricity and thought that if it lasted over 3 days civilization would fall apart. He kind of mused over being extreme in his views, so at least he had a modicum of self awareness.

These guys focus their whole life on preparing for the end of the world and drag their family through the mad man mud with them. What a waste of life.

Sure having some preparation for local disasters is reasonable but to build fortresses to withstand and destroy the hoards of evil neighbors that will descend upon you to steal all your food and belongings is ridiculous.

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