Last Night’s Doomsday Preppers

I really enjoyed last night’s episode—particularly since it had nothing to do with any loser/fucktard engaging in online dating and/or bringing home a mail-order bride.  If you’ve been following the show, you know exactly what I am referring to.

Anyway, my favorite preppers were the folks up in Fairbanks, Alaska who had some excellent bug-out plans and rehearsed them for the viewing audience.  I liked them so much, I hope they have a follow-up episode with these same folks in the wintert to see how they handle getting to their bug-out locations in sub-zero temperatures in the snow.  The best part of the episode for me was when “Practical Preppers” announced their assessment of the Alaskan’s preparedness, whereupon our rugged neighbor to the north took exception and proclaimed “Practical Preppers and kiss my ass!”  Loved it!

The rest of the episode was dedicated to a couple of crystal-worshipping hippies in Hawaii who were getting ready for a tsunami by literally getting ready to run for the hills.  They opted not to prepare any tools or equipment (with the exception of a kayak) and placed their faith in their “bodies being tuned into nature and the universe.”  As they say in the Army, “It’s a technique…  not the preferred technique… but it’s a technique.”

A lot has been said about the program overall but at the end of the day I’m glad it’s on T.V.  They may pick some of the biggest loons out there to showcase, but it at least the prepping conversation is becoming mainstream.


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One Response to Last Night’s Doomsday Preppers

  1. caohaoim says:

    I caught an episode of this once and figured it was actually a style show for this years cutting edge Zombie Bait.
    A few months ago myself and several other people from my local makerspace were interviewed to be part of a pilot ala Travis Tyler’s Redneck Rocket Science or whatever it is called. The producer was obsessed about questions concerning “dynamite.” I told him it made lousy rocket fuel and that thermite was better.
    Reality shows aren’t.

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