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Doomsday Preppers Open Thread

Your place to discuss tonight's episode, Nine Meals Away from Anarchy.

I think this is the last new episode of Doomsday Preppers that they have lined up, so we may or may not see any more in the future. While the show has had some good prepper profiles, most venture too far out into cable-TV fringe zone. The producer's insistence that preppers choose one random apocalypse scenario further hurts credibility and the preppers end up coming across as mostly harmless loons.

UPDATE: I've been informed that there are 4 more episodes left. The NatGeo website just wasn't updated. A preview for next week looks like they've found some crazy hippy bomb shelter group, which should at least be amusing!

Anyways, discuss the episode tonight and your thoughts/feelings about Doomsday Preppers so far!


I liked the episode more than the past several - I thought the first and last families were quite good--normal families with some great preps and generally well thought through plans. I hadn't seen the compressed paper/leaf fuel bricks before. If they've still got some German Shepherd pups available, sign me up. I want one of those bomb shelters--and I thought it was interesting that 49% of Americans would prefer a bomb shelter to high end appliances.

I thought some of you would enjoy the expert assessment that complete economic collapse could not be ruled out -- put a smile on my face!
 If NatGeo is trying to appeal to the prepper audience, these are generally the kind of people and profiles we enjoy.

The second guy was the kind of profile that we've been complaining about--seemingly loony guy preparing for some fantasy disaster event (Fukishima, really?). Some of his commentary was kind of funny, though I'm not sure if it was intentional or not. Not sure what to make of the apparent drug deal gone bad shootout.

Note: If anyone wants to appear on the next season of Doomsday Preppers, drop me a line and I can put you in contact with the right people.