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My Dad is on the NatGEO "Doomsday Preppers". And I'm proud of him!

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:53 PM
reply to post by BohemianBrim

When I first clicked on the link I expected to see a bunch of people living in fear, prepping for the worst. Instead, I saw a bunch of people living empowered lives and ready for whatever's to come.

I guess when you're not living in fear you have no problem putting yourself out there.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:55 PM
Interesting video. Did your dad happen to win the lottery or something?

In a SHTF scenario, I'd never go that high-profile unless I had a serious group of bad-asses with some SERIOUS firepower. That compound would be Target #1 in a SHTF situation for most people now... and those buses would be #2. It may be an "undisclosed location", but how many people from town know of your dad and this compound with tens of thousands of pounds of food? A town of even 1,000 hungry people is a force I wouldn't want on my doorstep.

I'd tell your pops to start building a wall.... deep and tall.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:59 PM
sometime, the lucky ones are tre ones that don't survive

if the next world doesn't have cable and gas stations , you can have it !

not my personal view, just playing devils advocate here, and intreresting dicussion point in my POV

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:24 PM
reply to post by Gridrebel

ya nothing wrong with being prepared. but i think these goes go to extreme with it

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 07:27 PM

Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by dirtyclean

*Laughs* that is what I said:

And if any ATSers are on the show, fess up! ;p

That is very cool your dad is on there and I look forward to the show. Will we see you on there at all?

Wish I could say that I was on the show, but alas, I don't live with my dad. Work and family commitments allow only occasional visits. But we text everyday, and talk at least once a week. We have a great relationship, but I have chosen a different lifestyle. I agree with it totally, and do prep to some extent. But not enough to deserve a spot on the show.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 07:36 PM

Originally posted by babybunnies
It's interesting that you claim that he's your father but then later in the post you call them "Paul and Gloria"

I NEVER call my father "Peter", even in reference with a post.

Just saying.

Well, you can believe it or not, that's up to you. Best I can offer is that I wanted it to be clear who he was by using his first name. I also didn't want to sound too sophomoric I guess. Also, Gloria is not related, she and Paul, dad lol, just got married a couple of months ago. When I'm with him I alway call him dad, but when referring to him to other family members we call him paul. Don't know what to tell you. It's the way we do it.
edit on 3-2-2012 by remyrange because: Victim of iPhone auto fixer

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 07:43 PM

Originally posted by Ben81
Wow major s&f flag here

Your dad is amazing
with an amazing familly
can i be adopted ? ahaha

ps: love the car

do you repair it often ?
just curious

edit on 2/3/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)

Consider yourself a brother wih a different mother. Lol
Yeah I repair it all the time. It's one year older than me. I was just working on the brakes today. Old Volvos, you can't drive them without a pair of vise grips in your hand.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 07:56 PM

Originally posted by remyrange
I was just working on the brakes today. Old Volvos, you can't drive them without a pair of vise grips in your hand.

That does not sound fun.

I take it the Volvo
is kept as the spare
back up survival vehicle.

I have had cars that you
have better have a tool box with you,
so I hear you.

I am prepared and aware.

It is almost vital to have people
that prep.

Someone has to do it.

While I do not have the time now
for extreme prepping,
I would like to be able to one day..

People waste there money on trips
to Vegas casinos.
Some at night clubs, nude bars,
and hookers..

Hawaii volcano's, Prague, an d cruises on a
big ship...

What the fuss over spending your time, money,
and effort on prepping?
It is not a big deal.

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:00 PM
It must be an interesting, er, involvement. I understand being self sufficient, I understand knowing how to work the woods, I understand some knowledge of botany can aid those who venture into risk/thrill excursions.

I also understand what weapons can do to normal people. I also understand what obsessive compulsive behavior is. I'm so very sorry but my first impression of seeing the previews of this new in a long line of whatever network is scouring the nation to present to us unusual people doing unusual things in real life. This one seems more obsessive than 'Pickers', verging on 'Hoarders', with a touch of 'Ancient Aliens' thrown in for that unusual touch.

Looking at that aerial of the 'compound', its apparent quite a bit of resources were required to amass such, well, mass. All of this for a hypothetical scenario that likely will never occur. Worse than those 1950's underground shelters what ever they were called because this suggests a life long effort. Such a life it must be preparing for something that may not ever happen. Would disappointment ever wear on a person when such a thing never goes down and sees all of this wasted resources just sitting there? Never building a luxury suburban mansion–that with all of this equipment around certainly could afford a really nice pad. Or is this such a community that just also likes to hoard firearms and makes everything look like a plan of some coming apocalypse to try to make sense of the fact they just like to shoot weapons and have lots of them maybe some most people can't get?? (Only the hoarders can answer that to themselves, because I seriously doubt they would ever say such a thing out loud.)

The food? Simply a cheap subordinate expense of the mass of machinery and vehicles and storage facilities I see. That place is as large as some small town corporations.

If thrill is what one is after why not be a mercenary? You get to practice what the facade is you built in real life situations. You get to hone your survival and hunting skills against intelligent foe. That's more living than just collecting a bunch of rusty crap on a mass of land and getting on TV because most people don't do this kind of thing, (I wonder why).

Signed, David Koresh.

Have a nice day...if it ever comes...

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:23 PM
reply to post by Illustronic

Umm where to begin with you post, there was so much. The best I can give you is that he does a lot of recycling and repurposing. Even his house is recycled. It's made from shipping containers. His place is big, but not as big as the impression you got from the vid. Also, while the video is good, it only presents his case from the point of of view of the producers and director, it misses a lot of the reality of life and other stuff they do. He doesn't have a lot of money, did not win the lotto, and is retired. He is a good person, compassionate about others and extremely giving. He even volunteered in Haiti before their earthquake. His whole mission is helping and educating others in the art of prepping.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:28 PM

Originally posted by Exsisto
reply to post by BohemianBrim

When I first clicked on the link I expected to see a bunch of people living in fear ...

let me cite for you from the OP:

" ...My hope is, that if the World does end, to make it to their compound ..."

How else would you define fear? Without fear and belief the world would end they wouldn't do this.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:06 PM
reply to post by remyrange

Great thread OP !!
could you embed the video please? i have bo budget android does not support flash

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:30 PM
reply to post by remyrange

We were going to watch the show, anyway, but now we have someone to keep an eye out for. Thanks for posting.

Hurricane Ike took out my city for two weeks, and we live by a river that very well may flood. Some people see bug outs and survival tactics as this gloom and doom Armageddon scenario. It can be for any emergency.
Many of our neighbors were out of sorts after three days, we did damned well for two weeks.
We had too many people wanting to borrow our windup radio though, and some people were still bitter about that when the lights came back on.
Maybe that's an issue NatGeo should look into, how grasshoppers treat ants after the emergency is over. They get mad over little things.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:31 PM
i know of at least 2 who are going to be on this show

i have watched them for quite a while on youtube

i have a feeling this episode is going to be REALLY making "preppers" and the whole idea look REALLY bad

1 is at least a total nut and very disrespectful, the other isnt bad, but from the selection that i have seen, i dont think its going to be good, i have a feeling this will just be another attack to keep people from ever getting interested in this kind of thing

im also VERY suspicious that at least 1 of them were bought off and is now a paid disinfo person, as recently their views seem to be very different and they have made some controversial videos since being contacted to be on this show

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 11:00 PM
Strange to me to do this and then tell everyone about it.

I mean if there was an apocalypse I would try to be neighborly. But if it was truly desperate times I'm going to live no matter what. Even if that means finding your bunker that you so conveniently described and taken video of and taking your stuff.
Then I'll take your stuff back to my hidden bunker.(sorry no video or national TV's mine)

As for the heavy set woman on the commercials bragging that she will have 100 pound to lose when the world ends. I hope she continues to fatten up cause if things get REALLY desperate(aka The Road) I'll be eating her next.

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 11:02 PM
When the SHTF, driving 12 hours away won't be the answer. The answer to survival will be to "dig in", literally.

posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 01:37 AM

Originally posted by remyrange
Greetings fellow ATS'rs,

I have seen a few threads here and there about National Geographic "Doomsday Preppers". Some folks have alot of questions, some have negative comments, and some are cheering them on.

My father is Paul. He and Gloria, his wife, are featured in "The Bug Out" one of the small previews, and they will be in a major segment of the series airing on the 7th I believe.

I started a previous thread about their video, "the bug out", but I wanted to start another one with the title of Doomsday preppers, and to specifically announce that I am PROUD OF HIM.

If you want to see "the bug out" here is a link

While I do not live in the compound featured in the video, I am very familiar with it, and have helped from time to time in its construction. It is a very interesting place.

I do keep onhand enough supplies and ammo/weapons for a small bugout if neccesary, I do not go as far as Paul and Gloria do because it requires a substantial devotion to the prepper lifestyle that doesnt work with my current lifestyle, but I do agree with the lifestyle choice. I would not be totally surprised if they are right, and that civilization does collapse. My hope is, that if the World does end, to make it to their compound with what I currently keep in stock. I even drive an old analog volvo from the 70's with no computer components, in case of an EMP wave.

I have many fond memories of growing up as a prepper. It is a childhood filled with really interesting memories of survival hikes, drying food, weapons training and safety, and constant planning of "what if" scenarios. We even lived in a school bus at one time. It was a cool childhood.

Check the link out, and watch my Dad on the National Geographic Channel's "Doomsday Preppers."
I love him and he has always been a great dad!

I have nothing but admiration for them. Things may or may not turn out the same, but folks in that group just seem to get it. I'm probably one of the few ATSers that have read "One Second After" and I have several Faraday cages throughout the house (Screw the car).

Just bought some nice NVGs tonight (that will go in the safe)....probably won't use them for anything other than camping but you never know.

I feel confident even thought I've got a newborn. We'll make it if it happens.

I hope your Mom and Dad know that many of us will be out there if/when it collapses and won't shoot first and ask questions later. Some of us can't buy retreats in Idaho but we can be resources when it all SHTF.
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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 01:53 AM
Looks like a good show. and fair play to them.

posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 02:35 AM
I'm another one that likes old Volvos, As a matter of fact I have 3 of them that are sitting around here and one is a yellow wagon like yours.... I will be tuning in to watch the bug out people....

posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 02:16 PM
reply to post by babybunnies

RemyRange is the son of Paul Range.

Gloria Haswell now Gloria Range.

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