posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 03:29 PM
I watch all the episodes of this show and I find it pretty good, I like watching it to give me ideas of new things I maybe haven't thought of
although my only issue is I have no money for prepping so I don't really get to prep that much but I do what I can.
I have no way to store water, extra food, animals for food/byproducts. I do have survival skills, weapons for hunting, places to hunt/fish. I also
live in a small community where most of the people would be in the same position but if we worked together we should be able to survive along with we
all have septic and well water so we should be good on water/bathroom as long as nothing happens that would hurt the underground water supply. Or
smash all of our trailers up and kill us but then there would be no need for survival lol. So I think that if we banded together we would do pretty
decent, along with we are surrounded by farm lands and hunting areas, also our landlord has 2 donkeys and like 40 sheep/goats so we can use those to
start a food source and barter for chickens with someone locally..
What I wanted to see is if anyone else notices that most of these doomsday preppers on the show aren't very good at prepping in reality.
Here is what I have noticed..
About half of the people on the show wouldn't survive very long because they are fat or of poor health in some way
Many of the people who are scared that a nuclear power plant would explode and have fallout live very close to the plant, so the smartest thing you
could do would be move somewhere that has no nuclear plants lol
One recent episode this rich guy spent all this money on prepping but he live in california and is prepping for massive earthquakes to destroy
everything. One of the worst places you can live for something to possibly happen would be california, so YOU SHOULD MOVE lol.. Then he buys a
helicopter for $500k and the guy is like, if something happens I will be in the helicopter on my way to save u and take you away from your house
(helicopter is stored at the airport) So he has to rely on some pilot if the world is ending to not worry about anything but getting to the airport
getting in the helicopter and going to save this guy who bought the helicopter.. LMAO and what makes you think he will show up if that happens? On top
of that he has no where setup to go in case he did get in his helicopter, it only has range of like 2hr the guy said, and you cant take any of your
expensive preps because of the weight...
I never understand why people prep at all if they are just setting themselves up for failure. What is the point of prepping and wasting
time/money/effort if you more then likely would just die no matter what if almost any type of doomsday scenario happened. People do not make sense to
If I had the money to prep I would buy at min 1acre in a heavily forested area as close to a water source as possible, in a high elevation in the
middle of the USA if not canada.
I would have chickens, goats, sheep, squirrels, geunea pigs (spelling), aquaponics/hydroponics, solar/wind power, small cabin with bomb shelter under
it, enough dried food for 3 year that will last for 25yr for any time where I might not have food. A seed bank, bow and arrows, live traps for
animals, fishing poles, as many premative tools that I can find (saws, hand drills, ect) well water with a hand pump not electric, crapload of led
lightbulbs that work well with solar and last 10-15yr, lots of knives, bee hives, lots of nails, lots of rope, lots of candles, lots of salt/pepper
and probably lots of other things if I made a pretty hardcore list and really thought about it.. My list of things looks nothing like any of these
people I don't think they are really thinking smart and for the long term.
Most of the animals I would choose can survive on the plants I can grow or the food scraps that I produce or each others waste/biproducts. As well as
I would setup a system to use my waste to help grow my food.
If you are really worreid about the world ending I have no idea why you would want to be anywhere near a populated area it makes no sense.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this show? Or what your thoughts are on a real prepping scenario?