posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 11:50 PM
I like the TV show and find it entertaining, but it might do more harm than good.
For starters, government agencies and most responsible people will tell you EVERYBODY should prepare for emergencies like natural disasters that are
likely to occur in most parts of the US. California has earthquakes, the Gulf and Atlantic coasts have hurricanes, the middle US has tornadoes, parts
near the Mississippi river have floods, etc. You do not need 50,000 rounds of ammunition and 10 years of food, but you should probably have
non-perishable food and bottled water to last a few days, first aid kits, flashlights, radios, batteries, and other needful things. People may was
that show and not think they need to store anything because only crazy people worry about disasters.
Second, the show promotes the idea that in times of disaster, people turn against each other. Sometimes during disasters, communities and and should
band together. Crime goes down and people mobilize to help their neighbors. I would like to think if disaster struck, my neighbor would help me, not
try and kill me so he can have my "preps" and so that I would not steal his.