Last nights new Doomsday Preppers

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by 12fretter, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    I am embarrassed to call myself a prepper after last nights show. They've gone to new lows in finding these idiots. One family is preparing for complete devastation from F5 tornadoes but have all their preps in their house. And when the assessment happened, they were (especially the bitchy girl) beligerent and disrespectful. Then the mother made the statement that when they get their underground storage facility made (which they used dynamite to explode a crater, then two guys with shovels and 1 wheel barrow to empty it...friggin idiots, she said they might have to repopulate with just them and their kids! Please lady, get fixed, and have your kids fixed as well, there's already too much algae floating in the gene pool.

    Then there's the older, retired couple who thinks, because Greenland is almost completely melted, that oceans will rise and you have to be way high up, and way inland to survive the floods. So they move to the middle of a friggin' desert. He thinks he'll be able to hunt rattlesnakes for his meat.

    Oh my God it was so bad.
     
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We are too old for extensive doomsday preparation. I live in the desert but it is not for doomsday prep. Just need the dry climate. There is a lot more food in the desert than most people think. It just wont support large numbers. For doomsday I would pick a wetter area with more natural resources and ground for a garden. Near an ocean is not a bad place either. Lots of resources. There are some wackos out there and you may be right about algae in the gene pool. The ones with money are buying up old missal silos. There is a guy that has a business converting old missal silos into survival condos.
     

  3. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think it is all BS!!!:(
    Who in their right mind is going to go on world wide TV and give EVERYONE all your secrets. :rolleyes:
    Stupid is as stupid does!!!;)
     
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  4. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    Yeah, I saw that guy with the silos on last years series. We don't have a lot of money to prep, but at least we're trying to be smart about it. But last years show at least made a lightbulb go off once in a while to give you an idea of how to do something different, or to do something you never thought of doing in the first place. If last night is any indication of this years series, it won't be worth watching.
     
  5. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    Sorry but the way i look at it "if its your time its your time" you can run an hide all you want but you wont live one instand longer..
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    OH, geeze!!!!
     
  7. therhino

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    The show is produced for non-preppers and wanna-be preppers to have something to mock or emulate. They had an open casting call for this second season, if I remember right, and it brought all the loonies out of the woodwork. They picked the looniest of the loonies and followed them around with cameras.
    As you said, only a moron puts their entire prepping plan and operation on national TV.

    Last season was half-filled with morons as well. The chick who was going to hike her way out of Houston, but had never actually put ON her BOB? And her backup plan was to whore herself out to the best equipped survivors?
    Or the dude who lived in NYC and was learning Krav Magah (sp?), but his apartment defenses consisted of a box of broken glass. Because when the world ends, everyone's shoes disappear. /eyeroll
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Both idiots. I don't watch the show.
     
  9. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    Points are well taken, there were definitely idiots last year too. I watch for pointers and ideas I hadn't thought of. That chic in Houston.... Made me laugh out loud!
     
  10. therhino

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    Same here. You just have to sort through the crap for the gems. I liked the idea last season of building "bury tubes" out of PVC plumbing parts for quick stashes of ammo and supplies outside your home.
     
  11. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Just because I own a TV does not mean that I watch it. TV is full of crap, I can never sit thru more than 10 minutes of it.
     
  12. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    lol That "pvc" thing is an old trick, if u have a septic tank there were made to look like the clean out the old timers would put there money in it. These days good for the labs, one or two a year i read **** stached.Kinda funny we just dug one up that was my stepgramps got 1 dollar in it from 78 in a ziplock.
     
  13. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I like the idea of stocking up on booze. Good trading stock and if you are a lone survivor you can stay drunk.
     
  14. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    You mean like this? :D

    Guns ammo 004.jpg
     
  15. TLuker

    TLuker New Member

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    Ya'll shouldn't be too hard on that show. You just have to keep mind that they've got to get good ratings and they are competing with shows like Honey Boo Boo. So you can't expect too much. :D
     
  16. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    Hey C3Shooter, I can think of a much better place for that Knob Creek you got there!

    When I start storing liquor for SHTF, it won't be Knob Creek except for my private stock. Evan Williams will be just as tradeable at half the cost.
     
  17. shadamai

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    I saw a couple of episodes last year; one had a couple showing how they buried silver in their yard and another very publicly showed off his storefront where he would stash supplies and hide. If someone was truly planning for a long term situation where they would need their preparations and skills to survive, why would they be foolish enough to show their names/faces/homes/stuff on national TV? Some of the people had good ideas or decent plans, but I feel as though it is hard to take them as seriously when they show off too much publicly. (Unless some of them are misdirecting/misrepresenting actual locations, etc. Wouldn't that be an interesting twist, if everyone showed up to the wrong house...)
     
  18. kfox75

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    I find that the show is generally good for only one thing. Showing anyone with half a brain and a lick of common sense what not to do IMHO. I saw a few episodes last season, and there were a few good ideas in there. Most of what I saw could only be classed as batant stupidity.
     
  19. shaker

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    I liked the idea of buried pipe bombs on your property. Lol

    Just saying
     
  20. therhino

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    I found that dude to be a little unhinged in general, and he made some chilling statements. Something to the effect of the fact that he would kill his wife and any of his kids that didn't cooperate with his plan if the SHTF.