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#1 OFFLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:38 PM

The National Geographic channel had a new series called Doomsday Preppers which explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. What I was expecting was a show talking about the preparations people make for a major catastrophe. What I got was a profile of the preppers, what measures they are taking, and a evaluation, all with a hint of "these are a bunch of fringe weirdos" like hoarding enough food to last twenty years because they expect their fellow man to turn in savages.

After one episodes, I shut it off.
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#2 OFFLINE   Nick

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:20 AM

Y2k all over again, except with no due date. Maintaining a constant state of crisis rediness, rotating perishables and all those family "drills" -- it must be exausting to watch, must less do.

I have enough stress in my life.

Pass.

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#3 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:32 AM

These people are nuts. They're no different then hoarders or other extreme OCD people.
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:34 AM

It's also less real than NatGeo makes out. The producers encouraged extreme behavior and responses because the real stuff was too booring.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

It's also less real than NatGeo makes out. The producers encouraged extreme behavior and responses because the real stuff was too booring.

Busted!!!!!!

And, mind you, I believe that a disaster is waiting to happen, and that you should be prepared to be self-sufficient for about a week. (I'm not.) I would have liked to know how long that preserved chicken was going to keep. I would have liked to know what electronics they were going to run from those windmills. Instead, I got people who I was utterly convinced would have trotted out the tin-foil hats and X File theories if I stay tuned.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:14 PM

Y2k all over again, except with no due date. Maintaining a constant state of crisis rediness, rotating perishables and all those family "drills" -- it must be exausting to watch, must less do.

I have enough stress in my life.

Pass.

(I wouldn't want my kids growing up thinking Dad was nuttier than he was already.)


I passed on this. Not interested!

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