Doomsday Preppers on National Geographic Channel

The National Geographic Channel debuted their new program Doomsday Preppers last night. On first hearing of the show, I was exceted and hoped that despite “Doomsday” in the name, that it would present a fair view of the millions of Americans and those of other areas of the world who feel that being prepared and self reliant is important (not to mention fulfilling). The promos, on the other hand, felt to me like it was merely a parade of people who were excited at the thought of mayhem.

I’ve posted the promo below—did any of you see the show? What did you think? Were preppers done justice or not?

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3 Responses to “Doomsday Preppers on National Geographic Channel”

  1. SurvivalDojo Says:

    Those kind of shows and this program in general are shot and edited just right to show the “normal” people how crazy we preppers are. Shows like Hoarders, I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, Heavy, Biggest Losers, etc., are made not to teach, but to exploit the people on the show and provide entertainment to the regular folk who find it funny, shocking or just good entertainment. It is a circus freak show on display and we are the new freaks for the public to laugh at.

    Not to mention these people exposed their preparations, plans, stock and supplies, gun and ammo counts to the population and to the authorities. I hear it from friends of mine a lot, they know where they are going when the SHTF. If I was to turn on that show and find out these people lived near me and I got their name and information and did a little research, I would know exactly where to hit when the SHTF. Poor prepping to expose yourself like that.

  2. admin Says:

    Good points Jason- they really will take whatever you say and either twist it or present it out of context/original emotion or intent to boost ratings. Reminds me of an episode of 30 Rock where they turn it into a reality show and paint Jack Donaghy as someone he’s not.

    Anyway- I probably wouldn’t go on a show like that either, and while I hope they’re not portraying prepared Americans as crazy nut jobs, that’s definitely what the promos felt like. I’d expect a little less of that kind of slant from Nat Geo, but I guess we’ll see.

  3. Bob Says:

    I think most of these reality prepper shows make preppers look like wackos. The producers are looking for something sensational to improve ratings.