Are you ready for any of these Doomsday scenarios? Catastrophic climate change, natural disasters, electro-magnetic pulse caused by solar flares, terrorist attacks, global economic collapse, etc…. National Geogaphic Channel’s new TV series “Doomsday Preppers” documents preppers, people who are preparing for these scenarios.
In the program, viewers are taken inside the lifestyle, subculture, and drastic preparations made by these individuals, uncovering a wide assortment of preparation styles and approaches. Man or woman, young or old, these people are united with one purpose: to train themselves to face the worst.
In each episode, the progress of the preppers’ survival plans are reviewed, logistic and contingency plans are assessed, overall preparedness is rated, and the chances of survival are analyzed by a group of expert, long-time apocalypse planners called Practical Preppers who share their knowledge through teaching, training, and consulting. So are these preppers practical or paranoid? That’s for the viewers to decide.
Here is a brief of the premiere episode.
Premiere Episode: Doomsday Preppers: I Hope I Am Crazy
Meet four individuals who prove that preppers do not come in just one shape or size:
Kellene Bishop, a self-described foodie, amazes her friends by whipping up a dinner party entirely from shelf-stable foods, proving she will not sacrifice the finer things in a financial disaster. She also teaches a quick-draw shooting class and a hand-to-hand combat class that will help women protect themselves in case a massive economic collapse should breed lawlessness.
Dennis Evers has trained his children with special skills to withstand a catastrophic financial collapse. His oldest son shows us how he can fashion bows and arrows for security, his daughters weld and stockpile fuel, his wife cans massive amounts of food, and his son-in-law is working on a solar-powered satellite system that will allow the family to communicate if chaos should break out due to hyperinflation.
From his farm, prepper David Sarti calls himself the “hillybilly prepper.” Should our nation’s communications and transportation systems falter after an EMP — an electro-magnetic pulse, or sudden burst of energy caused by a solar flare that can take out any electrical appliance on a nationwide scale — he is prepared to use his home as a communications hub for post-Apocalyptic America, using amateur or Ham Radio which requires no phone lines, no internet and can be run completely on battery or solar power.
And Kathy Harrison is a self-described New England liberal, preparing for “the big one.” In the event of a massive earthquake, she and members of her like-minded community are working together to garden, sew, can, and generally prepare for a world where supermarkets and retail stores are a thing of the past.
The series airs on NGC every Mondays 9 p.m., starting on September 17.
For more info on the show, visit the National Geographic Channel’s website.
Jude Turcuato, NGC’s Territory Head – Philippines invites viewers:
Last September 11, I was invited on the premiere screening of the Doomsday Preppers TV series at the F1 Hotel at Bonificio Global City. Agatep Associates, the PR company of NGC here in the Philippines, prepared a good program for the media people for the premiere, complete with Doomsday motifs like fallout shelter, audio visual catastrophe displays, and a “not toxic / radiation safe” buffet.
There was a program before the premiere where participants answered questions about basic survival skills.
The premiere episode was then aired. I like the series because there are lot of things to learn that you can use in disaster situations (even it’s not end of the world). It’s definitely informative and I highly recommend to watch it.
|Me at Entrance to the “Fallout Shelter”|
|The “Non-Toxic, Radiation Safe” Buffet|
|I won a Nat Geo Binocular in the raffle draw|
Fellow blogger Azrael Coladilla of Azrael’s Merryland doing a funny commentary at the event while we were waiting for the premiere showing:
The event was fun and informative. I got lucky winning a binocular in the raffle draw and got a nice Nat Geo sleeping bag in the loot bag!.
Watch Doomsday Preppers every Monday, 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel and learn a lot of things that will be useful in preparing for disasters (not necessarily the end of the world).