First, Doomsday Preppers is a TV show. The producers need ratings. If they don’t get ratings, they don’t continue to produce the show. The best way to get ratings is to show a lot of crazy people doing stupid stuff for stupid reasons!
Preppers is a term to describe people who want to be prepared. In reality, who doesn’t want to be prepared? If a hurricane was coming to your city, would you not want to have some food at home, batteries to run flashlights and a generator to provide some power to your refrigerator so you don’t lose all that food? If a wildfire was at the door of your nediborhood, wouldn’t you want to know what to do to minimize damage to your house? If you lost your job, wouldn’t you want to be able to have a little cushion to survive without worrying about what you were going to eat and how you were going to pay your bills?
Preparedness is just common sense. Preppers want to live a self-reliant life. We choose to be responsible for our own lives and not dependent on the government to come and rescue us… remember Katrina? remember Sandy?
Preparedness is how your great-grandparents lived. They didn’t have 24 hour Walmarts to get whatever they wanted or needed. They had to plan and think ahead. Many of them would have never depended on the government for help unless it was a last resort! They were a different generation! We don’t want to go backwards, but we do want to live in the spirit of being responsible for ourselves.
Yes, there is some craziness out there. But you will find craziness in every area of life. When you involve people, you have the potential for extremes.
I challenge you to READ THIS and think about how prepared you are for an emergency. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that we are living in stressful times. If you are doing the grocery shopping for your family, you know a little of what I mean!
If Doomsday Preppers does anything…I hope it will at least get you to think about taking responsibility for your life and not depending on some one else who may or MAY NOT be there.
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For Preppers – This article was written because Prepper Website sees a dramatic jump in visitors on the nights that Doomsday Preppers airs. I’m hoping to share with the non-prepper, the advantages of living a preparedness lifestyle. Feel free to leave any good advice below.
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