Doomsday Preppers – National Geographic Channel

 

What looks like could be an interesting new show is premiering tomorrow night, February 7th at 9PM eastern time on the National Geographic Channel.  The show is called “Doomsday Preppers”, and the show will explore the lives of supposedly ordinary citizens preparing for various end of the world scenarios. 

Below is an excerpt taken from the National Geographic Channel website:

“‘Doomsday Preppers’ 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. And with our expert’s assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality.”

I will be tuning-in to watch the first episode and seeing if it is worth while to continue watching.  Who  knows, but perhaps there is something to be learned from seeing other preppers talk openly about their preparations for survival, and to learn their reasons why they feel they need to be prepared.  Personally I firmly believe in keeping hard details of my prepping plans such as retreat locations and amount of supplies I have secret.  If some major event does take place people who know that you are prepared will show up at your door looking for help, or worse, Continue reading “Doomsday Preppers – National Geographic Channel”

Survival Planning – OPSEC

I think at this point there should be something said about a term called OPSECOPSEC is a shortened version of saying ‘operational security’.  As a prepper you certainly should practice a level of OPSEC, meaning you want to keep your survival preparations mostly to yourself and talk it to anybody and everybody you meet.

The reason for this is that things can go wrong, and when they do you want to make sure that all your time and money spent on making yourself prepared is done to your own benefit.  For example, let’s say you have stocked up your home with enough emergency food and water to keep your family of four comfortable for ten days of a green level event.  How long do you think your food and water is going to last if twenty people that you mentioned your prepping plans to decide to come asking for handouts? Continue reading “Survival Planning – OPSEC”