With our new show, Doomsday Preppers, premiering one week from today (on Feb 7 at 9P ET), we wanted to give our viewers a chance to learn more about the prepper community and what you can expect from the show. We’ve partnered with Survivor Jane, creator of the Twitter hashtag #preppertalk, and an expert on survival preparedness for women. Jane will be hosting a one-hour Tweet Chat tonight (Tuesday, January 31st) at 9P ET. Bring your questions, your thoughts and come ready to tweet and learn more about prepping! To participate, go to TweetChat.com and follow the hashtag #preppers – And be sure to check back with us at the blog as we’ll feature the best tweets of the night.

Comments

  1. Beth
    Delaware
    February 7, 2012, 6:47 pm

    There’s 8 of us looking forward to this show tonight!!

  2. Dave
    Michigan
    February 8, 2012, 5:19 pm

    Saw the show last nite, enjoyed it, might recommend to the Preppers that they install some sort of face on their canning shelf racks to keep all of their goods from falling off the shelf and breaking on the floor when the earthquake or other hits.

  3. Tim
    Bellevue, WA
    February 9, 2012, 4:05 pm

    Quick draw? Really? Although overall the show may raise some level of awareness – and how individuals conduct themselves is their own business – teaching others brings another whole realm of scrutiny. Who has certified her to teach – what professional body/organization has done this. Just from a “that ain’t the way we do things” – the quick draw? Anyone who has any training in defensive handgun is well aware that if you don’t have it out BEFORE you need it – it won’t matter! Situational awareness!! No one wins a quick draw. Ever hear – “action beats reaction” – didn’t think so. The myth of the “quick draw” should be put away – once and for all. As well, where was the teaching of use of cover? There was no movement integrated into the teaching – although it was just a snippet of the “course” – it was not seen. The over extension and off center of balance is also something that was concerning. These are all fundamental practices that are integrated into any professional defensive handgun course – situational awareness, weapon indexing WELL before the encounter, proper use of cover and movement, balance.

    Like I said – if an individual wants to practice things they learned on “Charlie’s Angels” that is all well and good – but please don’t take these out to the public and pretend that they are accepted practices in the law enforcement/armed civilian component of people that really do train and teach — and practice these skills each and every day.

    If you are receiving money for this quality of instruction – it would be nice to know who taught you. The pedigree/line of student to teacher and certifying agency is critical. Shame on NatGeo for not having the finer points of some aspects of the show scrutinized — now there are many people who think they actually learned something about defensive handgun handling from your show. There was much information that could be useful – but some of it is dangerous!

  4. Bonnie
    Indy
    February 9, 2012, 9:01 pm

    Love the show ! DVR-ed it (will buy it on DVD if I can ) alot of good ideas . I have shared it with eveyone I can to get to watch even my teen son’s friends .One of which lived in LA when Katrina hit so she gets the prep mentality .Things do happen . Would like to see more “How to” info though so people start researching on their own . Hope they keep this show going it Great !

  5. RK
    WI.
    February 10, 2012, 8:53 pm

    What happens if your home burns down with all the prepping in the basment??? If the bad guys can not have it you can not either!!!

  6. Ponce
    Oregon
    February 13, 2012, 2:30 am

    313 millions people in the USA and only 3 millions are prep?, I’d better buy more ammo.

  7. RK
    WI.
    February 14, 2012, 5:28 pm

    What happens to all the people that are in prisons? What if they are turned lose? Or are gased!! Over 2 million are in our prison systems now.

    What happens to the 1 out 4 who over weight? That is 77 million people. Do we use them as sand bags??

    When is the last time you people rode a bicycle? If there is fuel for vehicles. How are you going to get to your Bug-Out-location? WALK??? Everyone has to think hard about all these questions.

    Give me your feed back on these questions. Must think out of the BOX!!

  8. Gypsy Rose
    No. California
    February 22, 2012, 3:27 am

    I am interested in the food preservation used by Mrs. Bishop. Where can I find this?

  9. RK
    WI.
    February 22, 2012, 3:45 am

    Watched the show on the Feb. 21, The woman preparing for the pendemic, looked more a cleaning lady than anything else! Her daughter-in-law looked very PO’D at her mother-n-law. The woman had no protection for her family(weapons showing). The woman’s dad wanted to watch the ball game. I can see this woman wears the pants in the family. If you seal off the house from inside, with all those in it, don’t you run out of air to breathe?? What if the germs are carried in the air??? The older people are not going to hold their breathe, while changing into new outfits daily.

  10. KM
    Maryland
    February 22, 2012, 5:03 am

    On the episode on at 9:00 & Midnight here, the Jacksonville, FL preppers headed to the hills of Tennessee, a 9-hr. drive, with their youngest daughter unrestrained in a belt-positioning booster in the rear seat. PREPARE for the immediate threats to your children’s safety, parents!

  11. PatriotSurvival
    batesburg SC
    February 22, 2012, 5:59 am

    Great Show I am a Prepper That Is Hand Digging a Underground Bunker and Posting the videos On youtube
    Check me out

  12. PatriotSurvival
    batesburg SC
    February 22, 2012, 6:01 am

    I really liked the First episode with David Kobler and Scott

  13. PatriotSurvival
    batesburg SC
    February 22, 2012, 6:12 am

    Im Hand digging a Bunker and putting it on youtube
    youtube.com/patriotsurvival

  14. ncgasman
    north carolina
    March 12, 2012, 11:03 pm

    after seeing the first couple of shows, i felt like maybe im not prepaired enough…..in the past 3 weeks i have closed out my 401 K and imbuying a mountain home 120 acres. it has 2 small houses a work shop a guest house barn … 360 deg security clear fielsds of fire and 2 wells and a small pond for water. i have 2 years of mres and another 4 years of fryed goods long storage. im trying to figure what would good thing to have to barter with …. I m thinking about Tolet Paper …….i have a storage container i could fill that this up…lol

  15. ncgasman
    mountains of North carolina
    March 12, 2012, 11:13 pm

    getting late…what do you all think about fuel Propain, Gas OR ulsd. i am thinkinh about buying a couple of 30,000 gal propaine tanks with the 3 genoratoe i all ready have i could run non stop 3 years

  16. Claudia
    March 27, 2012, 4:32 pm

    like show can you tell me were you buy the wax for the hard cheese

  17. robert de la mare
    sacramento,california
    May 2, 2012, 5:35 pm

    Mastwer Survivalist from sacramento,california prepper my holl life love your show vary much I don’t see I the listing for the show .

  18. Patriotsurvival
    Clinton Sc
    December 1, 2012, 12:52 pm

    I have a Youtube Page where I am hand digging a Bunker

  19. robert de la mare
    sacreamento,california
    May 22, 2013, 12:41 pm

    hay preppers and survivaist are like they are runing sceared every time you post you are looking to meet up or you are starting a group or you want to network with otheres of like mind they do or they dont ansear post hay up with that my e-mail blackbelt51!@aol.com