In anticipation of the premiere of Doomsday Preppers tomorrow night, we wanted to give bloggers in the prepping community an opportunity to share their thoughts – after all, they’re the real experts! We sent each of the following bloggers a copy of the show – check out their reviews below to find out what they thought and whether they’ll be tuning in each week for more. And should you decide you’d like to make a few preparations of your own after seeing the first episode, look no further than these blogs to get started:
Survivor Jane, a self-proclaimed girly-girl turned survivor who runs her own site on survival preparedness for women, weighs in with her thoughts, comparing each Doomsday Prepper’s preparedness to her own. While you won’t find her living in a shipping container or out partying at a nightclub with a bug-out-bag at her feet like a couple of the folks featured in the premiere episode, she declares, “Survival Preparedness is not a one-size-fits-all. Within our basic needs are individuals and individual plans.” For her full review including her thoughts on “man ponytails” check out her post here.
Apartment Prepper holds back judgment on the preppers featured in the show, stating, “People prepare for different reasons with whatever means they can manage. As you watch, you can form your own conclusions on whether the group featured aligns with your own views – whether you agree with their prepping methods or not – that is for you to decide.” Check out the full post here and more tips on big city apartment prepping at The Apartment Prepper’s Blog.
Alexander Wolf from TEOTWAWKI Blog notes, “It’s fairly well done and unbiased – there’s no attempt to portray the preppers as crazies, though some of the preppers are certainly a little bit more, err, eccentric than others. The expert recommendations are usually pretty spot-on, too.” Check out more of his thoughts at TEOTWAWKI Blog (and for those of you new to the prepper lingo, TEOTWAWKI = The End Of The World As We Know It.)
Prepper Website comments, “One of the things that preppers are concerned about when shows like these are aired, is looking like a kook. I didn’t feel like that coming away from watching this first episode. Instead, watching this episode inspired me to look into a few things that I can/should put in place for myself. Ultimately, for me, if there is learning or ideas that I can come away with, it is worth it to take the time to watch it!” For more news on prepping and his full thoughts on the show, check out his post on Prepper Website.
Erich from Tactical Intelligence also touches on concerns about the portrayal of the prepping community, sharing, “To my surprise though I thought they did a great job at staying neutral and just documenting what these various preppers are doing if the SHTF.” He found some of the featured preppers “inspiring” and was able to take away some great ideas for his own plans. For his full review, check out his post at Tactical Intelligence.
Ranger Man from SHTF Blog (SHTF = $h!t Hits The Fan) wonders what non-preppers will think of the show, stating, “for me, it was hard to watch it without critiquing the folks and their preps as the show went on.” He also questions the decision of those featured in the show to “give away their location and all of the extensive preps on national television.” Check out his review at SHTF Blog to find out how he thinks each Doomsday Prepper would fare if their skills were put to the test.
While you wouldn’t catch Angela sharing her preps in front of a national television audience, she appreciates the chance to learn from those who have, stating, “You can learn A LOT from other people’s preparedness efforts. To me, that is one of the great things about a show like this. I watched thinking, ‘What have they done that I could incorporate to raise my own preparedness level?’” We love that her 12-year old son also weighed in with his thoughts, sharing, “That is SO AWESOME!” Check out her post here for her complete review of the show and check out Food Storage and Survival for tips on food storage and preparedness.
Like others in the prepping community, Ken from Modern Survival Blog had quite a few questions as he popped in the DVD, such as “Will the episodes exemplify the realistic ‘doomsday’ scenarios that exist today?” and “Will the overall message of the series inspire non-preppers to realistically stop and think about it for themselves?” To find out his thoughts to these and other questions after viewing the show, check out his post here at Modern Survival Blog.
Last but not least, a hat tip to Robert Bast from 2012 Blog who called the show a “must-see series” and directed his readers to clips and other resources on the Doomsday Preppers website. Check out the 2012 Blog and Survive 2012 to read more about potential doomsday scenarios and survivalism.
Once again, we’d like to thank the bloggers in the prepping and survival community who joined us in the Doomsday Preppers Blog Carnival, and took the time to share their thoughts with their readers and us. Don’t forget to tune-in tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7th at 9 p.m. ET/PT for back-to-back premiere episodes on NGC and come back to share your own thoughts with us in the comments section below!