It’s Tuesday and that means time for another episode of Doomsday Preppers. In tonight’s episode, Nine Meals Away from Anarchy, we’ll get a peak at three new preppers, Mike Mester, Preston White and Riley Cook. Once again, we thought we’d turn it over to a few of our favorite bloggers in the prepping community to preview and weigh in on tonight’s episode:
Angela at Food Storage and Survival is back to share her thoughts – although she calls the show, “A little bit of education and a whole lot of ‘TV,’” she admits, “there are ideas to be gleaned and some motivation to keep prepping (or start prepping).” In tonight’s episode, she enjoyed seeing preppers from her home state of Colorado, including Preston White, who has amassed an impressive seed collection. “Amazing, in fact,” says Angela. “Hopefully he’s keeping them all stored properly so all his efforts can pay off in his garden in years to come.” To read more of her thoughts on the episode and to play “Name that Food Storage Company” check out Food Storage and Survival.
Bushcraft and Survival Skills mentions a frequently voiced concern that goes hand-in-hand with sharing your preps on TV – OPSEC or Operational Security. While discussing Mike Mester and his family who are featured in tonight’s episode, he shares, “There were a few things that bothered me, first and foremost is OPSEC! (Operational Security). Lets just say he lives in a well to do area, and unless the show used props and not the real location, where he is could be easily located, especially from the local residents in the area.” To read more about the critical survival skills he found lacking in each of the preppers, check out his post at Bushcraft and Survival Skills.
Upon receiving an advance copy of tonight’s episode, Silent Prepper “could not get it into the DVD player quick enough.” As someone who has been reviewing the show weekly, he explains, “If you have been following or just started to watch the series, we have seen various forms of prepping or preparedness from different families or individuals. The one aspect I like about the show is that it allows the viewer to come to their own conclusion in regards to each guest’s reason for prepping or how they prepare.” To find out what conclusions he drew from each of the preppers featured tonight, read his full post at Prepper Central.
Over at Prepper Website, Todd shares his takeaways from the episode, as well as his thoughts on the expert assessments seen in the show. He also shares a few tips on how he thinks you should watch the show:
- Watch it for ideas and reminders of the preps you still need to get.
- Come up with your “expert assessment.”
- Bring it up around the water cooler as a way to talk about preparing for _____.
- Do your own research on the reasons the TV preppers are preparing.
- Use it as an excuse to sing “It’s the End of the World” by R.E.M.
Read Todd’s full post over at Prepper Website.
Moth at Radical Survivalism Webzine found tonight’s episode to be “inspiring due to the amount of time and expense the Doomsday Preppers have spent acquiring their supplies.” She goes on to note, “All are fairly non descript individuals that you would pass on the sidewalk or in the grocery store and you would never give them a second glance, until you got a peek into their storage areas.” Check out her full review here to find out what important details she thought were overlooked in various preps.
At Self-Reliant Info, Atticus questions Preston White’s ability to survive increasing fallout from the meltdowns at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant with his enormous seed collection. However, he finds vindication in prepper Mike Mester, referring to him as, “Someone who shows that you can be a prepper and not come across as someone who’s a crackpot, or obsessed, or paranoid…someone who can be an inspiration to others, and not just ‘entertainment.’” To read more about his thoughts on the show, check out his post at Self-Reliant Info.
Christopher Hill at Survival and Prosperity gets in touch with his inner techno-geek while watching tonight’s episode, sharing, “The HHO generator/heater that Preston White and his friends were playing around with was way too cool.” He believes that “this episode covered the most interesting material to date” and that “many viewers should be able to identify with the featured preppers and topics.” To read more of his preview from this week’s episode as well as his weekly Doomsday Preppers recaps, head on over to Survival and Prosperity.
Similarly to others who previewed the show, Survivor Jane was impressed by featured prepper Mike Mester, stating, “In fact, he would be the perfect prepper; along with his wife Lisa, the kids and the dastardly duo, Storm and Thunder (and no, those are not the names of his shotgun and rifle) if not for just a few small details. I mean they had the food provisions down to an art, gas supply and rotated, bags both for getting home and leaving home, and security, which by the way is where Storm and Thunder come in. They even made their own fuel!” Check out her full review over at Survivor Jane.
Thanks again to all who participated! If Doomsday Preppers has inspired you to brush up on your survival skills, each of these blogs has a wealth of information and resources to get you started.
Will you be watching Doomsday Preppers tonight? Come back and let us know what you think – were you as impressed by Mike Mester’s preps? Is Preston White’s treasure trove of seeds the ultimate survival tool? Are you envious of Riley Cook’s underground palace?
Doomsday Preppers Nine Meals Away from Anarchy premieres tonight at 9P et/pt on National Geographic Channel.