Preppers everywhere are addicted to Doomsday Preppers, a series on the National Geographic channel. This popular show, now in its second season showcases real preppers as they prepare for worst-case scenarios, which gives viewers all kinds of creative ideas and information about preparing for disasters and emergencies. One of the best parts of the show is the discussion at the end of every episode in which experts evaluate the subject’s plans and reveal how long they are likely to survive if their worst fears become reality.
The Doomsday Preppers website is full of videos from real preppers that may give you some ideas for how to boost your own plan. Some preppers are focused on being entirely self-sufficient, some on staying safe and defended, and some are focused on a situation they believe to be the biggest threat to their way of life and are specifically preparing for pandemic, war or governmental failure.
Plan to spend some time taking the useful quizzes on the website. You can take the “Are You Prepared?” quiz and get your prepper score. Taking the quiz will help you evaluate weak spots in your own preparedness plan. You’ll score points for things like having water stored, having a close and renewable source of water as well as a means of purification, having food stored, living in a temperate climate, or having a renewable food supply such as a garden and livestock. Having a bunker or safe room will score you big points, but if you’ve forgotten to stock medical supplies you’ll lose the opportunity to score points.
At Wise we are so impressed with this show that we sponsored the new season as the sole emergency food sponsor! The first episode was November 13th but you can see replays during the week and on the NatGeo website. Additional episodes are each Tuesday at 9 p.m. Central. If you are on Twitter, be sure to join the conversation as you watch with the hashtag, #preppers.
Finally, we KNOW that many of our customers are expert preppers so consider sharing your knowledge with the world by responding to NatGeo’s casting call!
Set your DVRs and enjoy the new season of Doomsday Preppers; we’ll be watching with you.