Courtney Gale is a graduate of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She holds a Bachelors degree in journalism.
Just Weird – Are you ready for Doomsday? Scott Hunt can tell you yay or nay. His new show on the National Geographic Channel, Doomsday Preppers, pits 4 to 6 families against each other to see who would have the foresight to gather the supplies needed during a potential oncoming disaster. Hunt then proceeds to critique the job and dispense advice on how to better prepare.
Hunt, who owns Practical Preppers with his colleague David Kobler, a firm dedicated to helping those make ready for when a natural disaster occurs, is uniquely qualified for the job.
Another television show dedicated to educating ‘preppers’ is Doomsday Bunkers. This show is slightly different. It shows how a simple design of a bunk structure will hold up against the elements or ammo once it is realized, and each episode is a how and why lesson on specific measures taken.
Whether you believe the world will end in your lifetime or whether in your humble opinion, this is all over the top is not the point, “Preparedness is a lifestyle,” Hunt says, “We’re trying to restore a back-to-community mentality […] the most important asset is a community network.”
In south Florida, where guns and ammo are fairly common place, preppers are getting ready for the worst. They train in marksmanship, they hoard nonperishable food, and they strategize on escape routes.
Whether we agree with the premise of the shows or not, (think about all the talks about nuclear armament lately), what we need to realize is that there is a constant battle raging across the globe as people deal with the consequences of oil spills, deforestation, animal extinctions, and genetically modified foods and animals; not to mention nuclear reactor leaks. What we need are shows dealing with these topics, but we suppose the marketing directors don’t find them as “exciting” as “doomsday preparedness.”
Read more here about south Florida’s prepper movement.