When I saw the ad for DP, my first thought was that the featured people are going to be among the first to die if/when the shit goes down.
Not necessarily because of any error on their part, though. By going on the show, they've pretty much announced to everyone "hey, I got stuff you might want in a disaster, and you know roughly where to find me. Please steal my shit." tongue
Assuming people who watch doomsday preppers are taking notes on where all these people live if they are anywhere nearby, and going to remember that if the shit hits the fan, as opposed to being regular non-prepper types watching it for entertainment.
I wish more people would show sane preppers in the media. I mean I don't have anything extreme really. I have a fully stocked backpack in my trunk, which is full of odds and ends that are good for camping/exercises/survival, along with my armor, because I'm a Guardsman. But on top of that I've got two of those palletized things of water bottles, and a duffle bag filled with MRE's, and a shotgun with some ammunition. If I had to abandon the car, I could easily just dial that down to armor, shotgun, fill extra backpack space with as much water and MRE's as I can, and then get out there on foot. That pretty much covers all the real bases of surviving a disaster. With that kit I can survive in the wild for a long time, even if I can't get back to my car, or I can hole up somewhere for a time, or at least have enough food and water to travel to my guard base(which is only maybe a 4 hour walk away, slower if I was worried about danger, but still plenty of rations for several days)
Don't particularly need a bunker or tons of ammunition or any of that. I figure sustenance, a well stocked first aid kit, generic camping gear, and a shotgun with about 50 shells is good enough to deal with whatever I have to deal with.
edited 18th Nov '12 11:06:49 AM by Barkey
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.