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"Doomsday Preppers" show a scam

 
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Imagine you're a dedicated prepper who has invested years of your time and thousands of youir own hard-earned dollars into your emergency SHTF preps. You are paranoid, but committed to survival.

Why then would you go on a nationally syndicated TV show and allow them to use your face, your family's faces, your real names, and even say what city you live in, exposing you to the unnecessary risk of being targeted by everyone in your immediate area when TSHFT?

Answer : no real prepper would. So that means that these people that are being featured on that TV show are actors playing parts written for them by the networks.

To what end?
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11/18/2012 01:06 PM
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afroHahaahaha seriously
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Yup, OP, I agree with you. It never made sense to me.
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Yeah, the're not actors, just dumb.
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11/18/2012 01:11 PM
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Yeah, the're not actors, just dumb.
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I'm gonna agree with this man. Most of the people on the show aren't preppers, they're batshit insane.
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11/18/2012 01:13 PM

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Yeah, the're not actors, just dumb.
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this!

some just wanna be on TV, some maybe think they can spread the good word.

you can tell the preppers from the begginning of S1 were much better preppers than S2.

big fat guys with no family and bunkers? why do they wanna survive?

a 15 yr old kid? silly.

after they portrayed the preppers on S1 as total nutjobs NO real prepper would ever be on that or any other show.

the real purpose of that show is to paint preppers, ANYONE that prepares for ANYTHING as a foolish crazy paranoid nutbag.
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11/18/2012 01:14 PM

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If they convince people to prep, then there will be less people freaking out and robbing their neighbours for a few saltines. So, maybe they're improving their overall chance of survival, while screwing up any chance of using whatever bunker they're showing off.

Just playing devil's advocate.
I personally think most preppers get it wrong.

Last Edited by Some Viking God on 11/18/2012 01:14 PM
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the real purpose of that show is to paint preppers, ANYONE that prepares for ANYTHING as a foolish crazy paranoid nutbag.
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The show has another effect, though. It brings the subject much more into the mainstream social conversation. It makes the general population much more aware that this element of society lives among them.
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11/18/2012 01:16 PM
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this show is extremely entertaining. even if they are crazy.
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Imagine you're a dedicated prepper who has invested years of your time and thousands of youir own hard-earned dollars into your emergency SHTF preps. You are paranoid, but committed to survival.

Why then would you go on a nationally syndicated TV show and allow them to use your face, your family's faces, your real names, and even say what city you live in, exposing you to the unnecessary risk of being targeted by everyone in your immediate area when TSHFT?

Answer : no real prepper would. So that means that these people that are being featured on that TV show are actors playing parts written for them by the networks.

To what end?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24700919


And they are all geared into a specific doom. No real prepper preps for a specific doom. Anything can happen and we know that.
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I personally think most preppers get it wrong.
 Quoting: The Light Under the Door


Well, the folks on that show sure do, because the first and most important prep of them all is stealth. If you don't have that, you don't have anything. Or you WON'T, when the time comes.
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And they are all geared into a specific doom. No real prepper preps for a specific doom. Anything can happen and we know that.
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Yeah. What are they going to do when floods cover their underground bunkers?
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If they convince people to prep, then there will be less people freaking out and robbing their neighbours for a few saltines. So, maybe they're improving their overall chance of survival, while screwing up any chance of using whatever bunker they're showing off.

Just playing devil's advocate.
I personally think most preppers get it wrong.
 Quoting: The Light Under the Door


seems they are creating more ridicule than anything else
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Yeah, the're not actors, just dumb.
 Quoting: zestor


this!

some just wanna be on TV, some maybe think they can spread the good word.

you can tell the preppers from the begginning of S1 were much better preppers than S2.

big fat guys with no family and bunkers? why do they wanna survive?

a 15 yr old kid? silly.

after they portrayed the preppers on S1 as total nutjobs NO real prepper would ever be on that or any other show.

the real purpose of that show is to paint preppers, ANYONE that prepares for ANYTHING as a foolish crazy paranoid nutbag.
 Quoting: EVIL_BEAN_KID

You are probably right, because this is more or less the way they look in that show.
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the real purpose of that show is to paint preppers, ANYONE that prepares for ANYTHING as a foolish crazy paranoid nutbag.
 Quoting: EVIL_BEAN_KID


The show has another effect, though. It brings the subject much more into the mainstream social conversation. It makes the general population much more aware that this element of society lives among them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24700919

In that way it's quite educative, I agree with you.
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If they convince people to prep, then there will be less people freaking out and robbing their neighbours for a few saltines. So, maybe they're improving their overall chance of survival, while screwing up any chance of using whatever bunker they're showing off.

Just playing devil's advocate.
I personally think most preppers get it wrong.
 Quoting: The Light Under the Door

If they are right, then the more people are prepping, the more chance everybody has of surviving. Stands to reason.
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11/18/2012 01:52 PM
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WOW OP you really believe the shit on the tube is real? ANY OF IT?

REALLY! NAW I can't believe anybody would be that stupid or can they?

You're kidding RIGHT?

To take the words out of a 6yo mouth "DUH"!
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You presume doomsday preppers are actually in it because they believe their own propaganda.

99% dont. THey are in it because they feel special prepping, and the great news is that since the doom will never come they can feel morally superior and above everyone else by talking about it.
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11/19/2012 09:32 AM

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i think the show forces the "preppers" to pick a single doomsday event.

remember that kinda cute young girl from S1 in texas? she explained a lot about the show behind the scenes in a thread on ar15.com or something, it is a pretty epic thread
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Imagine you're a dedicated prepper who has invested years of your time and thousands of youir own hard-earned dollars into your emergency SHTF preps. You are paranoid, but committed to survival.

Why then would you go on a nationally syndicated TV show and allow them to use your face, your family's faces, your real names, and even say what city you live in, exposing you to the unnecessary risk of being targeted by everyone in your immediate area when TSHFT?

Answer : no real prepper would. So that means that these people that are being featured on that TV show are actors playing parts written for them by the networks.

To what end?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24700919


i'm pretty sure i saw an ad for this on Craigslist...they advertise for reality shows in the gigs section sometime....so these are indeed real preppers....really moronic preppers... :P
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Yeah, the're not actors, just dumb.
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^This^
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most people know who the local preppers are anyway.
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I think it's real...however they put a retard spin on it by finding the folks that are not so bright...it's subliminally subversive.
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hello my friends im big al you know the fat guy with the bunker yes we are real people just a little worried about this and that also i built the bunker in 1982 i wasnt fat then and there was a little thing called the cold war and at the time russia had half of europe under its iron thumb . and i know now mr putin is mr nice guy but thats up to you isnt it . its easier ti heat my house and know im not alone i actually have friends and family. anyway check out my song the jokes on me [prepper song] artist big al bunker. if you like it pass it around. it might be good for a laugh by the way doint worry about the chinese aircraft carriers they are just to get toys to wall mart a little more quickly hey if you do get into a jam well hmmmmmmmmmmm? love fat al
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hello my friends im big al you know the fat guy with the bunker yes we are real people just a little worried about this and that also i built the bunker in 1982 i wasnt fat then and there was a little thing called the cold war and at the time russia had half of europe under its iron thumb . and i know now mr putin is mr nice guy but thats up to you isnt it . its easier ti heat my house and know im not alone i actually have friends and family. anyway check out my song the jokes on me [prepper song] artist big al bunker. if you like it pass it around. it might be good for a laugh by the way doint worry about the chinese aircraft carriers they are just to get toys to wall mart a little more quickly hey if you do get into a jam well hmmmmmmmmmmm? love fat al
 Quoting: big al 18272543


Thanks for stopping by Al! I saw the show...some good preppin going on over there.
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Just for thought,

Is it possible that this show was created and put on air by those that we are all overly concerend about. Is it plausible that they have done this with the knowledge that most people want there 15 min of fame and would contact the show wanting to be a part, thus giving them a complete list of who, what, and where these people and places are.

Now, if the SHTF, does happen they have a list of those that are a potential problematic source without having to hunt them down.

Once again, just a thought.

Last Edited by RASJ01021970 on 11/26/2012 01:28 AM
As always, look beyond what the eye can see.
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Thats just your opinion. Some never used their names and alot was never disclosed. They were all asked ahead of time how far they were willing to go.

I saw the crew interviewed on a talk show about what they though about the show themselves.

They all started out thinking it was going to be a joke and later as they met with alot of people. Some whom changed their minds over the course of the interviews before the shows were even produced they became believers. At the end of the show they asked them what the one thing was that they believed would happen. The answer was a Solar Flare.

Chew on that. What do you even know about anything. Did you even see that interview...? Obviously not.
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Imagine you're a dedicated prepper who has invested years of your time and thousands of youir own hard-earned dollars into your emergency SHTF preps. You are paranoid, but committed to survival.

Why then would you go on a nationally syndicated TV show and allow them to use your face, your family's faces, your real names, and even say what city you live in, exposing you to the unnecessary risk of being targeted by everyone in your immediate area when TSHFT?

Answer : no real prepper would. So that means that these people that are being featured on that TV show are actors playing parts written for them by the networks.

To what end?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24700919


I often think this when watching that show.

Are these people stoopid.

Some of the smarter ones only show their preps not their bug out.
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11/26/2012 02:25 AM
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TV only exists to show commercials and sell you things. It tells you how to live, what to eat, what clothes to wear, what cars to drive, how to act in social situations...everything you need to know!

Better go splurge on that Black Friday HD Widescreen!!!!!!!!

The real doomsday preppers or survivalists would never take a risk exposing themselves on TV.
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Its all staged....You correct OP....