I received an email this morning from the casting director of Doomsday Preppers. It Read:
“We are now casting our last set for Season 2 in September and I would love to speak with you about it. Our goal for Season 2 is to educate our viewers about preparedness and provide important prepping takeaways. This is such a great opportunity for any prepper.”
In my opinion, this show has done nothing to “educate viewers about preparedness”. In fact, I think these shows are produced for one reason; to exploit the subject of prepping. The only thing this show has managed to do, is to turn emergency preparedness into something that is ridiculed and laughed at by the mainstream media.
Take the guy who blew his thumb off while trying to be Mr. Joe Cool Prepper on last year’s show. In their attempt to “educate the public” they featured a “prepper” who blew his thumb right off his hand while demonstrating how to shoot. They tried to blame it on a misfire, but as we pointed out last year, it’s not really a misfire when your hand is in front of the gun.
And what about the Doomsday Prepper who was declared Mentally Defective, how exactly did that help the prepping community?
But keep in mind, this is exactly what the show wants. They want the extreme fringe, and if they can’t get them they will do everything they can to make those who appear on the show look crazy. I would warn anyone who is thinking about appearing on these shows to think really long and hard about what you’re getting yourself into.
Just take a look at the promo video from last year:
Do you think they’re really concerned with helping people learn about preparedness?