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What Can We Learn From Doomsday Preppers?
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What Can We Learn From Doomsday Preppers?

What can we learn from the television show "Doomsday Preppers"? Is there anything that we can dissect from the show that we can use as survivalists in the real world? Or is the show just for entertainment and mostly for the public to poke fun at preppers? It's a little bit of both. While we can ascertain and take some important lessons away from it, it is mainly used as a stage to poke fun a preppers for entertainment and financial purposes.

What is "Doomsday Preppers"?

The television show is a National Geographic's launching pad for showing various individuals, families and groups and how they are preparing for "the end of the world", as they so kindly put it. However, after watching this show, you will likely realize rather quickly how outlandish and "out there" most of the people on this show are.

Some have some outrageous preps that may or may not make any sense from a practicality standpoint, while others may occasionally have preps that are very well made that they possibly did themselves, which would be worthy of taking notes on.

What can we learn?

Is there anything that we can learn from "Doomsday Preppers"? As a matter of fact, yes, there is. Because the majority of people on this show are so ridiculous, it provides a great path to analyze exactly how "not" to prepare for emergencies. Granted, there are a number of people on the show that are actually very good preppers and will likely survive due to their common sense and practicality, but we are speaking about the majority of those on the show.

One thing we can learn, which happens to be the biggest pitfall of practically everyone on the show, is risk analysis. Being able to perform a proper risk analysis is just as important as the actual preparation itself. If you do not know what you should or should not be preparing for, your chances of survival diminish as you're wasting precious time and resources on preparing for an incredibly unlikely event.

Summary

Being able to use a little bit of common sense, practicality and "know-how", you can take the failures from those on "Doomsday Preppers" and use them to your advantage in order to get an upper-hand. When it comes to your survival, any advantage can be huge.

Again, you should not make the same mistake the people on this show do, and you should be able to perform a proper risk analysis so you know exactly what you should prepare for and where to start prepping. Even though there are mainly people on this show who are in way over their heads, there are still some decent pointers to take from it.

Be safe. Prepare, thrive and survive, at any cost.


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