Just curious. Watched a few episodes of Nat Geos Doomsday Preppers and was very disappointed with how Nat Geo has represented survivalist minded people. Seems as if they've picked some of the most whacked out irrational people to profile as if to make a mockery out of true survivalist minded folks. What are your thoughts on that matter.
Let me just say that I was raised with "Be as prepaired as you can" mentallity. Being a professional pilot for most of my adult life and flying in remote places, as well as being a lifelong hunter, shooter, and outdoorsman have reiforced my belief of being prepaired for certain things. So I'm not bashing people who stockpile things and are smart about prepairing for certain realistic disasters sinerios.
But what do you guys think about people who truely believe there is actually going to be a zombie invation, or who think that modern civilization is going to melt down overnight? If the stock market crashes today, why would anyone be in such a big hurry to bug-out and head for the hills immediately?? Historically speaking all pandemics and epidemics burn themselves out once the population is kept back in check. Why during the worst crisis imagineable wouldn't people want to stay around, ban together, and help keep their communities going through team work. What would heading for the hills do for you? Even prehistorc humans realised that you couldn't survive being alone for very long. I suppose if one lives in an area where wildfires are a real threat, or near a chemical factory, or in a flood zone then it would be a good idea to have a plan to bug-out immediately in case those threats materialize. Other than that why would anyone be in such a hurry to get out of Dodge immediately? Even during civil unrest I'd rather fortify my home and ban together with my neighbors to protect our community.