Thursday, March 15, 2012

Invitation to Appear on Doomsday Preppers

I was just invited to appear on the next season of NatGeo's "Doomsday Preppers." I respectfully declined.


In a nutshell, we don't promote or prepare for Doomsday. Safecastle is about helping folks be ready for life's setbacks in general--storm damage, job loss, earthquake recovery, power failures ... these are the most common situations where people who are prepared can stay ahead of the curve and recover more quickly after the fact.

"Doomsday" scenarios are worst-case scenarios that are obviously entertaining for the masses, and perhaps on some level motivating for folks looking to put traction into their own readiness activities. I personally acknowledge worst-case possibilities (Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and last year's Japanese quake and Fukushima nuclear disaster are a few recent examples of the dangers that exist even in a modern world), but I try not to affiliate our company with scare-mongering. It's sometimes a fine line where we have to talk about preparedness without going overboard. We look to appeal to serious, normal consumers.

That said ... I will pass along the contact info where you can can get in touch with the Casting folks at NatGeo for this next season. They are actively looking for people who are seriously into preparedness. My hope is that some normal, mentally stable individuals with an abundance of common sense and good camera-presence will be found for the next season.

2 comments:

Falcon15 said...

My recommendation is DO NOT. This show makes a mockery of preppers in general. It also compromises your OPSEC (assuming you have any) and the show is nothing more than a demonizing and marginalizing of serious preppers. There are several negative responses, blog posts, and in general bad fall out for people who have appeared on this show. Just saying. YMMV.

Kamikaze Cowboy said...

Falcon, Glad your of the same mindset. We watch that show for entertainment purposes only most of the people on there are nutcases and yes they make a big joke of the whole idea. Yes occasionally we see and get some relivent ideas but for the most part we view the show as a joke