This premier episode that I took a peek at has the same format as last season’s. Each prepper featured has a different philosophy. The first couple had a large home made out of shipping containers and had years of food and water stored away, living a near self-sufficient life; the second was more of a survivalist/herbalist type, who was knowledgeable about living off the urban landscape by foraging weeds and creating tools out of rocks and the third was a young “party girl turned prepper” who lives in an apartment and practices her bugout skills.
At the end of each segment they got an expert evaluation from a group called Practical Preppers, and a quick afterword on whether they followed the advice given. The final concluding comment by the narrator was about the percent chance the event they were prepping for would actually come to pass.
The premier will have a second episode airing right after. I did not see that one, and I know I will be watching it.
Overall I thought the show was interesting to watch – who can resist looking at what other people from all different walks of life are doing to prepare? People prepare for different reasons with whatever means they can manage. As you watch, you can form your own conclusions on whether the group featured aligns with your own views – whether you agree with their prepping methods or not – that is for you to decide.
National Geographic Channel is airing two episodes of Doomsday Preppers back to back beginning at 9 pm ET/PT, as part of a new ten part series.