Post by myfearlessfuture on Apr 12, 2012 22:18:38 GMT -5
There is a show in the U.S. on National Geographic called Doomsday Preppers that began airing in Feb,2012. Don't know if Nat Geo is available to Kiwi's have not moved here yet from the U.S. It shows Americans "prepping" for various doomsday scenarios.
As one of the first Preppers said, preparation is more about SPIRITUAL preparation than anything else. A great website for Preppers is www.myfearlessfuture.org, it has abundant resources for books and other prepping knowledge including tabs for Spiritual prep, Physical prep and Financial prep. Most experts believe that Gold and Silver are still a good value as of April , 2012.
The south island of New Zealand is ideally suited for long term sustainable prepping, as the population is small, and the water, crop and livestock resources are vast. I am actively searching for a 100 hectare parcel of land to start a totally self-reliant Christian community in the middle of the south island. If and when it comes into reality, I will post a new thread on how to learn more information about it.
"most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham Lincoln
I enjoyed it but felt some weeks looked at the 'extreme' abit hard; and some of them were 'extreme'!!!! - still picked up the odd good idea and brains are what separates us from sheeple (I love that expression - think I have Templar to thank for that one!)
I enjoy watching it with the family for a few reasons, such as they make my prep's look reasonable. It's nice to see others views and get some ideas, but it's still a 'reality' TV show so taken with a handful of salt. Is nice to know we aren't alone so to speak as well
there are a lot more episodes available on you tube if download quota isn't a problem, only way i can watch it since we switched off the dreaded tv. amazing how much more time you have to do things when its gone
I think you have to take the show with a grain of salt, it is entertainment and edited thus. Of course they pick the more extreme characters for drama. A few hints dropped on Guy McPhersons facebook page suggested he might have been offered a job as a consultant to the show. That would be interesting as he had taken a turn towards advocating there was not much to prep against environmental collapse due to climate change in the next 50 years. Still there is much to learn from observing what is portrayed and sometimes the things people are close lipped about as well.
Now would be a good time to start that thread on the Christian based community in the South Island. What are your initial ideals and besides land size what are you looking for in location?
Last Edit: Mar 13, 2013 2:34:22 GMT -5 by hilltopper
I've seen Doomsday Preppers on youtube. It's primarily for entertainment, but you can pick up a few useful tips from it. We, - like deepsouth above, don't have a TV anymore so rely more on the internet to keep up with world events. NZ news media is a joke....and a bad one at that. Also the standard of entertainment on NZ TV has gone way down hill. It's there to dumb down the population. Seriously folks....read a good book instead.
Thanks for the vote of confidence blacksheep67. Orwell was a very bright guy. So many things that he wrote about back in the late 1940's have come to pass. Big brother is certainly watching us...every time we log on....every time we use a smart phone....every time we use a bank card....security cameras on every street corner... I hate to be a doom and gloom merchant, but it will get worse ....and most of the public are too swept up in their day to day bullnuts watching their daytime soap operas to see what's really going on. It's good to see a growing number of people on sites like this one who have seen past the charade and are preparing for what is to come. Whatever that may be.
Hello! I'm a writer for VICE independent media and am super keen to talk to anyone who's attempting to prepare for the worst in NZ, and what you're doing. Realise this is an old message board, but if you want to get in touch my contact is firstname.lastname@example.org