On the National Geographic channel, a new series about survivalists who expect Civilisation to fail any day.
At a time when the failures of politicians seem epidemic and our complicated interconnected world economy seems fragile : the relief operations after Hurricane Katrina, the UK 2011 riots, the Iceland Volcano stopping all flights etc.
These doomsday preppers see the final straw coming from things as diverse as : a financial crisis, an electromagnetic solar pulse, earthquakes, social breakdown, failure of the Logistics network, the end of Cheap Oil, Climate Change, HyperInflation etc etc.
In preparation for the doom scenario these people are taking many measures : stocking up with longlife-food and weapons, investing in small subsistence farms, learning folk home-craft skills, learning to forage for food, storing medical supplies, books, 2 way radio sets, etc etc.
And so a question : Are they hillbilly banjo-playing nutters or clear-sighted visionaries ?
Please keep the discussion polite and respectful at all times.
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