I’m excited to tell you all about a new television program called Doomsday Bunkers that will begin airing on Wednesday, March 7th at 10 PM.
It’s the second of what I predict will be many more programs to come that will be hitting the airwaves that are dedicated to preparing for doomsday.
The first was called Doomsday Preppers and it airs on the National Geographic channel while Doomsday Bunkers will air on the Discovery Channel.
Here’s a thirty second teaser video that shows what we might expect to see when we tune in:
I’m really looking forward to watching this program and I’ve already set it to record on my DVR. I expect that this program will be similar to Doomsday Preppers but as the name implies, it will focus on the subject of building protective bunkers to store our emergency supplies in.
This is a topic that has been on my mind a lot lately. After all, if we’re taking the time and incurring the expense of prepping for natural disasters or an overall breakdown in civilized society, it would be an awful shame if marauders were able to simply waltz right in and steal our supplies from us.
If you don’t think they will, I encourage you to spend a few minutes watching the footage that shows the chaos caused by the looters and rioters during hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The police had very little control of these unruly people and were actually fired upon numerous times during the riot. If they’ll fire upon the police, what do you think they’ll do to you when their children are going hungry because they didn’t take the time to prepare?
Keep in mind that Katrina was one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States but it still only affected a very small part of the country. If you were to imagine that kind of activity but multiplied over every city in the United States, you can begin to see the importance of doing something now to protect your emergency supplies.
I can assure you that my husband and I will be watching this program with intense interest and learning what we can from it so that we can take measures to safeguard our own supplies. I highly encouragement you all to do the same.
I’ll update this article after I’ve watched a couple of episodes to let you all know if I like it as much as I like Doomsday Preppers TV Show.
3-8-2012 Update: Well, I watched the first episode and I enjoyed it but it left me feeling a little less than adequate. Most of the first episode was dedicated to showing the construction of a $500,000 underground bunker that was being built for a guy who is in the business of training preppers. They also showcased a luxury underground survival condo bunker and the price tag for just one of the units was in the neighborhood of $2,000,000.
Not many of us can afford something like that! I went to bed wondering what we could realistically afford to do to protect our family and our supplies during an emergency. I really hope that they start focusing on bunkers that the everyday Joe can afford to buy or make. I guess I’ll just keep my fingers crossed and tune in next week.
3-16-2012 Update: I was quite anxious to see the second episode of this program and on Wednesday I did. I have to admit that this episode was quite interesting but I’m still a bit disappointed that they aren’t talking about how the average family can build a bunker themselves. This episode highlighted a $50,000 bunker that was being built for a family that only wanted to hide in the bunker when marauders came banging on their door.
It also featured a couple that were living in a converted nuclear missile silo that they purchased from the US government in the 1980’s for only $40,000. I couldn’t believe that they were able to get it so cheaply since it cost the government about four million dollars to construct in the early 70’s. Again, I enjoyed watching this portion of the program but realistically, how many of us are actually able to swing a deal like they did when they bought the old silo?
I’m really hoping that some of the future episodes will give some of us regular folks who aren’t in the position to be able to buy a commercially made unit some practical advice.
One thing that they didn’t point out but I picked up on was that they don’t bury the bunkers very very deep. While I was watching the most recent episode, I was paying close attention to a bunker that was in the hole but hadn’t been covered with dirt yet. From what I could tell, there would only be a few inches of dirt covering the top of it after it was buried. I had this vision that a bunker would have to be buried significantly deeper than that.
4-15-2012 Update: Well, I’ve watched a few more episodes of this program and I have still have mixed feelings about it. They still haven’t spent any time whatsoever talking about how you and I can build a bunker ourselves. This is what I was really hoping to get from the show but DIY bunker building doesn’t seems to be on the menu. That said, watching the program has given me lots of really good ideas that I might be able to use at some point in the future. All things considered, I give the program 4 out of 5 stars. It is delivering what the title claims. Each week they are in fact showcasing Doomsday Bunkers.
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