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April 30, 2012 at 5:13 am

Hi David, as a novice prepper, I just wanted to comment that Doomsday Preppers has really brought a lot to light for me. I was working in Asia for the last 16 years, much of the time in emerging markets. The overwhelming mentality over there is getting ahead for the first time in their lives, with little or no thought towards hunkering down for bad days to come. So while I have been very concerned over the financial markets for several years, in day-to-day conversations in Asia, this worry only manifests itself as a mild threat such as a temporary turn down in the stock markets or at worst the loss of a job which is easy to replace at this time in Asia. When I returned to the US several months ago and viewed Doomsday Preppers for the first time, I began to ask folks about the topic in general. I was astonished at the number of people that have deep concerns and the sacrifices they were making to their daily lives in order to be able to weather the coming storm. For me, Doomsday Preppers, was kind of the spark that brought me into action after harboring concerns for many years.

The one thing that does surprise me about Doomsday Preppers is the narrow focus of disasters and in some cases areas of planning that the highlighted people are worried about. For instance, the guy in NYC that was entirely focused on ash fallout from a Yellowstone super volcano eruption struck me as very odd. In my view, the analysis should not have been a critique of the planning he has done, but rather shine the spotlight on all the types of disasters with much higher probability that he hasn’t considered, especially for someone with a family in NYC.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
April 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm

The NYC fireman and I bounce emails back and forth and he’s preparing for a LOT more than Yellowstone. Giving the impression that this was all he is preparing for was simply a result of creative editing by the producers.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Shirley
May 11, 2012 at 6:01 am

David, Do you know if a good water well can become polluted by acid rain. I heard someone say so on you tube and didn’t think it was right. Maybe a shallow well but a deep well? Also I wondered if springs could be utilized for drinking water even if there was acid rain or volcanic ash if it was gotten from the exit of the spring from the ground? I am sure I would still use my Katadyn drip filter to purify it. Thanks. Shirley

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