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Vote -1 Vote +1mark e. haney
July 22, 2010 at 8:19 pm

i like your newsletter have trouble finding time to read everything from everyone.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Capt
July 23, 2010 at 9:33 am

One show I found thought provoking was JERICHO(CBS)

It was a fictional account of a Kansas town left alone and uninformed after nuclear devices detonated in 23 major cities. It dealt with panic, loss of services,politics,outside threats as well as fallout.

Another history channel special (available on DVD)was “AFTER ARMAGEDDON” showing in real time with expert commentary the effects of a global pandemic from it’s origin to 25 years later.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
July 23, 2010 at 9:55 am

Yup…2 thumbs up on Jericho. It starts out with simultaneous nuclear explosions in several US cities and is followed up a few days (weeks??) later with an EMP and depicts life in a small town after a disaster when “they” don’t show up to help.

Both seasons 1 and 2 were great and I recommend it as a conversation starter with family/friends.

Interesting story…Season one didn’t get enough viewers and the series was canceled.

One of the story lines was that another city wanted to attack Jericho for their supplies and Jericho’s response was to say, “Nuts!” which is a famous quote from the Battle of the Bulge.

In response to the show being canceled, fans sent more than 20 TONS of peanuts to CBS to keep the show on the air!

Season two had poor ratings, and season 3 never airedd.

Season 3 has come out in comic book form, there is a yet-to-be-released paperbook, and talk about a movie.

You can watch it live on your PC on Netflix and I THINK it’s on Hulu.

After Armageddon was also a good one. I know several of the contributors and it was a solid show.

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Vote -1 Vote +1J
July 23, 2010 at 9:34 am

David,

I think you missed a series with great lessons: “I Shouldn’t be Alive.”
It has great stories about what NOT to do.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
July 23, 2010 at 9:40 am

Thanks, Jason,

That IS a good series. I’ve been about 50/50 on whether or not I watch the whole episode or turn it off after a few minutes. It’s a good show, but their habit of spending the last minute before commercial breaks telling you what’s coming and the first minute after commercial breaks going over what they’ve already said is just too much for me sometimes. I added your comment to the blog.

The one that really got me was the one where the young couple got stuck in the snow with their baby and I think they ended up putting their baby in a cave or something of equal poor judgment.

David

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Vote -1 Vote +1scott
July 23, 2010 at 11:02 am

Dave I saw an old movie the other day called “Panic in year zero” it had some interesting little leasons in it, at least in my opinion. If you have heard of it or even seen it what is your opinion of it?

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
July 23, 2010 at 11:28 am

Scott,

I haven’t seen that. what was the premise?

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Vote -1 Vote +1scott
July 23, 2010 at 11:47 am

An average early 60s L A family going on a camping trip and on the way up Los angeles gets nuked and the panic that ensues, by people trying to get out, people trying to keep the city folk out of their small town and a father trying to keep his family safe while his wife doesnt always agree with the meathods. though its not completly realistic there are some pretty realistic attitudes that one should have and that one could (most likely will) incounter.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Jerry
July 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm

David. A while back there was a one episode survival program on the History Channel called,”Apopcalypse Man” with Rudy Reyes (a former Special Forces/Recon veteran) who gave sound practical applications in an Urban setting. I found this very useful and was looking forward to more programs. However, this didn’t happen. Did anyone else catch this program and was there suppose to be more episodes? I’m still reading your large volume of great info! Thanks! Jerry

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Vote -1 Vote +1Dan
August 3, 2010 at 10:59 am

This was a pilot. and I too was looking forward to seeing more. I still have not been able to find anything ells on it.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Mike
July 24, 2010 at 9:32 am

Hey David!

Just wanted to let u know how much I enjoy the newsletter – I read it immediately upon receiving it each week!

Mike B.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Z06corvette500
July 26, 2010 at 8:13 pm

First of all Bear Grylls Is the guy that the British would send out to
kill some one.And he always got the job done. You do not want Bear on your
trail.
And I agree with you 100% that he takes way too many risks. Getting hurt
doing a stunt like that and it’s game over.And on his first episode he dug
around a rock to get water.He made a little puddle,next he said his canteen
is all topped of and he was ready to go.How the hell did he get that water
in his canteen?
Now Les Stroud my friend from across the Lake Ontario. Now he is the real
deal. (He always sucked at fishing) lol. He has gone hungry a lot. He lacks
the hunting skill it take to stay in a survival situation for a long term.
I have been working with Les on the skills so if he got stuck for real,he
wont die from starvation. He called it quits from doing the shows.He wanted
to have a camera crew to make it easier on him.His producers declined the
idea.

And the last thing you are totally right on about. It all means nothing
until you put the skills to the test. Every year I live in the wood for 3
week. I fish and kill to eat. I clean water to drink. My cabin is made from
the trees around me. I find it fun to go there,my friends bitch and moan. Not
Les. lol

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Vote -1 Vote +1creid
September 20, 2010 at 1:18 am

I came here hoping to read something from an outdoorsman whos put thought into survival.. and find just another right wing nut? Wow. Youre worried about emp’s and solar flares.. though i seriously doubt either you or your readers understand either. And you plan to survive through firepower and “empty hand combat”.. because .. youre tough and would “prove your darwinian superiority”.. right? Just nutjob far right wing xxxxxxxxxxxx [edited] fantasy.

Here are some realities for you and your fellow wingnuts. Pretty easy to make an “emp ooh scarry!”. You try to make a nuclear weapon.. and fail.If a foreign nation, or even a couple truely evil individuals wanted to issue america a body blow it wouldnt be particularly hard. Luckily most non-far-right humans arent particularly evil.

Guns != survival. You think that you’re going to “hunt”. Or maybe take things from people. Or whatever. Great strategy for about a week. What you going to do come the next season? Wanna learn to survive? Learn to farm.

The evil gubmint isnt comin to get ya. Well less you right wing nuts gain power. In that case we have well documented precedent.

Lastly if there ever is a horrific disaster of that magnitude your best bet is to take all the supplies you can and get a way from the city. And hopefully if its THAT bad you brought seeds, cording, wire, twine, fishing line, hooks, plastic, blankets, canned goods, dried foods.. notice what isnt a priority in there? A rifle. This btw from a gun nut. Good luck with your xxxxxxxxxxxx [edited] fantasies though.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
September 20, 2010 at 11:27 am

It takes all kinds. God bless you.

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