Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Media Request for Preppers

I received this email from a lady who had previously contacted me about a show she was producing.  While any other time I would be happy to oblige and be more than willing to share my survival/preparedness views with people who really could use the knowledge, alas my work precludes me from doing so at this time.  However, if you are a knowledgeable prepper and willing to share your lifestyle with the public, this may be something you want to consider.  I, for one, will be interested to watch the show and have requested that the producer send me the air dates when available so I can post them here on the blog.

"I'm currently casting for a pilot television show about preppers/survivalists. I think you may be a great resource for finding well prepared people, who would be open to appearing on camera. I'm wondering if you would be willing to post this info on your blog, or just pass this info along to anyone you think would be interested.

The gist:
It’s a 30 minute show, and we will feature two stories. We are mostly interested in seeing what the person has prepared or prepped, and right now we’re specifically looking for someone with a stocked bunker or extensive prep. The idea is to meet the person and see what they've prepared, then bring in a survivalist expert to evaluate how long you could actually live for if a catastrophe were to happen.

The purpose of the show is not to exploit beliefs, we actually want to cast people who the viewers will be able to relate to. We also want to feature someone who has prepped extensively, either in the home, or in a bunker. We really want something visually stunning.

This has been extremely hard to cast because of the secretive nature of the people who are preparing--which is completely understandable. I am contacting you because I think it's important to get the word out about survivalists/preppers--that they aren't all crazy people, that most of them are smart, well-informed people who we could take a lesson from. And I am hoping you will be able to pass this info along if you know someone who may be interested in participating.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your time!

Michelle Reindal | producer | screaming flea productions |"


  1. Do not do it. They will make money off making a mockery of what we do. I say this with experience. I ride with a large international motorcycle club. We received the same kind of requests, and promises....blah blah, from national geographic. Plainly did not work out the way they proposed, and totally made us look.....well....just trust me. These media people do not want to spread the word, they want to make money and garner large ratings.

    OPERATIONAL SECURITY....practice it, and for good reason. Do not go for it.....they are not looking into your best interests at all.

  2. Yeah, right..... Talk about OPSEC snafus.....sheesh! their right mind is going to divulge that information???!!! Much less, have it video taped and where it is located? Talk about a crazy idea!!!! Bunch of damm idiots, imo.

  3. I don't remember where I saw this, but I have seen this within the last week, maybe week and a half... same exact wording.

    Sounds like a scam.

    Even if it's legit,there's no way I'd allow me or my "stuff" to be on TV.

  4. I agree with Matt. I too have just recently seen this exact same thing somewhere else. Avoid!

  5. A serious prepper would be nuts to get involved in this...

  6. I too received this email request. Of course I thought foolish to even ask someone to disclose their Preps/Location/Appearance to the general unwashed and unprepared public.

    Being a curious fellow, I went to their website and saw no mention of that person there. Perhaps a phone call... naw, I'm not THAT curious!