Doomsday preppers are missing the mark?
I've watched a few episodes of this and confused about what these people imagine happening and how they expect the preparations they've made to apply to that. Most of them have prepared and stockpiled to continue living their *current* lifestyles, batteries, generators to run all of that electric/electronic stuff. Spending thousands of dollars to have electricity for a few weeks or months in response to "doomsday" completely misses the point to me.
Can you imagine a scenario where you would lock your family in a hidden underground bunker which you intend to be strong enough to prevent your neighbors from breaking into, (as so many of them have mentioned,) yet expect the Today show to continue telling you what's up while making cell phone calls, microwaving dinner?
I also don't understand the ones in really cold places. One family was stockpiling firewood and their plan was to chop more with their electric log splitter if need be. If you think the world is ending, wouldn't you want to move to a warmer place and THEN setup your shelter or bunker and supplies? Why should keeping yourself and family warm be a burden you have to bear when that is avoidable by moving before it would have to be done on foot? Keeping warm requires a huge amount of time, effort, resources, and so many more calories.
And won't people see the smoke from their fire...?