Early this week I watched Doomsday Preppers. Watching one of the segments, I saw enough that with a few minutes on the computer I was able to identify the prepper’s location. He lives about 2 hours from me. So much for opsec, they left a sign in the picture that gave his location away. I have a real problem with these shows and the way in which they make us look. I realize that a lot of the idiocy is caused by the television editing. Now I see the new show Doomsday Bunkers and there is a proposal being floated for another one.
I understand that some people go on the show with the good intention of helping others for their 15 minutes of fame. In my own case, I have largely blown my own opsec by writing two books and this blog. This is something that I chose to do to try to help others. But I will not let someone else control the way my information comes out. Whatever image I create for good or bad is mine not that of a liberal television editor.
If you choose to help others and want to help educate people, I think that is great, but maintain control of your own message. With U-tube, blogs and books there are many better choices than the liberal television media.