Today I am on a bit of a rant. The other day I watched Doomsday Preppers escape from New York. They had their so-called experts on the show teaching bad information. One of their experts was teaching that you could filter water and make it safe to drinks with a bandana and a handful of charcoal from a campfire. He crushed the handful of charcoal up, placed it in the bandana and filtered water from a fountain through it. They did not question his methods, but left the impression that this was a safe method.
I felt that the rest of the show was equally bad. They showed various escape routes that people would use to leave New York in an emergency. Three different escapes were shown. The people were poorly equipped; ill trained and their test run was made in shirtsleeve weather. No plans were made for bad weather; apparently, they don’t know that it snows in New York. The only object seemed to be to get out of the city with no real options or plans beyond that. If that young lady plans on surviving a trip through Central Park at night she needs more than Krav Maga, she needs a real weapon.
This show seems to accomplish a couple of things. One it makes us look like nuts. Second, it puts out bad information that could result in the death of someone who followed it.
Do not go on this show. Do not believe what they teach. You cannot trust the information they are putting out. Better yet, do not watch this show.