Jewish Preppers?

Some people finding our website may be wondering what is a Prepper and why does it have a religious affiliation? Well the short answer is...A Prepper is the modern day survivalist. It's not (necessarily) a right-wing militiaman preparing for Armageddon in the boondocks of Montana. But better represented by a normal, educated, middle class individual perhaps living in the most urban of cities, preparing themselves physically and mentally for any upcoming disaster, natural or man-made. This could include anything from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions, social unrest to an act of terrorism. Preparations include: food supply, medical supply, weapons supply etc. and the knowledge and skills to use them. Of course, a Jewish Prepper is just a designation for a small niche of the Prepper Community that is of the Jewish Faith. We are non-profit and nonpartisan. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

PBS "Reality" Series

A friend recommended a PBS series of documentary "reality" shows including The 1900 House, The 1940s House, Manor House, Colonial House and Frontier House. I am only part way through watching these on YouTube and I found the 1900 House to be a bit unrealistic. Considering that they got to leave the house daily to go about their jobs and school (even in their modern day outfits) and the house was adapted as to not include any risks of the day. I found some of the facts interesting and at times entertaining, but not so useful for prepping. I will try and complete the other series and report back to you on my thoughts...

I also found a nice piece from the BBC about prepping:


Phelan said...

I enjoyed the Frontier House. Mainly because I got to laugh so hard. Even I in my neophyte homesteading knew better.

But they did try, and I will give them that.

Kari said...

I've watched the series several times now and find that I enjoy the 1940s house the best.

What really struck me as I watched the shows was how people would likely adjust psychologically and emotionally to being without their modern "things".

I found that to be the greatest value; the practical ideas of how to manage with lower levels of technology were sort of hit and miss.