zeropresence wrote: ineffableone wrote:
LOL, good job Megan!
Yes people should watch what they say about her online, she has the tendency to pop up on forum threads talking about her. I have seen multiple forum threads where she suddenly pops on to correct them. One of the good things about her being younger, she is internet savy and is using her skills online to find and punish those who want to pick on her. She also is setting the record straight about the editing done by Nat Geo, them taking the shooting cat out of context then offering her $1000 to shoot her kitty, them making her change the actual reason for her prepping, and so much more.
It is cool to hear her give the insider POV of what the Nat Geo people are doing with the prepper community.
Southernprepper1, one of the prep consultants who do the final rating just posted a video about why he and engineer775 are doing the show. To help add as much positive light on the show as they can. They have no creative control but do what they can to keep it as real as possible. He mentioned they agreed to work with the show to help get that message out to the audence they can't get on youtube, the ones who aren't already preppers, the ones who know nothing yet.
It is cool to see the preppers fighting back against the portrayal Nat Geo is trying to give.
So way to go Megan, and the rest of the Doomsday Preppers.
Am I missing something? Why would I care if the person I am commenting about is on the thread? I never said anything about her body or anything rude as per ZS's UN/PC rules and because the show wasn't about that and I'm not 12. I just skipped it because it wasn't really even worth commenting on. As I said before I was asked to be on this show, so I have no grace for people with limited knowledge and structure who put themselves on national tv for the rest of to talk about on forums. Did she think arfcom wouldn't insult her? When I was first starting out prepping 9 years ago and asking a lot of dumb questions I wouldn't have been on a TV show because I would have looked green and mislead people. Even now I would never do such a thing because well... mostly going on national tv with your preps on plans is about as good idea as shooting your thumb off... there are people in the community that have much more knowledge and experience than I do. There are a lot of people who have helped me that I look up to as a balanced and well rounded prepper (not crazy and broke) and not one would do a tv show. If you are going to tell me how every little bit of preparedness exposure to the public is a good idea, save it as I've heard it.
Seems you are missing things.
I didn't say you would care about her posting on a thread about her. That was in reference to a thread on another forum that started as "why no one had photoshopped her yet" and quickly went into who would and wouldn't have sex with her along with a bunch of rude comments about her weight etc. Good for her for stepping in and defending herself there. And yes it sure as hell interrupted their immature attempts to make fun of her to have to interact with her there.
As for her limited knowledge, yes she is not the most knowledgeable, as your own casting email points out they were looking for preppers who people could relate to. Beginning preppers who don't have all the knowledge and all the preps would be much more relateable to the general populous than the prepper who is a know it all and has been prepping for 20 years. Also Megan's boyfriend backed out of doing the show at the last minute. He supossably is much more knowledgeable about many of the topic, such as firearms. She mentions how she would not have put her foot in her mouth so much if he had been there to answer more questions and share his knowledge.
So you declined doing the show, good for you. You don't have to worry about exposing your preps to the world. You don't have to deal with arm chair preppers picking apart everything you said and teasing you for statements taken out of context. That is your choice that you didn't want to be on the show. I can understand why you wouldn't want to be.
But for those who are doing the show, I do give props for putting themselves out there, the spot light is a cruel place. And no every bit of exposure is not good. But more exposure for the prepper community can be good. Especially showing these are not just all armed run and gunners. Showing people who interact with their communities and are just like their neighbours is a good thing. I think a lot of people perceive preppers like the first family on this new season in the shipping container fortress. They think them reclusive hermits with lots of guns and preparing for armed battles. So far Doomsday preppers has shown not only is there that kind of prepper, but many other different types, a couple with out guns at all. This makes preppers seem a lot less scary to the general public. It makes preppers more able to dialogue with the average person.
Your entitled to your opinion of this, and I respect that. You turned down the show, and I respect that. I disagree though that the show is completely portraying the prepper community badly. I think there is plenty of good coming out of the show, and yes some bad. I think though the bad is minimal compared to how it could be. I think Southernprepper1 and Engineer775 are doing good to stay with the show and help steer it as much as they can into a positive spin. It is easy to sit and pick apart the different preppers and the stupid things they might say or do from the limited footage Nat Geo decided to show us. I personally look to what the preppers did right instead of concentrating on what they did that is embarrassing.