In today’s show, we will be giving our thoughts on some of the most popular survival shows, going over Jason Charles’s appearance on the TV show Doomsday Preppers, and talking about managing expiration dates.

A listener asked how challenging managing expiration dates can be, so we gave our thoughts on best practices. If you have any questions you would like us to discuss, send us an email.

Doomsday Preppers

In season 1, episode 3 of Doomsday Preppers, Jason Charles was featured. Jason is a NY firefighter, and some of you may know him as Angry Prepper on YouTube. Jason lived in NY City and was there during the 911 attacks.

While the shows “I’m preparing for” is nonsense, there is more to Jason’s preparedness plan than preparing for a supervolcano. Because he was there during 911 and the aftermath, he understands the dangers of ash and debris when living in a city.

In the show, Jason also went over his self-defense plans, knife fighting, and Krav Maga. He also talked about having a separate location for supplies and food storage because space is limited in urban areas.

Survival Shows

Starting around 2012, survival shows began to take off. You had shows like Dual Survival, Survivor Man, and Man vs. Wild. While some of these shows were pretty good, the market became over-saturated with the same guys doing the same things on different shows.

Most recently is the Show Alone, which features survivalists in remote areas to see who can last the longest. This show became popular because it was less scripted and more realistic than its predecessors.

In the show the week, we gave our thought on some of the most popular survival shows. Some of them started great, some were pure entertainment, and some were nothing more than survivalist soap opera gimmicks.  

Expiration Dates

Whether you are talking about food storage or ourselves, everything has an expiration date. Because prepping involves stockpiling and a seemingly endless list of supplies, managing these expiration dates can be challenging.

Today we went over some best practices for managing expiration dates such as inventory & rotation, storing what you eat, and learning to make meals from scratch. We also covered how even the supplies we use that don’t have an expressed expiration date will still degrade over time.

The After Show

In the Back Stage Pass segment, we go into a little more detail about expiration dates. We talked about managing our own expiration dates and staying healthy. Many things can happen in an SHTF event, and some things will be unavoidable.  

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