I do take issue with some of the things that these people are teaching their kids. And sometimes I feel like these people are stealing their kids' childhoods with all of the prepping. Some of the kids are learning how to use shotguns and rifles at the age of four. And my hubby, who has taken my son to the firing range with his own little shotgun, looks at me and says, "See? That's what I'm talking about. It's not that bad. They need to know how to use them." And since I'm not really allowed to have an opinion on the matter, I just sit there and get frustrated. And one time on the show, the father was teaching his kids how to kill a goat. I understand that he believes his kids need to know how to survive. It just freaked me out a little.
The main points that the show grades the preppers on are Food, Water, Shelter, Security and "X-Factor". I think "X-factor" is usually anything that is different or unique that will help them survive if anything would ever happen. I think it's funny at the end of the show when they show the percentage of likelihood that the situation that the preppers fear will actually happen. It's almost as if they really are trying to make the people seem crazy.
Do you watch Doomsday Preppers? Our other current TV obsessions are "Love It or List It" on HGTV and "Storage Wars" on A&E. We used to watch "Gold Rush" on the Discovery Channel also. We haven't seen that one in a while. A couple years ago, we became obsessed with Discovery Health's "I Didn't Know I was Pregnant". My hubby and I do better watching reality TV together since we don't like the same kinds of TV shows otherwise.