Thursday, August 25, 2011

Livin' for the Apocalypse

Zombie Thursdays is a weekly feature with guest blogger, Miranda. You can read more about her here.

It's rare that a blog topic will just fall into my lap. But this week it did! While watching some ridiculous show on TLC (most likely "Toddlers & Tiaras"... don't judge), I saw a commercial for a new special called Livin' for the Apocalypse. It was instantly exciting for me because the show illustrates perfectly what I was talking about a few weeks ago-- survivalists!

The show airs this weekend, Sunday, August 28 at 9pm Central time and 10pm for you East Coasters (check your local guide though to be sure). From what I can tell, it is a documentary style show that follows four different families who are all survivalists. They have shelves of canned foods and gas masks (yes, really). They raise rabbits to slaughter and eat for food when the apocalypse hits. And they have guns. Lots of guns.

While the focus isn't on zombies, it still shows the lengths at which people will go to and gives a flavor of truth to zombie survival movies and stories. Unlike other shows about survivalists, apparently the TLC special doesn't interject with experts speaking about how unlikely these events will be or how crazy these people are. The families are the focus and no outside opinions on the matter are given. One man, known as the Survival Doc, made a video describing his experience being filmed and talks about the show. Unfortunately, he is incorrect about several things including the name of the show and that August 28th is in the fall. Other than that, he seems like an entertaining character.

The greatest thing about the "Doc" is that he also has his own survivalist website full of pages and pages of information on how to prepare for the end. In his video, he seems a bit weird, but harmless. However, as I further explored his massive website, it becomes apparent that he is a fairly strict Republican. And he thinks President Obama is Hitler and that our country is becoming a Socialist hell. So... yeah. Check it out!

I will definitely be viewing this special on Sunday night, and I encourage anyone in learning more about survivalism to check it out as well. If you have to miss it this weekend, knowing TLC, they will probably air it multiple times.

What are some of your thoughts on survivalists? Is there some truth to what these people are doing, or do you believe it's overkill? Feel free to discuss after watching the special as well!


  1. Oh my... I think he might be insane, Mir. Seriously.

  2. Fun! Especially since we're having a hurricane that day!

  3. Haha!

    **Disclaimer** The author's of 'The Pie' do not condone or support any of the information provided on the Survival Doc's webpage, especially any text or pictures hinting (or overtly stating) at racism and hatred. Read at your own risk, but be prepared for a good chuckle.

  4. ...survivalists usually toe the line of THAT IS INSANE more often than I'm comfortable with. I'd rather hang out with backpackers, they've got the same skills but the BO is easier to handle than BS.

  5. Hello fellow campaigner thanks for stopping by at my blog! This post has really come at a great time (talk about accidents, eh?) because I'm writing a story about how to survive in a new world and it has given me a lot of ideas! Thanks!
    - andrea

  6. Glad you enjoyed and that it can help out your writing! Be sure to follow the link to the blog I wrote a few weeks ago as it contains other crazy survivalist info and links :D

  7. I think there's something to be said for survivalists. Not that I would want to go that overboard or anything, but at the same time, they probably have enough sense to stay out of debt and stock certain essential items so when hurricanes hit they don't clean out the shelves of the grocery store.

  8. Hi, fellow Campaigner here - we're in the same group! If you haven't read BAD TASTE IN BOYS by Carrie Harris it. It's a zombie lover's dream ; )


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