Casting Call For Professionals Who Prep
In the wake of the New Yorker article profiling Silicon Valley executives who prep, we've been contacted by a few mainstream media outlets interested in talking with similar professionals who work on building resilience via skill building, homesteading and the like in their spare time.
60 Minutes (Australia) in particular is planning to come to the US and shoot some footage with folks like this. From my discussions with them, this is not a mocking of "crazy preppers" hit piece -- rather it's a coverage of the valid reasons for developing resilience, and observing how the trend is becoming more mainstream.
Here's how the 60 Minutes producer has pitched me:
Thanks so much for your time on the phone – it was great to hear your insights on preparation and self-reliance. I’ve also just watched the first few episodes of The Crash Course which is proving really helpful in better understanding the concept behind Peak Prosperity.
As we discussed, my aim is not to do a kind of ‘doomsday/the world is about to end’ story but instead to take a really honest look at the bigger picture i.e. what people can do and are doing to better prepare themselves for any number of different scenarios which may arise politically, financially or environmentally.
It would be fantastic if you were able to connect me with some of your friends or contacts who are currently living in Silicon Valley (or New York) and have taken serious steps to becoming more resilient – whether that’s through training/skills, food producing, creating a more self-sufficient home, stockpiling supplies etc.
As you can see, they're looking for folks in Silicon Valley and possibly New York to meet with while out here in late Feb-early March.
If you live in one of those areas and are game, email us here and we'll connect you with the producer.