Interview With Featured Doomsday Prepper, Steve Vanesse, The Day After His Episode Aired

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Off The Grid News received an exclusive interview with Doomsday Prepper Steve Vanesse to talk about his recent experience being filmed for National Geographic's show, "Doomsday Preppers."

Prepper’s aren’t crazy. It is just an insurance policy for people like Vanesse and Perez.

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On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Steve Vanesse and Tom Perez were featured on National Geographic’s show, “Doomsday Preppers.” The following morning Vanesse joined Bill Heid, founder of Off The Grid News, and co-host Brian Brawdy for a radio interview to discuss his experience with the show.

During the Doomsday Preppers episode, Vanesse joined forces with his friend, Tom Perez, to prepare for anything the world could throw at them. The two believe that based on their location; there are two major scenarios that could happen. Because they are located near Houston, Texas, they are particularly concerned with the effects of hurricanes or a “dirty bomb” attack.

Vanesse got his start prepping in the mid-1990s when there were several natural disaster scares in his area. Since that moment in time, Vanesse has been adding to his prepper provisions. Along the way, Vanesse met up with another prepper, Perez. The two noticed that they had different survival skills that would benefit each other.

    The two set out with their families to find a place where they could bug out and hunker down to help keep their families safe from any dangers. At the end of the filming the two were presented their “Practical Preppers Scorecard” as an evaluation of how prepared they are and what they can improve on.

Brawdy went on to ask Vanesse what he thought of the score that he and Perez had received at the end of the show. Vanesse said that he felt as though the medical support they had was not taken into account. He also said, “Tom Perez is quite a poker player and he was [adamant] that we not show our whole hand.”

“Is there anything they didn’t show as part of the filming that you wish they would have,” questioned Heid. Vanesse answered by saying that he has been a big fan of his solar generator purchased from Solutions From Science. He did a lot with that generator throughout the filming, but it never appeared as part of the show.

“[In the time of major crisis] The government can’t do it all. They just don’t have the resources. People like us [“Preppers”] will need to step up to the plate to rebuild our communities,” stated Vanesse.

After they wrap things up with Vanesse, Heid and Brawdy start talking about how refreshing it is to speak with another down-to-earth prepper. “Prepper’s aren’t crazy. It is just an insurance policy for people like Vanesse and Perez,” stated Brawdy.

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