Well, another TV solicitation is making the rounds. Here is the email I received this morning.
I am a casting director at Metal Flowers Media in Los Angeles.
We cast shows like Storage Wars, American Guns, One Man Army, Ice Road Trucker, and Frontiersmen.
We are now casting a new show for a major cable network. This is a show about the real world of family prepping:
We are looking for families who understand the reality of current worldwide pandemics, threats, etc.
We are looking for families who are eagerly and aggressively preparing for the worst, to protect their families.
This show will have a team of experts to help families take their preparations to the next level.
We are searching for families with a minimum of 4 members, and kids over the age of 10.
I was hoping you might be able to pass along my information to anyone who you think might be interested.
Anyone who is interested, can call Sarah Mahoney Furlong at 310-857-8575 or contact us at metalflowersmedia.com.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Metal Flowers Media
1149 N. Gower St. Ste. 279
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Contact Number: 310-857-8575
Now, given that at least a couple of people who have appeared on such prepper shows have since run into trouble with the law due to what they talked about on those shows, I’d hesitate to ever get involved.
I also have no clue who their “team of experts” are either. Personally, I’ve often said there could be significant value in a prepper show that actually teaches skills and shares knowledge without resorting to exhibiting preppers as being akin to a circus sideshow act. But, TV being what it is, I doubt something like that would ever happen. Heaven forbid viewers actually learn something, y’know?
Of course, appearing on such shows is also a serious violation of maintaining good OPSEC (operations security). It makes little logical sense to appear on a nationwide TV show detailing all your preps as all that does is tell everyone exactly what you have and where you are. Why not just put all your supplies out on your front lawn with a “FREE” sign and be done with it?
And for those who think there will be some sort of financial windfall sufficient to mitigate the risks of appearing on such a show? Think again. Many of these folks aren’t paid at all or if they are, it is nothing more than a pittance.
Consider yourself warned.