Congratulations to The Survival Mom!
A few months ago I was contacted by Jessica Bennett, a reporter from Newsweek, to help her with her article about preppers. One of the things she was looking for was a “suburban prepper” who she could do a one on one interview with, someone who could really explain what a main stream prepper is like. Well, the first person who came to my mind was Lisa from The Survival Mom, and one of our very own bloggers right here on APN, and boy was that a good call! I think Lisa did an outstanding job with the interview! Let’s all give her a big congratulations and a thanks for representing preppers in a good light. You can watch the video and read the complete article here: http://www.newsweek.com/id/228428/page/1
I also would like to give Jessica Bennett a very big thank you for allowing preppers the opportunity to be interviewd and recieve a fair and balanced report. I’d be more than happy to work with her again in the future.
As with any major media coverage, one expects the other side to be represented as well. I have no problem with that especially when we got someone as awesome as The Survival Mom representing our side. From the article Jessica quotes Art Markman, a cognitive psychologist at the University of Texas as saying; “Between the media and the Internet, many people have built up a sense that there’s this calamity out there that needs to be avoided,” Well, no offense to ole Art, but when you got a nice secure cushy job with tenure it’s hard to imagine life without food. Just wait till you have a calamity sir, then you’ll think twice about what should be “avoided”. While I don’t wish ill will upon anyone, everyone, eventually experiences a “calamity” of one sort or another, and As Jessica stated at the end of her article: “As for the rest of us, isn’t it a little bit crazy not to prepare?”
Anyway, again, lets all thank and congratulate Lisa for the awesome job in the interview, and give a big thanks to Jessica for allowing us the opportunity to give our story.