“Are You Ready?” TV Show

FYI: I got an email yesterday about a new reality prepper show. I’ve included the email contents if you’re interested. I personally am not. I would be very careful in applying for any such show for a national audience. Being a MacGyver-type, I would like to participate in something like this to test my skills, just NOT on a publicized TV show. I could care less about who “America’s Top Prepper” is on a reality show. Reality shows are not reality. I do care about developing skills in the real world.

You’re big boys and girls and capable of making your own decisions. Warning: I have not replied or contacted her concerning the legitimacy of this “contest” or show. If any of you decide to contact Molly, I’d be interested in your feedback. Proceed with caution.

Doing the stuff,



Subject: Television Inquiry


Hi Survival Sherpa. My name is Molly Sebastian and I am a Casting Director working on a development project for a major cable television network. This series is tentatively entitled “Are You Ready?” and it is a competition show in search of America’s Top Prepper. The concept is prepper against prepper in a competition to outlast and excel in challenges featuring the most prepared among us. (Think Survivor but with a group of MacGyvers instead of ordinary people. This show is about extraordinarily prepared people, competing in extraordinary circumstances).

The scenarios will range from pure survival (i.e. building a shelter and cooking a meal with scarce resources) to more constructed challenges like rescuing a family who has been stranded by rising flood waters. All scenarios will test the competitor’s knowledge and readiness, but above all ingenuity and resourcefulness under pressure. The challenges will emphasize the mental not just the physical.

Each episode, competitors will be given a set of survival-inspired scenarios to compete against one another for the title of “Ultimate Prepper.” Preppers will be transported to an undisclosed location with little more than their Everyday Carry or Bug Out Bag.

I am hoping to speak with interested candidates as soon as possible. I’d love to speak with anyone you think might be a good fit.

Please feel free to give me a call directly at 786-385-6339 or email your contact information and I will give you a call at your convenience.

Thank you,
Molly Sebastian

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4 thoughts on ““Are You Ready?” TV Show

  1. I can see how something like this could lead to good publicity if someone was trying to become a recognized prepping expert or something, but it’s not for me either. Interesting stuff though.


  2. The idea popped into my tiny cranium about starting a similar experiment with some of my friends. You may have heard of contests like the Tough Mudder (http://toughmudder.com/). Billed as the toughest event on the planet. It’s a physical test of endurance, strength, perseverance, and mental grit. How about a friendly contest pitting teams against each other to test our preparedness, physical, mental, and teamwork skills? On a local level. I’m calling it Primal Games.
    Keep it fun and instructive. I think that would be more useful to real-life situations.
    Just a thought :) I have these from time to time.


  3. Crud! Always late! Primal games looks fun and not terribly far from me.
    I need a good lawyer to draw up waiver forms :)


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