I don’t have much to say about this episode’s last segment, which looks at Riley Cook, also from Colorado.
He’s yet another polar shifter, which is to say he has latched onto a popular pseudoscientific notion he doesn’t really understand.
He reveals that he has spent three hundred thousand dollars on preps over the years. Between that, his family’s intermountain location high in the Rockies, and the multiple blonde, blue-eyed offspring, he has Mormon written all over him.
As a welder, he’s a pretty handy metalworking type of guy, and has designed and built a neat little aluminum rickshaw for pulling his family and supplies around in the event of a disaster. It’s supposed to be balanced so he can pull like, ten times his weight when it’s loaded. And it’s also waterproof, so that he can pole them across rivers or whatnot. But I really wouldn’t want to pull a cart loaded with family and supplies around for like, twenty miles (he claims he’s done this before); they can get out and stretch their atrophied, civilized legs. I’d like to see him make the plans for the cart available online (it’d be a friendly gesture), because in a re-localized post-collapse world, human-powered carts like that would be in demand.
They do a ‘bug-out to bug-in’ practice, loading up the kids in the SUV to brave the treacherous mountain roads to their underground bunker. Even though they probably have months worth of food already stashed, he mentions that in the event of a real long-term emergency, if they “had to resort to obtaining our food from [elk and deer]”, they could. Hey mister, furry critters shouldn’t be your food of last resort; I guarantee that wild game is healthier than the processed crap you’ve likely stocked your bunker with.