It’s like a yearly pilgrimage. Every Fall I start watching the discontinued TV series Jericho. If you are not familiar with Jericho – here is a brief synopsis:
A nuclear bomb explodes somewhere near Denver, Colorado. The folks in the small town of Jericho, Kansas bear witness to he explosion as well as the confusion as to what happened. Power is lost – as well as all communicators and questions start being asked with few answers. Shortly thereafter power is restored only to be lost again via an EMP attack from an unknown origin.
The first several episodes revolve around people getting used to existence with power, refrigeration, no news and communication. Fuel is in short supply as well as food stores. The isolation of Jericho is driving people insane thus they send out “four horseman” all in opposite directions to seek news. Some return, some do not.
Jericho has several interesting back stories beyond the nuclear bombing of 23 cities across the United States and the desperation that follows.
The reality is I think this is probably the ONE true TV series that is most closely related to what many of us prepare for – no power, no communication, no grocery stores, little water, no fuel, and little organized law enforcement. Watching how the folks deal with these situations gets my preparedness-mind thinking.
Jericho was cancelled after just one season however due to a very strong and loyal following it was brought back for a short 2nd season – and was quickly cancelled. I highly recommend Season One. Season Two? It was OK.
Anyone else a fan?
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Take care all –