I agree that the men in that show (of which I never missed an episode) are up there in age, I did find that some of the scenarios and ideas they gave were helpful to me. I believe the reason for the age range was due to the fact that there are not many younger generation that live that way. I dont think that this was a choice by the men to live like that for safety from the failing economy or a way to escape employment in today's society. It is a way of life for them. Plus I am sure that many of the younger folks today that are prepping or living off grid would have a problem with publicizing their location as well as their routine way of doing things for security reasons. I loved the show and will be watching the next season but will be using other detailed sources for my prepping needs.