2: Extra: American Doomsday
America's Doomsday plan. It's the government's ultimate playbook, with a strategy for even the darkest hours—developed when Cold War tensions were high, but never used until 9/11. In American Doomsday, fly in an E4-B—the president's command, control, and communications center for times of national catastrophe; go inside the secret bunker used by government officials on September 11; and witness how the luxurious Greenbrier Resort became a critical, top secret congressional bunker.
Monday, June 27th, 2011
1: Pilot: Are You Prepared for Doomsday?
Dennis McClung and we quote: "I'm preparing for a coronal mass ejection in 2012 that would likely take out the electrical grid and knock civilization back to the Stone Age."; Lisa Bedford takes urban preparation to a new level in case of a complete financial collapse; The Kobler and Hunt families combine forces and have some of the best resources for self sustainability.
Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Even abroad, there are apocalyptics, people who are prepping for the end of the world. In this episode of Doomsday Preppers: Italy, we meet several of these international preppers. Marco lives in Milan and is a self-described urban prepper. He learned to assemble staple objects using urban refuse and he saves his food scraps in secret places. Giuseppe lives in Norcia and has reached complete food self-sufficiency; he has learned to hunt with a bow and arrow.
Sunday, October 27th, 2013
4: Top Survivors
Nuclear fallout. Economic collapse. Mega tsunami. No matter what their fears, many preppers featured on this show are scored on their prepping ability and given months of estimated initial survival time. Many have made it to one year. But what about the elites? The highest scorers. The ones most equipped to survive...and thrive during doomsday? We've narrowed this group of top preppers down to five and will look at just what makes their plans, their preps, the best of the best.
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
5: From Bunkers to Bug Out
If this show has taught us anything about the prepper community, it's that it is vast and varied. We've met those preparing for all kinds of apocalyptic scenarios. But one theme has emerged: To better outfit themselves for the end of days, preppers have chosen to build, before it comes. From big builds to small ones, from builds on wheels to the kind of re-building that happens after the lights go out these preppers were busy building the preps of their dreams.
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
6: Back to Basics
Some preppers think the answer to surviving doomsday is to throw money at it. From million dollar bunkers to elaborate tactical defense systems, money might make the end of days more comfortable, but it doesn't guarantee survival. It's time to go back to the basics with preps that are attainable for everyone
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
1: Bullets, Lots of Bullets
Paul Range and friends prepare for a "polar Shift"; In California Christopher Nyerges demonstrates urban jungle survive skills in the event of a massive earthquake; Deep in the heart of Houston, Texas Megan Hurwitt hopes to survive on her own after the all the oil and gas runs out.
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
2: I Hope I Am Crazy
David Sarti a Youtube "firearms instructor" and self-taught survivalists is prepared for an electrical grid failure; Kellene Bishop a Utah resident has stored away the finer things in life for a financial collapse; Kathy Harrison, the Doris Day of Doom has prepared her local community for a New Madrid earthquake; Dennis Evers brings the family together to survive global chaos caused by hyperinflation.
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
3: Back to the Stone Age
Tim Ralston - A survival tool manufacturer himself (the Crovel), loses part of a thumb during firearms practice for the show; Jason Charles, The New York City Fireman/Prepper demonstrates expert urban survival skills; Jules Dervaes has prepared well for the collapse of the industrial food system; Pat Brabble insists on surviving hyperinflation by planning ahead.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
4: It's All Gonna Hit the Fan
Martin Colvill lives on the road with his wife as a "survival trucker" and looks to prepare for the upcoming economic collapse; Donna Nash is prepared to quarantine all her family members to protect against a global pandemic; Kevin O'Brien is concerned about losing his home due to rising sea levels created by global warming or a polar shift.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
5: Friends Can Become Enemies
James Patrick Douglas a man of the land in Maine shows off many needed homestead techniques to the viewers based upon overpopulation fears; Larry Hall the survival underground missile bunker builder invests in making sure his and other families are safe during any event; Becky Brown a gorgeous yet very inventive prepper (Grab n Go Food Storage) is making sure she and others are ready for martial law.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
6: Nine Meals Away from Anarchy
For Mike Messiner civil unrest is just round the corner and he is getting everyone ready; Colorado computer programmer Preston White has collected over 11,200 types of seeds and plans for biosphere living in a Fukushima radiated future while friends Shane and others provide supportive help; Riley Cook spends his days supporting the prepper society building underground structures.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
7: Into the Spider Hole
Doug Huffman is rightly prepared teaching survival techniques for the second depression based upon America's massive "debts".; Dianne and Greg Rogers, dedicated parents in Canada are concerned with future events effecting their home-life; Ed and Dianna Peden ("still living in the 60's"), of Topeka, Kansas are preparing to survive and thrive fully underground when doomsday arrives in their decommissioned Atlas missile site.
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
8: It's Gonna Get Worse
Bruce Beach a lifelong prepper is focused upon nuclear wars and saving children in his 42 underground buses; Jeremy and Kelly, are concerned parents in Salt Lake City, preparing for the collapse of society due to peak oil depletion; Bradford Frank of San Diego, California works around the clock in case of a worldwide pandemic that will end life as we know it.
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
9: Close the Door, Load the Shotgun
John Major has gone to the extent of moving his family to Idaho for a better more natural lifestyle; Janet Spencer an author in Montana decided because of her location to prepare for any "unnatural" event; Jack & Jackie Jobe, although new to prepping have done quite well for their future survival.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
10: Disaster Doesn't Wait
Barry, Pink and Cole have the ultimate urban underground foxhole right in the garage. Hooray! one if the best we have seen; Steve Pace a hometown survivalists is ready to take on long term electric failure; Carolina resident Laura Kunzie has concerns to a rapid airborne flu outbreak and is preparing so.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
11: I Suggest We Run
Texas prepper "Dr Wayne" bases his doomsday fears on a Chinese financial takeover and he has prepared many ways to survive these events; John & Cristina Sellers, are both hardworking Americans who want to protect what they have; Jason & Tanya have done their homework on how life and prepping can happen on a budget.
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
12: Extreme Prep Edition
The five basic principles while preparing for a cataclysmic event are food, shelter, safety, evacuation, and practice.
Sunday, November 4th, 2012
1: You Can't Let Evil Win
Some American families have drastically altered their lifestyles in order to survive what they fear will be the end of the world. Johnny O fears a terrorist attack on nuclear power plants, and his prepping philosophy is always having backups for your backups. He is a husband and father of two who lives with his wife and his wife's twin sister, who also knows their bug out plan.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
2: Am I Nuts or Are You?
Meet Jason Beacham, a 15-year-old boy from a small town in Missouri who has been prepping since age 11. Jason fears anarchy following economic collapse. Big Al is a musician based in Nashville, Tennessee, who has a secret bug-out location in the mountains of the west. He fears a nuclear attack from Russia. Braxton Southwick is a former professional racer who lives with his wife and their six children in a suburb outside of Salt Lake City. He is prepping for a biological terrorist attack.
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
3: Bad Times All the Time
At some point, we've all wondered what will happen to our economy. Jay Blevins has probably thought about it more than most. He is a former law enforcement officer who is preparing for a global economic crisis. He fears that social unrest will erupt and has found creative ways to protect his family, including his own recipe for homemade pepper spray.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
4: The Time of Reckoning
A single dirty bomb could cause massive chaos. Tom Perez is prepping for a terrorist attack and suspects it's only a matter of time before one gets through our defenses. He has not worked in 12 years because he spends most of his day prepping and spends much of his family's yearly income on preps.
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
5: Taking From the Haves
Jeff Bushaw plans to fly his family to safety following the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano; Allen and Franco have built sustainable food production systems in preparation for worldwide food shortages; John Adrain has invented numerous security gadgets to turn his estate into a technological fortress safe from a wide range of disasters.
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
6: You've Got Chaos
Bob Kay, a nutritional scientist in Southern California, is prepping for environmental destruction due to massive earthquakes; Ryan Croft is prepping for a global financial crisis by cultivating alternative food sources like earthworms; politician Josh Wander is preparing for a terrorist attack, stocking up kosher foods and teaching others about prepping.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
7: Escape From New York
Follow three New York preppers as they plan their bug-out to escape destruction from natural disasters.
Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
8: Prepared Not Scared
Brian Smith has big plans for the end of the world.The father of 12 is preparing for a total collapse of the U.S. monetary system and fears that the world's food supply will become scarce. He has stockpiled a year's worth of food, in addition to his recently acquired 47 acres of land in an undisclosed bug-out location, where he plans to grow his own tobacco and sugarcane.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
9: No Such Thing As a Fair Fight
Businessman by day, prepper by night. Brent lives in fear of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that will make the world go dark, leaving his family of 12 with nothing. To prep for life after the EMP, Brent has constructed a medieval-style castle that will serve as the ultimate bug-out fortress. Derek runs a Wild West theme park and fears that a solar flare will hit earth's atmosphere. He and his family use their amusement park as a secret prepping oasis, where they can practice strategic defense.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
10: In the Hurt Locker
Not all preppers are relying on their nuclear family to survive the end of time; to some, creating a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals is the difference between death and survival. Guided by his intuition and his Apache heritage, a prepper known as Snake Blocker is convinced a coming economic collapse will result in social chaos. To protect himself against social unrest, Snake is building a community of people with strong self-defense skills by teaching his own knife-throwing classes
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
11: Prepper's Paradise
Doomsday Preppers visits the household of Amanda Bobbin, who began prepping after being warned in her sleep of imminent danger. These days Amanda and her husband Scott spend their time hidden away in the mountains, where they practice sustainable living to prepare themselves in the event of a comet hitting the earth's atmosphere.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
12: Hit the Ground Running
Former firefighter medics John and Kelly are motorcycle riders living on a prepping homestead in the mountains of Virginia in preparation for a total economic collapse. Frank, who owns a construction company in Maine, spends his golden years flying his private plane and preparing for the upcoming economic collapse. Finally, we meet mobile prepper Brian as he prepares for his fear: a terrorist attack. Brian spends the majority of his time on the road in his ultimate bug-out vehicle
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
13: Solutions Not Problems
Prepping for an economic collapse, Jeff is converting a decommissioned missile silo into the perfect bug-out getaway. But that's not all Jeff is focused on. With an online dating profile, he is also searching for a special someone who can share his love for prepping. We'll see Jeff, a bachelor on the lookout for love, not only work on his bunker, but also go on multiple dates to find his prepper mate. We also meet Doug, who lives in the mountains of Tennesse and is known by locals as "Rockman".
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
14: Pain is Good
Meet Craig, a proud Alaskan living in the woods of Fairbanks, fearing the collapse of the American economy. He's secretly built a bug-out dome, designed by friend and prepping partner Don. Accessible only by boat, the dome will serve as a refuge for his wife and two daughters. Then we follow David, a new age spiritual prepper from Hawaii, who fears a catastrophic tsunami will strike the island but has prepped with his girlfriend to bug out to the top of a mountain.
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
15: A Fortress at Sea
Meet the Coy family, who live in the shadow of Mount St. Helens and prep for its eruption. Each member of the family has a specific job and multiple means of escape, including over land and water. Another prepper, Capt. William E. Simpson, has spent six years singlehandedly building his perfect bunker, but it's not underground: it's his sailboat.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
16: Let Her Rip
Meet Mike and his girlfriend Freda, a descendant from Devil Anse Hatfield, the leader of the Hatfield Clan. The couple lives in the deep woods of Virginia, and fear that the current political tensions and economic unrest will lead to a world war. Next, we follow Mike Adams, in Oregon, who is anticipating a terrorist attack. Finally, we profile Joe, a nonconformist living in the backwoods of Kansas, who has already given up on modern living.
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
17: Gonna Be a Big Bang
Brad and Krystal prep hard prepare for an economic collapse. They've stockpiled canned goods, cached weapons and secured bulletproof vests. But their holy grail of prepping is an underground bunker, which they've been struggling to obtain. Kevin and his family live the American Dream, but now they're bugging out to Costa Rica. They believe an economic collapse will make America unlivable. With just weeks until moving day, see how Kevin and his wife prepare their family for a new life.
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
18: Lone Wolves and Lovers
Think you've got what it takes to survive the end of days? NGC will study the full spectrum of prepper types, from lone wolves to full-fledged neighborhood networks. We'll look at a variety of our best preppers from season 2 to see how their prepping styles differ. Join us as we learn about bunker stew, bunker living and prepping as a team. Doomsday preppers come in all shapes and sizes. From freshly initiated spouses to ex-military types to grumpy kids, there's a prepper to be found anywhere.
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
1: Don't Betray the Colony
Some preppers believe in safety in numbers -- as is the case for Jeff Mann, who leads "the Colony," a community of 25 preppers unified with the single purpose of surviving doomsday. Watch as he prepares his son, Colten, to take the reins by having him hunt down live boar in the Florida swamps and builds the Colony's very own gallows -- an important message that there are laws to be upheld, even in times of chaos.
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
2: The Gates of Hell
An economic collapse could mean total chaos for the U.S. -- looting, riots and civil unrest are top concerns. In Washington state, Steve works with a stern hand to prep his family for the potential threat. South Carolinian David Appleton is a comedian, but the idea of a devastating earthquake is no joke to him. His job doesn't always pay the bills, so David must Dumpster dive to find supplies to make a DIY camouflage net to hide his preps.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
3: Whatever it Takes
Could an explosion on the surface of the sun cause mayhem on Earth? Jason and Jacob are a father-son team from Alabama who are prepping for exactly that: a global solar flare with the potential to wipe out power grids around the world. Jason was almost stranded for good in the wilderness when he was 19, but that will not stop him from prepping in those very same woods by molding his own ammunition and preparing his 20-piece bug-out pack.
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
4: People Become Animals
The possibility of World War III is a major concern for many preppers, including former Marine Alex Dunbar, who is training a private army of German Shepherd attack dogs in San Luis, Colorado. In the woods of East Appalachia, Brenda McSwigan fears that a vicious mutating virus will lead to a pandemic that will overwhelm hospitals and leave the rest of the country in chaos. Another prepper, Grace McLeod, secures her 3,500 square-foot fortress before an economic collapse.
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
5: Take Our Country Back
Deep in Oregon's backcountry sits an 80-acre off-the-grid estate that prepper Curt and his family have designed as a fortress in the event of an economic collapse. Isolation is one of their greatest strengths, but the protective measures are endless: a 3,000-square-foot greenhouse, a lake with 1 million gallons of water, infrared cameras and a high-tech software system not to mention the children are trained in marksmanship.
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
6: The Fight Ahead
Prepper Chad believes that a nuclear strike resulting in a genocidal siege is a real possibility. At his home in Arizona, he is working on executing the biggest prep of his life a 140-foot-long escape tunnel from his family's house to a bug-out vehicle. With the help of his wife and daughter, he begins construction but as the project unfolds, they realize they're in over their heads.
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
7: We are the Marauders
While many preppers believe defense is the best strategy for surviving a Doomsday scenario, one family in Tacoma, Wash., is banking on a good offense. Tyler, his wife and his cousin have assembled a group of like-minded, would-be marauders from their neighborhood in preparation for a catastrophic domestic terrorist attack. They have only six months' worth of food because they plan on taking what they need in order to survive and to stay safe, they're developing the ultimate suit of armor.
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
8: Total Destruction
A devastating EF-5 tornado, like the one that struck Oklahoma in May of this year, can throw buildings into the air and hurt hundreds of people. In Tennessee, Tracy is preparing for just that. Tracy has spent six years prepping his farm for a super tornado, but if it does hit, he doesn't plan on hunkering down he plans on gathering his family and making a getaway in his mobile safe room.
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
9: Survival is an Ugly Beast
To protect his family from Doomsday marauders, Rob is devising the ultimate booby-trap system. He's securing his Texas property's perimeter with an elaborate system of alarms, traps and defense mechanisms. In Tenn., Greg is preparing for a financial catastrophe by building an invisible tree house where he hopes to be safe from looters. If the build goes as planned, his family will have a tree house 12 feet into the forest canopy, with mirrored paneling and a stockpile of food, water and ammo.
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
10: Live Bees, Live Ammo
Meet two families who both fear the end of the world is fast approaching. In Texas, John Tucker and his family are preparing for Category 5 hurricanes that they believe will change the landscape forever. After living in a home that was split in two during a hurricane, John vowed he would never again be unprepared. And in Utah, brothers Bret and Shane are preparing for a complete economic collapse. To protect their families, they are building a sniper post complete with the ultimate sniper rifle.
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
11: No One Will Ever Know
In Texas, Kenny and his wife Connie are preparing for a civil war. With defense as their ultimate concern, they're building a fortified bulletproof rooftop command center. In Maryland, Kevin is prepping for an EMP attack. Kevin is very protective of his close-knit family, including his three pregnant daughters. Their survival plan relies on a customized 15-ton bunker buried 20 feet underground and stocked with baby supplies and doomsday essentials
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
12: No Stranger to Strangers
Outside of Fort Worth, Texas, Vietnam veteran Richard Huggins is preparing for a nuclear strike by a terrorist state a concern he believes is amplified by his proximity to the defense production hub of Dallas-Fort Worth. Meanwhile, in rural Colorado, Dr. Dave, his wife, Dee, and their young daughter are prepping for a possible solar flare that could lead to widespread illness and death due to lack of medical care.
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
13: Nobody Will Be Ready
Meet two Tennessee families who are both preparing for an earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. David Mays believes all roads and bridges leading out of his neighborhood will be destroyed, so he's devising the ultimate Doomsday drone fleet. Meanwhile, 100 miles away, do-it-yourselfer David Nash is building a geodesic dome -- considered one of the most stable structures on earth as it eliminates the need for load-bearing walls -- that will house his family during the earthquake's aftermath.
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
14: Americans Not Ameri-cant's
n Georgia, Mark believes that the U.S. is under the threat of foreign occupation, specifically by Russia. He's building a modern Trojan horse in order to infiltrate a potential enemy base undetected. In Texas, Joe is preparing for a cyberattack to take out the country's telecommunications system. His current projects include a post-apocalyptic schoolhouse to be used to educate children if the government collapses after disaster and "gyro-copter" in order to maintain aerial dominance.
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
1: To Fail Is to Die
Meet Jimi Falcon, who is prepping for a potential World War III. Jimi built his home to withstand the extreme climate of Montana. Next, meet Cindy Stewart, who began prepping for a foreign nuclear attack on the U.S. following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Cindy uses her taxidermy skills to create camouflaged IEDs. Lastly, get a close-up look inside Rod Godfrey's military-style command and control center he built in his home to protect himself from apocalyptic superstorms.
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
2: Be the Prep
After losing his job, Nick Klein began prepping for an economic collapse. Nick keeps rabbits that he believes will give him all the food, fuel and fertilizer he needs to survive. Patrick Troy began prepping for societal collapse caused by a catastrophic event after the birth of his only child. He is building a multi-tiered perimeter defense system around his house. Keith Ford is prepping for a second civil war that he believes will destroy American society.
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
3: Shepherds and Wolves
Roger Dougan lost his home in a fire seven years ago. He's working to become self-sufficient through prepping, so he never has to feel helpless again. Before the 2000 New Year, Curtis bought a generator and stocked up on food and water, but it occurred to him that if something serious did happen, he wasn't nearly as prepared as he should be so he became a prepper. Karissa Baca lost her job during the 2008 financial crisis, causing her to realize how fragile the economy is and begin prepping.
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
4: Back to the Dark Ages
Chuck Vessey fears that an electromagnetic pulse will take out the power grid near his Texas home. He's concealing his goods in intricate spots around his house and building a wind turbine to generate electricity. Lisa Roulette preps for global climate change and teaches her sons the ways of living off the land. Tom and Beth Tailer prepare their land and community in rural Vermont for massive oil shortages by engineering a seemingly indestructible eco-dome shelter.
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
5: You Said It Was Non-Lethal
On their 53-acre property, Jane and Rick Austin prepare for an electromagnetic pulse disaster by disguising a greenhouse, food forest and gray water recycling system in what appears to be overgrown underbrush. Jim Lebus is prepping for an earthquake that he fears will paralyze the West Coast. In Virginia, a band of teenage boys, led by 16-year-old Jack Houston, join forces to test their wilderness survival skills.
Thursday, August 28th, 2014
6: There Will Be Chaos
Jerry McMullin, a retired risk assessment analyst, has put millions of dollars into his safe house. In case of a biological attack, Jerry has built an ultraviolet radiation chamber intended to disinfect the contaminated population, and will use solar panels and wind turbines to sustain power inside the safe house. The Jackling family will do everything in their power to protect their home and family from a wildfire they fear will ravage their Californian community.