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Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, "preppers" will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. And with an expert’s assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBullets, Lots of Bullets||Texan Paul Range and his wife Gloria constructed a home out of nine shipping containers, and stockpiled over 50,000 lbs. of food in preparation for a day when the North and South Poles swap places, resulting in dramatic climate changes and natural disasters. Chris Nyerges, who at first glance may seem like your average Californian, demonstrates how he is prepared to live off the land - even in an urban jungle - by foraging for food and drinkable water in the event of a massive earthquake shuts down the food supply chain. Megan Hurwitt is prepping to survive a catastrophic oil crisis.||45:58||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoI Hope I Am Crazy||Kellene Bishop, a self-described foodie, amazes her friends by whipping up a dinner party entirely from shelf-stable foods, proving she won't sacrifice the finer things in a financial disaster. Dennis Evers has trained his children with special skills to withstand a catastrophic financial collapse. From his farm in Tennessee, prepper David Sarti calls himself the "hillybilly prepper."||46:18||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBack to the Stone Age||R.E.M's "It's the End of the World as We Know It" might be a good mantra for these three individuals who are readying for the end of days. Phoenix, AZ., dad Tim Ralston is prepared for an electromagnetic pulse attack on America. Jason Charles is a New York firefighter preparing for the eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano. He's storing meals ready to eat and water in his city apartment. Pat Brabble is a churchgoing Southern gentleman with a twist: He believes our country is on the brink of hyperinflation, which will unleash civil unrest all across the country.||46:09||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIt's All Gonna Hit the Fan||Retired police officer Martin Colvill fears an economic doomsday will bring chaos to the roads. Unlike your average grandmother, Donna Nash protects her family in Utah from becoming vulnerable to a widespread pandemic, practicing worst-case scenario tests to quarantine one contaminated family member in order to save the rest. Kevin O'Brien and his family are leaving everything behind in Florida in order to migrate to higher, safer sea levels.||46:23||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFriends Can Become Enemies||Meet four Americans who give their all when it comes to preparedness. Real estate developer Larry Hall is creating luxury survival condos in an old missile silo. Coloradan Riley Cook is readying his family to live in a high-altitude bunker. Michael Patrick Douglas is training his children in primitive survival skills. Becky Brown is taking sharpshooting lessons with a sniper in order to prepare herself for a government takeover of Salt Lake City.||46:23||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoNine Meals Away from Anarchy||Are you prepared for the end of the world? These men are. Mike Mester fears an imminent economic collapse will bring violence and rioting to his quiet suburban town outside of Atlanta, Ga. Preston White, a computer programmer from Colorado, believes there is a cover-up surrounding Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant. If doomsday arrives, Doug Huffman plans to disappear underground into one the many spider holes he has built throughout California's Sierra Nevada Mountains.||45:26||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoInto the Spider Hole||Doug Huffman has built spider holes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to survive the next Great Depression. Dianne Rogers preps her family to survive an environmental catastrophe, even going so far as to train her 6-year-old daughter to "bug in." Ed and Dianna Peden are living underground in a missile silo bunker equipped with a large greenhouse, alternative energy, water catchment systems and protection.||46:22||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIt’s Gonna Get Worse||"Calamity Janet" welcomes you to her Armageddon Inn. Prepper Janet Spencer prepared her home for a nuclear war, and is inviting people to bunker down with her. She has enough pasta to feed 1000 people. Sometimes referred to as the "Doctor of Doom", Bradford Frank, is a psychiatrist living in the suburbs of San Diego, California. Bradford believes that a deadly avian bird flu pandemic is fast approaching, and is preparing his family to bug out to a nearby cave.||46:23||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoClose the Door, Load the Shotgun||Retired photojournalist Jack Jobe started prepping in 2010, after watching the news surrounding Haiti's devastating earthquake. Now Jack is working on inventing a tool that he believes will help a person hack their way out of the rubble of what he fears most... a solar flare-induced earthquake. Bruce Beach has constructed a 10,000-square-foot underground bunker out of 43 full-size school buses, which he calls the "Ark Two."||46:23||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDisaster Doesn't Wait||A loving father is preparing his family for dirty bombs. A retired policeman believes that China will eventually bring economic destruction to the U.S. And a single dad is ready to bug into a secret underground hatch in his garage.||45:38||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoI Suggest We Run||Meet three Americans who show us how they prepare for the end of the world, as they know it. Mr. Wayne (he wishes to keep his identity a secret due to OPSEC) is preparing because he believes China will undermine the US economy. John and Christine Sellers anticipate an economic collapse, and they are purchasing a shipping container to bury in their backyard. Jason Day is determined to take his family underground if things turn as bad as he believes.||46:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoExtreme Prep Edition||Highlights of the best stories from season one of NGC's hit series Doomsday Preppers are brought together in one exciting hour of television. Doomsday Preppers goes inside America's prepping subculture, uncovering a wide assortment of prepping styles and approaches, meeting preppers on their own turf, examining their methods and tracking their progress as they think through every logistic and contingency plan. Preppers come in all shapes and sizes - men and women, young and old, they live and work like most Americans. But their ultimate goal in life is preparing for the end.||46:35||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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Actually really informative
Actually, a really good series. Think of "How it Works" and convert that to people preparing for hard times.
Although many of the people seem "Out there" or "far gone", they have lots of good ideas how others can be more self sustaining.
Most people do not want to live their lifestyle. Most people also don't have the resources (money) to do what most of these people are doing.
It's a good overall series, and I'm glad NG had made it.
And it not All the Jerry Springer, George Nori, or NRA crowd, that are prepping.
"Normal" people should prep for at least a month of self sustained living.
Good, but not complete!
Informative series with some great ideas for emergencies, and even self-reliant money-saving living. Unfortunately, only 12 of the 13 shows are included. The pilot show is missing.
Great concept, sad to see the spin
If it wasn't sensationalized, then it's not good TV, right? NatGeo had an opportunity to do a great service to its viewers by portraying the positive values of emergency preparedness - they just couldn't help themselves in trying to sensationalize a fringe element. Picture Hurricane Katrina or the Haiti quake in your town. Are you a victim or a survivor?
This series does point out quite a few excellent tips to prepare for disaster, and I give them kudos for it - take mental notes, much of the information provided is excellent. Just keep in mind as you watch, the show's producers take artistic license and add their own opinionated spin with their editing and interviews. They don't just take the family, who prepares for a natural disaster and works on their survival skills wilderness camping - they take the guy who takes his kids into the desert to practice tactical shooting and has a misfire mishap. Nothing wrong with that - just they go for the sensationalization for ratings.
I gave it 4 stars for the content, they lose a star for making preppers seem 'out there' (for heaven's sake, look at the episode cover photo with ma & pa in gas masks). Watch and learn, and decide what is right for you, to prepare your own family in the event of an emergency.