In the third installment of Doomsday Preppers: Back to the Stone Age, we meet three preppers who have made big investments for a coming Doomsday. Phoenix dad Tim Ralston has built a business catering to the survival-minded set. Colorado computer programmer Preston White says he has invested more than $40,000 into collecting over 11,000 seeds, and Pat Brabble is stocking up on ammo and alcohol, envisioning a world where the latter is the ultimate bartering tool.
To first meet Tim Ralston (pictured above), you’d think he was the quintessential devoted dad: he loves playing catch with his kids and sharing the day’s news around the family dinner table. But Tim has concerns that might be unusual for a suburban family man. He believes a foreign power may hit America with an EMP attack that disables the electrical grid and throws people into a panic. To prepare, Tim is readying his family to bug out to the Arizona desert, where they will live in a shipping container specially outfitted for survival purposes. He’s also giving his sons arms training, so they can help defend the perimeter of his doomsday compound from invaders. During our filming, a shotgun misfire sent Tim to the hospital, but viewers will see that even that setback has done nothing to deter him from going full-force with his prepping. And since we’re sure you’ll have questions, Tim will also be live-tweeting the premiere tomorrow.
Then you will meet Preston White, a bespectacled computer programmer from Colorado who has spent the last few years investing in a seed bank. Preston believes that there is a media cover-up surrounding Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant, and that radiation is currently heading towards America. This radiation, he says, constitutes an extinction level event for all mankind. Preston plans to use his seed bank to feed his community, once radiation hits and food has become contaminated. Together with his friend Shane he shows his pet project: a biospheric tent that mitigates radiation from the outside atmosphere through a series of filters.
You’ll also get to know Pat Brabble, a church-going Southern gentleman with a twist: he believes our country is on the brink of experiencing hyperinflation, which will unleash civil unrest all across the country. To prepare, Pat has readied a secret room in his barn that is full of guns, ammo, and plenty of alcohol. Keep in mind that Pat and his wife don’t drink, but the two believe that in an America gone mad, hard liquor will be the new dollar.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow night at 9P et/pt to get the full story.