In the next episode of Doomsday Preppers, we meet three Americans who demonstrate that no two preppers prep alike. Suburban dad Mike Mester prepares his family for civil unrest to spill out from the cities, Californian Doug Huffman has plans to retreat underground when we face the next Great Depression, and Preston White has collected over 11,000 types of seeds to help him grow his own food after a nuclear disaster.
Mike Mester seems like a regular suburban dad who is always looking out for his kids. Unlike most dads, though, he fears an imminent economic collapse will bring violence and rioting to his quiet suburban town. Mike involves his whole family in stockpiling food, fuel, and weapons. Even the family’s two German Shepherds are part of the plan. They have doggie bugout bags and are receiving training to act as protection dogs when things collapse.
When doomsday arrives, don’t waste your time searching for Doug Huffman. He may have disappeared underground into one the many spiderholes he has built throughout California’s Sierra Nevada Moutains. Or he may be right in front of you, but donning a handmade camouflage suit that makes him indistinguishable from his surroundings. For Doug, surviving the next Great Depression will be all about staying hidden while chaos reigns, then coming out when things settle down to fight another day. Doug is teaching teenagers from his community defense-based prepping skills – including evasive driving and guerilla warfare techniques – to ensure he won’t be the lone survivor when the American economy goes bust.
Mild-mannered computer programmer Preston White watched the news of the meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant with horror. He began to believe in a media coverup about the spread of radiation, which he fears constitutes an extinction level event for all mankind. He’s focused his preps on acquiring a seed bank containing over 11,000 types of seeds. That’s over 200lbs of seeds, enough that Preston believes he will be equipped to grow his own Garden of Eden once America is hit with deadly radiation. Along with friends from his community, Preston is working on building a biospheric greenhouse tent that will allow him to live alongside his seeds, protected from nuclear contaminants.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow night, Tuesday March 6th at 9P et/pt to get the full story.