Calling all preppers! National Geographic Channel is prepping for season two of Doomsday Preppers! If you are actively preparing to survive any cataclysmic event, email us at prepperscasting@sharpentertainment.com.

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  1. Doyle Looney
    Arizona
    April 18, 2012, 12:32 am

    Jason the furniture maker might want to learn how to properly place an I.V…..he placed the catheter upside down in his wife’s arm. It goes towards the head not the feet. Signed your friendly Paramedic.

  2. Doug
    MI
    April 18, 2012, 1:53 am

    One thing I get from watching the show.
    These narcissist people creep me out!

    It’s nice to be prepared, but these weirdo’s are like those obsessive hoarders!!!!

    I really feel these preppers just want an excuse to kill someone on their property!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If these weirdo’s are still around, I don’t want to be!!!!!!

    Well, I do feel this year we maybe should protect our electronics and generators.
    I bought some EMP protection Faraday containers on Ebay last week.
    I feel so much better now that all of my electronics are now protected.
    If I would lose my hard drives I would die!

    I have been watching the Sun weather reports.

    On April 16th SPECTACULAR EXPLOSION ON THE SUN!!!
    Magnetic fields curling over the sun’s northeastern limb rose up and erupted, producing one of the most visually-spectacular explosions in years. The event, which also produced an M1.7-class solar flare and a coronal mass ejection, was not Earth-directed. Nevertheless, it confirms suspicions that a significant active region is rotating onto the Earth-side of the sun.

  3. Vaughn Black
    NE Pennsylvania
    April 18, 2012, 1:55 pm

    Doyle stated it perfectly. The gentleman from Ohio NEEDS to LEARN WHICH DIRECTION TO INSERT an IV catheter before he kills, Or causes a loss of a limb, in someone.

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  6. Chuck
    Indiana
    April 21, 2012, 6:12 am

    The other issue I see is improper fitting Gas masks on kids. Adult masks will not seal on a child. So if you are seriously worried about it buy a proper fitting mask. And for the males if you are not clean shaven every day the mask will not seal over stubble, or beards. From a Retired Army member.

  7. Judith Kessinger
    Palmer, Alaska
    April 22, 2012, 2:05 pm

    I am interested in learning how the Astronauts are prepping for doomsday. Things like what they are planning for in case of the event that no one can come to their space station with food and other needs.

  8. Robert Bobo
    April 23, 2012, 4:57 pm

    I hate to burst everyone’s bubble but as far as prepping for a major long duration power outage due to solar storm activity people are wasting their time. If there is a major months long power outage just about every nuclear reactor and spent fuel storage facility on the planet will be in dire straits that will make Fukushima look like glass of spilled milk . The nuclear establishment is quick to point out their facilities have “weathered the storm” before but these were isolated incidents not a months long global shutdowns. This report is pretty clear the bigger the grind the bigger the EMP Antenna increasing capacity increase the damage that can be caused during a solar storm.

    “Impact of Severe Solar Flares, Nuclear EMP and Intentional EMI on Electric Grids”

    http://www.eissummit.com/images/upload/conf/media/EIS_Kappenman_Part1.pdf

    “Last month, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said U.S. plants affected by a blackout should be able to cope without electricity for at least eight hours and should have procedures to keep the reactor and spent-fuel pool cool for 72 hours.

    Nuclear plants depend on standby batteries and backup diesel generators. Most standby power systems would continue to function after a severe solar storm, but supplying the standby power systems with adequate fuel, when the main power grids are offline for years, could become a very critical problem.

    If the spent fuel rod pools at the country’s 104 nuclear power plants lose their connection to the power grid, the current regulations aren’t sufficient to guarantee those pools won’t boil over — exposing the hot, zirconium-clad rods and sparking fires that would release deadly radiation.

    A report by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory said that over the standard 40-year license term of nuclear power plants, solar flare activity enables a 33 percent chance of long-term power loss, a risk that significantly outweighs that of major earthquakes and tsunamis.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/194166/20110808/solar-storms-severe-solar-storms-earth-paralyse-carrington-event.htm

    http://www.ornl.gov/info/library/ornlnews/archive080811.shtml

    If the 1859 Carrington Super Flare started fires and shocked telegraph operators through mere telegraph wires I imagine we could be in for a world of hurt with the grid we have now.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859

  9. maybre
    April 24, 2012, 1:24 pm

    I think its kinda funny how they say no one knows about my preps or my guns, but your on national tv airing all your business…hmmmmm great way to be prepared!

  10. grouchydaddie
    not telling
    April 24, 2012, 8:52 pm

    we love this show!! nice to see there are other people out there prepping that are crazier than we are! haha
    I always thought my old man was nutty but there are some cooky SOB’s out there. Ohh well, at least there will be some interesting people in the end!

  11. Jim
    April 25, 2012, 7:39 am

    I think you should have more idiots on preppers like the really safe one that blew his thumb off while showing his kids how to handle firearms safely,, LOLOLOLOL what a dumbass. Glad he dont live around me!

  12. Kathy
    upstate NY
    April 25, 2012, 9:37 am

    I began to watch this program just a few weeks ago. Some of the things preppers do seems foolish but I am sure that they are doing what they feel is right. I am a prepper believing that economic distaster will strike first. Extra food,cash,ammo, fuel, etc is my goal. gardening,home canning and dehydrating, foraging,non-electric items are also on the top of my list.
    That one guy needs to learn to do an IV (I’ve been a medic for years) another had a basement full of rusty cans (asking for botulism). Store extra, use what you store and replace with fresh constantly. Stored goods are for supplimenting what you can find and do after TSHTF.

  13. Corina
    Washington
    April 25, 2012, 12:01 pm

    I think the people on the show are awesome, interesting, responsible and very smart for being prepared, they’re more prepared to survive a disaster than… You ;)

  14. Steve
    Murfeesboro, Tennessee
    April 25, 2012, 8:51 pm

    I consider the NatGeo “Outsiders” series of productions to represent an excellent and timely focus. Season 1 of Doomsday Preppers surprised me, at the outset, by offering what I felt was a FAIR (unbiased, non-judgemental) portrayal of the beliefs and lifestyles of the featured prepper families. By mid-season, however, due to lack of content (or something) both that impression of “fairness” and the show’s degree of “interestingness” degraded. No, I cannot recommend, as a “must-see”, the episode in which the Dad coerces son to “drink water squeezed from moss”. That sort of scene ranks among the now common shock factor shows — let’s watch Mr. Nature drink liquid squeezed from elephant faeces? Let’s watch Mr. and Mrs. Prepper drink desalinated urine from a champagne goblet?

    Pathetically, the show presentation followed the now prevalent cookie-cutter NatGeo “38 minutes of content, per 60 minute timeslot” format. Worse, (and again prevalent across recent NatGeo programming), the viewer is presumed to be SO FREAKIN STUPID that each segment opens with a rehash of what just transpired, 3 minutes ago, prior to commercial interruption!

    Unless Season 2 raises the bar, I will probably not continue to watch, nor recommend, the Doomsday Prepper series.

  15. blake
    colton,oregon
    April 26, 2012, 4:30 pm

    Ur show is a great inspiration to me.i me and my family have been prepping for about 4 months now. we are preparing for a
    terrorist attack on the U.S.. they will attack the more remote areas of the country first.Ive been stock piling food and water and any thing else we will need to survive.

  16. Anne
    Colman SD
    April 27, 2012, 3:04 pm

    I find it surprising the number of people storing up what isn’t much more than packets of salt. Yes, they have flavor, but the sodium content of most of those packets of freeze-dried wilderness food is so high that if you actually tried to live on it you’d go into kidney failure. Besides, you’re spending an awful lot of money. If you really want to store a year’s supply of food, you can spend about $175 on 100# of dried beans and 120 # of rice. If you have a supply of water and a means of cooking them, this will keep you alive, providing about 1000 kcal/day and 40 gms of protein. You can season them with anything else you can find, trap or hunt. (If you want salt, buy a box of it.) The big bags of pinto beans I buy can also be used to plant more beans which will attract lots of yummy deer and rabbits to your property. I am concerned about these people who have spent 100s of thousands of dollars hoarding food. Keep it simple.

  17. Michael Lytton
    Richmond, Va
    May 1, 2012, 8:52 pm

    I began prepping and survival training back in 1990. I think it is great to see these people being aware and educated to some extent on survival.

    Survival groups have been around for a very long time. I am not a prepped as I used to be, but, I know what to do in disaster. My skills have proven useful in snow storms, earth quakes, and hurricanes so far.
    Great show, I can’t wait for season 2.
    Alpha Group
    Alpha 1

  18. dirthead
    SoCal
    May 1, 2012, 9:13 pm

    If you had less extreme people on the show, no one would watch. Its about entertaiment. But with that said, there is good information regarding being preppared for extreme circumstances.
    I’ve been ‘preppen’ for years. Living in SoCal has several opportunities for major disaster events. Fires and Earthquakes, which can cause a ripple effects; utilities loss, radiation and biohazard releases, etc. Not to mention possible terror attacks due to our military bases.
    To not be preppared is foolish. Waiting for ‘big brother’ to help is a recipe for disaster, remember Katrina.
    Takes some classes on first aid and trama response. You can do more damage trying to help with wrong technics.
    Anne, you are right. Keep it simple. Beans and rice are an excellent food storage resource.
    Watch for entertaiment, but see the message. Take info that works for your needs.
    Nothing wrong with being preppared.

  19. Ed
    Northern, Illinois
    May 1, 2012, 9:55 pm

    Anne is quite correct in my estimation! The other thing that can be done that cost little money is canning.Some of the preppers do can and will do quite well because meat as well as veggies can be canned .Prepping can be for all kinds of natural disasters and not just for global disasters .It doesn’t hurt to be prepared for lack of electricity or blizzards and such.It seems to be irrisponsible to depend on big brother to take care of us when we can take care of ourselves and our extended families. The show has GOOD points,but is not all emcompasing as to what should be done everywhere and for any or all situations.

  20. Jeff
    Sabina, Ohio
    May 3, 2012, 5:27 am

    i am trying to find the lady, i think in Az., that is putting togrther buckets for survival and sharing with her community. If anyone remembers that episode, please email me some info. thanks.
    “Every Day Above Ground Is A Good Day”

  21. badkittie748
    United States
    May 5, 2012, 7:10 pm

    i dont believe these people are weird or strange. unfortunately you will always have those few that take things to the extremes. what anyone should do with the information presented is take the lessons presented by the featured preppers, take notes, impliment what you want that happens to fit your style and screw the rest, its just good television.

  22. Judah Hamilton
    May 7, 2012, 3:29 pm

    NatGeo,
    I will apply to be casted for next season because I really think that a lot of these preppers from season 1 not only do not know what they are doing, they misrepresent survivalists.

    Visit my website to see what you will be getting by casting Judah Hamilton!

    http://www,postapocalypticsurvival.com

  23. Doomsurvivetheorist
    Canada, ON
    May 22, 2012, 2:35 am

    Attention All Doomsday Peppers: I have seen all episodes and analyzed all of your preparations. Since I have discovered this show I feel I’am not alone or just plain crazy :P. Unfortunately for me I’am someone with limitations and no financial backing to prepare in ways I have thought of for years!! I think I have very exceptional thinking skills and I’am a great idea person. In fact Its close to all I do is think. With that said I have a lot of, I believe, extremely sound advice and idea’s for each of you all. Look out for me on various dooms day sites. If you are curious respond to my comments. My goal is to prove to others out there I would be a very valuable assist to anyone with Financial backing to help me out or team up with!! I will comment to each cast member on here I’am positive you will consider my suggestions to improve any aspects of doomsday prep you may have not thought off beyond the shows experts opinions!! (Canada, Ontario)

  24. ddayinmaine,,
    maine
    May 28, 2012, 2:08 am

    the guy that growes grapes, u have a under ground bunker for your wine,, please tell me, why does all the food u have under ground have rust on it?????

  25. gwbryant
    missouri ozarks
    June 8, 2012, 9:13 pm

    love the show, it should inspire use all to be prepared!

  26. jedster
    June 17, 2012, 10:54 pm

    great show can any one tell me when its going to come back on thankyou

  27. Lori
    Virginia
    July 27, 2012, 3:32 pm

    Can’t wait for the next season of preppers!

  28. Reta
    Michigan
    August 19, 2012, 6:55 pm

    Will there be a Season 2?

  29. Tonya Daviner
    Indiana
    August 23, 2012, 5:55 pm

    When is the next season coming out??? I guess this is season 2, I am restlessly expecting?

  30. Ken of Civil Defense Survival Box. Com
    Illinois
    September 5, 2012, 7:41 pm

    Have heard of this show for awhile. Just tuned into a marathon during Labor Day — and loved it. It’s deficient, in my opinion, in always leaning toward disasters of a VERY long term nature (i.e. years) versus those of much shorter duration. Mind you, in either case you could end up dead. And who cares about years when you’re dead in weeks.

    But this show at least should make the public more mindful of the “ounce of prevention” rule our parents tried to teach us. After all: Have you ever met anyone after a disaster who said: “Damn! I prepared TOO much!” I didn’t think so…

    We at Civil Defense Survival Box. Com have found since our start in 2007 that the general public (AND government agencies for that matter) are far too complacent in preparation. All complain about finances and budgets …and keep their head in the sand. But they really should realize that in the intermediate/long run they’ll spend FAR more $ in cleaning up and restoring than they ever spend in preparation!

    Americans too often don’t act until they see something staring them in the face. Think Nazi Germany…or Pearl Harbor, for instance…

    Too bad. With terrorist threats around us, the very same things (and worse) can happen.

  31. Fiona
    London England
    September 30, 2012, 2:20 am

    I have found the series very interesting so far. Especially the bits about preserving and canning food. It would be great if there was a book of recipes, I know how meat is canned but I don’t have any recipes for using it. Your prepper Gloria did a chimmi chunga what is the recipe and how long should it be in the canner.

  32. Kenneth
    TX
    September 30, 2012, 7:25 pm

    So, when does the Fall 2012 season begin?

  33. Khnom
    October 23, 2012, 6:24 pm

    I guess Nat Geo can not get anyone on camera to just say, “I will kill anyone coming in immediately.”

  34. Mark Adams
    Central Missouri
    November 5, 2012, 3:19 pm

    I am a big fan of the show, but after last nights show (11/05/12), I got a problem. I am a very small time prepper. I figure that it can’t hurt to be prepared for emergencys. It seems that what started out a pretty good show, now has turned into a freak show. It’s embarrassing. I don’t know what to say. I’m guessing its because anyone that was serious about being prepared, they won’t want it advertised on television.
    I guess I could write more, but I’m at a loss for words after last nights show.

  35. Brian W.
    SE Pennsylvania
    November 9, 2012, 12:48 pm

    So these individuals want to prolong their life in the case of widespread lawlessness and deprivation. I am not sure why someone would want to live longer under those conditions than making more of the time they have now with the resources that *are* all available to them today. Unless they have nothing (but longevity) to live for in the first place.
    This really comes across to me as boredom and idleness, regardless of what may or may not happen in the future.

  36. dulcie townsend
    pauls valley ok
    November 10, 2012, 5:07 pm

    I was watching the episode “I suggest we run”. Where the father was attempting a IV on his kid. He needs to go to a class to show him the correct way to do this. The way he was positioning the 18 gauge needle was horribly wrong! He had the needle pointing toward the fingers. Unless he wants to do permanent damage to his kid he needs to leave the advanced medical issues to the professionals! He is dangerous! I am a RN with 35+ years experience so I know what I am talking about. Just say’n.

  37. Ray
    California
    November 13, 2012, 10:57 am

    I subscribe to a prep blog. Several of the members are in area that Sandy hit. They have very informitive stories. It would serve the public better to hear their stories, rather than the chatter of some over zelous prepper. May not be “sensational TV” but would be very helpfull. I would think most serious preppers would not want to be on the show.

  38. stephen culver
    Polo, Illinois
    January 29, 2013, 4:27 pm

    I am a Viet Nam Combat Medic who served for six years. I love your show and am looking forward to more episodes as I learn a lot from the show. I think that whom ever are making the chances of these things happening are full of shit. Take a look around, It doesn’t take a NGC genius executive to see what is happening ecomically,violence wide, and terriorst wise to see we are headed for collapse. Get. with the program. Open your eyes, This copmpany you have hired to evaluate the chances of these things happening is full of crap. It is already hear.

  39. Don Johnson
    Calif Central Coast
    February 5, 2013, 10:35 pm

    The biggest prepper story in the nation is financed by the Mormon Church. They have constructed a network of underground facilities, three of which I have personal knowledge of. The largest one I know of was constructed beneath the Iron Co Jail @ Cedar City Utah from approx 1990 to 1997. Constructed entirely from underground with the only visible surface activity appearing as belly dumps and cement truck traffic. It is 15 stories and approx 200 ft deep shaped like a layered pyramid of reinforced concrete. Keep in mind this is sensitive information, and I could suffer harm for disclosing it. Thank you.

  40. nick
    oregon
    February 21, 2013, 6:05 pm

    That older hippie couple bought an atlas missile defense compound in the 80s.. ive been looking online for similar one but have not been successful… how would I go about buying such a compound????????