Archives for November, 2012

Winter is coming and the possibility of winter storms and influenza epidemics loom. The Doomsday Preppers are ready, are you? Check out this week’s weekly round up and consider getting that flu shot or at least stocking up on chicken soup in your pantry. Is a Pandemic Inevitable? In an interview with Time magazine last…

The Rocket City Rednecks have won over all sorts of fans with their southern charm, including late-night legend and car collector Jay Leno, who invites the Rednecks to his garage in Burbank, California and tasks them with building a steam-powered catapult that can launch a vehicle similar to the way a fighter jet is launched off…

By Bernie Carr – author of The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster.  She also writes The Apartment Prepper’s Blog. Preparing for emergencies usually involves buying enough supplies to last until things settle down. I believe there is another aspect of preparedness that will not…

Doomsday Preppers are ready for a multitude of catastrophic events. Whether preppers focus on having strategies and best practices in place for avoiding viral contamination or on protection for their family during a societal collapse, they are all keeping an eye to the future. So what is going on this week in the world of…

Friends are there for you when you need a shoulder to lean on. But who says only humans have friends? Join us this weekend for Unlikely Animal Friends! If you thought that dogs were only man’s best friend, you’ve got it all wrong! On Dogs Gone Wild (8pm e/p), watch as canines have a blast with everything…

By Wise Food Supply Because disasters and emergencies never take a holiday, you may find yourself stuck at home or in your bunker during an important traditional celebration like Thanksgiving. Rather than scrapping it and waiting for next year, just a little planning can actually help you create a meal you and your family will…

The one-hour special follows Millan’s incredible rise from impoverished illegal immigrant to celebrity dog trainer to international superstar. The cameras roll as he embarks on his latest Cesar LIVE world speaking seminar, begins filming his new Nat Geo WILD television series Leader of the Pack in Spain, and leads thousands of dogs and owners on…

Hell on the Highway

Donner Pass is the crucible through which millions of truckers and motorists must pass as they travel Interstate 80 from coast to coast. But, it is considered to be one of the deadliest stretches of road in America. Along with some of the heaviest snowfall in its winter months, this hellish pass boasts elevations over…

By Wise Food Storage As we know all too well by now, disasters and emergencies don’t schedule themselves around holidays and celebrations. A disaster or force of nature can disrupt festivities and traditions and leave a wake of disappointed kids (and adults!). With the holiday season coming up, it’s a good time to consider stashing…

Alaska can be a challenging place to find a killer. The unforgiving terrain is not only treacherous, but it can also make evidence gathering extremely difficult. Alaska State Troopers and other Alaskan law enforcement officers face obstacles that are unique to the vast state to the north, but they prove they are not insurmountable. Some…

Perhaps being a Doomsday Prepper and focusing all your spare thoughts on how to survive the future is not the life for you. You can certainly argue that the world hasn’t fallen to pieces for many lifetimes. It probably won’t be destroyed in yours. All the same, looming disaster fascinates most of us. So let’s…

By Matt Currington Location Producer-Director Everyone who experienced Super-storm Sandy has their own story to tell. This is mine. Wednesday October 31, 11.30am, London. The cellphone rings with the voice of veteran Television Producer and author Bob Strange on the other end: “Matt, I’m in a meeting now, but I have a question: can you…

We want to highlight some of our favorite CapIts from last night’s back-to-back premieres of the all-new season of Doomsday Preppers. If you haven’t already, be sure to download IntoNow and submit CapIts during next week’s show for a chance to be featured on the blog! IntoNow is a mobile app that recognizes your favorite…

Can’t get enough Doomsday Preppers?  Feening for even more preps?  Can’t wait to break down the latest episode with your friends? Now, thanks to our just announced partnership with IntoNow from Yahoo!, all that and more is at your fingertips.  Not familiar with IntoNow?  Well here’s the scoop. IntoNow is a mobile app that recognizes…

Check out this great piece featured in USA Today that looks at prepping from every angle: For ‘preppers,’ every day could be doomsday. Examine the roots of prepping and some of the earliest examples, and look at what it has become in the digital age. Take a look at how prepping has gone from fringe to…

The war that rivals Vietnam as the United States’ longest still rages in Afghanistan. Near Kandahar, insurgent fighters ambush American and Allied soldiers, while the Taliban’s I.E.D.s – Improvised Explosive Devices – don’t distinguish between military and civilian, friend and foe. In the heart of the fighting are the Pararescuemen (PJs) of the 38th Rescue…

Killing Lincoln

On April 9, 1865 the Confederate Capital of Richmond, Virginia laid in ruins.  The Rebel Army had been decimated, and Confederate General Robert E. Lee finally conceded defeat at Appomattox Court House.  Two days later, crowds gathered outside the White House, trampling the flowerbeds and pushing to the front in order to hear their leader…

Top Non-Fiction Shows Week of 10.29.12

I didn’t hurry up posting this week’s top shows because Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden was the 2nd most viewed show in NGC history, or because it was a top 5 broadcast in cable on Sunday night.   No, I hurried and posted this to rub it into our friends at other…

U.S. forces entered Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, and quickly toppled the Taliban in what many hoped would be a swift, clean victory over al Qaeda and the men who directed 9/11. Flash-forward to March 2012, and the war is now entering its 125th month. Amazingly, this country’s longest war has drifted in and out…

Here we are again, checking on on what’s popular on the non-fiction channels, NGC, Nat Geo Wild, History, Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Travel. NGC’s new season of Alaska State Troopers tends to dominate the schedule, but this week a new episode of Taboo: Strange Syndromes was the highest rated. Nat  Geo Wild saw Dog…