Archives for December, 2012

Last week we dodged an apocalypse that many across the world believed was inevitable. Of course, there were many other people who did not take the end of the Mayan calendar all that seriously. Whether any of the Doomsday Preppers were concerned or not, all believe that the end of the world as we know…

Hunting With a Hero

Travis and Daddy are boar hunting in the woods of Alabama, when Daddy recalls  stories of wounded veterans who wish they could hunt – but whose disabilities keep them from getting outdoors. Back at the garage, the guys decide to create an all-terrain hunting vehicle for a disabled veteran. Knowing that the veteran will probably…

Christmas is finally here, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than Pol style? The entire family gets to work getting the house ready for Christmas, while Dr. Pol and Charles also take the time to reflect on all the great moments in the past year, and all the exciting stories that are still…

Doomsday Preppers are not the only ones who take the possibility of “black swans” seriously. A recent report by the National Intelligence Council looks into a few possibilities for surprise and catastrophic world-changers in this week’s weekly roundup. We also have some reasons consider the possibilities of nuclear war and cataclysmic earthquakes. California Earthquake Reminder…

In this special Doomsday Preppers event, we follow three New Yorkers as they plot their routes out of the city, literally escaping the grid to reach safety. While each has a different fear, all three are determined to get off the island before it’s too late. In Harlem, we profile Margaret Ling, who fears that…

They are the kings and queens of the jungle, iconic animals of incredible strength, speed, agility and beauty that have intrigued us for generations. They are lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, cougars and more, all members of the world’s big cat species. Last night kicked off the third annual Big Cat Week with Snow Leopard of…

Legends of giant, flying, fire-breathing dragons have graced the pop culture landscape for centuries, from medieval manuscripts to the much-anticipated Peter Jackson film “The Hobbit.” These harbingers of disaster were rumored to guard treasure while wreaking havoc upon the land, and stories of the legendary heroes who rose to fight them have been depicted in…

Which doomsday disaster do you think the world is most likely to experience? This week’s roundup includes news regarding biological and nuclear weapons, earthquakes and even a new and deadly coronavirus. The Doomsday Preppers are prepared. Are you? Nuclear Weapons and The Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program The Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program was a…

When a friend asks the Rocket City Rednecks to demolish an old shack on his pasture, Travis sees this as an opportunity to tackle a problem that has been on his mind: creating reliable non-TNT-based explosives that could be used by the military. The guys have an explosion contest to test a series of non-gunpowder-based…

Tonight on Doomsday Preppers, Meet Jeff Bushaw, a full-time prepper in Vancouver, Washington, who fears the eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano. Approximately 600-miles from his home sleeps a volcanic caldera that measures 34×45-miles. If it were to blow, and it has, America would be crippled and the ramifications would have catastrophic global consequences. In…