With the second season of Doomsday Preppers officially wrapped, we have met nearly 50 different kinds of preppers getting ready for a variety of disasters. The practical preppers have scored almost every prepper and the leaderboard is finally complete! Where does your favorite prepper fall on the leaderboard and who is taking home top honors?

With the highest score of 83, Capt. William E. Simpson is the most prepped with a estimated survival of 18 months! Coming in at a very close second are Alaskan prepping partners Craig Compeau and Don Kubley, with a score of 82 and projected survival time of 17 months.

Rounding out the top three is John Adrain, with a score of 80 and estimated survival time of 16 months. Who could forget his massive compound and elaborate security measures?

Coming in with a score of 78 and allotted survival of 15 months are Lindsey and Ray, with their self-sufficient lifestyle, massive organic garden, and arsenal of weaponry.

Where do the rest of the preppers fall? Visit the leaderboard to see how they stack up against each other.

Don’t miss the compilation episode, featuring the best moments of the latest season of preppers: Lone Wolves and Lovers next Tuesday at 9P.

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  1. [...] And the Best Prepper Is… [...]

  2. [...] Many readers may already know that my wife and I recently appeared on National Geographic’s hit TV show ‘Doomsday Preppers’ – Season 2 – Episode 15 – ‘A Fortress At Sea’. (UPDATE: Capt. Bill received the highest score:  http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/20/and-the-best-prepper-is/) [...]

  3. springheeljack
    ohio
    April 12, 2013, 1:36 am

    what i’d like to see is the poor preper? like a low income family with both parents working minimum wage manual labor jobs.
    love to see how you could prep without the funds to sink half a million dollars into it

  4. [...] Last year, I was asked to appear on National Geographic’s hit series Doomsday Preppers, which is a competition of sorts, where each Prepper is scored based upon their perceived skills in surviving a potential disaster.  I came away from that series with the highest score that had ever been given, and the title of ‘Best Prepper’: http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/20/and-the-best-prepper-is/ [...]

  5. ROBERT CLABORN
    April 15, 2013, 1:14 pm

    IT IS APRIL 15,2013
    CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THE PROGRAM “DOOMSDAY PREPPERS” IS STILL BEING AIRED—THE LAST TIME I HAVE SEEN IT ON TV WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF MARCH AND NOW CAN NOT FIND IT LISTED ANYMORE.
    I THINK THIS IS A GREAT PROGRAM TO HELP PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO SURVIVE A DISASTER OF MOST ANY
    KIND, IT NOT LIKE WE LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 1800’S WHERE PEOPLE KNEW HOW TO LIVE OFF THE LAND OR HOW TO PLAN AHEAD FOR BAD TIMES BY STOCKING UP ON WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO SURVIVE HARD TIMES THAT COME WITHOUT WARNING.
    IT REALLY MAKE ME PROUD WHEN MY GRANDSONS ASK
    QUESTIONS ON HOW TO DO THINGS FOR THEMSELVES
    SO THEY DO NOT HAVE TO DEPEND ON PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT BAD THINGS CAN NOT HAPPEN TO THEM
    AND THEN ARE THE FIRST TO BLAME SOMEONE ELSE FOR THEIR HARD TIMES WHEN EVERYTHING THEY NEED IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM IF THE HAD ONLY TOOK THE TIME TO LEARN ABOUT HOW TO USE WHAT
    HAS BEEN PROVIDED. I HOPE A LOT OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION IS TAUGHT ABOUT THESE THINGS BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL OF OUR FUTURE BECAUSE THERE ARE TO MANY POWER HUNGRY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND TO MANY THINGS STARTING TO FALL APART IN THE WORLD FOR IT NOT COME TO NO GOOD
    AND WE MUST BE PEPARED TO SURVIVE FOR IT.

    SORRY IF THIS HAS UPSET ANYONE BUT STOP AND THINK FOR YOURSHELF ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW AND WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN
    AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

  6. [...] As some readers may know, as a result of my appearance on National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, I received the highest score in the history of that series, while being named the ‘Best Prepper’: http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/20/and-the-best-prepper-is/ [...]

  7. LTKiwi
    April 23, 2013, 11:17 am

    We really need to stop encouraging these people. They show the wrong way to prep. Community is how society will survive a disaster. Not shooting first. Not sequestering oneself in a bunker and hiding. Instead of rebuilding society and becoming a contributing member, these people are just going to wait for the inevitable. The amount of preps they have just means some may die later than others. A shoot first attitude? Seriously? Morons.

    On a side note;
    The preppers seem like each one is judged differently. What are the “judges” (Practical Preppers) on? One guy with 750 gallons of water does not score as high as a guy with 500? Last I checked, 750 was more than 500 right? Not to mention, they do not take into account how much this stuff costs. Not everyone can afford a 1200 square foot bunker folks.

  8. What Is A Prepper?
    April 23, 2013, 4:19 pm

    [...] readers may know, as a result of my appearance on National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, I received the highest score in the history of that series, while being named the ‘Best [...]

  9. [...] some readers may know, as a result of my appearance on National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, I received the highest score in the history of that series, while being named the ‘Best [...]

  10. Dillon Howells
    KS kingman
    April 24, 2013, 8:59 pm

    Actually I’m the top prepper, I got a score of 94 months.

  11. [...] some readers may know, as a result of my appearance on National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, I received the highest score in the history of that series, while being named the ‘Best [...]

  12. Cassandra
    May 16, 2013, 6:36 am

    “The best Prepper” adds 18 months to his life before he croaks like the rest of us. Hardly seems worth it. But I guess if you don’t believe in God you’d do anything not to die.

  13. Mr Stone
    NY
    May 18, 2013, 5:43 pm

    How can you say community is the best prepping when nowadays people walk right by each other when they need help and ignore each other ? Community died in America 40 years ago.. The old time neighborhood where people watch out for each other is gone..Its every person for themselves,, survival of fittest..,,Natures way.

  14. Mr Stone
    NY
    May 19, 2013, 8:36 am

    Survival is part of life,, EVERYDAY all of us put forth an effort to Survive..Its our strongest instinct…GOD gave us intelligence and strength to take care of ourselves.. LIFE isnt always easy,,But its always worth fighting for.,,,,,Id like to hear other opinions….Gambare1@aol

  15. What Is A Prepper? - Off The Grid Way
    June 3, 2013, 10:11 am

    [...] readers may know, as a result of my appearance on National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, I received the highest score in the history of that series, while being named the ‘Best [...]

  16. [...] ’Best Prepper’ and was awarded the highest score in the history of that TV series (http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/20/and-the-best-prepper-is). However, Capt. Simpson’s experience extends well beyond the world of reality television. He [...]

  17. [...] in an online ‘top-ten’ survivalist pole said; being that Capt. Bill holds the title of the ‘Best Prepper’ from the National Geographic show Doomsday Preppers, it would make sense to have a survival [...]

  18. WiseOne
    WI
    October 2, 2013, 9:00 pm

    Yeah. It’s easy enough is to get angry, kill, take everything for yourself. What’s difficult is to find a way to survive together. Get over that freakin’ seperatist ego that makes us think we are more important than the “other.” Well guess what? There is no OTHER! We are in this together. What one does affects us all. Either we all survive or none of us will. Fukushima isn’t taking names. Climate change doesn’t play favorites, and it doesn’t matter how many guns you have, fish are still mutating after the BP spill. These people are the same as any banker hoarding $ while 7 million homes are foreclosed: and countung. It’s all about me and mine and f**k the rest! :(

  19. […] Capt. Bill is the author of The Nautical Prepper, which is a true account of some of his travels, experiences, and life with his family on remote islands for months at a time. Capt. Bill is an exciting example of today’s Renaissance Man, and timing was a factor in his life to provide such exciting opportunities to see and experience the world as few have others have. He is also an inventor, maritime consultant, and is currently engaged in writing a book about land-based bunker installations. Additionally, Capt. Bill and his team were awarded the highest Prepper score ever given in the history of the Nat Geo “Doomsday Preppers” and was deemed the ‘Best Prepper’ by National Geographic Doomsday Preppers. […]

  20. Elaine Atwood
    Texas
    October 29, 2013, 7:12 pm

    Great ideas! But no one yet seems to come up with the idea that we should not forget to”prep” our souls for the very LONG term. I like to store some things, but I still remember that sooner orlater I die. It’s inevitable, no matter what one does. I’d like to hear from someone who feels a chaplain is needed for the Preppers. Be sure to “prep” for eternity. Wise King Solomon wrote that “man goes to his L O N G home.”

  21. […] you may know, since my appearance on National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers on March 5th 2013 (Season 2 – ‘A Fortress At Sea’) coupled with the promotion of my book, The Nautical Prepper, I have found the need to become […]

  22. […] Season-two of National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers covered the survival paradigms of 43 different Preppers, including the castle people, who were given a score of ‘68’ by Practical Preppers, LLC, which put them in 19th place in a field of 43 Preppers. Coincidentally, my survival paradigm (The Nautical Prepper) was also featured in that same series (Season-2, Episode-15; ‘A Fortress At Sea’), where Practical Preppers, LLC awarded a score of ‘83’, which was the highest score in history of both season-1 and season-2 of Doomsday Preppers: http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/20/and-the-best-prepper-is/ […]

  23. […] in the works. The Inquisitr recently sat down with award-winning producer Rob Underhill and Doomsday Preppers star and author William Simpson (Captain Bill) to discuss their new projects. Underhill and Simpson […]

  24. 1950pop
    mid US
    August 14, 10:15 pm

    Hello Mr. Stone,
    I saw your posts on the prepper blog:
    May 18, 2013, 5:43 pm
    How can you say community is the best prepping when nowadays people walk right by each other when they need help and ignore each other ? Community died in America 40 years ago.. The old time neighborhood where people watch out for each other is gone..Its every person for themselves,, survival of fittest..,,Natures way.

    Mr Stone

    NY
    May 19, 2013, 8:36 am
    Survival is part of life,, EVERYDAY all of us put forth an effort to Survive..Its our strongest instinct…GOD gave us intelligence and strength to take care of ourselves.. LIFE isnt always easy,,But its always worth fighting for.,,,,,Id like to hear other opinions….Gambare1@aol

    I grew up in the middle a megalopous area, during the height of the cold war. Our area was in the top 5 of the Soviet Union’s nuclear target sights. I remember the preps my family made during the Cuban missal crisis. Even though we had good neighbors, I don’t think anybody thought about survival communities. Those were the “stupid” days when the government put out TV messages to “drop -tuck – and roll” if you happened to be a kid riding your bicycle or walking along the sidewalk when the bomb hit – yeah right – that that was going to help. Now that I’m older, and live in a very rural area (I chose this area partly because of the lack of close-nit community when I was growing up.) My kid is grown and living in Europe for now, I’ve had a great life “out in the country” and have been here close to 40 years. If my kid is in Europe when things get tough (and I have every reason to believe that things will get VERY rough) it may be that I never see my kid again. I am right with God – not perfect – just forgiven- so I’m not afraid of death. I don’t plan to go easily; you are very right when you say, “Survival is part of life,, EVERYDAY all of us put forth an effort to Survive..Its our strongest instinct…GOD gave us intelligence and strength to take care of ourselves.. LIFE isn’t always easy,,But its always worth fighting for.” I noticed you live in NY. Up-state NY is truly a beautiful area of the US. If I am mistaken let me know, but I am thinking you may live either in THE City, or in another metropolitan area. (?) If so I’m sure you are right in saying “neighborhood where people watch out for each other is gone”. A few years back there was an epic snowstorm in this area. We had a diesel generator, and a 500 gallon tank (full) so we had electricity for many, many days when almost no one else did. We had cell phone communication, and called to ask people to come and stay with us, because the generator was keeping electricity throughout the whole house. The people I asked really liked us, but no one wanted to leave their own house and stay with us. I finally drove over to a friends house and got them. They had a big fireplace with a very big fire – even so the fireplace was designed with a blower, and ALL the heat was going up the chimney. They had very heavy coats on and sleeping bags directly in front of the fireplace – still they were freezing. When I went in their house, I swear it was colder inside than out. They had lived that way for days. I just said this is insane – you are coming to my house. They didn’t put up much of a fight because they knew I was right. They came and spent several days with us until their electricity was restored. It is one of my happiest memories. Our house is in a somewhat remote and hidden area, and large enough for several families if there were to be a disaster. We have lots of acreage where people could camp and then use our house for washing clothes, cooking, bathroom/showers, and when the weather is bad, they could come in the house to sleep. (I remember the day when people used to do that sort of thing for “Camp Meetings” – wall to wall pallets made of hand-sewed quilts. An old guy I knew at my work (back in the 70’s) told me then that people survived the Great Depression by plowing up their lawns and planting gardens. He said that so many of the people back then had grown up on farms even if they were living in towns. He also told me that if something like that happened again, people would not accept the suffering – they would riot, lute, and steal from desperation. Of course he was right, how could you let your child starve when you knew your neighbor was hording food. My plan is to get my home in the best shape possible, to store bulk amounts of basic survival foods, and try to persuade my extended family to come here when things get really tough. I hope they will bring as much as they can, but if they come empty handed that’s OK also. We will share what we have. In my extended family, there are at least 2 in the medical professionals, a police officer and several hunters. I would not turn anyone away; but if someone were to hurt anyone in our little survival community, I would sure make a cup of coffee for anyone who shot a person in our defense. I only wanted to say, if you, your wife and kids happen to show up with a tent and never threatened us in any way, you would be welcomed and fed – not fancy food – but the same as whatever we have to eat. My attitude and my “plan” comes from being reared in a very loving Christian family situation. I have no way of knowing anything about you or your situation. I am on a very modest fixed income with nothing to spare for preps. But I will do the best I can and I will pray and God will provide what we need. If I die …. well, you can’t scare a true Christian with the threat of Heaven :-) I hold to life and appreciate it as a gift from God, but I am ready for heaven anytime God wants me. I believe there are thousands (probably tens of thousands) of guys out there in a situation, and with the same philosophy and generosity as me. Back in the Cuban Missal Crisis days, my dad considered buying a fall-out shelter and have it installed in the back yard. He decided against it. If everyone you know is dead or dying, is life so precious that you would shoot a surviving stranger just to live a few more hours? That is a question can only be answered by the individual doing the shooting; and I am concerned that many people will have to one answer that question. I am an evangelical who believes that many will be taken suddenly by God, but no one can know what we may have to endure before then. I apologize for my long response to your post, but after all it is a very complex and serious issue. BTY clean drinking water may one day be worth it’s weight in gold. Starvation is a very painful way to die, but by the time people are dying of starvation, they will be too weak to travel or fight. Dying of thirst is very much worse and with out water, people die much sooner. I hope you will respond to my email but I don’t expect to ever meet you in this life. May God give us all wisdom and strength when the hard times come. I expect to be in heaven to meet you in due time.

    Blessings,

    AP