Archives for August, 2013

Dealing Drugs in Houston’s Fifth Ward

In the Fifth Ward, a drug hub of Huston, Tex., see firsthand how drugs are dominating the area’s economy and populous. We’ll talk to a major crack cocaine dealer, a Hispanic street gang member, addicts, a pimp who claims to rule the streets and a full-patch member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas white supremacist…

American Vampire

Vampires and vampire bats have one thing in common: they feed exclusively on blood. Hacking through Mexico’s jungles, Casey Anderson follows caver Scott Davis who discovered a cave he dubbed “the torture chamber.” They catch and identify fruit-eating and insectivorous bats, but no vampires. Nearby, a rancher has found signs of an attack: oozing wounds…

FOX Fall Preview

With labor day just around the corner, it’s time to say goodbye to summer. And while it’s hard to let go of vacation and pool days, there’s at least one thing to look forward to… all-new episodes of your favorite shows are coming back! And our sister network, FOX, has quite an exciting fall lineup.…

Lessons From the Doomsday Academy

Brian Moffatt lives with his wife Sheila and their 8 kids on 13 acres of land in the White Mountains of Northern Arizona.  Brian and Shelia not only homeschool their kids, but are also training them to defend themselves against an upcoming disaster.  They have created a prepping homestead filled with 6 months of food…

From Moats to Murder Holes: How Medieval Castles Were Defended

In medieval times, castle architects incorporated a variety of defenses and traps intended to slow, injure or kill attackers in order to hold the castle as long as possible, against even the largest attacking armies. Here are a few examples of those designs. (Click to enlarge) Don’t forget to tune-in for an all-new episode of…

Q&A With America vs. Iraq Series Producer Norma Percy

For the first time, on America vs. Iraq, the big players from Washington, London and Baghdad tell the inside story of the Iraq War. Those who describe their part in the events include Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the three prime ministers who have ruled Iraq…

The Secret Life of Dogs

Today, there are about 500 million dogs alive, and more than 400 recognized dog breeds. Dogs are found in more shapes, sizes and varieties than any other mammal on the planet. They’re so familiar to us that we often forget how extraordinary they are. This is man’s best friend. Now, Nat Geo WILD takes an…

Bad@$$ Animals

Bad@$$ Animals reveals animal underdogs with surprisingly ninja skills. These critters have attitude and will have a go at whoever gets in their way. From cute little Fulmar chicks who spew orange vomit on any intruder, to the mantis shrimp with a punch that can shatter glass and the most advanced eyes in the world,…

Budget Prep: Rain Catchment

You don’t have to spend lots of money to make a functional rain catchment system. With found materials, prepper David Appleton creates a simple system to catch rainfall. Materials You Need: Old Gutter, cleaned  Pipe Trash Can, cleaned Duct Tape Drill What good will it do? Collecting rainwater can be used for gardening, livestock, irrigation,…

Hunting for Renewable Food Sources

It’s a new morning at the Castle, but it’s the same old thing to eat- MRE’s (meals ready to eat: think, “just add water”). With only MRE’s on hand, Brent Sr. challenges his kids to start looking for other food alternatives. Watch: Brent Sr. introduces his family to “Meals Ready to Eat,” which prompts Brent…