Joe has been prepping for six years and has enough food to feed 24 people for two years. His stockade also includes 1500 gallons of water and a global communications system. He believes a “wiper” (a code that instructs a computer system to self-destruct) will take out the country’s telecommunications systems. One of his current projects is to build a post-apocalyptic schoolhouse to re-educate people after disaster, which his wife (who holds two Masters) will oversee.

His lifeboat includes a psychologist, paramedic, teachers, construction specialists and a military strategist named Catfish. The system consists of barbed wire fencing, razor wire, thorn mesquite plants (devil trees) and homemade claymores that will help protect a 40-mile radius. When this doesn’t prove effective, the group decides to create an experimental aircraft called the “gyro-copter” in order to maintain aerial dominance. Capable of taking off and landing in low spaces, it can operate at a tenth of a regular airplane’s fuel cost and can land even after being damaged. Initially, the engine won’t start, but they manage to get it fixed and test it successfully. See how the test flight went:

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  1. Paul
    January 7, 10:05 pm

    This is an example of how these shows invent scenarios that are not true. When you do a test flight on an experimental aircraft for the first time there can not be two people in the aircraft. The only exception is if the other person is Essential crew and that only occurs on much larger aircraft. That aircraft had already been flown and what they filmed was not the first flight. When you see an obvious lie and re-enactment on a show like this it makes you wonder how much of it was invented.

  2. Booba
    January 8, 10:18 pm

    DDP is a guilty pleasure. Who cares if they “sweeten’ the story. I’ll keep watching

  3. Jarrett Barclay
    January 9, 8:36 am

    Well Paul, clearly you don’t know the EAAC 43.13 very well. How you heard of weight & balance known as C.G. Probably this is a re-enactment of the test flight but one had to be made at sometime within the flight limits.

  4. Chris
    January 31, 11:19 am

    Well, it’s time that everyone realize that NOTHING on TV is real!