Lost in the Woods? Here’s How to Survive

Preparing for Doomsday takes a lot of teamwork, and sisters Dawn Marie and Ashley’s constant fighting jeopardized the family’s mission. Brent’s solution? Leave them in the woods together to fend for themselves. Watch: Brent surprises Ashley and Dawn Marie with a team-building trip into the forest. The two sisters have to strike camp on the…

Prepping for Doomsday? Brew Some Moonshine

With Doomsday approaching, it’s important for Brent and his crew to have valuable resources ready to sell. And what’s going to be more valuable than gold when the grid goes down? Liquor, of course. Tonight on Doomsday Castle, the team skirts the law to learn an old moonshine maker’s secret recipe. Containing fermented grain and…

How to Plant a Secret Survival Garden

Imagine a garden that takes up very little space, but grows five times more food per square inch than a traditional garden. A garden that you plant once in your lifetime, but provides food for 30 years without any fertilization, pesticides, or weeding… and it’s all disguised to look like overgrown underbrush! Sound too good…

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…

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…

House Hunting Prepper Style

Meet the MaGeddons—your not-so-average family looking for the perfect home to ride out the end of days. And while the MaGeddons story may be a ruse, there is one family who is not kidding. Meet Brent Sr., the father of 10 who truly is fortifying his castle home in order to survive Armageddon. Don’t miss…

Our Favorite Doomsday Castles: Week Two

It’s been a busy week for the Doomsday Castle Defender, and we’ve received thousands of your amazing castle creations. So many in fact, that we wanted to take a moment to call out some of our favorite castles of the week in this gallery.. and highlight a fun little video that Machinima Respawn put together…

New Series Doomsday Castle Premieres Tonight

     NOTHING BRINGS A FAMILY TOGETHER LIKE ARMAGEDDON Castles have been hailed throughout history as the ultimate homes for kings and noblemen, shielding them from invasion by neighboring enemies. But for American prepper Brent Sr., this relic of medieval times represents survival if his greatest fear comes true — an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), where the…

Negligent Father Isn’t Building a Castle to Protect Family From Apocalypse

The series premiere of Doomsday Castle has catapulted the issue of preparedness into the spotlight. So much so that in this town, neighbors are up in arms over a careless homeowner who seemingly has no plans to turn his house into an impregnable fortress. Brought to you by National Geographic Channel and The Onion.

Your Castle Creations: This Week’s Top Submissions

Ever since we launched the new Doomsday Castle Defender game, we’ve been pretty impressed with the submissions we’ve received to the castle gallery. So impressed in fact, we decided we wanted to feature some of our favorite submissions each week. Check out this week’s top castles. Want to be featured in the gallery? Here’s a…