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A natural disaster, an economic collapse, an unexpected harsh winter — for every person, there’s that moment when they discover that the world and everything they hold dear can be taken away. And that is why they prep. And this season, Doomsday Preppers digs deep into the basics of prepping. Forget expensive, elaborate bunkers and builds…

In case you missed it, our first web-spin-off show, Selling Survival, just released its 15th and final episode. So… if you need to catch up, head on over to sellingsurvival.com and watch the complete web series at your leisure. We had a blast traveling across the country to various preparedness and survival expos filming the…

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…

On the latest episode of Selling Survival, Brooklyn is catching up with Doomsday Preppers veteran Snake Blocker. Snake has a host of Apache defense products, and he’s about to give Brooklyn a quick lesson in knife fighting as a self-defense skill. Some things didn’t make the webisode though, so check out these behind-the-scenes photos from…

Is your bug-out shelter blinged out? Are your prepping skills earning you a reputation around town? If so, you could be crowned “Prepper of the Week”! Just send us your best prepper photo with a short caption to be entered to win Wise Food’s 84 Serving Entree & Breakfast Package with Doomsday Preppers Season 2…

Tonight on Doomsday Preppers: The Fight Ahead, we profile two unique individuals who fear the end of the world is fast approaching. First we meet Chad, a man who fears a nuclear strike from his own government. With his family in tow, Chad executes the biggest prep of his life – a 140’ escape tunnel.…

Did American Blackout get you a little worried? Let’s learn from the Doomsday Preppers. Season three premieres tonight at 9p. Forget bottled water in the basement and a few extra batteries. Prepper MacGyvers across the country are testing the limits of ingenuity as they develop even more extreme tricked-out Doomsday survival machines, high-tech shelters and…

Doomsday Preppers is returning tonight at 9/8c for a brand new third season! We decided to celebrate by creating a  Spotify playlist based off suggestions from our Facebook fans. Plus, we wrote our own song, “Take a Stand” that highlights some of the awesome things our preppers are doing for season 3. Check out more…

With the upcoming premieres of American Blackout and Doomsday Preppers later this week and early next, we’re beginning to feel a little unprepared over here – in fact, my weekend plans may include figuring out a 72-hour food and water storage plan.  But how have others been affected by shows like these?  We posed the…

Judging from recent apocalyptic films This is the End and World War Z to “what if” disaster shows like NBC’s Revolution or Nat Geo Channel’s upcoming American Blackout, to reality fare like Doomsday Preppers, it’s safe to say that the “end of the world as we know it” is on everyone’s mind.  But what effect…

In the final episode of Doomsday Castle, Brent Sr. is nowhere to be found. The Castle kids aren’t worried – there’s still plenty of prepping to do. Brent Jr,. Michael and Ashley work on the last of the castle fortifications, strengthening the castle doors, while Dawn Marie and Lindsey work to make a meal from…

For prepper Alex, the ultimate weapon is a pack of Slovakian German Shepards. Not only can they guard against intruders, but they each act as an alarm system, companion, and hunter. To Alex, the dog is all these important things in one, something that technology can’t replicate. It’s his choice defense because, as he says,…

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…

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…

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,…

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?…

Excited about the brand new episode of Doomsday Preppers tonight at 9P, Let Her Rip? We only have a few more new episodes remaining this season—and with time running out—we thought we’d help out with some interesting facts and information about what it can take to be a prepper. Enjoy! Brad

By Jessica Van Garsse, Field Producer When you’ve been on the road for weeks on end, forgetful of what city or state you’re in anymore, have been on more flights than you can count, malnourished from the fast-food lunches and watery coffee, sleep-deprived and running on fumes, the words “that’s a wrap” are music to…

By: Jessica Van Garsse, Doomsday Preppers Field Producer Things I Miss About Alaska: I have been fortunate enough to travel to some of the world’s most beautiful places. And still, Alaska took my breath away and put me at a loss for words – the latter, truly a rarity. It was hard to put the camera down,…

If you’re still looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day card to let your sweetheart know how much you care, look no further than these special Doomsday Prepper edition valentines! Because what could be more romantic than surviving doomsday with that special someone? Well, maybe surviving doomsday with a cocktail in hand and your favorite celeb.…

Tonight on Doomsday Preppers: Hit the Ground Running, we profile three Americans prepping for various disasters. Be it financial collapse, economic collapse, or terrorist attacks — these preppers have one thing in common: they are prepared. So let’s meet tonight’s preppers, shall we? First, we profile John and Kelly Taylor, former firefighters and avid motorcycle riders living on a…

This week in our doomsday blog round up we explore near misses and possibilities, take a look at the deadliest earthquake in history, a closer look at flu pandemics and the nuclear threats of North Korea. Disaster possibilities always loom whether you are a hardcore prepper or simply prepared for the unexpected. Some disasters, though,…

This week in doomsday news has been pretty quiet, but there is one thing that everyone is buzzing about and that is the flu. A quick check of your Facebook page might reveal a good portion of your friends sipping Nyquil and complaining about coughing and sniffling. Fortunately, you can’t catch the flu from your…

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…

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…