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Doomsday as Entertainment – Preparedness Bloggers Weigh In: Part 2

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…

Doomsday as Entertainment – Preparedness Bloggers Weigh In: Part 1

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…

The Final Battle: Catch the Season Finale of Doomsday Castle

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…

Prepper Dogs

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,…

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…

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,…

And the Best Prepper Is…

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?…

Would You Survive Doomsday? An Infographic

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

On Set With Preppers: Filming the Coys

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…