Doomsday Preppers Featured in USA Today

Check out this great piece featured in USA Today that looks at prepping from every angle: For ‘preppers,’ every day could be doomsday. Examine the roots of prepping and some of the earliest examples, and look at what it has become in the digital age. Take a look at how prepping has gone from fringe to mainstream, especially in light of recent events with extreme weather. The article then profiles the preppers featured in tonight’s season premiere, as well as the show-experts the Practical Preppers who discuss the business of prepping. Be sure to catch highlights from a survey conducted that shows 9 out of 10 Americans expect a world disaster, and discover which scenario they believe is most plausible.

Tonight, the all-new season of Doomsday Preppers kicks off with back-to-back episodes at 9P and 10P.


  1. peter
    November 13, 2012, 9:39 pm

    I was hoping to see the Doomsday Preppers 1st episode but your website does not explain how and where to go to see it.
    Is through National Geographic or regular TV?
    We have comcast in Collier county.
    Thanks for your help.

  2. Janet Dobler
    Rockford, Illinois
    November 13, 2012, 10:26 pm

    I would say that with the reality of Climate Change, any and all disasters are likely not only possible.

  3. Jerry
    Charles town WV
    November 20, 2012, 10:33 am

    Any one who thinks this show is stupid needs to get off the couch, get a life and get off welfare! Also for those who tweet and say ” prepers would be taken out first”…I say bring it on, we will see who is the best at surviving! It has every thing to do with God, Family and Country!!!!

  4. cameron
    cannon falls mn
    December 3, 2012, 11:53 am

    i wold like to start prepping for the worst but i don’t know where to start its all a little over whelming to me enay one have an idea ?

  5. later
    December 3, 2012, 12:44 pm

    Just saw episode with Tom and Steve. The hearing problem Tom suffered appeared to be his fault and not Steve’s. Notice that while Tom shot his gun his hearing protection is on his ears properly. But for some reason it’s turned 90 degrees on his left ear, which leaves a space that allows sound through – I have similar hearing protection and it allows a lot of sound through when it’s on the ear incorrectly, which Tom did and you’ll notice Tom is pushing the protection against his head when Steve was firing. I think Tom knew his hearing protection was on wrong and instead of putting it on correctly, he was trying to push it. Ultimately, I think this was Tom’s fault and I’m surprised it was never addressed in the show.

  6. bigdon
    arlington mn
    December 5, 2012, 1:28 am

    one way i have stared is put a 3year plan to gether.
    kind what you want to each moth it help alot
    2. I buy a shipping container 45′ hc i dive it in hafe and
    so i have two layers on each of the 2 layer i put .
    ware house roler in it then i bult 4×8 x12 seed beds
    and grow soy beans last moth they went for 18.oo a bush
    i made 20000 $ each harvest you need alot morelike growing and the cost is about 20000 to set up but by growing
    soybean or weat or even rice can be grown and if something
    happens you can grow pototo or weat what ever you wish.

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  8. Reality Minded
    S CA
    January 23, 2013, 1:20 am

    I am really disappointed that the series has so many “well off” (ie: wealthy) preppers shown. Just HOW is this supposed to help the average family or prepper to gain ideas and feel encouraged, or learn anything new? I have a husband and eight kids, we’ve prepped for over 20 years. I have ideas and ways of storing that other families and single people could actually use and learn from. But instead of showing people like me, you’re showing people who have more money than I’ll ever have in a lifetime and they are setting up compounds that no normal person could ever hope to achievet. In addition to that, all these wealthy people focus on “protection” and have oodles of weapons at their disposal – totally NOT realistic. You had a good thing going in the first season – average, ordinary people who were prepping and sharing their lifestyle with others. What you have in the second season stinks and is beyond the “ordinary” person’s means. I’m trying to decide whether this is worth watching anymore since all I see are expensive setups and lots of boring security precautions that again, are out of most people’s means and often don’t even work well. Bring back the true reality here – do some good and actually show people how to prep instead of letting people show off what they have paid for. It’s not about money, it is about using your brain.

  9. kate francis
    February 2, 2013, 1:14 pm

    hello preppers i have some interesting news for you there is a petition on the white house web site for the research of cold fusion the petition needs a 100.000 votes i urge you to vote and spread the word this could be the future energy we need to starve off a global clapse you are a huge network and could help spread the word and inform people about this the world press is not running anything on it but it has only got 450 votes with the procedure ends 25th feb 2013 you have a chance to let the world learn about this science get voting and spreading the word you can vote online at the white houses web page heres the link