The Doomsday Preppers are Going Back to the Basics — New Season Premieres Tonight!

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 — this is just good ol’ prepping in its simplest form.

The new season kicks off tonight with former U.S. Department of Defense employee Jimi Falcon, who is prepping for a potential World War III. Because of dwindling resources and failing economies, Jimi believes a major world power will invade and occupy the United States. After leaving his job and venturing out to a secluded stretch of land high in the Rocky Mountains 25 years ago, Jimi began stockpiling food, water and other resources. After learning about a family that nearly froze to death because of their lack of preparedness, Jimi built his home to withstand the extreme climate of Montana, where temperatures can get as low as negative 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now, Jimi spends his days prepping and testing his system of bug out cave locations, drying meat to create beef jerky, training his cats to hunt, and panning for gold. He feels that his ability to survive and thrive in the extreme Montana climates will enable him to prosper post-World War III.

Check out this gallery of tips from tonight’s episode, and don’t miss the season premiere of Doomsday Preppers: To Fail Is to Die tonight at 9P.


  1. Wild Bill
    July 25, 2014, 11:10 am

    Way to go Jimi. I really want to live the way that you live, someday. Stay warm.

  2. Wild Bill
    July 25, 2014, 11:12 am

    Great episode, can’t get more basic than those 3 families. Good scores too!

  3. Matthew Oaks
    July 30, 2014, 12:41 pm

    Great show! Love it. I study this stuff and I think the basics are so important. I recently came across a book by Victoria Sutton called The Things That Keep Us Up At Night, she writes primarily about post apocalyptic movies, and she is spot on! These families that prep are not crazy, it’s more likely than we think. Sutton’s site is, I recommend it. She brings up great points on how realistic some of these movies and ideas are. Something to think about!

  4. Alaskan Woman
    August 7, 2014, 3:53 am

    Re the “To fail is to die” episode: at the end of the first package the voiceover states that the U.S. has not been attacked in 200 years. Uh…the Japanese held a large portion of the Aleutian Islands (Alaska: remember us; we are still part of the U.S.) during WWII. The battle to regain it was one of the bloodiest on U.S. soil. Then there’s Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and well documented evidence of German naval activities off of Long Island and other northeast U.S. coastal areas during WWII. Get your facts straight.

  5. Andrew Schroer
    September 1, 2014, 2:35 pm

    If you have a chance, check out what this Christian pastor wrote about Doomsday Preppers:

  6. Douglas Lass
    United States
    September 25, 2014, 11:06 am

    I watched this episode and a couple others that were supposed to be the start of the new season, but these are the only ones I’ve seen! I then looked up your schedule for future episodes and it looks like the only time they are going to be on is at 5 AM! If this such a popular show, why is it being shown in early morning instead pf prime time? I enjoy watching the show, but I don’t want to get up so early in the morning to watch it!!! Why don’t you bring it back to prime time?

  7. JAY
    October 5, 2014, 8:26 am

    Great show! I love to watch this show, it makes you think about upcoming events. I travel to Haiti on medical missions twice a year and for anyone you thinks this is an unrealistic show, think again. The average day in Haiti is like a post- apocalyptic America. There is little food, medicine, electricity or water. What water there is, is contaminated and needs to be treated to remove animal/ human waste and chemicals. They burn garbage, palstic and rubber in order to cook because deforestation has removed most wood and plants. Disease and starvation are everyday problems. There is little Rule OF Law and no 911 to call if you need help. I could go on and on. So be ready my friends. It will be worse than you think. They still have a “working government” in place, imagine what it will be like when there isn’t one.

  8. gary
    October 12, 2014, 11:53 pm

    Any word on season 5?

  9. Douglas Lass
    United States
    October 28, 2014, 2:11 pm

    I asked a month ago as to when Doomsday Preppers is coming back to prime time and I haven’t received an answer back yet! Is there any body there? Or has the show been cancelled? Is there anybody from the National Geographic Channel who can answer this question? Please reply!!!

  10. John L
    East Tennessee
    November 14, 2014, 12:58 pm

    on the solar beast episode what type of tv did the fresnel lens come from. I see a lot on craigs list for free but don’t know which is the right one.

  11. Roberto M
    December 17, 2014, 6:27 pm

    When is my favorite show coming back on? I need my show!!!!!

  12. Rich B
    December 18, 2014, 4:42 pm

    Really enjoy your shows, but can you back off the background noise? I can’t hear the dialog for the drums. Just sayin…

  13. Linda
    November 10, 2015, 7:19 pm

    Why is the show cancelled? Bring it back!