’DOOMSDAY PREPPERS’ on National Geographic

 

Are you ready for doomsday? The cast of National Geographic Channel’s new series “Doomsday Preppers” thinks they are. Set to premiere Feb. 7, the show follows the lives of ordinary Americans who just happen to also be preparing for the end of the world:

Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. And with our expert’s assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality.

Sound familiar? GBTV’s “Independence U.S.A.” tracks the Belcastro family as they try to go “off the grid,” preparing for the worst as well.

NatGeo highlights eight different groups of preppers on their show: There’s Megan Hurwitt, the “young urban prepper” living in Houston, Texas. She’s preparing to survive a catastrophic oil crisis and carries a “go bag” with her at all times, which includes a mess kit, survival knife, compass, pepper spray, family photos and even an electronic card featuring medical, financial and identification information.

Termed the “godfather prepper,“ Dennis Evers has 11 children and a ”growing army” of grandchildren. He’s bracing for global chaos resulting from hyperinflation, and has been training his family to survive on his rural Colorado farm, where he’s built a miniature town complete with a miniature church and convenience store.

Dennis McClung, “the suburban prepper,” lives with his wife and two kids in Phoenix, Ariz. He’s preparing for a coronal mass ejection that would knock out the entire electrical grid and send civilization “back to the Stone Age.” They have 1,000 tilapia fish in their swimming pool, eight chickens in their backyard, two pygmy goats to get themselves ready.

Source: National Geographic

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