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"It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)," sang R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, and it's a proclamation that must resonate with the people profiled in this series. That's because they are all preparing for doomsday, whether it's caused by a natural disaster, a financial collapse or a nuclear winter, and their plan is to outlast and outlive any apocalyptic scenario. The series goes inside America's "prepping" subculture and introduces otherwise ordinary folks who are stockpiling food, water, weapons and whatever else they think is necessary in the event basic services should falter and society turns chaotic and violent. Also, each prepper's plan is reviewed by the consulting firm Practical Preppers, which analyzes its potential effectiveness in case the prepper's worst fears become reality.

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Curt and his family have designed a fortress deep in Oregon's back country in the event of an economic collapse.
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Former firefighter medics move to the mountains in preparation for a total economic collapse; a man who owns a construction company has built a bunker; a man prepares for a terrorist attack.
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Kevin and his family decide to move to Costa Rica because they believe an economic collapse will make America unlivable.
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A man who has built spider holes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to survive the next Great Depression; a family that lives underground in a missile silo bunker.
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Mark believes that the U.S. is under threat of foreign occupation; Joe prepares for a cyber attack and builds a post-apocalyptic schoolhouse.
aired 29 days ago
Marine Alex Dunbar trains a private army of German Shepherd attack dogs in San Luis, Colo.; Brenda McSwigan fears that a vicious mutating virus will lead to a pandemic.
aired 29 days ago
Some preppers believe the key to survival is to create a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals.
aired 29 days ago
Prepping for an economic collapse, Jeff is converting a decommissioned missile silo into the perfect bug-out getaway; with an online dating profile, Jeff is also searching for a special someone who can share his love for prepping.
aired 29 days ago
A father prepares his family for dirty bombs; a retired police officer believes that China will bring about economic chaos; a man who has a secret underground hatch in his garage.
aired 36 days ago
Mike and his girlfriend Freda fear that the current political tensions and economic unrest will lead to a world war; Mike Adams is anticipating a terrorist attack; Joe, has given up on modern living.
aired 36 days ago
A man prepares his family for an electromagnetic pulse attack; a New York firefighter prepares for the eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano.
aired 36 days ago
A man fears the economy's collapse and has built a bug-out dome in the wilderness for his family, accessible only by boat; a man from Hawaii who fears a catastrophic tsunami will strike the islands.
aired 36 days ago
Would an explosion on the surface of the sun cause mayhem on Earth? Jason and Jacob are a father-son team from Alabama who are prepping for a global solar flare with the potential to wipe out power grids around the world and is prepping in the woods by molding his own ammunition and preparing his 20-piece bug-out pack. In Arizona, the Moffatt family prepare their seven children.
aired 43 days ago
Some preppers like Jeff Mann believe in safety in numbers, while others like Tony, who believe that an end of days asteroid will turn the Earth into ash, are independent.
aired 43 days ago
A woman creates a gourmet meal using only shelf-stable foods; a man who has trained his children to withstand a financial collapse.
aired 43 days ago
A woman who fears a catastrophic New York City hurricane; a college student prepares for the meltdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant; a bond trader fears a terrorist attack in the form of a dirty bomb.
aired 43 days ago
A man who fears a terrorist attack on nuclear power plants; a farming family prepares for a series of F-5 tornados; a couple fear the melting of the Greenland ice sheet.
aired 164 days ago
Chad believes that a nuclear strike resulting in a genocidal siege is a real possibility. He is working on executing an escape tunnel from his family's house to a vehicle.
aired 164 days ago
Brian smith prepares for collapse of U.S. monetary system and fears the world's food supply will dry up.
aired 265 days ago
Kenny and his wife are preparing for a civil war with a fortified bulletproof rooftop command center; Kevin is prepping for an EMP attack by building an underground bunker.
aired 272 days ago
Two families who fear the end of the world is coming are preparing for Category 5 hurricanes and a complete economic collapse.

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