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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.

Latest episodes

aired 5 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 12 days ago
Two families who fear the end of the world is coming are preparing for Category 5 hurricanes and a complete economic collapse.
aired 19 days ago
Rob is devising the ultimate booby-trap system. Greg is preparing for a financial catastrophe by building an invisible tree house where he hopes to be safe from looters.
aired 26 days ago
Tracy prepares for a devastating tornado that can throw buildings into the air and hurt hundreds of people.
airs in 12 days
Curt and his family have designed a fortress deep in Oregon's back country in the event of an economic collapse.
airs in 5 days
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 47 days ago
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 54 days ago
Two Tennesee families prepare for an earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone; David Mays is building the ultimate doomsday drone fleet. While David Nash is building a geodesic dome; one of the most stable structures on earth.
aired 61 days ago
Near Fort Worth, Texas, Vietnam veteran Richard Huggins is preparing for a nuclear strike by a terrorist state. Meanwhile, in rural Colorado, Dr. Dave is prepping for a possible solar flare.
aired 288 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 288 days ago
An economic collapse could mean total chaos. In Washington state, Steve works with a stern hand to prep his family for the potential threat. South Carolinian David Appleton is a comedian, but the idea of a devastating earthquake is no joke to him.
aired 288 days ago
A couple prepare for a day when the north and south poles swap places; a man in California demonstrates how he plans to survive in an urban jungle in the event of a massive earthquake.
aired 295 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 295 days ago
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.
aired 302 days ago
Fearing a huge electromagnetic pulse, Brent has built a castle to protect his family. Derek's family uses their Wild West amusement park to practice strategic defense.
aired 309 days ago
Brian smith prepares for collapse of U.S. monetary system and fears the world's food supply will dry up.
aired 316 days ago
A woman who began prepping after being warned of danger in her sleep; a couple prepare for a collapse of the world agricultural system by planting hundreds of edible plants; a man who fears a cyberattack on the power grid.
aired 316 days ago
The Coy family live in the shadow of Mount St. Helens; Bill Simpson has spent six years building a sailboat bunker to protect his family from electromagnetic pulses and any chaos that will occur on land.
aired 323 days ago
Kevin and his family decide to move to Costa Rica because they believe an economic collapse will make America unlivable.
aired 330 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 330 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.

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