A new television show that airs tonight on the National Geographic Channel will examine the lifestyles of American preppers who are getting ready for a number of catastrophic disasters.
“Doomsday Preppers,” which will premier tonight at 9 p.m. EST, follows the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who have made a conscious decision to prepare for the collapse of civilization and other disaster scenarios.
The show will allow viewers to glimpse into the life of one of eight preppers in each episode:
Megan Hurwitt, The Young Urban Prepper: Prepping to survive a catastrophic oil crisis.
The show describes Hurwitt as a metropolitan party girl living in Houston, Texas. She carries a compact “go bag” with her at all times that includes a compact mess kit, survival knife, compass, flint, pepper spray, family photos, as well as a few other hygienic essentials. In the first episode of the series, viewers will follow Hurwitt as she details her plan for evacuating Houston in the event of a doomsday scenario.
Dennis Evers, The “Godfather” Prepper: Prepping to hedge against hyperinflation.
With 11 children and a growing number of grandchildren, Evers is worried about the global chaos that would accompany hyperinflation. Evers and his family have turned their Colorado farm into a portrait of self-sufficiency and have trained themselves to work as a self-sufficient unit in the event of economic collapse.
David Sarti, The Hillbilly Prepper: Prepping for an EMP attack.
A HAM radio and communications expert, Sarti is described by the show’s producers as smart, knowledgeable, quick-witted and just straight-up funny. The emphasis of Sarti’s prepper philosophy, the show’s producers say, is what you can’t buy, you make.
Learn about other preppers on the show here.
The show is part of a growing number of prepper-related cable and alternative media programs. Similar shows include “Livin’ for the Apocalypse,” which featured Personal Liberty preparedness expert Peggy Layton in a TLC special last summer, and Glenn Beck’s “Independence USA,” which aired on GBTV last month and follows one family’s attempt to become prepared for anything.