Genre: Documentary, Reality
Premise: ``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.
S02, E07 (First Aired: Dec. 18, 2012)
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.
S02, E16 (First Aired: Mar. 12, 2013)
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.