‘Doomsday Preppers’ Episode Guide (July 31): Using Rabbits as a Food and Fuel Source

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‘Doomsday Preppers’ Episode Guide (July 31): Using Rabbits as a Food and Fuel Source

“Be the Prep” (07/31/14) – Meet three Americans all preparing for some sort of economic or societal collapse. After losing his job three years ago, Nick Klein began prepping for an economic collapse. Nick has his own warren of rabbits that he believes will give him all the food, fuel and fertilizer he needs to survive.

He’s developing a system to grow vegetables from the waste of his rabbits and he’s built a rabbit-powered flame thrower to protect himself. Patrick Troy began prepping for societal collapse caused by a catastrophic event after the birth of his only child.

Journey to rural Virginia, where he moved with his wife and son to get away from the city and keep his family safe. To make his house less susceptible to rioting intruders, Patrick is building a multi-tiered perimeter defense system, all controlled by what he calls “the box.”

Retired Navy veteran Keith Ford is prepping for a second civil war that he believes will destroy American society. Visit the remote area of Missouri he moved to five years ago — 17 miles from the nearest town.

Check out the rain collection system he developed to provide a steady supply of water, and the portable power system that gives him electricity anywhere. But his new wife, Amanda, isn’t quite ready to give up her city lifestyle.

A natural disaster, an economic collapse, an unexpected harsh winter – for every person, there’s that moment when they discover that the world and everything they hold dear can be taken away. And that is why they prep. The fourth season of National Geographic Channel’s hit series “Doomsday Preppers” Digs deep into the basics of prepping: forget expensive, elaborate bunkers and builds – this is just good ol’ prepping. Take a closer look into who the preppers are, why they prep and how their prepping impacts those close to them and their communities. Season four of “Doomsday Preppers” airs Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic Channel.

In each episode, viewers meet three separate preppers and get an up-close and personal look into their lives, homes and way of life. We meet them on their own turf, examine their methods and track their progress as they think through every logistic and contingency plan. In the end, experts analyze the preppers’ chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality and they have to put their plans into action. Each prepper is judged on five categories – food, water, shelter, security and an extra factor depending on their particular methods. Viewers are left to decide for themselves whether the preppers’ concerns can be substantiated by evidence or are unlikely to come to fruition. These people have dedicated their lives to preparing for the worst. Will it be worth all the effort?

“Doomsday Preppers” is produced by Sharp Entertainment for National Geographic Channel (NGC). For Sharp Entertainment, executive producers are Matt Sharp and Alan Madison. For NGC, executive producer is Kathleen Cromley; vice president of production and development is Kevin Mohs; senior vice president of programming and development is Noel Siegel; and executive vice president of programming and strategy is Heather Moran.

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