Know When to Hold ‘Em
Ken’s wife visits to discover he’s on the verge of going broke. Big Al’s excavator takes a nosedive. Karl’s season is threatened by permafrost.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Dennis’ hunt for gold proves unsuccessful. Ken breaks a machine in his haste to sluice. Karl’s cut floods, putting his season in jeopardy.
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
We follow three New Yorkers as they plot their routes out of the city, planning to literally escape the grid to reach safety. While each has a different fear, all three are determined to get off the island before it's too late. We profile Margaret Ling, who fears that a catastrophic hurricane will devastate the city. She plans to walk miles in order to get as far away from the city as possible. Out in Brooklyn, we meet Cameron Moore, a college student on his way to medical school. Cameron is preparing for the meltdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, which he fears will lead to detrimental changes in the environment. He plans to paddle across the Hudson River to reach New Jersey. And Downtown, we follow bond trader and family man Jay. He fears that a terrorist attack in the form of a dirty-bomb is inevitable and plans to race Uptown to his family so they can flee to their safe house in the Hamptons.
NO SUCH THING AS A FAIR FIGHT
We profile two unique individuals who fear the end of the world is fast approaching. First we meet Brent, a father of ten who has begun constructing a medieval style castle that he believes will protect him and his family from an EMP. He is teaching his children the importance of being prepared and plans to appoint two of them as heir to his throne. Then we follow Derek Price, who fears a solar flare will wipe out the power grid and all of modern technology. To prepare, he and his family are turning their Wild West amusement park into a prepping oasis, complete with a putt-putt course that doubles as a sniper lookout. We join these men and their families as they alter their lives to prepare for doomsday.
PREPARED NOT SCARED
We go inside the lives of more Americans prepping for the end of the world. First we profile Bryan Smith, who lives in rural Florida and fears a looming economic collapse will lead to violent social unrest. He is growing tobacco and sugarcane to barter, and is also manufacturing his own ammunition. To protect his family, Bryan has decided to install an underground bunker. He contacts his childhood friend, Ron Hubbard, a steel manufacturer in Los Angeles who builds bunkers professionally and has agreed to build a custom one for Bryan. We also meet Christine, who is anxiously preparing for a mega tsunami that she fears will devastate the East Coast. She has converted her garage into a fully stocked doomsday ready-room and is prepared to bug-out at a moment's notice.