November 16, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Doomsday Prepper

SPOKANE, [WA]--A highly sensationalized effort is quietly gaining momentum across the Northwest. Some people call members of the movement political refugees, others just call them crazy. Pastor Warren Campbell has been preparing for the worst his entire life. "I am a prepper. I am. My father was a prepper before me," Campbell said. "I haven't known a time when I didn't prep." He's worried about what would happen if the the dollar became worthless, sending the U.S back into a depression. Campbell traded in sunny California skies for bitter Idaho winters, partly because this area is listed as one of the last safe havens for preppers. Then he opened the doors of Redoubt Surplus and Tactical in  

November 8, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Doomsday Prepper

WATERVILLE, [ME]--The fear of the apocalypse is nothing new. From the infamous Y2K bug to the Mayan doomsday prophecy of 2012, people have spent a lot of time worrying about the end of the world as we know it. For many, this anxiety has only been amplified by recent events, as devastating hurricanes have struck the Americas and tension rises in U.S. politics– and in preparation for the next potentially apocalyptic event, people are turning to Maine for shelter. Sales of so-called “doomsday bunkers” near the coast of Maine have soared in the past few months, providing preppers with an underground safe house in which they can ride out the end of the world. Ron Hubbard, owner of the Atlas  

November 7, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Doomsday Prepper

KANSAS CITY, [MO]--Disaster preppers, survivalists, hunting enthusiasts and organic gardeners have been gathering annually in Kansas City, Missouri, for the past three years for the RK Prepper Kansas City Survival Expo & Gun Show. It invites attendees to gain skills in emergency preparedness and offers a gun exhibition. The organizers said there were some 3,000 people and about 110 exhibitors at this year’s event, which was held in September. The organizers said that recent news coverage of disasters, such as the hurricanes and wildfires that devastated parts of the country, seem to be encouraging more people to attend. This year the organizers have held or have planned 17 shows across  

August 25, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Doomsday Prepper

ALBUQUERQUE, [NM]--Four members of a New Mexico paramilitary religious sect rocked by child sexual abuse allegations were arrested while trying to flee the state in two vans full of children, authorities said Thursday. Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace confirmed that the four members of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps were arrested late Wednesday as deputies tried to execute a court order to pick up the children for interviews from the group’s isolated compound in western New Mexico. Arrest warrants had been issued for the four taken into custody. They were arrested late Wednesday on felony warrants for failure to register the births of their 11 children. Amos River, Vict  

August 24, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Doomsday Prepper

ALBUQUERQUE, [NM]--According to reports, charges against leaders of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps include over 100 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and multiple charges of child abuse. Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that investigators found a number of children during a raid of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps in remote Fence Lake, New Mexico. The site is laced with anti-Semitic language and anti-gay tirades about same-sex marriage, prompting the Southern Poverty Law Center to list the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps as a hate group. "The sheriff" s office started investigating the  

July 17, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Doomsday Prepper

TOBYHANNA, [PA]--Authorities say they're investigating a possible connection between a shooting in eastern Pennsylvania and an online cult. According to CBS Scranton, Pennsylvania affiliate WYOU-TV, police say Barbara Rogers, 42, fatally shot her boyfriend, 32-year-old Steven Mineo, in the forehead from close range early Saturday morning in their Coolbaugh Township apartment. Lt. Steven Williams, of the Pocono Mountain Regional Police, says Rogers told officers Mineo was having "online issues" with a cult and asked her to kill him. Police say she obliged, then called 911 to report the shooting. Williams told a news organization it appears Rogers and Mineo were survivalists, fearing the world  

March 28, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Doomsday Prepper

GONZALEZ, [LA]--Political transitions sometimes translate into people buying emergency supplies, though their reasons may vary. It happened after the elections of presidents Reagan and Obama, and to the best of anyone’s ability to track it, it’s happening again with President Trump. Companies that make bulk emergency supplies, like ready-made meals and water purifiers, have seen an uptick in sales. Prepper conventions are drawing thousands of people, and the American Preppers Network says membership increased to 40,000 this year, the highest it has ever been. About 3,000 people attended the recent National Preppers and Survivalists expo in Gonzales, Louisiana. Robert Meyer is a professor  

March 22, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Doomsday Prepper

UNITED STATES, [US]--The Trump administration has been good for the survival business. Texas businessman, Clyde Scott of Rising S Company says orders for survival shelters have doubled amid political uncertainty. In an interview with a national news organization, Scott said: “During the Obama administration our sales went up 250%. In the Trump administration in the past month our sales probably went up 500%.” The underground bunkers are designed to house families while waiting for civil unrest, war, or natural disasters to pass. An 8-by-12-foot underground bunker will set you back around $45,000. The shelters have blast valves, air and water filtration and a stainless sink, toilet and sh  

March 21, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Doomsday Prepper

LA PORTE, [IN]--A fugitive from La Porte County who had eluded capture since 2014, when police discovered a cache of firearms, ammunition and dynamite wrapped in electrical tape at his home, was arrested over the weekend in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Robert L. Ofcky, 57, was stopped by police in Texas for improper display of a license plate, according to Capt. Mike Kellems, a spokesman with the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department. Ofcky is being held in a Texas jail on two warrants, for Class C felony possession of a destructive device and Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. After he is extradited to La Porte County, he will be held on $300,000 cash bond. Kellems said Ofcky may also face f  

March 19, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Doomsday Prepper

RANDOLPH, [KS]--Dave Carlson has spent a lot of the last year and a half cutting trees in the woods. He’s used the wood to build grills, a cooking stand, fire circles and has started to build emergency shelters and a cabin. Last week Carlson built a blacksmith shop with the trees he’s cut down, just in time for a weekend blacksmithing class. Carlson is the owner of Blackthorn-USA, an outdoor adventure school that offers courses in preparedness, bushcraft and survival. Carlson bought the 80-acre property he’s been shaping into a school almost two years ago. The property is in Randolph off of Tuttle Creek Boulevard, behind an old, abandoned gas station. Carlson uses the gas station as hi