A lot of people are terrified that, unlike Harold Camping, the ancient Mayans got it right and that the apocalypse (zombie or otherwise) will unfold in 2012.
Many of those people are also determined to be ready to survive it, or any other doomsday scenario.
Hence, the arrival of new show "Doomsday Preppers" (Tues., 9 p.m. EST on Nat Geo). Ordinary Americans who are readying themselves for disaster get to have their apocalypse survival plans evaluated by survival experts.
On the series premiere, Kellene Bishop taught self-defese techniques to a group of women so that they could overcome their worst-case scenario, whether it be doomsday or attempted rape.
Under Bishop's tutelage, the women learned shooting skills like the quick draw (followed by the quick draw happy dance) and unarmed techniques to disable or fend off an attacker, such as the throat pinch and the eye gouge.
Bishop also dispensed solid advice to the women, telling them, for example, that they were "allowed to hurt, maim or kill someone who wants to rape you."
Get your apocalypse survival kit in shape with the "Doomsday Preppers" Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on National Geographic.
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