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Doomsday Preppers

In Singapore, New Apartments Are Required to Have Bomb Shelters

As you'd imagine, everyone fills them with junk.
Desiree Leong
5.3.18
It's the end of the world as we know it

I Hung Out with Followers of Indonesia's Self-Proclaimed Doomsday Prophet

The world is going to end. It's bad news for most of us, but, for a select few, a ride on a UFO to a new planet awaits.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.11.18
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

I Lived Exclusively Off Doomsday Prepper Food for a Week

Fearing natural disasters and nuclear war, Americans are investing in freeze-dried food. But how does it taste?
Emilie Friedlander
4.11.18
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

Dressed for Doomsday

Abasi Rosborough’s avant-garde menswear explores whether our technological advances have created a thriving utopia or an oppressive dystopia.
Greg Rosborough
Abdul Abasi
4.4.18
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE

We're 30 Seconds Closer to Doomsday

Six days after Donald Trump was inaugurated, the Doomsday Clock's hands moved to two and a half minutes to midnight—the closest they had been since 1953.
Livia Albeck-Ripka
4.19.17
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How Preppers from Around the World Are Gearing Up for Doomsday

The biggest fear-driven purchases driving up the global survivalist economy.
Brigitte Noël
3.9.17
Stuff

Doomsday Preppers in Utah See Donald Trump's Candidacy as a Sign of the Apocalypse

John Hyrum Koyle, a turn-of-the-century prophet, dreamed that the Republican Party would roll over and die. Then the world would end.
Eric Peterson
10.10.16
Stuff

What Do Apocalypse Preachers Do When the World Doesn't End?

It has to be pretty crushing when your big hellfire prediction fails to materialize.
Pascale Day
12.1.15
News

Our Most Potent Antibiotics No Longer Work

A drug called colostin used to be our last line of defense. But researchers have found bacteria in China that's colistin-resistant, and they're certain it will spread.
Julian Morgans
11.24.15
Stuff

The Man Who Builds Luxury Bomb Shelters for Paranoid One Percenters

Robert Vicino believes the rich don't live on the same scale as ordinary people in today's society—so why should that change after the end of the world? For a mere $35,000, his company will make their apocalypse experiences truly swanky.
Lynn Parramore
10.11.15
The Make Believe Issue

Prepping for the Apocalypse at a Doomsday Training Camp

I learned how to cut through zip ties, pick locks, and lived through a fake kidnapping—all in the name of girding myself for the lawless world to come.
Theodore Ross
8.17.15
travel

Is Antarctic Ecotourism Killing Penguins?

Although taking people to the giant icy hunk of land at the bottom of the world brings attention and awareness to the area's environmental issues, there are risks involved for the continent's avian inhabitants.
Wendy Syfret
1.13.15