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National Geographic Hit Series 'DoomsDay Preppers' Season-2 ‘Best Prepper'
Sailors versus Preppers - Portland, Oregon Sailor Wins Top Honors
By: Capt. William E Simpson
Topping the leader-board with the highest score of 83, Capt. William E. Simpson is the 'best prepped' with an estimated survival-time of 18-months! Coming in at second-place are prepping partners Craig Compeau and Don Kubley, both from Alaska with a score of 82 and projected survival time of 17-months.
Capt. Simpson of Portland, OR believed that his skills and experience as an expedition sailor would allow him a decent chance for a good showing, but never anticipated this result. "I have always believed that expedition sailors were very self-reliant and well prepared for many potential situations. I am pleased and honored to finish on top of National Geographic's DoomsDay Preppers leader-board. It might be interesting for Discovery Channel's best Survivor/Prepper Bear Grylls to have an ‘Island Survival Face-Off’ with National Geographic's best Prepper to find out who is the better Survivor/Prepper?"
What may even be more interesting is that unlike many other Preppers who have competed in the DoomsDay Preppers TV series, who had the scoring advantage provided by integrating firearms into their prepping methods, Capt. Simpson does not believe that guns are needed to be successful in long-term survival if a survival paradigm is well designed.
About Capt. William E. Simpson
Capt. William E. Simpson II a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer with decades of boating and expedition sailing experience, who has successfully survived long-term off the grid at remote uninhabited desert islands with his family using sailboats that he equipped for that purpose. Capt. Bill holds a U.S.C.G. 500-ton captain's license for commercial inspected passenger vessels, including, power, sail and assistance towing vessels. Capt. Simpson is the author of the book 'The Nautical Prepper' (Ulysses Press). Born in Los Angeles during the 1950's Cold War Era, Capt. Simpson was influenced at an early age by the prospects of nuclear war. Growing up and through his early adulthood, he was tutored and trained by his father (U.S. Army 82nd Airborne & L.A.P.D.), who was highly experienced in warfare and survival. Capt. Simpson is an avid inventor and in addition to his wide array of industrial arts skills, he is an instrument rated commercial airplane and helicopter pilot and PADI certified DiveMaster.
For more information about Capt. William E. Simpson, visit http://www.WilliameSimpson.com
About Doomsday Preppers
National Geographic Channel's highest-rated series Doomsday Preppers begins its second season with back-to-back premiere episodes on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at 9 and 10 p.m. ET/PT. In season two, the series will introduce a plethora of individuals who are committed to thinking through every contingency plan. This season features a former SWAT officer preparing for an economic collapse; a diabetic mother stockpiling insulin to survive the devastation of an F-5 tornado she fears is coming; and a " Brady Bunch "-style prepping family with six children, who anticipate a terrorist smallpox epidemic.
For more information on Doomsday Preppers, visit http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/
Doomsday Preppers is produced by Sharp Entertainment for National Geographic Channels. For Sharp Entertainment, executive producer is Matt Sharp and co-executive producer is Alan Madison . NGC's executive producer is Kathleen Cromley ; the vice president of production and development is Charlie Parsons and the executive vice president of programming is Michael Cascio .
About Discovery Channel
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