Tyler Smith of Doomsday Preppers: Apex Predator or Apex Punk?

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If there was ever a case study on why preppers should be prepared to defend their supplies, the upcoming episode of National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers would provide a perfect example.

“We’re not in it to stockpile. We’re in it to take what you have and there’s nothing you can do to stop us,” Tyler Smith says. “We are your worst nightmare, and we are coming.”  

Smith, 29, is the leader of Spartan Survival. The group has more than 80 dues-paying members. Smith founded the organization in 2005 to train and prepare others on survivalism.

On Tuesday night, Smith’s story will be told on the National Geographic Channel survivalist TV show “Doomsday Preppers.” (source)

So, not only would someone with supplies need to worry about everyday commonplace looters, they would need to be concerned about Smith and his band of merry marauders, whose survival plan seems to hinge on overwhelming force against those who have spent years gathering supplies and planning for a secure and peaceful existence.

National Geographic appears to have chosen Smith as a poster boy to give the preparedness-minded a bad name.  I wouldn’t set your DVR for this one – excerpts seem to indicate a show full of bad advice and ill-thought-out “strategies” from someone who refers to himself as “a professional deer hunter”.


He refers to himself as the “apex predator” in his area, based on his home-made body armor and other survival gear.

Most preppers, Smith says, are concerned with marauders taking their supplies. It’s not an unfounded fear, he says.

“We are those people,” he says. “We’ll kick your door in and take your supplies. … We are the marauders.”  (source)

Smith has gotten a lot of bad comments from the prepping community and has responded with this literate response on his facebook page:

idk what is worse the people that cant tell the difference between entertainment/tv hype? or the people that are commenting way beyond things I said talking about killing my family and raping my wife and or killing me preemptively I said I would do whatever is necessary to survive and if that means kicking in doors then yes that is the guy I will be. get a fucking life you troll keyboard warrior pieces of shit its reality tv if you thought entertainment wasn’t a possibility swallow your own 12 gauge barrel. Armor was meant to be for tv use only notice my modern plate carrier in pics above. and just so yall know your feeding into another show I have airing and your filling my pockets so for my house payments sake and new truck payment keep talking! if you thought anyone in there right mind would say that for free and not be expecting a reward you all are fools…as for my personal skills I know I can get better i know physical training is a top issue that’s all time consuming objectives and I am definitely working on it. better yet live your live prep and get ready because the end is coming. if you think your morals will survive the end times good luck and watch the whole episode and turn off selective hearing.

Let’s make one thing clear – Smith is not a prepper.  He is not representative of what we do.  He’s an embarrassment to the preparedness community.  He is a thug, plain and simple.  He’s an out-of-shape criminal who is afraid to get caught, so he’s waiting for the breakdown of law and order to commit the crimes he so clearly wishes to perpetrate, without fear of spending time in prison.

Preppers, beware.  Just because someone calls themselves a prepper, doesn’t mean that they have the same morals and values as the rest of us.  Unsavory people like Smith and his Spartan Survival group are out there, and they’re planning to come for our supplies.

This is what we prepare for.  And we’re ready for you, Mr. Smith.

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17 thoughts on “Tyler Smith of Doomsday Preppers: Apex Predator or Apex Punk?

  1. Apex POS if you ask me,
    Prick needs to be taken out and his band too,
    Appears hes writing checks with his mouth that his skill wont be able to cash if he is whining about preemptive strikes etc,
    If your willing to kick in a preppers door to kill him and his family you best expect in kind treatment donkey.

  2. Spartans? Yeah right Bunch of punks if you ask me. There will be people like that when it goes south. They will be killed just like the UN, et all. Good reminder to never trust anyone. They look like a bunch of dumbasses. People like that give real rednecks a bad name.

  3. World’s full of tough guys, ain’t it?

    This pea brain doesn’t worry me in the least. For starters, this bozo is probably a plant, put on the show to stir up drama. If he’s not, then he’s too stupid to keep his mouth shut. So he puffs out his chest like an idiot, and those quiet folks out there with grit just grin. 😉

  4. I saw this corn fed, mouth breathing, knuckle dragging, back woods hick and if he has eighty followers than that is a whole lot of dumb wrapped up into one bunch. I saw his thing on National Geographic and I was not impressed.

  5. All I have to say is Really? Give me a break. You bunch of punks. If that came to my door to get my stuff I would have to laugh. Looks pretty inbred! Not that there won’t be people looting and pillaging. But that sorry my crossbow would just be enough right between the eyes from the rooftop.

    I agree they are plants. Commies are getting scared! They should be.

  6. I love people who have ideas like kicking in a door. They make lots of noise and dont look for trip wires.

    Bring it fat boy.

  7. My Fellow Patriots:

    How long will these guys actually last?

    Lets see,.. about,… 1,… 2,….. BOOM – SPLAT!!!

    Hmm!,…. Well,… that didn’t take long.

    JD – US Marines – Half-wits and punks like these guys will have a VERY short life span indeed.

    1. JD,
      Ill just do like Joe Biden says and shoot em through the door!
      Of course it will be with a 3″ 00Buck shot magnum load,
      Headshots only!

  8. What a piece of shit their bodies will be a stark reminder for the next marauder that comes along. NatGeo shows its true feathers putting this asshole on the show.

  9. We’re done for now! They put their game controllers down and have come out from their parents’ basements. Spartan Commander Double Stuff and his merry band of marauding self propelled bullet stops are going to break bad. Pimply faced, sticky fingered, ass clowns, thinking the SHTF is the time to prey on fellow Americans. We have met the enemy and they be fat! and stupid! and, eventually, dead. So said Captain Obvious.

    1. Yeah, after seeing his picture I was wondering how fat boy was going to sound walking through the woods. I guess they’re planning a “from the street” attack. lol

      1. I wonder how much ground ol’ Double Stuff can displace when he goes prone for incoming?…..or how much bounce? Does he know how to take cover? Or, is he going to rely on his home made bath tile body armor? Inquiring minds want to know…….

  10. These pork bellies wouldn’t make it past the pungi traps, let alone the telescopic, stainless steal, air pressure activated death spikes after kicking in the front door. You and your slobbering band of blobs can bring it on down anytime you like. Damned goon squad of degenerate douche bags must be prepping for the grave.

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