Guns, gas masks and war bunkers: Meet the families who live in fear of the apocalypse

Guns, gas masks and war bunkers: Meet the families who live in fear of the apocalypse

Guns, gas masks and war bunkers: Meet the families who live in fear of the apocalypse

8:52 PM on 16th August 2011

Organised by nature: Post-apocalypse life will still involve washing the dishes and taking rubbish out, according to Peggy Layton

Organised by nature: Post-apocalypse life will still involve washing the dishes and taking rubbish out, according to Peggy Layton”s hoarded supplies

Stockpiling: Peggy Layton has vast amounts of storage for foods, including sealed buckets of soups and stews - and dog food

Stockpiling: Peggy Layton has vast amounts of storage for foods, including sealed buckets of soups and stews – and dog food

Good night: The Laytons have an underground bunker beneath Peggy

Good night: The Laytons have an underground bunker beneath Peggy”s office, complete with bunk beds and a full kitchen and dining area

Geodesic: As well as their bunkers and vast food supplies, the Laytons have a greenhouse and grow vegetation for animal fodder

Geodesic: As well as their bunkers and vast food supplies, the Laytons have a greenhouse and grow vegetation for animal fodder

Warfare: Survival Doc explains the benefits of a side-ventilated gasmasks. You want interference with your gun

Warfare: Survival Doc explains the benefits of a side-ventilated gasmasks. You want interference with your gun”s aim, afterall

Here, bunny: The Doc takes a rabbit from his bank of hutches and prepares to kill it before storing the meat for harder times

Here, bunny: The Doc takes a rabbit from his bank of hutches and prepares to kill it before storing the meat for harder times

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Don”t forget a can opener: The Survival Doc has an internet channel on which he broadcasts tips for days of destruction, not least food storage and access

Survival mode: The McClungs show off their supplies including the family

Survival mode: The McClungs show off their supplies including the family”s surgical kit

The family that prepares together: Dennis McClung and his son, five, make a game out of practicing to dress in their survival gear

The family that prepares together: Dennis McClung and his son, five, make a game out of practicing to dress in their survival gear

Self-sustaining: The McClungs have built a garden with a tilapia pool, goats, chickens and plenty of vegetables

Self-sustaining: The McClungs have built a garden with a tilapia pool, goats, chickens and plenty of vegetables

Gone fishin: A fishing net is hauled in from the tilapia pond, ready for the McClung

Gone fishin: A fishing net is hauled in from the tilapia pond, ready for the McClung”s dinner. The fish are fed by chicken droppings from a coop above the pond

Not so rosy: As sweet as they may appear, Jackie and Gidget are determined to

Not so rosy: As sweet as they may appear, Jackie, left, and Gidget are determined to “shoot to kill” then “can em up.” We hope that doesn”t mean what it seems to imply

Ladies with guns: Jackie, left, and Gidget make sure their gun skills are up to scratch, ready for doomsday. They vow to

Ladies with guns: Jackie, left, and Gidget make sure their gun skills are up to scratch, ready for doomsday. They vow to “shoot to kill”