Actor Josh Duhamel (“Transformers“) admitted in a recent interview that he has become a bit of a “doomsday prepper,” building a remote compound in North Dakota where his family could survive “if s*** hits the fan” in Los Angeles.
The large compound started off with just a small cabin with no electricity or running water, Duhamel, 50, told Inverse in an interview published Friday — but all that has changed.
“It started with one little cabin in the woods with no electricity and no water. We would go and we didn’t wanna stay for more than a day or two. You could tell the mice had overrun it. It was disgusting,” Duhamel admitted, saying that things changed dramatically when he learned that the property next door was for sale.
“I bought it for like nothing; this beautiful little idyllic cabin on the water,” he said. “Suddenly I had 54 acres out there. So I had two cabins, one with no electricity or water. They both have wells and electricity now, but they’re both really small … We shaped the land. We created trails through it. I’m actually growing crops out there.”
The former “Las Vegas” star said that this year’s crops include corn and pumpkins, but that he had started with clover and chicory in an attempt to feed deer that he could later hunt.
“It’s called a food plot. My idea is that I want to be able to hunt a deer. I’m not a hunter by any means, but I have this crazy fixation on what happens if sh*t hits the fan in LA and I have to take my family out there and live off the land,” Duhamel explained.
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“I’ve become a bit of a doomsday prepper, I guess. So I’m learning how to hunt. I have wells. We have water. We have fuel. I’m building something so if things do go south, I have a place to take my family. And I believe that we could live off the land out there. I’m not very good at it yet, but I’m getting there,” he added. “It keeps my lizard brain active.”
Duhamel has shared a number of photos and videos showing off his efforts to build on the land — and how much he loves what he has already built.
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