Presentation & Book Signing at the NPS Expo in Lakeland, FL


Join us at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida on Friday & Saturday, February 14 & 15, 2015 for the NPS Expo, Lakeland.

Richard Duarte will be one of the featured speakers, and will follow with a book-signing event for Surviving Doomsday – A Guide for Surviving an Urban Disaster,and his new book which should be available by late October, 2014  It’s not often that we have an event of this magnitude in our own backyard. The NPS Expo is a two-day event focusing on preparedness, self-reliance and the latest supplies/gear. Don’t miss… Continue reading

Are You Ready When the Grid Goes Down? Part 3

This article has been generously contributed by Michael Berry. September 02, 2014


Installed GeneratorIn Part 3 we will take a detailed look at the steps necessary to maintain your standby generator system for MAXIMUM RELIABILITY. If your standby generator system fails to start, run, and transfer power during a utility power outage you have only the illusion of a backup generator. MAKE SURE YOURS IS RELIABLE!

Planned Scheduled Maintenance Programs using FACTORY replacement parts are ESSENTIAL for the efficient operation and long life of standby generators. Neglecting routine and regular maintenance may result in premature… Continue reading

Affordable Long-Term Food Storage – Here’s How.

Some of the products I bought at the Home Storage Center.

Some of the products I bought at the Home Storage Center.

Food is expensive. And prices seem to go up on a daily basis. While many people understand the important of having a viable food storage plan as part of their overall survival strategy, money, or the lack thereof, is often a big consideration. I usually recommend that folks store a minimum of 2000 calories per person, per day for no less than a 3 month period – more if possible. But for many people this much food represents a very big expense.  Enter… Continue reading

Are You Ready When the Grid Goes Down? Part 2

Part 2 D

This article has been generously contributed by Michael Berry. August 06, 2014

Part 2 takes a “Deep Dive” into the technical details required to attain the highest degree of RELIABILITY from your generator system. The vast majority of service calls for generator failures that we receive during power outages are for generator systems that were poorly installed and/or poorly maintained.

Now is the time to get your answers to the first question in Part 1“What to do” sit down and review your budget. Your goal should be to power those items that your family NEEDS to survive with… Continue reading

Are You Ready When the “Grid” Goes Down? (Part 1)

Installed Generator

Installed Generator

This article has been generously contributed by Michael Berry. July 16, 2014

Are You Ready When the “Grid” Goes Down?

Have you thought about the answer to this question and how your family will survive the next time your electrical utility service is interrupted? Electrical outages can range in length from a few hours to several days or even weeks at a time. Here in Michigan the 2013 “Christmas Ice Storm” power outage effected over 500,000 utility customers and lasted for many from Dec 22, 2013 through Jan 02, 2014. During this time temperatures dropped below -10deg F… Continue reading

Suspect Water – How to Make it Safe to Drink

Untreated Water

Untreated Water

Water is a top priority, second only to security. There are exceptions, but most people will not survive for more than 3 days without fresh, clean drinking water. After a disaster the public water supply may be unsafe, or completely unavailable. You need to stay hydrated to maintain your ability to function; climate, environment and heavy exertion will affect your water requirements. During those difficult moments it’s up to you to make sure that you and yours have sufficient water; and knowing several different ways to disinfect suspect water will ensure that you always have options.… Continue reading

Urban Evacuation Tools/Self-Rescue – S.W.A.T. Magazine – August 2014

S.W.A.T. Magazine - August 2014

S.W.A.T. Magazine – August 2014

Getting Out of Dodge – Urban Evacuation Tools for Self-Rescue. (S.W.A.T. Magazine)  

“A self-rescue can be as simple as opening a door and walking out of a dangerous area, or as complicated and dangerous, as having to dig, pry or smash our way out of a damaged structure.” In the August 2014 issue of S.W.A.T. Magazine, I discuss self-rescue and emergency evacuation tools, and why we all need to be prepared for this possibility.

When the unthinkable happens you need to be prepared, and we can help you get ready.… Continue reading

Bio-Terrorism-Are You Prepared? OffGrid Magazine Issue # 4


OffGrid Issue # 4

OFFGRID Issue 4 officially hits news stands today!  In it you’ll find my latest article – Bioterrorism: Agents of Mass Destruction.
Disease-producing biological agents are among the most feared weapons. Terrorism is the use of violence and threats to frighten, intimidate and coerce people and governments. Combine the two and you get one of the most powerful and feared instruments of death and destruction.  In the Summer Issue of OffGrid Magazine, I show you how to prepare for the unthinkable, and how to increase your chances for survival in what can only be… Continue reading

The Summer of Survival 2014 Continues!

Summer of Survival

Summer of Survival June 3 – August 21, 2014

The Summer of Survival continues! Last night was my presentation on Urban Survival, but if you missed it don’t worry, you still have time. Registration is free and there’s lots more to come. (12 weeks, 24 webinars, and 36 hours of advanced online survival training.)

Claim your Free spot now while you still have time. There are still 12 presentations left to go before it all ends on August 21st. You can also get instant access to the entire 2014 Summer of Survival Collection for one low price, and listen any… Continue reading

Top Ten Neglected Preps – S.W.A.T. Magazine – July 2014

S.W.A.T. - July 2014

S.W.A.T. – July 2014

“Top Ten Most Neglected Preps – Forget and Regret. (S.W.A.T. Magazine)  Ever have a nagging feeling that you’ve forgotten something important? Most of the time it’s just some trivial detail, you eventually remember, and life goes on. When planning for the unexpected, however, details always matter; and what you don’t know, or don’t remember, can absolutely hurt you.

In the July 2014 issue of S.W.A.T. Magazine, I highlight the 10 most neglected preps. These are important items that may one day make a huge difference in the outcome of a crisis.… Continue reading

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