If disaster struck, whom would you want at your side,
helping you? A doctor? Lawyer? Policeman? Teacher?
While they all have special skills, I submit that the
overwhelming choice would be a Special Forces Green
Are you Prepared?
S U R V I V A L
S - Size up the situation, your surroundings, yourself, and your equipment.
U - Use All Your Senses; Undue Haste Makes Waste
R - Remember Where You Are
V - Vanquish Fear and Panic
I - Improvise
V - Value Living
A - Act Like the Natives
L - Live by Your Wits, But for Now, Learn Basic Skills
In Special Forces we’re taught that the word SURVIVAL
provides you with the first letters of the keys you need
The Three Stages of Disaster
Mild Disaster: Do you know
what to do if you were snowed in
for a few days? Or the power
Moderate Disaster: Can you
survive being stranded in your car
for a few days?
Extreme Disaster: Are you
ready for a large
Simple rules of:
1. You can go 3 minutes without air.
2. You can go 3 hours without regulated body temperate.
3. You can go 3 days without water.
4. You can go 3 weeks without food.
Do you have a plan in place
And the Equipment ready to
Deal with disaster?
Grab & Go Bag
Can you make an A-Team?
In a Catastrophe who can you count on? I am not a fan of
picking strangers for your survival team (Rick learned
this!). The level of trust needed, especially in an extreme
emergency, is very, very high.
One way to figure out your team:
Ask yourself: do I trust this person, these people, with my
One of many Things You’ll Need
Grab & Go Bag
• Know how much you can carry
• Plan your gear based on situation and environment
• Have several bags
• Car, Home, Place of Work
•Food, Water, Tools, Tent, Sleeping bag, Fire,
Flashlight, Ziplock bags, Gloves, I.D., Weapons
• Make sure its water-repellant if not waterproof
No matter how hard it gets,
A survivor must have: Above all a determination to survive.
All else is secondary.
Fear serves a purpose, but too much
fear can paralyze.
Okay. Let’s Take a Break!
• We all are.
• That’s why I’ve written my survival manuals
• Step by step, common sense, guides to everything
that just overwhelmed you.
• So you can become prepared via one, easily
accomplished, checklist at a time.
• We can do it!
The book on the left is how you prepare NOW.
The book on the right, is your guide to surviving an
emergency or catastrophe given you’ve prepared.
The handbook in the center is a discounted, distilled
version of both books with the most important basics
- click on cover for any.
I highly recommend getting at least one print copy of the
survival manual. During an emergency you can’t count
on an eBook. It’s pocket-sized— shown next to my
trusty, old Ranger Handbook. I keep one in the glove
compartment of each car, in every Grab-n-Go bag and
also give them as gifts— the gift of life. Click on image
for print version
New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former
Green Beret, and feeder of two yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus.
He’s had over seventy books published, including the #1 bestselling
series Time Patrol, Area 51, Atlantis, and the Green Berets. Born in
the Bronx and having traveled the world he now lives peacefully with
his wife and labs. Sort of. Free book below available HERE