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Why Prepare Now? Because you can't after the fact.


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The key is to do it smartly. Start with basics. Do an Area Study to determine your specific needs. Then build up. 80% of US counties have suffered a weather disaster in the past decade. You will face some form of emergency, even just a power outage, that you need to be prepared for.

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Why Prepare Now? Because you can't after the fact.

  1. 1. Why Prepare Now? 80% of American live in a county that has been hit by a weather related disaster since 2007. There are many more dangers, disasters and emergencies than just weather. But 60% of Americans have not practiced what to do in a disaster.
  2. 2. Why? Only 39% of Americans have an emergency plan. 55% think they can rely on local authorities to rescue them.
  3. 3. Why? 44% have no first aid kit. 48% have no emergency supplies. 53% do not have a 3 day supply of food and water.
  4. 4. Why? 52% have not designated an Emergency Rally Point. 42% do not know the phone numbers of immediate family members. 98% of people agree first aid saves lives, but 64% don’t know basic first aid. It goes on, but I’ve got good news!
  5. 5. You Can Do It! The most important survival training isn’t training at all. It’s preparation. Having the right equipment and plans in place BEFORE an emergency or disaster.
  6. 6. Why I Wrote This Book Because of my family, particularly my grandsons. They had just moved to San Diego with their parents and I started discussing earthquake preparedness with my son. I knew from my Special Operations training and experience that there is a lot more to preparedness than most people realize and the sources are
  7. 7. I’ve done considerable survival training and have read many manuals and books on the subject. Most are overwhelming or focused more on immediate survival, rather than preparation. So I wrote this book to focus on what someone can do NOW. Also, I start with basics rather than going full apocalyptic, Zombie mode. Most ‘survival’ books are overwhelming. My A-Team above 10,000 feet in winter
  8. 8. The Flow The book is broke down in two parts: the first half is focus on preparation you can do now, in a step by step manner. There are numbered tasks and checklists. Also links to free apps, web sites and suggested equipment. The second half is focused on survival.
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. The 5 Key Elements for Survival Water Food Fire Shelter First Aid
  11. 11. The 4 Places to Plan For Home Work/School Car/Traveling Emergency Rally Point/Cache
  12. 12. The Grab-N-Go Bags You Need Home/Main Bag Work/School Car and Traveling Emergency Rally Point/Cache
  13. 13. Specific Situations/Environments Building a Survival Team Specific Situations and Events Special Environments Sustainability Preparation
  14. 14. Print Book Free downloadable Powerpoint slideshows on survival, history writing, and interesting information is available HERE THE GREEN BERET PREPARATION AND SURVIVAL GUIDE
  15. 15. The guide on the left is a complete preparation and survival guide. The one on the right is a pocket-size manual focusing on survival essentials. SURVIVAL GUIDES
  16. 16. New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point and former Green Beret. He’s had over 75 books published, including the #1 bestselling series Green Berets, Shadow Warriors, Time Patrol, Area 51, and Atlantis. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world he now lives peacefully with his wife and dogs. For free eBooks, audio, slideshows and more go to: