Meet the speakers.
Rick Austin- The Survivalist Gardener- Author- Secret Garden of Survival; Secret Greenhouse of Survival; Secrets of a Survivalist- Radio Show Host
Rick Austin is known as the Survivalist Gardener, and is a preparedness, homesteading and off grid living expert. He is the author of Secret Garden of Survival-How to Grow a Camouflaged Food Forest which is now the #1 Best Selling book in Garden Design.
Rick is also the author of the Secret Greenhouse of Survival, How to Build the Ultimate Homestead and Prepper Greenhouse.
Rick has been featured on National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Castle, Doomsday Preppers, the documentary film Beyond Off Grid, as well as in Newsweek, American Survival Guide, Prepper & Shooter Magazine and in Mother Earth News (twice).
You can also hear Rick on his radio show Secrets of a Survivalist where each week he talks with the world’s best survival experts that share their own secrets of survival.
Survivor Jane - Founder- SurvivorJane.com , #preppertalk
Jane is a former city-girl turned prepper. She is the creator and editor of the #1 disaster survival and preparedness website for women: www.SurvivorJane.com.
Her mission, as a public speaker, writer and social media persona is to help educate others on how to prepare by sharing her personal experiences and research in easy to understand language on different topics of disaster survival and preparedness.
Alan Kay - Survival;Self Defense; Preparedness; Season One Winner - of the Hit Show ALONE on the History Channel
Alan was born and raised in Georgia, where he spent the majority of his childhood in the forests making shelters with his beloved hatchet. His passion for the woods grew as the years passed, and by the time he was in his 20s, Alan had acquired the skills and mindset necessary to adapt and survive in any environment. In an effort to increase his understanding of edible and medicinal plants, Alan sought out and studied under a number of knowledgeable elders, all of whom helped to round out his growing skill set. He also spent time developing proficiency in the combative arts, including barehanded, stick, and knife fighting. Alan is a seven year veteran of law enforcement and has also been trained in tactical medical care. In 2015, Alan was able to survive for 56 days on Vancouver Island alone and unsupported. For the past 15 years, Alan has taught survival, preparedness, and self-defense skills. Empowering others with the skills necessary for true self-reliance is his passion.
Scott Hunt- Engineer 775, Practical Preppers
Scott Hunt is a sustainable living design engineer. He specializes in off-grid water and energy systems. His expertise in mechanical engineering combined with good old-fashioned know-how gleaned from experience “on the farm and in the woods” has enabled him to draw closer to that goal of a fully sustainable lifestyle.
If he isn’t installing a prepper system for a client, speaking at a conference, consulting via the phone, then you will find him in his shop tinkering on the next cool project.
Scott has worked for the last 4 years as a consultant for National Geographic on the shows Doomsday Preppers and Doomsday Castle. Scott has also appeared on the Sportsman Channel’s America Unplugged.
Find out about Scott’s new book Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness, attend his book signing…and get his new DVD Home EMProvement.
Kendra Lynne- New Life on a Homestead- At Home Canning
Kendra Lynne and her family of six began their homesteading adventures back in 2008. Over the years, she has become proficient in canning everything from fruits and veggies, to meats, beans, and meals-in-a-jar. She enjoys teaching these skills to people who are interested in learning to can as well as people who would just like to learn to can more.
Recently Kendra produced an instructional DVD, At Home Canning: For Beginners and Beyond, with the hopes of teaching a new generation how to preserve the harvest as well as teaching new tricks to long-time canners. In this almost 2 hour long DVD, Kendra demonstrates how to can jellies, sauces, juice, veggies, beans, chicken, beef, spaghetti sauce, and several meals-in-a-jar.
Kendra shares her family’s homesteading adventures as well as canning tutorials on her website: http://newlifeonahomestead.com
Skinny Medic- Active Shooter- Trauma and Triage for the Wounded; How to Build a Medical Kit
Skinny Medic on YouTube is a full time paramedic. He has been in 911 EMS for 12 years. He posts videos that can help you in a wilderness situation, or in a situation where you have little to no medical help. "You never know when you will be the first responder"
Dale Stewart- Author, Naturalist, Survivalist, Security Trainer
Dale is known worldwide as a naturalist, explorer, adventurist, conservationist, and host of the syndicated radio show, Natures Edge.
He is also a published author, speaker, and educator who still seeks that next great challenge. He has devoted much of his life to exploring the planet’s remotest rivers and living with and learning from indigenous people he met along the way.
Dale’s world travel led to the development of his most in demand training programs dealing with “Staying Safe and Secure.”
He is an evolutionary mindset facilitator known for developing a new, fast and effective way to transmit awareness to clients in a matter of hours, which would otherwise take decades to experience.
Dealing with fear is one of his many specialties. His security training programs have been presented to members of the US State Department, CNN, FOX, and MSNBC news crews, Special Operations Command, Corporations, Law Enforcement, and private citizens the word over.
Macca- StayFrostyUSA-Tactical Survival Training
Macca is a former Special Operations soldier and security advisor to multi-national companies and agencies around the world. Macca is also the owner of Southern Son Outdoors- a tactical survival training business located in TN. Macca specializes in tactical training for the whole family, as well as security awareness and evasion techniques.
Richard Cleveland- Wilderness Survival, Tracking and Bushcraft
Richard Cleveland is the founder and director of Earth School, based near Asheville, NC. He is a former Lead Instructor at Tom Brown's world famous Wilderness Survival School in New Jersey. Richard has also trained and studied extensively with Charles Worsham, a gifted Tracker and teacher of life. Other teachers he has studied with include, nationally renowned Cherokee herbalist David Winston, flintknapping experts Dr. Errett Callahan and Jack Cresson, as well as bowmakers Jim Hamm and Scott Silsby.
Richard teaches programs throughout the United States and has also led programs in Australia. He has taught survival and self-reliance skills to Navy Seals and civilians alike. His Survival School has been featured on cable TV shows, local news channels and various publications. During the past 21 years Richard has taught nature awareness and survival skills to thousands of people of all ages. He is an avid outdoorsman, fishing guide, writer, public speaker and a self-trained Naturalist.
Forrest Garvin- OPSEC for Online and OPSEC in the Air
Forrest is a former US Air Force Airman who served with the 317 MAC and JSOC SOLLII out of Pope Air Force Base. After leaving the military, Forrest worked in the technology field as a Web Master for NationsBank and then went on to create several technology startups. Forrest is a survival instructor, NRA instructor, HAM operator and a Krav Maga Apprentice Instructor. Forrest also owns the Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy in Charlotte, NC. His survival academy offers courses in self-defense, homesteading, firearms, family preparedness and survival skills. In addition, he consults with prepper and survival groups around the USA. Forrest created the Carolina Preppers Network, which has over 1,600 members in the Carolinas. Carolina Preppers Network is the most active meetup prepper group on in America.
Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy: http://carolinapreparedness.com/
Carolina Preppers Network - Charlotte: http://www.meetup.com/Carolina-Preppers-Network/
Carolina Preppers Network - Greensboro: http://www.meetup.com/cobcollective/
Carolina Preppers Network - Columbia: http://www.meetup.com/Carolina-Preppers-Network-Columbia/
Carolina Preppers Network - Hickory: http://www.meetup.com/Carolina-Preppers-Network-Hickory/
Carolina Preppers Network - Greenville: http://www.meetup.com/Carolina-Preppers-Network-Greenville/
David Shipp & Dr. Bill Warner- Political Islam
David Shipp is an active constitutional political advocate, and a member of the Teaparty, the Son's of Liberty Riders, and Oathkeepers.
Having met and spoken to , John Guandolo,(Sharia, The Threat to America) ten years ago, David began studying the slow migration of Sharia law and the Islamic Indoctrination around the Globe. This research lead him to Dr Bill Warner, on politicalislam.com with whom he has had several phone conversations. David was so impressed with the doctors work and his ability to explain concepts, David felt that other preppers needed to see some of the doctors, videos and books. David spoke to Dr Warner and convinced him to create a video especially for the prepper camp.
David Feels the threat to America is compelling and every prepper needs to know how to, at least verbally, defend their own homes and our country, against this onslaught. It is important that every one understand how the golden rule is being used as a weapon against Christians and other religions.
Dr. Bill Warner has been a university professor, businessman, and applied physicist.
Dr. Warner has had a life-long interest in religion and its effects on history. He has studied the source texts of the major religions for decades. Even before the destruction of the World Trade Center he had predicted the war between Islam and America. The day after 9/11 he decided to make the source texts of Islam available for the average person.
Dr. Warner founded the Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI) and is its director. He has produced a dozen books, including a Koran, a biography of Mohammed and a summary of the political traditions of Mohammed. He also developed the first self-study course on Political Islam. He has given talks nationally and internationally about Islamic political doctrine
Suzanne Upton- Simple Homestead Living- Fermentation Class
Suzanne Upton is a North Carolina native homesteader and a second generation Prepper. She grew up in a large family with acres of gardens, harvesting and preserving food as naturally as possible. She began canning with her mother at seven years old and learned sustainability from ‘mountain folk’ grandparents. Her homestead now is a happy little mix of chickens, goats, raised vegetable beds, cold frames, herbs gardens and fruit orchards designed make the most of a sustainable lifestyle.
Over the years she began delving into food preservation by fermenting; the centuries-old art of preserving food with lots of wonderful flavors, healthy probiotics and extra nutrition. This includes wine making, big crocks of kraut and fermenting her harvests of vegetables, as well as homemade vinegars and herbal tinctures. From fermented krauts made with foraged foods found in the wild, as well as spring-to-winter harvests, fermenting includes vegetables, seasonings, aged cheeses, meats, and fruits with salt or honey. It’s a natural food diet and a big part of a sustainable prepper lifestyle.
Suzanne’s focus is on healthy, sustainable prepping. She believes prepping is more than just stocking instant foods in a pantry. Being able to quickly replace nutritional food in a time of disaster is key. And making sure that food is healthy, delicious and plentiful as well as frugal is so important in any stressful prepper-type situation.
Suzanne readily passes on her growing, harvesting and preserving abilities, teaching others about healthy preservation techniques of canning and dehydrating for survival, but especially concentrating on fermenting for sustainable prepping.
There is so much more to see and learn at her homesteading and video website, www.simplehomesteadliving.com.
Tony Haney- the Ropeman- Top 12 Knots that Can Save Your Life.
How to Learn to Tie the Top 12 Knots That Can Save Your Life.
Knot tying has always been one of those key outdoor skills that many take for granted. A good knot can save lives and save valuable time. But you have to know how to tie it. Ropeman will teach the most important Spractical knots that everyone can use even in everyday tasks.
Tony Haney aka Ropeman, has been tying knots and working with rope, since he was very young. His passion for knot tying grew over the years and now he helps others learn “the ropes”.
David Stutts – Director of Training for Wolf-fire Firearms and Survival
David is the Owner and Director of Training for Wolf-fire Firearms and Survival. His multiple tours in the US Army & US Air Force afforded him the opportunity to learn both marksman skills as well as Survival skills working as an Instructor with the ERT(Military SWAT), SERE(Survival, Evade, Resistance, and Escape) Instructors, and CSAR(Combat Search and Rescue) Teams while stationed overseas.
David’s classes have expanded from simple pistols and rifle classes to more advanced full-on Tactical Response Courses as well as conducting monthly Survival and Preparedness classes.. One of his most popular courses is the SHTF Weekend Course where students are educated in various emergency survival skills and are required to live out of their Bug-out-Bags for the weekend. It has been a real revelation for most of his students.
His mission and motivation as an Instructor is to help as many folks as possible to be prepared for many of the potential natural and man-made disasters we could face one day.
Here is a list of his current Certifications:
Certified NRA Instructor
Certified NRA Pistol Instructor
Certified NRA Rifle Instructor
Certified NRA Range Safety Officer
Certified NC Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor
Registered US Carry Firearms Instructor
Member of The Concealed Carry Association of North Carolina
Certified Expert with the Rifle, Pistol & Shotgun (US Army & US Air Force)
Veteran of more than three tours of duty in the US military
Rifle and Pistol Instructor (US Air Force)
Survival Instructor (US Air Force)
Meredith Leigh- Butcher Girl- Butchering, Preparing, and Preserving Meats
Over the past thirteen years, Meredith Leigh has worked as a farmer, butcher, chef, teacher, non-profit executive director, and writer, all in pursuit of sustainable food. She has developed a farmers cooperative, catalyzed non-profit farm ventures, raised vegetables, flowers, and pastured meats, owned and managed a retail butcher shop, and authored The Ethical Meat Handbook: Complete Butchery, Charcuterie & Cooking for the Conscious Omnivore. Currently, Meredith spends some of her time teaching and traveling, and some of her time handling sheep, cooking, and doing outreach at Living Web Farms, a non-profit education and research farm in Mills River, NC. She is a mother to two boys, many plants and fermentation projects, and lives in Asheville, NC.
Andrew Pitts- Blacksmithing on the Cheap
Andrew Pitts has a cost effective way to build a forge which overcomes the obstacle of cost, when trying to do the job of a blacksmith. Andrew shows us a more primitive way to build tools with his class- "Blacksmithing on the Cheap"
Andrew is a craft artist living in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He has a degree in Professional Crafts-Jewelry and maintains a focus on forged jewelry, handmade knives and custom blacksmithing.
Drawing on the problem solving skills developed over a decade of work as a locksmith, he employs the art of metalworking to address the needs of clients. Living in the mountains has given Andrew an increased responsibility to provide for family and friends in time of need. Teaching and passing on what he has learned is one way he hopes to help others.
John MacEntyre Allen- Rabbitry; No-Sew Hammock Making
John MacEntyre Allen, known as MacEntyre, runs two businesses and one ministry in Jamestown, North Carolina. Molly Mac Gear is both a retail readiness store and a workshop where MacEntyre makes gear for being outdoors. The Wabbit Warren sells pedigreed rabbits, as well as Modular Rabbit Colony Runs, Rabbit Tractors and Indoor Fodder Systems. The Welcome to the Woods Ministry teaches survival skills, as well as how to make use of all that may be found in God's creation.
MacEntyre was has been a commercial fisherman, a sailor on traditional Tall Ships, and served as mate on the Tug Whitefoot. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering, and has worked in manufacturing plants in the US and Europe. As a teenager, he raced motocross, got his pilot's license before he got his driver's license, and managed the waterfront at a summer sailing camp. He has been self employed for 25 years. An avid hiker and backpacker, he may be found often in the remote corners of the Birkhead Wilderness and Linville Gorge.
Grannie Pam- Author- Prepping with Big Flavors
Grannie Pam is an expert in food preparation, food storage, canning, lacto-fermentation for the production of sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickles, dehydration, cheese making, and working with sourdough. She is the author of "Grannie Pam's Favorite Recipes" and "Grannie Pam's Prepping With Big Flavors".
David. Bennett - Ham Radio Class; Ham Station; PrepperCamp Radio FM Station/ Announcements
David Bennett-KK4HFR. David has toyed with comms most of his life. Presentations have included all forms of Emcomm. Involved with beacon tracking weather balloons with Western Carolina University. Member of 2 local Ham Clubs. David is a certified ARES member. Also certified for Skywarn. His personal radio shack capabilities include: 2m, 70cm, HF-10-15-20-40-80, DMR, APRS, Digital Data, Satellite comms, Emergency Scanning, Weather, CB, FRS, GMRS, Shortwave Monitoring and FM Broadcast. My communications philosophy is “START”. You can start with $20 and no license. You should get started.
Jonathan Glauser - Mountain Well-Being- Colloidal Silver -Aquaponics
Jonathan Glauser, the creator of Mountain Well-Being, is a leading expert in the field of colloidal solutions and natural health. He’s been passionate about healthy living for most of his life and strongly believes that well-being is a direct result of proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Jonathan is skilled in organic and aquaponic gardening and grows the majority of his own food. Living as sustainably as possible, he is a steward of the Earth and loves spending his free time outside surrounded by nature. He keeps physically active by biking, paddling, hiking and skiing.
Ross Powell- Survival 401(k)
Ross Powell, heads up the Survival Solo 401(k) division of the company. Ross was raised in San Antonio and graduated from the University of Texas. Commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1982, Ross served as Communications Officer, Missile Officer, ship board Legal Officer and Intelligence Officer. He served in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf. After leaving the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander, he worked for Hartford Insurance as a Business Analysis Manager.
In 1999, Ross left to start up one of the first artisan ecommerce sites on the internet.artisannet.net which catered to artists, sculptors, photographers and skilled artisan craftsman. For the past 10 years, Ross has been a banker for some of the largest banks in the country. His intimate knowledge of the inner workings of banks helps him direct clients into our Solo 401k product. A talented speaker, he can be heard on Hagmann & Hagmann along side Gold expert Steve Quayle discussing current financial and world events. Ross is experienced in Radio and TV interviews having appeared on FOX with Neil Cavuto.
Jennifer Elswick- Food Storage
Jennifer Elswick has been working in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief since 1992. She specializes in helping and teaching others about long term food storage from basics to beyond. Jennifer touts the benefits of canning, couponing and home food storage as well as commercially prepared freeze-dried and dehydrated food options. Jennifer has been featured on The Secrets of a Survivalist Radio Show; The Doctor Prepper Radio Show; Surviving on Shoestrings and Real Food Living. http://pioneerpreparedness.blogspot.com/p/jen-on-radio.html
Jennifer’s passion is helping families prepare themselves from the unknown, saving money and getting through the tough times one can of soup at a time and how to Thrive!
Jennifer has been sharing the message of preparing for years in events as varied as Prepper Camp, Heritage Lifeskills and The Sensible Mountain Prepper Conference. Jennifer’s passion is helping families prepare themselves from the unknown, saving money and getting through the tough times one can of soup at a time.
Omer Causey- Lawyer, Political Activist; Out of Control Government
Omer Causey is a lawyer who for 34 years has represented government bodies, as well as people and companies doing business with the government – in court and at the negotiating table. He is soon to publish a book on the history of martial law in the United States from the Colonial Period to the present.
He is also a political activist and grassroots organizer for conservative causes, including the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment.
Most recently, he has become the founding organizer of The Liberty Convention Initiative, which is advocating and organizing for the calling of a Convention of States under Article V of the United States Constitution for the purpose of proposing amendments that would limit the power and jurisdiction of the national government. He is committed to the proposition that such amendments are the only practicable way to rein in the out-of-control Washington political establishment and restore the system of federalism intended by the Founders.
Tom Brennan - Solar Energy Systems
As engineering manager of Portable Solar LLC, Tom Brennan is an electrical engineer with multiple patents and 24 years of experience in the electronics design & test industry. Hehas been a consultant to solar electronics manufacturers to improve functionality, reliability, and efficiency. For the past 4 years, Tom has guided an engineering team to create patent pending inverters, charge controllers, EMP hardened solar generators, EMP test simulators, and portable solar mounts.
Paul Munsen, President of Sun Ovens International- Cooking With the Sun
What can you cook in a SUN OVEN? What is the cooking temperature range? Will food prepared in a SUN OVEN taste the same as food prepared in my conventional oven? How long does it take? Does a SUN OVEN require special pots and pans? Can more than one thing be cooked at the same time? Will I need to be concerned about getting burned when using a SUN OVEN? How long will a SUN OVEN last? Do I need special recipes to cook in a SUN OVEN? Can I use a SUN OVEN in the winter? Can a SUN OVEN be used to dry or dehydrate foods?
What better person to learn from than Paul Munsen, President of Sun Ovens International to find out why a Sun Oven is a must for any prepper or homesteader. (Paul has been involved in solar cooking projects and taught SUN OVEN cooking, on 5 continents.)
Tim Glance- Old Grouch Military Surplus- What You Need To Know Before You Buy
Tim is the owner of the Old Grouch's Military Surplus, a traditional old-school military surplus store that specializes in real military surplus. Tim grew up in the family business, their store has been in its current location in downtown Clyde NC for 25 years. Tim is also a US Army veteran, he served in Afghanistan and recently retired from the US Army Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer 3. Tim has also been a ham radio operator for 10 years and has been involved in prepping since he was a teenager
Melissa Williams- Primitive Camp Cooking; Dutch Oven Cooking
Melissa is a lover of true American history and has made it her mission to learn the skills handed down from generations of family who raised their families and farms without electricity. A member of Daughters of the American Revolution, her family arrived on these shores in the 1600's, descended from 24 family members who fought in the American Revolutionary War. Years ago she volunteered at Rural Hill in Huntersville, NC as a docent helping to teach 18th century living at the cabin where she learned from skilled ladies who taught her hearth cooking. She did try her hand at the spinning wheel too but let's just say she really needs to stay with cooking! Melissa is a docent at Hart Square in Catawba county sharing hearth cooking during their annual festival in October. Hart Square is the legacy of Dr. Bob Hart and his wife Becky who over 40+ years, with the help of the Catawba County Historical Society moved and reconstructed an 1840 Carolina village with over 100 historic log structures. Join her for some hands on learning, history, cooking and eating!
David Jones- Primitive Camp Cooking; Dutch Oven Cooking
David Jones owns Pappy’s Gunsmithin’ and Backwoods Livin’ which was established in the Smoky Mountains west of Asheville to prepare folks not to just survive, but to thrive in hard times. It doesn't matter whether these hard times come from personal financial hardship, governmental economic turmoil, man-made, or natural disaster; we need to make sure our families are prepared. We are here to help you accomplish your goals by presenting classes, and providing information on, and supplies for homesteading, sustainable living, personal protection, and emergency preparedness. Come by our booth for information, education, and inspiration
Fred Nichols: BeeKeeper - Natural Beekeeping Techniques; How to Brew Beer, Wine, Mead and Distill Alcohol
Fred Nichols has been interested in beekeeping and other natural practices for most of his life.
Fred grew up in a small town in Maine, and was a Crew Chief in the Airforce.
Today, Fred lives a preparedness lifestyle, attends to his honey bees, collects honey and builds and sells alternative style bee hives and equipment.
Keith Iton - Managing Partner- Addai Investments; Owner- Food Survival Store; Author- The Prepper and The Preacher- A Spiritual Survival Guide
Keith Iton is the managing partner at Addai Investments. Addai Investments is a retailer of gold and silver products, from bars to rounds to coins. We deal exclusively in physical bullion, selling gold or silver that is delivered directly to your door. If you are eager to learn about the world of precious metals, stop by the Silver & Gold class at prepper camp.
Keith also is the owner of the Food Survival Store and the author of The Prepper and the Preacher- A Spiritual Survival Guide.
Scott Moore- World Class Archer- Archery for the Prepper; Tracking and Trapping for Survival
Obtaining his first bow at the age of 9, Scott cut his teeth as a bow hunter pursuing small game in the hedges and corn rows of central Ohio.
Harvesting his first deer in 1975 with a 45lb. recurve bow, Scott now draws from an experience base of 38 successful hunting seasons and has harvested over 100 big game animals.
Competing in tournament archery from 1976 till 1987, Scott has held many local and state titles, and competed on a national level in 1987.
Opening Scott's Archery Shop in 1987, and operating the Savannah River Archery Shop and 3D range from 1990 till 1996, Scott has coached hundreds of people to become successful archers and bow hunters.
Founding Wild about Christ Ministries in 2007 and recently Incorporating as W.A.C. Outdoors LLC, Scott continues to share his passion for archery with all who are interested in learning.
Craig Douglas - Forbidden Knowledge TV/Radio Show Host- Radiation Preparedness
Craig specializes in the radiation survival; a topic even so-called "seasoned preppers" know little about. Nuclear war, dirty bombs, nuclear power plant accidents and other radiation incidents are quite survivable with just a little preparation and prior planning, costing very little.
Samuel Culper is a former military intelligence NCO and contract intelligence analyst. He spent three years in Iraq and Afghanistan on intelligence missions, and now runs Forward Observer, a company that provides training and intelligence solutions for SHTF preparedness.
Karl Warkomski, Tar River Trading Post, LLC
Karl Warkomski is the Director of Prota Culture, LLC a manufacturer that specializes in bioconversion technologies utilizing Black Soldier Grubs. He also co-owns Tar River Trading Post, LLC a company that distributes survival gear and homestead equipment. Karl has an off-grid, 68 acre farm in a rural section of eastern NC. In his free time, he and his girlfriend enjoy spending time managing their crops and animals.
Don Heres- Safety and HAZMAT Response Trainer/ Consultant
Respiratory Protection and Survival...Your Options
Don Heres is a 30 year veteran of the Fire Service, serving both as a career and volunteer responder, retiring as an Assistant Chief. Don has held positions with the NC Office of the State Fire Marshall, where he acted as the Lead Instructor for the Hazardous Materials Certification Program, and as the Hazardous Materials Coordinator for Wake County Emergency Management. As the owner of Hazard-Risk Management Associates he provided safety and HAZMAT response training to many industries including pharmaceutical companies, nuclear power plants and the US military. Don, and his wife Liz have recently formed Escape 2 Survive to offer education and innovative survival solutions to the Preparedness Community, Industry, Law Enforcement, and the military.
Dr. William R. Forstchen- Author -One Second After- Key Note Speaker
New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen has a Ph.D. from Purdue University with specializations in Military History and the History of Technology. He is a Faculty Fellow and Professor of History at Montreat College. He is the author of over forty books, including the New York Times bestselling series Gettysburg and Pearl Harbor (coauthored with Newt Gingrich), as well as the book that should be in every prepper’s library, One Second After.
One Second After is a story which may be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.
Months before publication, One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end.
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