Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy – A Medically Prepared Person in Each Family

DrBonesAmyWithout equivocation, I think the inimitable personas of Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, an M.D., Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of OB/GYN, and his wife, Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Nurse Amy, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, are the preparedness industry’s unchallenged best-known and most-respected representative duo!

Nurse Amy is a certified nurse midwife as well, and an expert on herbal remedies and essential oils. She also has one of the largest medicinal gardens in the state of Florida.

Husband and wife, Dr. and Mrs. Alton are firm believers that to remain healthy in hard times, everyone should have the knowledge to use all the tools at their disposal. “Why not use ALL the tools in the woodshed?” asks Dr. Alton.

Their mutual goal is to promote integrated medicine. This will provide their readers with the most options to keep their loved ones healthy in any disaster situation.

Their mission:  To enable a medically-prepared person in every family for disaster situations.

Together, they’re the authors of the #1 Amazon bestseller, The Survival Medicine Handbook, and is at the top of the categories of Survival Skills and Safety/First Aid. As a team, they are well-known speakers, podcasters, and YouTube contributors, as well as providing medical and medical-related articles to leading preparedness, survival and homesteading magazines. They have more than 575 posts on medical preparedness on their website at doomandbloom.net. Nurse Amy  has also written articles on survival gardening and natural remedies for Survivalist and Backwoods Home Magazine.

Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy use pseudonyms to allow them the freedom to go outside the conventional medical wisdom when it comes to disasters, and they are quick to mention that their efforts are to teach people the methods for medical treatment that are for times of disaster––when there is no expectation a doctor will be available to give care.

Dr. Bones has contributed to Survivalist Magazine, Backwoods HomeSelf-Reliance Illustrated, and Survival Quarterly, and has written a chapter on Basics of Medical Survival for Doctor Prepper’s latest edition of “Making the Best of Basics––Family Preparedness Handbook.”  Dr. Alton is a member of Mensa and collects 19th-century medical books to gain insight into off-grid medical strategies.

A short list of books in which the Altons and their work is recommended:

  • Expatriates, by James Wesley, Rawles­
  • Long-Term Prepper’s Survival Guide,  Countdown to Preparedness, and other books by Jim Cobb
  • The Survival Group Handbook, akaMAGS: The People Part of Prepping  by Charley Hogwood
  • The Simple Survival Smart Bookby Patrick Shrier
  • The Prepper’s Blueprintby Tess Pennington

In normal times, seek modern and standard medical care from qualified professionals.  The Doom and BloomSurvival Medicine Hour is a syndicated podcast airs weekly on PreparednessRadio.com, Prepper Nation Radio, The Prepper Broadcasting Network, The USA Emergency Broadcasting Network, and other fine networks––and is also available on iTunes.

Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy have a YouTube channel called “drbonespodcast and have produced dozens of videos about survival medicine and survival gardening.  They are active in social media on Facebook at “drbonesand nurseamy” and doomandbloom, and at Twitter @preppershow.  You can follow any or all of these social media sites for articles and videos on survival medicine.

Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy travel the country spreading the message of medical preparedness to the world and are supporters of many quality preparedness, self-reliance, and survivalist expos and conferences throughout the country.

The Survival Medicine Handbook is a guide for those who want to be medically prepared for any disaster where help is NOT on the way. The expanded and revised 2nd edition of the 3-category Amazon bestseller (Survival Skills, Disaster Relief, Safety/First Aid) is geared t­o enable the non-medical professional to deal with all the likely issues they will encounter in catastrophic scenarios.

In circumstances where medical personnel are overwhelmed and access to modern technology is limited or non-existent, The Survival Medicine Handbook is the essential reference book for every library. Written in plain English, it has step-by-step instructions on how to identify and treat over 100 different medical issues.

The 2nd edition also covers alternative remedies for almost every possible medical condition in situations where modern healthcare is inaccessible. They have received more than 100 5-star reviews of their book at http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Medicine-Handbook-Guide/dp/0988872536/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_z.

The Alton’s latest project is the new survival board game “Doom and Bloom’s SURVIVAL!“. The game was a successful project at kickstarter.com and is currently available at the game’s website:

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James Talmage Stevens (aka Doctor Prepper™) began his career in the preparedness industry from the days of his youth. His family lived with his Grandparents immediately following the end of WWII. He learned the basics on the Pace farm in rural Guilford County (NC). Farm chores and gardening were standard fare––plowing the back 40 behind a stubborn mule was substandard! In 1974, upon finishing graduate school with 4 young children and no prospects for a job due to economic conditions during a national economic slump, James reverted to his past experiences on the farm and chronicled in his notebook, along with some hand-me-down recipes from his mother and grandmother. Noting there were no viable books that dealt with all the basics, i.e.: a broad range of food products, he began to utilize his analytical skills, organizing handwritten notes, recipes, and food lore into one volume of information. He spent his spare time while job-hunting, and Making the Best of Basics was created. Before going to press, the subtitle Family Preparedness Handbook was added to distinguish Basics… from the emergency preparedness genre of the existing Civil Defense and governmental agency information.

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Countdown to Preparedness: The Prepper’s 52-Week Course to Total Disaster Readiness, Author Jim Cobb

jim cobb 2Jim Cobb has worked in the investigation and security fields for more than 20 years and has been a survivalist most of his life. He is a Survival expert, author, blogger, and an active Prepper/Survivalist for more than 30 years. He has been a licensed private investigator for more than 15 years. He is happily married with three children, living in the upper Midwest.

Jim has 4 books currently in print:

  • Prepper’s Home Defense
  • The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness
  • Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide
  • Countdown to Preparedness 

Jim has 2 more books in the final stages:

  • Urban Emergency Survival Plan (due out in October 2014)
  • Prepper’s Financial Guide (due out in February 2015)

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The Prudent See Danger & Take Refuge, Clay & Maria Whitson

Doctor Prepper interviews Clayton Whitson and his wife Maria, authors of Preparedness Foundations—Nine Lessons to A Basics Lifestyle of Disaster Preparedness.

On their website at AlphaCities.org, they provide disaster preparedness training for churches to create a network of believers during a natural or man-caused crisis.

They began about 3 years ago on their family preparedness efforts, and realized their community and their church were not engaged in preparing in an organized manner. Recognizing there were more than 700 churches/congregations in their town of Tulsa OK, they recognized the strength of their numbers if they could be trained to give help when the need arose.

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EmP – Nuclear Spring, Author TD Barnes

This interview with Thornton D. (TD) Barnes is about “EmP – Nuclear Spring,” the sequel to Mr. Barnes’ popular fiction book, “EmP–Nuclear Winter.”

EmP – Nuclear Spring commences after four years have passed since the fateful EMP attack and the nuclear bombs that followed, destroying 90% of the earth’s population. For the first time since their subterranean lifestyle began, the survivors are able to come out of the Yucca Mountain underground complex initially constructed to store nuclear waste. They find themselves under surveillance by Islamic activists of the Islamic Brotherhood who survived in Central America. The Brotherhood is moving into Nevada to take control of the Hoover Dam, which gives the Brotherhood control of the Colorado River and the electricity it generates for the western United States.

Both the Brotherhood and the survivors in the mountain realize the jet stream is returning the fallout of the nuclear winter back to the region. Both must secure food and supplies to carry them through the return of the fallout. The survivors in the mountain repel attacks on the mountain by the Brotherhood and enter the next phase of nuclear winter prepared to battle the Islamic Brotherhood and drive them from the region.

TD Barnes, author and entrepreneur, was raised on ranch at Dalhart, TX, graduated from Mountain View High School, Oklahoma, enlisted in the Army and served in Army Intelligence in Korea. He attended and graduated numerous electronics schools in Army air defense missiles and radar at Fort Bliss TX. He served in Germany, attended OCS at Fort Sill OK. He became a field engineer at the NASA High Range facility in Nevada for the X-15, XB-70, Lifting Bodies, and Lunar landing Vehicles. He was a participant in the NERVA project at Jackass Flats NV (Area51SpecialProjects.com), on CIA special projects at Area 51, worked on Project A-12 Blackbird Oxcart, and was on the exploitation team assigned to study a captured Russian MiG aircraft and radar systems, assisted in the genesis of the Navy’s Top Gun program, and the USAF Red Flag program, and on the team initiating development of stealth technology.

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An Adventurous Life, Robert Culpepper

Today’s interview is with Robert Culpepper, a true international serial entrepreneur––a world traveler with a penchant to “…live it before he tries to sell it…!” Robert’s been involved in publishing, engineering design, manufacturing, mobile marketing and app development, on-air radio production and broadcasting, international franchising… and more.

He has been both an Expat Entrepreneur and an Expat Employee, and he can help you on your Expat quest.

Robert started his first business at age 16, though he had already had jobs from age 14. Over his 7-year period of university education, Robert worked in such glamorous roles as a busboy, janitor, pizza delivery driver and lifeguard.

He was a key player in numerous small-business start-ups––from a San Diego consulting firm to a bio-tech software company in Oxford, England. He’s also worked as a corporate executive in two (2) Fortune 500 companies in Silicon Valley CA. In his last assignment he was recruited from France to launch one of the largest “Daily Deal” companies in the Southwest region of the UK.

Robert’s inner entrepreneur drove him to start his first business at age 16, and grew through a series of successful ventures, among them the following:

  • Selling CD’s through his own mail-order brochure
  • Selling and installing door ‘peep holes’––cold-calling homeowners in wealthy neighborhoods with drill in hand
  • Owning a vending machine route in San Diego CA
  • Joining a team that originated the idea of using the Internet to sell MLM products (in 1995!)
  • Importing products from Indonesia and selling them in his day spa in San Clemente CA
  • Researching, writing, and publishing several blogs including ExpatWisdom.com, SprungBoxMedia.comSprungBoxMobile.com, HighFlyingApps.com (registered mobile app developer for Apple iTunes and Google), ExpatMatchMaker.comLearnToMeditate.com
  • Certified Mind-Body Educator graduate of Dr. Deepak Chopra, and taught meditation courses in California, England, Spain and France
  • Author of Up Your Business NOW!, a business book sold through Amazon.com and directly from his site, UpYourBusinessNow.com
  • Graduating from Corporate Coach U in 2002 and founding The International School of Coaching in CoachVille Spain (Barcelona) that eventually was expanded to17 Spanish-speaking countries
  • As Managing Director of his International School of Coaching, Robert structured a deal with a Spanish entity and sold it in 2008

Robert has lived in 5 countries including: California’s Silicon Valley, USA; Perth, Western Australia; Oxford and Bristol, England; Barcelona, Spain and Pau in Southwest France.

His travels have taken him to more than 40 countries and his first ‘international’ adventure lasted 2 years as he circled the globe in search of new adventures. He understands the challenges and fears expats encounter when considering a move to a foreign land. If you’re wondering how you are going to make money, integrate into the culture, raise your children, learn a new language, or anything else associated with becoming an expat, Robert’s probably done it! If he hasn’t, he can introduce you to someone who can help!

Brushfire Plague’s R.P. Ruggiero

R.P. Ruggiero, Author of The Brushfire Plague, a fiction book from Prepper Press!

R.P. lives in Colorado with his wife and two sons, spending much time as he can in the outdoors. He strives to live by the credo that “Specialization is for insects.”

When R.P. is not outdoors, writing, or learning a new prepping skill, he works coordinating people to achieve their common goals. He brings his 20 years of experience in group dynamics practice and management, particularly when people are under stress to good use in his novel The Brushfire Plague. The book is grounded in neighborhood defense during a devastating plague.

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R.P. grew up loving to read apocalyptic fiction, so it was natural for his writing to examine how to be ready for “the end.”  In his adulthood, he works with groups that experience a high degree of stress and challenge to achieve their goals, thus focusing his consideration of group dynamics in the Brushfire Plague series. His writing also has strong consideration for community cooperation and personal involvement.  He gives importance to having a community become involved with the situation when a disaster happens. There is safety in numbers, and their importance is especially evident when society is pressed to the limit. Unfortunately, a crisis or disaster scenario can totally disintermediate group dynamics.

Reading good survival fiction is a great way to catch the vision of the author—and benefit from his imagination and insights as he discloses the details of scenarios that our normalcy bias prevents us from seeing.  I’ve never been a fiction reader—except for school assignments. I will admit to having a growing appreciation of the imagination and forethought good TEOTWAWKI writers have utilized to help us have the opportunity to look into the psyche of the uncertain future from a different point of view––a perspective that helps us check our preps to make sure we’ve covered the new-found possibility we’ve just discovered!

To introduce The Brushfire Plague, here’s a short synopsis of Volume I in the trilogy:

A virulent plague erupts across the globe, and Cooper Adams faces a daily battle for survival as society unravels at unbelievable speed. With his past military training, he organizes his neighbors for self-defense and strives to save them from marauders. However, he’s driven to save his wife, but to no avail. He accidently discovers the first clues about the origin of the plague that is killing hundreds––ultimately, thousands––of millions around the world. In his pursuit of information and discover, Cooper learn the truth. However, he must combat looters, organized gangs, and those protecting the Brushfire Plague’s secrets. His son is stricken by the plague, so his search to uncover the plague’s origin and a possible cure transforms into a race against the clock. When he finds the source of the Brushfire Plague in his hometown, Cooper faces a paralyzing choice between exposing what he has learned with potentially shattering consequences, or abetting a horrible secret and giving his nation a chance to recover and rebuild against a sea of enemies.

In The Brushfire Plague II

A:  A virulent plague breaks out.  It’s like nothing ever seen before; both in its rate of contagion and morbidity.  People do start dropping like flies.  The outbreak is worldwide.  Against this backdrop, Cooper Adams who is your average guy—a travelling salesman, actually—who must step up and organize his neighbors to defend themselves from the escalating violence and chaos.  He soon gets the first clues that maybe the Brushfire Plague—so named for how fast it moves—wasn’t just some fluke of nature.  So, he starts tracking those clues down—as the situation deteriorates all around him.  He and his neighbors are confronted with tough decisions and tense discussions along the way.  In the end, Cooper’s son Jake falls ill and his search transforms into a race against time.  What he learns about the Plague forces him to confront a horrible choice between hiding it and giving our country a chance to recover or telling the world the truth about he’s learned, with possible horrendous consequences.

Q:  What made you write this book?

A:  First of all, I’ve always been a fan of this genre.  Since I was a kid, I enjoyed apocalyptic fiction.  I would read anything I could get my hands on, from Alas, Babylon to Planet of the Apes to I am Legend.  I have simply always been fascinated with how civilization might end.  Second, in the last few years, as ‘survivalist’ or ‘prepper’ fiction has developed, I have read here as well, both for entertainment as well as learning some useful lessons about my own preparations.  Finally, I wrote this book because I wanted to focus on how society might be upended and also to focus on how a group of people would deal with it.

Q: Can you say more about that?

A:  Sure.  Almost every time I have read apocalyptic fiction that takes place after a society has collapsed, I want to know:  what were the first days and weeks like?  Brushfire Plague takes place entirely within the first few weeks of the outbreak.  So, that’s a very interesting period of time to think about, write about, and plan for!  Then, very few of these books focus on the group dynamics in this kind of situation.  It’s too common for the protagonist to be a tough guy and everyone else does what he wants or he kills them!  I think that’s very unrealistic.  I think it helps make a great story and can provide some useful things to think about; if you ever have to deal with this kind of situation.  I believe group dynamics will be key to survival.

Q:  What are your qualifications to write this book?

A:  First, I hope readers will agree I’m a decent writer!  With a work of fiction, I think the ability to tell a good story, with real and engaging characters is paramount.  I think your readers will be pleased with the quality of the writing.  Also, I’m an avid reader in this genre so I’m very familiar with it.  Second, my day job is one where I work with groups of people, often under extreme stress.  I bring that knowledge of people and group dynamics to good use in Brushfire Plague.  Finally, I know enough about firearms, basic tactics, and being prepared to build in real, credible lessons into the book.

Q:  Why should someone buy your book over the other offerings out there?

A:  I think my book brings a lot to this genre.  So far, it’s been received well by a wide spectrum of readers—from those unfamiliar with this genre to those who read everything in this genre to hard-core survivalists.  I believe the writing is strong, the characters are engaging, and the story is fast-paced and really pulls the reader in.  My favorite feedback so far has been, “Your book made me think I needed some more canned goods and learn how I might defend myself!” That shows impact on the reader.  I also think Brushfire Plague can be the perfect way to introduce a reluctant spouse, friend, or family member into this genre and bring them a greater awareness to the need to be better prepared.

Q:  What are you proudest of in Brushfire Plague?

A:  Boy, that’s a tough one.  I’m pretty happy with lots of different aspects of Brushfire.  But, I’d have to say that the emotional connection readers have passed on to me that they’ve made with various characters:  from Cooper Adams, the protagonist, to Paul Dranko, his survivalist friend, to Cooper’s son, Jake.  This has me proudest I guess.  If readers don’t connect to the story and its characters, nothing else really matters, you know?

Q:  Do you call yourself a ‘Prepper’ or a ‘Survivalist’?

A: You know, I hate labels.  I just consider myself to be doing what every responsible father and every American should be doing.  I’m prepared for a variety of situations that could arise where I might have to take care of my family when ‘normal’ life has been disrupted.  I think of what I do as being no different than buying fire insurance.  I’m not prepared for everything…I can’t afford it! But, I feel like I’m just being responsible.

Q:  What’s your favorite firearm?

A:  This won’t surprise anyone who has read Brushfire Plague already!  My rifle of choice is the FN FAL.  My favorite pistol is the M&P series by Smith and Wesson; in .357SIG.  To be honest, the M&P is the first pistol that I can actually fire accurately!

Q:  If you could do one thing differently with Brushfire Plague, what would that be?

A:  That’s easy, I would have had 100,000 copies pre-ordered!  Seriously, while I’m pretty happy with it, there were a few characters I wish I had spent a few more pages on.  But, I plan to rectify that in the sequel!

Brushfire Plague can be purchased in paperback or for the Kindle @ Amazon, Click Here.

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Her Own Untraditional Idaho, Tammy Trayer

Tammy Trayer, author of Mountain Woman Journals, is a freelance writer, an author, a radio show hostess, and a longtime web designer. She specializes in the outdoors environment, is an active entrepreneur, a true pioneer women, an avid hunter, an accomplished outdoorswoman, experienced homesteader, active homeschool mother and wife.

Tammy is a Christian, self-reliant Mom living off-grid and living untraditionally in Idaho with her husband and son. She and her husband Glen––whom she regards as her Mountain Man & the cowboy of her dreams––and family live untraditionally off-grid and enjoy educating their son on autism, gluten-free and dairy-free cooking, self-reliance, wilderness survival and so much more.

Tammy says she is living and enjoying her life and sharing it with others!  It can be sketchy being 100% off-grid. The entire family are “embracers” of the wilderness lifestyle, and have built their own log home of their dreams in the forest of the NW Idaho forests. They practice and enjoy the “less is more” lifestyle, and find the far woods and hills more rewarding than they ever imagined!

Even with the restrictions of being totally off-grid, Tammy is able to be a contributing writer for these magazines, chronicling her homesteading and pioneer lifestyle to help others achieve their independence from the urban environment:

Tammy’s accomplishments can be found online at these websites:

We had an outstanding trouble-free telephone connection during our interview—testimony to husband Glen’s prowess with equipment and tools.

Tammy admits they wouldn’t be where they are now if it were not for God’s hand in things. She says the family feels nudged by inspirational guidance to be able to:

  • Educate their son
  • Share their knowledge and lifestyle
  • Inspire others to be self-reliant

Tammy is indeed willing and eager to share her knowledge, skills, and talents about the family’s unconventional and non-traditional lifestyle. On the show, she discussed with Doctor Prepper her love of:

  • Writing
  • Her radio show
  • Family’s current YouTube series
  • Their MultiFlame Tools
  • Her frequent video chats

Preparedness Maven, Practitioner, Teacher and Role Model, Donna Miller

Donna Miller, first and foremost, is a teacher, author, sought-after speaker and trainer in the preparedness industry. She has been a both guest and host on Internet and broadcast radio talk shows, television interviews, and expositions. She enjoys teaching online and local preparedness classes and ladies’ retreats for people to learn more than just head-knowledge of preparedness skills.

Under the leadership of her husband Joseph, Donna and her family have been actively preparing for more 25 years. It was only a few short years ago that the discussions about “preparation” seemed far-fetched and radical. Today, it has become a mainstream topic all over the world––and people are now highly active toward learning how to be more prepared.

The Millers have been blessed to meet many people along the preparedness journey who inspire and encourage them. This journey looks different for each family and they’ve enjoyed learning and growing along the way by having first-hand experience with building and living out of a year’s food supply, bartering and teaching ourselves ‘old skills’ to enrich their lives. Donna is happily married and has three adult children, and a daughter in-law. She and her husband Joseph are the founders of Millers Grain HouseYour Preparation Station and are on th  e board of PREPARE Magazine.

PreparednessRetreat.com is the first known weekend preparedness training just for families! Donna and Joe have been in planning for this event since late 2013. This Preparedness Retreat will include on-site and hands-on training, networking, and equipping attendees with the survival skills they need for perilous times.

Welcome to the Preparedness Retreat Center! The entire cost of the weekend of classes and training will be inclusive for all meals, accommodations and classes! Only one class is an extra charge—the Refuse to be a Victim class offers a certificate for completing the course work, and the $10.00 fee is required for the NRA certification. Details of classes, accommodation packages, and rooms and camper/parking costs are available at: alwaysreadystore.com. The prices for the Preparedness Retreat are a bargain for the value you’ll receive! Additional information available by calling (800) 361-1797 Ext 8 or email to: info@preparednessretreat.com.

Trainers and presenters are some of the most knowledgeable experts in their fields:

  • Charles Daugherty of Patriot Crime Defense is the presenter for the Refuse to be a Victim class.
  • Jim Kennard, CEO of Food For Everyone Foundation will be teaching the effectiveness of the Mittleider Gardening Method.
  • Jason Hunt from Frontier Christian University will be teaching how to build fires when extreme conditions exist.
  • Donna Miller will teach solar cooking and other preparedness techniques for feeding and sustaining the family.
  • Joseph Miller will instruct in his perspective of spiritual preparedness and discuss his vision of the future of Biblical references and issues for families.

Classes will be taught twice to assure all attendees can attend all the instructional classes.

Donna has been part of the PreparednessRadioNetwork.com since its succession to the Doctor Prepper Talk Show in June 2010. Just a few months later, Donna and her husband Joseph launched YourPreparationStation.com with the purpose and mission to provide quality products and purpose-filled training in personal and family preparation (preparedness), self-reliant living, and survival during difficult times.

The Miller family has been active in preparing for many years, and they feel they have been blessed to meet many people along the preparedness journey who inspire and encourage them. They’ve seen YPS grow into a vibrant community of friends who share the interest of preparing and frugal living. YPS helped the Miller family succeed in their effort to find others to join with them in their journey and are grateful for the opportunity to share ideas, tips, skills, and lots of money-saving suggestions with their new-found friends. On YPS , the Millers share tips and resources on self-reliant living, gardening, farming, solar energy, livestock, homesteading, milling and baking with whole grains, and to living more frugally and saving money on grocery bills. In addition to being a great resource for information, YPS also provides insight into the heart and mind (knowledge) they want to share by teaching correct principles. YPS continues to expand its preparedness products and informational services. Donna and Joseph look forward to a very busy and successful future as they expand their combined efforts to share their passion, creativity, and expertise in preparedness, prepping, and family survival issues.

The Millers are always looking for others to join with them in their journey and are grateful for the opportunity to share ideas, tips, skills, and lots of money-saving suggestions. Their desire is to peacefully build an encouraged and empowered, prepared and self-reliance community in the midst of chaotic times.

The Millers also own and operate MillersGrainHouse.com as the family business which provides tips, training and retreats as well as vital supplies for preparing yourself and your home for an uncertain future and gaining many important back to basics skills.

MGH has as its mission to provide training and resources for individual and family preparation. From bulk grains for storage, solar energy, to gardening and housing tools, Donna works hard to find preparation supplies that will assist you as you prepare. MGH carries a full line of whole grains, grain milling, and kitchen supplies. MGH also offers training on how to mill grains and bake with whole grains. Donna can help you with every aspect of emergency readiness, thereby helping protect and prepare families and communities.

The Millers’ philosophy on Preparation is that of being sustainable and sharing peace in the midst of chaos. They are neither survivalists nor hoarders, but rather believers in developing skills and preparing their family enables them to spread knowledge and training that they have learned in order to help others.

Enjoy your visit to the MGH website and use any information that you glean from what is offered here. Donna hopes it will minister peace and wisdom to you as you embark upon your personal preparation journey!

Visit MGH for more information. Contact Donna via eMail: donna@millersgrainhouse.com or millersgrainhouse@gmail.com

PrepareMagazine is a new resource for those who are interested in preparing. Preparation is a journey, and the mission of PM is to Encourage, Empower, and Enrich as its readers embark on the Preparation Journey. Available in online (digital) and rich, full-color print editions, this is the

The purpose and focus of PM is to provide expert and purpose-filled training in preparedness (preparation), self-reliant living, and survival skills for the difficult times that are certainly approaching. PM shares a positive approach to preparation and to join with expert contributors and authors who share an optimistic approach to getting ready for the uncertain future––without contributing to the spreading of fear, rather to help families get prepared for “What If…?

PM launched as one of the very first publications specifically dedicated to providing resources and expert training for Preparedness, Self-reliance, and Survival efforts.

The first issue was released as a digital version in 2012 to indicate a visible expression of Donna and Joe’s heartfelt desire to serve others in preparedness training and encouragement. They continue to offer the digital monthly publication as a free subscription.

The free digital publication grew rapidly as more people began to sense a need to prepare. Many subscribers requested a printed version, so in response to overwhelming demand, they launched a full-color, high-gloss print subscription in 2013.

 

Included is a user-friendly Knowledge-base and FAQ section. In addition to being a great resource for information, it also adds furtherer insight into the mission and vision of PREPARE Magazine and how readers can get involved. Soon, PM will be available in major bookstores and chains.

Donna and Joe will continue to expand services and are looking forward to the day when PM becomes an instrument to help them share their passion, creativity, and expertise in preparedness, self-reliance, community building, and family.

Here are just a few of the important resources you can expect with your FREE digital monthly publication:

  • Expert Emergency Preparedness Skills Training
  • Self-reliance and Disaster Survival Tips
  • Family Essential Needs Strategies
  • Community Connections in Your Area
  • Preparedness Products Resources and Reviews
  • And Much More…

Deut. 28:5 – “A blessing upon your grain-basket and kneading-bowl.”

Disaster Preparation Expert “Yoda” Reveals Secrets

“Yoda,” the code name for the Founding Editor of MagnifiedView.com, is experienced in both foreign and local disasters, and is a consultant to governments at all levels, providing advice on preparedness for natural and man-caused disasters. He has been part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and its robotic rescue challenge for disaster scenarios.

As a counter-terrorist team leader, Yoda appears on radio under a pseudonym for his safety and security.  He is currently active in counter-terrorism operations as an instructor and consultant to US and allied intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

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For additional bio information, please see “Yoda’s Safe House tab” at the top of the opening page. Previous appearances may be seen throughout the website.

Yoda recommends a reality check on our preparedness efforts for natural and terrorist disasters.  He suggests the following to eliminate duplication of work and waste of time and resources to:

  • Eliminate costly, useless busy-work prepping
  • Undertake actionable tactics and techniques to survive and thrive during emergencies
  • Maintain medications––Tamiflu, antibiotics, analgesics, etc.
  • Provide equipment––glasses, hearing aids, etc.
  • Be able to be self-reliant when government is unable to respond
  • Deal with a cluster of problems––police, fire, and other public maintenance employees
  • Handle emergencies/incidents/situations
  • Compensate for reduction of first responder employment
  • Provide community involvement
  • Deal with martial law
  • Instigate practical home and business protection methods
  • Practice lifesaving skills
  • Have equipment not included in emergency kits:
  • Know how to treat water to make it potable
  • Have emergency communication equipment––police radio scanners, 2-way radios, etc.
  • Develop unique early warning systems
  • Be aware that governments are preparing for disasters––the listening audience should be doing the same

 

Go to this website to find your place for peace of mind:

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On the forum page, talk through your current financial, job, career and/or medical tight spots with noted professionals and exchange ideas with like-minded friends. For questions and/or help, contact “Yoda” or a member of his staff at: forum@magnifiedview.com.

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“YODA” Curriculum Vitae

IPSG Counter Terrorism – Strategies – Tactics – Training

BIO FOR DEFENSE CONTRACT PROPOSALS

President of IPSG – Consultant

EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Bakkalaureus der Kunste. International Angelegenheiten

( Bachelor’s of Arts) International Affairs, University of Rohrbach, Germany

LANGUAGES: Immersion language training in French, German, Cantonese, and Spanish.

Level IV-A Security Clearance – Current

Skill sets:

  • Computer proficient
  • Advanced parachutist
  • Underwater swimmer
  • SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Instructor
  • Private Pilot
  • CQB ( Close Quarters Battle ) Instructor
  • Counter-Terrorism Operations Instructor
  • International Dignitary Protection
  • Advanced Surveillance – Covert Operations Instructor
  • SERE (Survival-Escape-Resistance -&- Evasion) Instructor

Experience, Responsibilities, and Counter-Terrorism Management/Leadership Capabilities:

  • Top-tier executive with comprehensive experience in international
  • Counter-terrorism strategies, tactics, training, consulting and Field Operations management
  • Career -matriculated through field operations management positions of advancing responsibility in the US, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Management Experience:

  • An astute policy-level leader with a proven track record in conceiving and implementing complex business ventures, strategic planning, formulating goals, programming objectives, directing and coaching multi-disciplined expatriate and indigenous management teams.
  • A natural leader, positive change agent, consensus builder and problem-solver with a demonstrated ability to live and work in high-threat level venues.
  • Planned and pioneered start-up rapid growth global business.
  • Recruited and developed high performing expatriate and indigenous management team(s)
  • Directed in situ immersion counter-terrorism training programs in the US and overseas.
  • Negotiated/secured complex contracts with major public & private sector agencies under US DoS aegis.

Military Experience

  • US Air Force – Air Police – Service in CONUS and SE Asia
  • US Army – Military Police (CID ) Service in CONUS and Europe

US Army – Military Intelligence (MI) – Field Operations intelligence (FOI )

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief

Jennifer Elswick, a professional preparedness and disaster worker and CERT teacher, discusses her passion for helping people become prepared––especially with food storage. Jennifer tells us how to help ourselves and others in need and also the why and how of using Thrive foods for long-term storage and every day as well!

Preparedness has been a driving force for Jennifer and her husband since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. She now helps others with networking and resourcing is every aspect of family preparedness. She realizes that supporting the prepping family keeps America alive and strong.

Jennifer and her husband and I have been personally working in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief for more than 20 years––since Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida. They felt in their hearts that they should help the victims, marshalled their own and other volunteered support, and that was the true start to their disaster relief mission.

Emergency Preparedness has always been a way of life for them––they hadn’t a name for it until that point in time, but they discovered their inner prepper and have continued to be  preppers since that event. They recognize that people need to have a little more of everything stored to get their family through such occurrences, and that weather-ret or ; they can happen at any time.

Ken and Jen have formed an amazing network––a prep family––that has brought us to where we are today.  It has been wonderful journey that has blessed them for more than 20 years.

They teach people how to affordably purchase long-term food storage and emergency items can be purchased affordably.

How to acquire Non-GMO, MSG-free and healthy food––including an organic line of items.
Using Thrive foods on a daily basis and saving money.  Stop wasting time, money and throwing food away.
Establish networking and preparedness with proper groups of people and create a preparedness community.

Contact: Jennifer Elswick / Thrive Life Independent Consultant

Email: ThriveWNC@gmail.com

Jennifer’s Thrive page: Thrive WNC.strivelife.com

Jennifer’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/WNCThriveFoods

Contact Jennifer: (828) 243-7877

Newsletter http://mad.ly/52ea44  / ThriveWNC@gmail.com
www.thrivewnc.shelfreliance.com/ThriveWNC

LinkedIn:    Jennifer Elswick – Asheville, NC
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ThriveWNCFoods

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Sites Referenced in the Interview:

ThriveWNC.thrivelife.com

ZombieHunters.org

SouthernSavers.com

AdventuresInCoupons.com