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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Canning Food 101

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Joyce Moseley Pierce, Hostess of Prepared In Every Way

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Is a Prepper Group for Me? What are the pros and cons to belonging to a group? How do I find or start a group? Is a group for everyone? Mark and Joyce discuss these questions and more on today’s show.

Mark A. Smith is  an author, speaker, and lecturer. He’s worked for decades in the fields of safety, security, firefighting, emergency medical care, and hazardous materials handling. Mark has been a preparedness consultant since 2001 and is the owner of Southern Plains Consulting, an Oklahoma-based preparedness firm. He lives on a working farm and participates in cattle handling and care, as well as crop preparation and harvesting. Visit Mark’s website:

Mark brings these experiences in preparedness to his  latest book, Preparedness:  The Basics and Beyond.

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Cancer, A Heavy Taskmaster

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His website, Survival Sherpa, provides information about doing the stuff’ for self-reliance, preparedness, natural health, and functional fitness.

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Prepared In Every Way, Guest Todd from Survival Sherpa