"Why You Should Read This Blog
Thank you for your interest and welcome to The Survivalist Blog dot Net. We are dedicated to helping ordinary people—people who live on a budget–prepare for an uncertain future.
My name is M.D. Creekmore and I am a full-time survival author, blog writer, and emergency preparedness consultant. I am the author of "31 Days to Survival" and "The Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat" both published by Paladin Press. This blog has more than 3,000 articles posted on survival and self-reliance topics.
Over the years I have studied all facets of survivalism. I have learned what works and, more importantly, what does not work. My main goal is to show ordinary people how to become better prepared for an uncertain future. The articles here are based on real-world experience. You will find helpful tips, guides and checklists – focusing on a very modest budget. Most importantly, you will find a preparedness community whose members are willing to help each other learn and how in the journey of self-reliance and self-sufficiency.
Who is M.D. Creekmore?
- I am a certified gunsmith
- Certified CPR / First Aid / AED
- Completed FEMA courses “Leadership & Influence”, “Effective Communications” and “Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness”
- Tennessee Handgun Training Completed
- Kentucky Hunter Education Completed
- Over 25 Years Hunting, Tapping, Outdoor and Shooting Experience
- A Dedicated Student of Military History and Small Unit Tactics
- A Dedicated Student of Collapsed Civilizations
- I hold a Second Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate
- I’ve been homeless living in a tent for several months (Personal SHTF event)
- Lived completely off the power-grid for over 3 years in a travel trailer
- A Jack-of-All-Trades Handyman
- Over 20 Years Prepping Experience
- Currently, I Own and Operate a 5 1/2 Acre Homestead in the" Tennessee Redoubt
You may find other preparedness sites giving the impression that you need fancy freeze-dried foods, a massive gun collection, a Hummer equipped with a gun turret and a 50 acre retreat secluded in some remote mountain top of Idaho. Although this may seem attractive on some level, it is not possible for the average Joe (or the average Jane). More importantly, you don’t need a six-figure income to help your family become better prepared.
It is my firm belief and conviction, backed with life experience that you can be practical, live efficiently well within your means and take positive, incremental steps towards preparedness success – all with minimal finances. Let me show you how to do it."
For those who are more attached to the East Coast and can't easily migrate to the American Redoubt in the Intermountain-West, please see the blog of the inspirational M.D. Creekmore who posted Joel M. Skousen, Author, Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places, on the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau solution to the "The East Coast Retreat Dilemma": http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/redoubt-of-the-east http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/news-eastern-redoubt-tennessee-cumberland-plateau/
“As a relocation specialist and designer, I found safe retreat locations and helped clients develop high security homes in every state of the union and you can too. The concept that anyone caught East of the Mississippi River is doomed is only partially valid and highly exaggerated. You can achieve a significantly higher level of safety going beyond the Appalachians to the high plateau regions of Tennessee and Kentucky. This massive and relatively unpopulated area is called the Cumberland Plateau—most of which falls within the state of Tennessee.” Joel M. Skousen (http://joelskousen.com/strategic.html) is a relocation specialist and author of "Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places." http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/redoubt-east-aka-cumberland-plateau-ot-tennessee/
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