It all started in 2009 with a small, mostly politically oriented blog. The blog was a middling success, but the tone and thrust trended more and more to preparedness, survival, homesteading, tips, and advice. Then came the 2011 Safecastle Refuge Freedom award contest. I created a video titled “Survival and Prepping The Basics” and submitted it:
It won! I was floored, and pleased. It opened my eyes to the fact that even though there are a lot of people out there involved in the prepping lifestyle, there were many, many more that have no clue what it is, let alone where to start!
I went back to my blog and literally re-invented it. I was a contributing writer to Greenewave at that time, so a lot of my focus moved towards writing article length and style posts. I decided it would be a great idea to write articles and share them on my blog and write blog posts and submit them as articles. I wanted to approach these articles and blog posts from the stance that everyone needs a starting point.
This went on for a couple of years. Then my world changed, and I started a new job. My ability to focus on the blog and articles dropped off as a majority of my energies were focused on my new job. Then I was laid off.
So having accumulated quite a bit of information, having several people asking for advice on preparing for disasters, I decided it was time to take the plunge. And so was born my first book: Some Helpful Tips For Prepping.
About a month after the first book was published, a good friend of mine, Ralph, began asking me about building a Bug Out Bag, and in the course of trying to simplify a very complex subject, the second book was born – Some Helpful Tips For Bug Out Bags, as was the idea that this is a series.
The next book is in the planning process. This Blog will focus on prepping, homesteading, and general self sufficiency. I will also feature an Amazon affiliate store with my books, products I recommend, have bought, or will buy! Please be sure to visit the store and use the affiliate link!
Originally from Cutler Ridge, Florida (now called Cutler Bay), and one of the numerous people impacted by Hurricane Andrew, Don lives in Texas. He is the author of the blog Some Helpful Tips For Prepping, an internet radio station owner, host of In Case Of Emergency, a Ham Radio Operator, and a general jack of all trades. He dreams of being a goat rancher, but he will always be a Ridge Rat.