In an era of coronavirus, wildfires, drought, power outages, tsunamis etc, we know we have to do some preparation for possible disasters. But if you go online the information available quickly becomes overwhelming and confusing and you find yourself staring at a grainy video of some guy in the woods trying to start a fire with a bow and stick.

I’ve been through a number of survival training programs and exercises and was an instructor at the JFK Special Warfare Center & School at Fort Bragg, which trains special operators and runs the toughest SERE school (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape). When I reviewed what was available to civilians I was also overwhelmed. Lots of it seemed to go from zero to the zombie apocalypse. But what is the most likely thing people are going to face?

One of the difficulties I encountered when writing my Green Beret Preparation And Survival Guide (free 2/9 and 2/10, Kindle Unlimited at all times) was the reality that everyone’s situation is different. So I applied something else we used in Special Forces: the Area Study. You can save yourself a lot of time and money if you sit down and examine your specific situation and tailor your preparation.

It’s not just what’s most likely to happen where you live, work and/or go to school. It’s also you. What can you do? What can’t you do? What about your team?

I wrote the book with that in mind. The Area Study is the first thing covered. The first half of the book covers preparation in a step by step process, from the basics to more advanced.

I included checklists and also linked to equipment that would be useful.

It’s free today, 2/9 and tomorrow, 2/10. Please feel free to grab a copy. And if you find it useful, please leave a review!

Here is a free slideshow (also have a bunch of those available for download HERE):