...to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hi, my name is Robert Brannon - I'm the chief editor of SurvivalMag. I created this magazine with one single purpose:
To help you prepare and overcome any and all emergencies you might encounter in your life.
Our mission is to help you become more prepared, self-reliant and capable to withstand anything this world throws at you.
From everyday situations like your car breaking down... to natural disasters, political unrest, and other SHTF situations.
And give you the peace of mind of knowing that you have the best gear available on the market.
Skills and Gear
Because being prepared consists of two equally important parts: skills and gear.
Skills don't change. They're fairly intuitive to understand. You start with your basic survival/prepping skills - water, food, shelter, medicine - and work your way up. Step by step.
Gear, on the other hand, is a whole different story. With the amount of product on the market, it's easy to get overwhelmed. And I'm not even talking about cheap Chinese imports flooding the market here. Whatever it is:
Water storage containers, water filters, knives, guns, bushcraft tools, multitools, bug out bags, survival clothing, etc.
Unless you like doing research, shopping for gear can be a real headache.
And that's how it all began...
How It All Began
Besides from being a Prepper - I'm also a gear nut.
I love the satisfaction that I get from knowing that I have the best possible product out there. Whether it's my knife, my paracord bracelet, my survival watch or my 3-day bug out bag.
I want the best there is.
And to find the best, I research. At times, obsessively.
My friends laugh at me for creating Excel tables every time I need to buy something. I compare products by their features, their price, their durability, etc.
Is my research an overkill? Probably.
But the satisfaction of knowing that I have the best gear available to get me through any SHTF scenario is worth it.
So where am I getting with all this?
My interest in self-reliance started out small. But then it grew.
And as it grew, I was spending more and more time prepping. Following the news, checking up on the latest gear... inventing new routes. Perfecting my skills.
So, I thought to myself:
"If my knowledge can help at least one more person become more prepared & self-reliant - then why don't I share it with others?"
And that's how SurvivalMag started.
A Little Bit About Me
Who am I - and why should you give any weight to my opinions?
Firstly, I am a very private person. I have no social media presence. My name does not appear anywhere on the internet and I have worked hard to keep it that way.
I will continue this tradition and won't disclose any personal information that could lead to my identification on this site. Call me paranoid, but the internet can be a bad, scary place if you're not careful with your personal data.
For the interests of this blog I will disclose the following facts about myself:
- I started my prepping journey more than 10 years ago
- I've served in the military, both home and abroad
- I currently work as a consultant for private and governmental organizations
I'm proud to be a prepper. I hope you are, too.
Being prepared and self-reliant a responsible thing to do.
When SHTF, the fate of the country may very well be on the shoulders of you and me. And other fellow patriots who took their time to look ahead.
Expect the unexpected.
Take nothing for granted.
You have my utmost respect for your interest in these topics.