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The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies For A Dangerous World

The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide - Self-Reliance Strategies For A Dangerous World

When it comes to disaster preparedness, this country is ill-prepared to face even short-term, relatively common disasters. From an out of control government that cares more about public perception than they do saving lives, to a checked out public that would rather stand in line for the newest iPhone than take even a single action to help protect themselves from disasters, we are living in an age where self-reliance and preparedness has taken a backseat to just about everything.

In The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World, Robert Richardson, author and founder of, seeks to empower people to take control of their lives, their safety, and their personal preparedness. Richardson says, “The book is directly inspired by what I’ve witnessed in the emergency preparedness community, and real-life situations that I’ve been involved in over the last couple of decades.”

Richardson, who is an emergency preparedness consultant and writer, has seen it all, and what he’s seen is pretty disturbing. “I’ve been talking to people about the importance of preparedness for years, but a lot of people in this country just aren’t getting it – including those in government. I decided to write this book after attending a number of very high-level emergency preparedness conferences with some of the nation’s top emergency responders.”

Richardson warns, “These people are not ready to respond to anything. In fact, the public would be shocked to find out what these people talk about behind closed doors. Instead of focusing on how to prepare for disasters, these government preparedness planners are more concerned with making themselves look good than they are helping the public during a crisis.”

The government’s lack of preparedness planning, which can be witnessed by watching how they’re responding to the current Ebola outbreak, is a good example of why Richardson wrote his book. After attending numerous emergency preparedness conferences with some of the top government preparedness agencies, Richardson said, “It became painfully clear these people were only interested in protecting themselves. Almost every topic at these emergency preparedness conferences was dedicated to things like handling the press and responding to the public via social media when things go bad; not one damn thing about how to better respond to the actual disaster”

“Instead of focusing on how to fix their mistakes, and better respond to future disasters, these conferences are all dedicated to topics like PR after the agency drops the ball, how to talk to the media without making the government look bad, and how to respond to the public via social media. Instead of figuring out why things went bad during past disasters, these were more concerned with learning how they could have made themselves look better, both during and after the disaster.”

The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide is a wakeup to anyone who hasn’t prepared. If you think the government has a plan to save you during a disaster, think again.

This is not another wilderness survival manual, or some government pamphlet on 72-hour survival kits; the book is a step-by-step guide to surviving real-life 21st century threats. From surviving natural disasters, man-made disasters and disease outbreaks, to step-by-step instructions for surviving urban disasters, crime, violence, social unrest and terrorist attacks, readers will learn the self-reliance strategies they need to survive just about any crisis or threat. When disaster hits, do you really want to count on some government agency to protect you and your family?

The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart and other major booksellers.

By Robert Richardson