2011 Survival & Preparedness Conference Recap

As I’ve blathered on about several times here leading up to the event, the 2011 Survival & Preparedness Conference was this past weekend in Dallas.


I wasn’t able to sit in on all of the presentations, unfortunately, due to giving my own talks. But, I learned a ton of great information on plasticulture, escape and evasion tactics, sheltering in place, family preparedness, and wild edibles, among other topics. One of the many highlights of the weekend was meeting one of my idols, Dr. Bruce Clayton.

Just as important as the learning was the chance to meet and interact with some really great people. The attendees really ran the entire spectrum, from young guys in their late teens/early twenties to folks in their seventies.

I’d like to personally thank each and every one of my readers here who attended the conference. If you had even half the amount of fun I did, you’ll agree it was worth the trip.

In the next day or two, I’ll have a few photos to share. Haven’t had time just yet to download them from the camera.

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Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb has been a student of survivalism and emergency preparedness for almost thirty years. As a young child, he drove his parents nuts with stockpiling supplies in the basement every time he heard there was a tornado watch in his area. Of course, being a child, those supplies consisted of his teddy bear, a few blankets and pillows, and random canned goods he grabbed from the kitchen cabinets. Later, he was the first (and likely only) child in his fifth grade class to have bought his very own copy of Life After Doomsday by Bruce Clayton. Today, he is a freelance writer whose work has been published in national magazines such as Boy’s Life and Complete Survivalist Magazine. He is a voracious reader with a keen interest in all stories with post-apocalyptic settings. He maintains the Library at the End of the World blog and is also the Content Director for SurvivalWeekly.com. He currently resides in a fortified bunker in the upper Midwest, accompanied by his lovely wife and their three adolescent Weapons of Mass Destruction. Jim's first book, Prepper's Home Defense, was published late 2012 and his second book, tentatively titled The Prepper's Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness, will be out in mid-2013, both coming from Ulysses Press.

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