I am 30 years old and began my survival mindset when I was about 25. I am a single father of three and that is part of what motivated me to begin to prepare years ago. 2008 was a real eye opener for me though as it all begin to hit home. I began to sell off my possessions when times got tough. Eventually I had to file bankruptcy and move my family into a smaller more affordable place. Settled in our new place I began adjusting thinking the worst was over, I was wrong within two months I was laid off. I had no money and no job, with three mouths to feed I didn’t know what I was going to do. Fortunately, I had family who was kind enough to let us stay with them until I got back on my feet. We have been here several months and am working hard to remedy our situation.
I must say when I started preparing I tried to place emphasis on having a firearm and ammunition along with adding an occasional few cans of food here and there as we could afford, and eventually we ate the food I put back. At no time were we ever well off In fact I could have been on welfare and food stamps all along but always thought I would make it. I had to sell my off road/family vehicle which was our daily driver to buy a four-door car because of gas, but we are still blessed and much more fortunate than many. I always watched the news and it all seemed so distant and never thought it could happen to me, but it did. This along with your help has really strengthened my mindset. I really wanted to send you this e-mail not just to tell you my story, as there are so many who have similar ones. I sent this to sincerely say thank you. You have opened my eyes to so much that I had never even attempted to consider, I was and honestly still feel like an infant with the sea of knowledge of preparedness.Your web site has truly put me on track to preparing in so many areas right down to me saving the lent from the dryer. Money is tight but with your help and that of your subscribers we are still preparing.
I recently ordered your novel [“Patriots”]and I haven’t been able to put it down! Congratulations, James. It is a great book! I have learned so much from the book as well and am still not finished. I do truly believe hard times are upon us and because of you the children and I will have a much greater chance of survival. You not only have affected my life but also the life of my 10 year old son, and eight and two year-old daughters. Rest well knowing you are truly making a difference and may God bless you and your family.
Sincerely, – Kyle