See, when you spend your entire day planting potatoes, mowing the grass (with nothing but a scythe) or entire days out in the woods or grazing cattle, you make a lifetime connection with Mother Nature.
This is why, when I first learned about prepping although I was skeptical, I wasn’t against it. I always knew deep inside of me that the direction we’re being led by our politicians is wrong. After the initial resistance, I was hooked. I started reading like a madman every piece of information I could find, then I started putting into practice.
It didn’t take long for me to become a prepper. After all, I “survived” the 1989 Romanian revolution. I was 5 at the time and didn’t fully comprehend what was happening.
I wish I could say I was in the army, that I’m a certified survivor or that I have any of the other credentials other prepper bloggers have. Unfortunately, I don’t even though my dad was in the Army (he’s a retired lieutenant colonel now) and my grandpa was in the communist militia a long, long time ago.
Who is Dan Sullivan?
First off, Dan Sullivan is a pen name. I’ve seen a lot of bloggers use them and, since my Romanian name is hard to pronounce, I went something a little more memorable for my readers across the Globe. I was going to go for “europrepper” but “Survival Sullivan” was a last minute decision because it sounded better. I still live in Romania, even though that may not be obvious from the articles that I write (which I proofread to death). 🙂
Romania’s military force and importance on the World Map is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, all the other super-powers are focused on the U.S. and NATO. On the other, Putin says he can occupy our capital in 2 days flat (source), which I was able to confirm from a reliable source.
I’ve been an active prepper since 2014 – that may not seem like a lot of time but I’m a really fast learner and there are things that I was doing way before that such as staying into shape. Since my dad was in the military and one of my best friends is currently serving his country, I had the opportunity to learn a lot about how fragile our world is and what goes on behind the wars and the mainstream media news that cover them (pun intended).
Once I got into prepping, I realized I’ve already been doing this to some degree. Only problem was, I wasn’t doing it to get the best results possible. I didn’t have my priorities right.
Now, I’m not by any means a conspiracy theorist or a believer in the Zombie Apocalypse. Yes, there’s a slight chance an asteroid will hit but the odds are very small and there isn’t much we can do, anyway.
There are other, smaller scale events and disasters that can occur and my philosophy is to prep for those first. If you don’t know what they are or where to start, I strongly suggest you check out my “prepping 101” article where I take you step by step and point you in the right direction.
My blog is like no other. Chock-full of informative, high-quality articles, you will learn about every possible aspect of prepping and survival. In the beginning, I wrote all of the articles myself but as soon as we started generating some money, I made the decision to hire other preppers to give you as much information as humanly possible… and make this blog truly great.
Let me introduce you to my amazing team…
Megan is doing way more than writing articles. She’s also making sure all articles are top notch. We honestly don’t know what we would do without her.
Having 4 children and 6 grandsons, Megan has a lot of offline responsibilities as well. She’s an active prepper and soon to be completely off grid. You can see a list of all of Megan’s articles here.
Tara Dodrill is a homesteading and survival journalist and author. She lives on a small ranch with her family in Appalachia. She has been both a host and frequent guest on preparedness radio shows. In addition to the publication of her first book, ‘Power Grid Down: How to Prepare, Survive, and Thrive after the Lights go Out’, Dodrill also travels to offer prepping tips and hands-on training and survival camps and expos.
Jack is a true survivalist. Not a prepper, because he spends most of his time in the bush, away from people, enjoying nature and the safety it brings. The only time he comes to town is when he can’t upload his articles with his satellite connection, or to get supplies.
Brea is a stay-at-home mother to her two toddlers and newborn baby girl. She works from home as a writer and virtual assistant. She was raised by prepper parents who instilled the importance of self-reliance at a young age and now continuing on that tradition with her own children. Brea lives on a homestead in Appalachia where she is always taking care of her farm animals or the crops. She doesn’t get much free time but when she does, you will be able to find her out in the woods on the back of a horse, hiking, or hunting.
Chad Nabors specializes in firearms, with a strong focus on concealed carry and pistols. His background is in commercial sales and training, and armor development and testing. He has trained many citizens on the pistol from basic to advanced skills. He is a vociferous proponent of the 2nd Amendment, and believes that defense of self and family is a moral obligation.
Ryan is an avid prepper, living on a farm with his family, always practicing his survival skills. A gun enthusiast, the most compelling thing about Ryan is the fact that he does survival challenges every year. His knowledge and experience are priceless.
Growing up in the Bluegrass State, it was a point of familial pride to be able to shoot, trap, identify plants and track animals. Summer camps helped us be well versed in camping, weapons, and survival skills from a young age. We were surrounded by such a lush environment and we used the resources we had.
I met my soulmate in my happiest place to be- a seemingly enchanted winding trail next to a beautiful wooded glen- where I spent as much time exploring as I could during daylight hours with my trusty four-legged friends. I thought I would be a natural scientist like Audubon and travel the world NatGeo style painting and recording the fantastical. I love to create and paint in many mediums. After 3 years following the nursing track, I switched to natural and holistic medicine as that is where my passion lies.
I am hoping to finish my doctorate in homeopathic and botanical medicine to achieve my nMD in Naturopathic Medicine by late 2018 (hopefully). The bucket list includes living the days painting and writing on a fully self-sufficient homestead, off-grid with our animals and family and plenty of land for the significant other (who I think is a true artist at weapons and living that way) to shoot to his heart’s content. Naturally organic living for us and the animals is a goal.
Eric Eichenberger is an avid outdoorsman, skilled marksman, and former certified range officer and instructor with nearly 40 years experience handling and repairing firearms. A skilled craftsman with a strong love for working with his hands, Eric spent 20 years as a carpenter and custom woodworker in high end homes.
As a gold and silversmith he has created hundreds of pieces of jewelry over the years using the lost wax casting method. The grandson of humble country folk, he was raised with the “do it yourself” mentality and so is accustomed to coming up with unique solutions to problems utilizing materials at hand.
Later in life Eric, went on to earn an AA from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College where he is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society. This was followed by earning his BA/psychology from Western Kentucky University where he was invited to join the Psi Chi honors society. Eric is also an associate member of the KPA (Kentucky Psychological Association). It was during his time as a student of psychology that he discovered his passion for writing. He has 2 gun-related books slated for a summer release.
My name is Teresa Fikes. I am a Homesteader, survivalist, prepper, historian, and writer plus much more all in one package deal. I was raised on a small family farm were I was taught at an early age to survive off the land without the help of modern conveniences. I am a writer by profession and a Homesteader by Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
Karen is probably the person on our team who’s been prepping the longest. Over 10 years! That’s even longer than me…
Karen lives in London, Canada and, as far as I can tell, her passion is gardening.
You can see a full list of all of Karen’s articles right ere.
Nick is a prepper, outdoor enthusiast, and passionate writer who equally enjoys sharing his skills knowledge with others and gaining new ones every day. You can read Nick’s articles here.
I’m so excited about this blog and the wonderful writers and preppers who help that it’s hard for me to describe how energized I wake up every morning, looking forward to publishing another article. We have around 200 at the moment and we’re looking forward to reaching 1000 in a few years.
In the meantime, if you cold like and share them, we can spread the knowledge, that would be a HUGE help and would be much appreciated.