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Why did a flyable airliner go from over 30,000 feet into the ocean in just over 4 minutes?

That is what happened to Air France Flight 447.

Here is a brief summary of events, which show the problems with human-computer interface.

“It’s dark here to write, but I’ll try to write by touch. It seems like there are no chances, 10-20%”

A sailor trapped on board the sunken Russian submarine Kursk wrote those words and they were found after the submarine was raised.

Kursk, Challenger, the Last Tsar, Pearl Harbor and other catastrophes with quotes from each are in the slideshow below. They are part of Shit Doesn’t Just Happen II: The Gift of Failure. The gift is that harsh lessons, what I call blood lessons, were learned by the sacrifice of this sailor and thousands of others.

My Shit Doesn’t Just Happen books complement my Survival Guide in that we learn through experience.

As disasters seem to be occurring more frequently, we need to study what happened in the past in order to prevent and deal with future catastrophes.

The 2 Most Important Books You Need–Books That Can Save Your Life (And Those You Love)

As a former Green Beret who went through survival training, and then through more survival training, and then through more, and then had to apply much of that training during various deployments around the world, I’m not too thrilled with the survival information that’s available to the average person.  A lot of it is written by hard-core survivalists and too technical.  Other experts focus on hiding out in the hills with their gun and becoming the next Robinson Caruso without my man Friday (they’d shoot him).  I focus more on the most pressing possibilities and also surviving with others, since no man is an island, except what’s his name, Tom Hanks, but even he left the island (and the volleyball didn’t make it!).

I broke it into two books to make it simpler. How to prepare. Then how to survive. The latter book is pocket-sized so you can have it where you need it!

Prepare Now-Survive Later

Survive Now-Thrive Later

Also, frankly, many focus on the wrong things. For example, I point out that

the poor man’s survival guide is simple: find the nearest survivalist
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who believes they can hold a static position and take their stuff. I know, the prepper will say no one can take their stuff. And if you aren’t prepared, you won’t. But . . .

I wanted to write books for the average person and also wanted to cover emergencies from most likely (power outage, hurricane, accident, burglary, etc) to least likely. 

SERE training real lifeI guarantee you will find numerous bits of information that you didn’t know and also you can develop a template for survival.  More importantly, these books give you the information you need to prepare for an emergency, which you can do right now and is critical.  In Special Forces, most of our success was dependent on our planning.Looking at the guy on the left, I remember going through multiple Winter Warfare training exercises. Which is why I won’t get in water that is below 85 degrees.

The books lay out the mindset needed to survive; the five key elements of survival; the Special Forces Area Study; how to build your survival A-Team; equipment needed; proper preparation and actions in your home and your car; then covering a range of emergencies from car accidents to burglary to hurricanes, power outages, wild fires, plane crash, terrorism and more. While this post is blatant promotion, it’s because I strongly believe these books are one that people should have.  Even with my own training and experience, while researching it, I learned quite a few new things. 

Nothing but good time ahead, but not if you’re not prepared!

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