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When prepping just isn’t enough an interview with James Wesley Rawles


Prepping has been a part of my family lifestyle for well over a decade now. The more I get things squared away, the more I am beginning to realize that there are some things that no matter how well squared away you may be it just may not be enough. One of those massive storm clouds is currently just beginning to creep over our national horizon. (several truths be told) How can one prepare for something for like the coming of a possible world war. Even though I have moved my family into the mountains of North Western Montana and plugged into a pretty awesome community of like minded individuals there is only so far this would go in a world splitting event. This is where we must look beyond ourselves, to a higher power to get us through. Now don’t get me wrong, it is still essential that we have our basics squared away, we must get ourselves into the physical shape to stack our deck as much as possible. We must have the resources to feed and water our families and animals if the power where to go down. But there is more that is needed.  One of the best parts of my job is that I get to talk with and get to become friends with many of those people that first woke me up and help to set me on my path. One of those people has been founder of survival and NY Times best selling author James Wesley Rawles. He is the guy who not only coined the term “The Great American Redoubt” but actually created the prepping genre of fiction that is so popular today. I get to know JWR during my tenure on The Liberty Brothers Radio Show and we have kept in contact ever since. I thought it was a perfect time to talk with him about all of the issues we are currently looking at coming our way, here in America and get his perspective on what he is telling his friends and community members to prepare for. Please see the video made of the audio interview I just recorded with JWR below and share out to your like minded friends and family.


Stewart Rhodes

Stewart is the founder and National President of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff, and served as a volunteer firefighter in Montana. Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.



  1. Excellent writing, and I could not agree more. People need to wake up and snap out of it – for there is definitely trouble brewing now, and an inevitable confrontation on the horizon.

  2. In my very limited life experience, the people who do best are the ones with social skills. I know this, because they are a weakness of mine.

    And I have seen what a difference it makes to be proficient at making friends, initiating romances, getting noticed at work. The Longevity Project showed that people with close bonds to others live longer.

    If you look at history and previous cataclysms I would wager that the people who got out were, again, the ones with the right connections. That applied to the Jews fleeing the Nazis, and later to high-ranking Nazis fleeing the Allies.

    Even with the best skills, one person is just one person. A group is so much stronger.

    Which is why I would emphasize clever diplomacy and broad alliances when it comes to survival. The closer-knit the whole world is, the safer.

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