Security, Your First Priority
Joe Nobody’s interview with Doctor Prepper was about the necessity for preppers to be able to defend responsibly their families and their shelter by either passive or active methods. Joe is firm in his belief that “…you can have all of the water, food and medical supplies in the world and it won’t do you a bit of good if someone comes and takes them from you. Security has to be the first priority!”
As the author of both fiction and non-fiction books on preparedness subjects, he covers the subject of preparing for defense if and/or when either the economy, political conditions, community or national peaceable interactions cease, or chaos created by a natural, man-caused or personal crisis should occur and disrupt our American life and lifestyle.
Joe emphasizes the rules and tests for any type of preparation activity in these terms: do no harm to self or others; always have a dual purpose; recognize that people are the biggest problem in planning and execution; remember that you and your family are people, therefore the biggest problem(s); your equipment and skills must mimic military preparedness (i.e.: easy to use and durable under worst-case treatment); and, finally, that everything must work at night.
He discussed how events develop on a critical timeline, and will progress through periods of social grace, realization, desperation, and ultimately—if the event endures—to reorganization. There is always hope that life will get back to “normal” in the future. If we pay attention to the warnings and adjust to the scale of events as they occur and develop, we will indeed be able to deal with the uncertainty of any future localized, regional, or national event.
Joe has been listed on Amazon’s Top 100 Best Seller’s List as well as the Top 500 ranking among all Amazon listed authors. With over 1000 Amazon reviews, readers have collectively assessed his works with a 4.3 out of 5-star rating. Over the last two years, his titles have ranked #1 in six different genres, including both fiction and non-fiction categories. Joe’s technical manuals and novels total over 250,000 copies in print.
His appeal to the prepper community is born of his own belief system and experience. He has provided systems, consulting and training for the U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Naval Research, United States Border Patrol as well as several private firms and government agencies which cannot be disclosed. He is currently active in this area, and for the security of his family and ongoing business, wishes to remain anonymous. He has over 30 years of competitive shooting experience, including IPSC, NRA, and other related organizations.
Joe has been a firearms instructor and consultant for more than 30 years and holds a United States Patent for a firearms modification. Visit Joe Nobody’s website.
James Talmage Stevens, Host
James Talmage Stevens (aka Doctor Prepper™) began his career in the preparedness industry from the days of his youth. His family lived with his Grandparents immediately following the end of WWII. He learned the basics on the Pace farm in rural Guilford County (NC). Farm chores and gardening were standard fare––plowing the back 40 behind a stubborn mule was substandard! In 1974, upon finishing graduate school with 4 young children and no prospects for a job due to economic conditions during a national economic slump, James reverted to his past experiences on the farm and chronicled in his notebook, along with some hand-me-down recipes from his mother and grandmother. Noting there were no viable books that dealt with all the basics, i.e.: a broad range of food products, he began to utilize his analytical skills, organizing handwritten notes, recipes, and food lore into one volume of information. He spent his spare time while job-hunting, and Making the Best of Basics was created. Before going to press, the subtitle Family Preparedness Handbook was added to distinguish Basics… from the emergency preparedness genre of the existing Civil Defense and governmental agency information.