Enjoy Life, Prepare, and Focus on the Big Picture
Bob Gaskin is a former Marine Corps Infantryman who served his country from 1989 to 1995. He is a Conservative, Patriot, Veteran, Christian, Pro-Gun advocate, Pro-Free Market, Pro-Life, Astronomer, DC Lobbyist, and Historian.
He is currently a Firearms instructor as well as a Survival Instructor at his Disaster Preparedness Boot Camp. Bob speaks at Preparedness Expos and Seminars all over the country. His purpose is to help people overcome their fears about natural or man-made disasters through education and understanding.
In his spare time, he has written a book entitled Society Ending Events: The First 180 Days.
Bob’s newest book, Morals of Prepping–– Mental, Emotional & Spiritual Prepping, will be debuted at the PrepperFest AZ Expo the weekend of March 21.
Bob indicated in my interview with him that his mission in life was to share his knowledge, convictions, and skills with as many people as possible. He has a strong personal belief that by the end of the year 2016, Earth will have gone through a series of events that will bring about a Society-Ending Event in the U.S. He also believes that less than 6% of the population will survive this period. He feels that the more people he can convince to stop listening to the smokescreen rhetoric prevalent in the media and propagated by fear-mongering conspiracy theorists and get them to start their own research, they will discover for themselves the truth of what lies ahead and be able to survive.
Bob also operates Black Dog Gun Range, the largest privately-owned law enforcement training facility in Tennessee. The gun range, offers 27 different live-fire ranges, a 66,000 square foot indoor training facility with 50,000 square foot modular “kill house,” and 11 no-fire training ranges. Some of the training specialties are: Standard and Advanced Firearms Training, SWAT Training, Hand Gun Carry Permit Class, and Combat Focus Shooting Class.
James Talmage Stevens, Author
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.