Security and Self was created in June of 2016 to be an updated version of our old blog Advanced Survival This blog’s main focus will be to identify, understand and prepare for the actual, realistic threats we all are facing brought to you from a Midwestern perspective.

We are NOT in the business of “blogging” … we do not collect any digital information from our visitors. The only information we pay attention to is the overall number of visitors we get and what website sent them here.

We are not accepting guest posts or advertisers at this time.


This blog is the combined effort of a small group of folks that are seriously dedicated to disaster readiness and we intend to respect the time that you spend with us. Just like you, we also have family and other things in life that take priority. It’s our opinion that the things going on in the world right now are serious enough that we should be utilizing our time productively so we will not post new articles daily just for the sake of bringing you here to waste your time. New and original content will be added as time permits.

Our blog format includes updated links to pertinent articles from other blogs. These links can be accessed on the left hand side of the page. If you’d like to see your blog’s posts listed here please let me know.

We participate in the Amazon Associates program. We usually post a link to Amazon at the end of our product reviews and we sometimes have a list of Amazon links on the right side of the page. These link to the gear that we actually use. Amazon prices are generally the lowest on the web for common items and we will link to them whenever possible. We get a small commission on any sales that occur after the buyer clicks an Amazon link on this site. The buyer doesn’t have to buy that exact item so please keep us in mind when you do your online holiday shopping this year.

Other than Amazon, we do place advertisements on this blog for some smaller businesses. They are hand selected to be on the site and we hope that you will patronize these American businesses.

Profits generated by this blog are donated to our local disaster preparedness and response charities.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to spend it here.

We are not accepting guest posts or advertisers at this time.

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