James Wesley Rawles, creator of SurvivalBlog.com has written a new book, Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse and was in the news recently for his discussion about the recent failures of the EBT (food stamp) system and what it would mean if there was a long term outage.
Rawles touts himself a survivalist author and lecturer. He's also a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, and now works as a full-time blogger and freelance writer. Rawles grew up in the Bomb Shelter era, and says that mind set just never wore off.
In addition to his well known blog, he has authored several best selling nonfiction and fiction survivalists books with an expertise in retreat security, food storage, firearms, communications, first aid, and off-grid power systems. He has a B.A. degree from San Jose State University with minor degrees in military science, history, and military history. He served as a U.S. Army Intelligence Corps officer and has held a Top Secret security clearance with SCI access. In addition, James also attended the Army NBC defense officer's course, as well as Northern Warfare School at Fort Greeley, Alaska. Before resigning his commission as a Captain, he worked numerous live intelligence gathering and analysis missions overseas the tactical and strategic levels.
SurvivalBlog has more than 300,000 readers per week, and it is considered the Internet's premier source of information on family preparedness and survival topics.
Rawles credits his study of Austrian Economics and his Conservative/Constitutionalist-Libertarian political views with shaping his perspective on preparedness.
For the past 20 years, Rawles has primarily worked as a journalist and technical writer. During that time, he wrote a full length survivalist novel, titled "Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse." He later authored several sequels to that novel, one of which reached #3 on the New York Times bestsellers list and also wrote the very popular non-fiction book "How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times".
You can learn more about James at SurvivalBlog.com